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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

May 16, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-BILL DE BLASIO

NEW YORK _ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. By Karen Matthews. SENT: 370 words, photo.

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HOG INSPECTION LAWSUIT _ A meat processor has filed a lawsuit seeking $2.4 million, claiming it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about checking hogs at a plant in Storm Lake. UPCOMING: 275 words.

BRIEFS:

MOUNTAIN LION-DES MOINES _ Officials think a mountain lion seen in Des Moines likely has left town.

ACT OUTSOURCING JOBS _ The Iowa City-based testing company ACT intends to outsource more than 100 jobs to a Colorado company.

ELECTION 2020-STEVE BULLOCK _ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is announcing he’s been endorsed in the 2020 Democratic presidential race by Iowa’s attorney general.

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