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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest, 4 pm, IA

December 30, 2018

Hello! 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 can also 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE--UNUSUAL INTERNET

PROMISE CITY _ Local builders and avid do-it-yourselfers have long turned to Lockridge, Inc. for construction materials. Many residents are beginning to turn to them for high-speed Internet. Challenges with getting high-speed Internet in rural areas and even small towns have proved a struggle, the Daily Iowegian reported . Even in places in which federal data states an area has access to high-speed internet, that data doesn’t always prove true. By Kyle Ocker, Daily Iowegian. SENT IN ADVANCE: 600 words.

EXCHANGE--CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS

WATERLOO _ Students in Wayne Lidtke’s sustainable construction and design class have learned about house building by doing it. They’ve framed walls, hung drywall, installed windows and doors, and done minimal wiring while building small scale houses at the Waterloo Career Center. The students will be working on some other skills, like roofing, in the Waterloo Community Schools’ program before the semester is over, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported. By Andrew Wind. SENT IN ADVANCE: 490 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NUCLEAR SAFETY-NEBRASKA _ Utility crews extinguished a fire at a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska over the weekend.

SPORTS:

_ T25-IOWA-MICHIGAN ST _ Nia Clouden scored 27 points, Jenna Allen had 17 rebounds, both career highs, and No. 20 Michigan State pulled away from No. 16 Iowa in the second half on Sunday for an 84-70 win in the Big Ten Conference opener.

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