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

February 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-ABORTION STATES

President Donald Trump’s call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. By David Crary. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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CHRISTIAN GROUP-UNIVERSITY LAWSUIT _ A federal judge has ruled the University of Iowa was wrong to strip a Christian student group of its registered status because the organization required its leaders to promise to not have sex outside marriage between a man and a woman. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CITY HALL FIRE _ A fire has heavily damaged a city hall in southeast Iowa.

SMART METERS _ An Iowa regulatory board won’t let Alliant Energy charge customers who decline to have smart meters used to track how much electricity they use.

DETECTIVE CHARGED-BAR ASSAULT _ A Polk County sheriff’s detective convicted of punching an Ankeny firefighter in a bar fracas has left the sheriff’s force.

LOTTERY SCHEME _ A Fort Dodge man has been accused of scheming to defraud the Iowa Lottery.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG 12-THIS WEEK

League-leading Kansas State travels to Baylor to highlight this weekend’s Big 12 action. The Wildcats vaulted into first place in the league with a 74-67 win over Kansas in Manhattan. SENT: 450 words, photos.

BKC--T25-IOWA-INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. _After snapping a seven-game losing streak last weekend, the Indiana Hoosiers return home Thursday seeking a second consecutive upset of a ranked foe when No. 20 Iowa comes to town. The Hawkeyes ended a two-game skid by beating Michigan on Friday but haven’t won in Bloomington since 2015. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 8 p.m.

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