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

November 30, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


COLLEGE WORKERS-UNION — Grinnell College students have voted overwhelmingly to expand a union for dining employees to include other student workers, but the college is asking a federal board to overturn the move, potentially eroding similar efforts at other schools. UPCOMING: 300 words.


BABY DIES-PARENTS CHARGED — A January trial has been scheduled for the mother of a baby whose lifeless body was found in an infant swing in northeast Iowa.

STRANDED BY MUD — A Canadian woman was found by snowmobilers after she spent three days stuck with her car on a muddy rural road in southeastern Iowa.



AMES — Iowa State’s strange season began with an opener that lasted less than five minutes. The Cyclones will end it with a surprising revival of a rivalry that stretches back 120 years. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 570 words, photos.


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