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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:45 pm, IA

May 25, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-WOOING HISPANICS

DES MOINES, Iowa _ How to pronounce Beto O’Rourke’s first name _ “Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?” _ is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn’t hesitate. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

WITH:

ELECTION 2020-AMY KLOBUCHAR _ Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) has come out with a plan to help farmers that includes raising the debt limit on farm bankruptcies and increasing access to government loan programs.

SEVERE WEATHER

TULSA, Okla. _ Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. SENT: 600 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-GREEN BUSINESS PARK

PRINCETON, Iowa _ From atop one of the highest points of the Anderson 400 near here, Marijo Anderson not only can see the entire Mississippi River valley but has a clear vision of the family farm’s future as a business park. By Jennifer Dewitt, Quad-City Times. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-PLANT REMOVAL

DUBUQUE, Iowa _ One of Dubuque’s most picturesque thoroughfares will look a little different in 2019. By By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 725 words, photo.

BRIEFS:

FLOODING-I-29 RAMPS CLOSED _ Only weeks after reopening in the wake of historic flooding along the Missouri River in March, Interstate 29 on and off ramps for Highway 2 in southwest Iowa have again closed due to flooding.

IOWA TORNADO _ The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit south of Iowa City rated an EF-1, with winds of 110 mph.

SALVATION ARMY-FAN DRIVE _ The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids is seeking donations to help buy box fans to be distributed to those in need as the weather gets warmer.

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