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Iowa News Digest

January 1, 2020 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISING

DES MOINES — Pete Buttigieg’s campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide, a show of financial and organizational strength heading into the presidential primaries. By Alexander Jaffe. SENT: 250 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

AMERICAN GOTHIC-HOMETOWN

ELDON — Tiny Eldon in southeast Iowa has been losing population, jobs and business for nearly five decades, but one woman is trying to turn things around with a focus on tourism centered around the community’s famous landmark — the house that served as the backdrop for Grant Wood’s famous “American Gothic” painting. SENT: 540 words.

ACTRESS-MURDER CHARGE

OLATHE, Kan. — An actress who had a small role in the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger” is accused of fatally stabbing her mother inside a suburban Kansas City home. SENT: 280 words.

MARIJUANA-ILLINOIS

CHICAGO — The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who began lining up hours early at dispensaries. SENT: 480 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

NEW YEAR’S SHOOTING-IOWA — A 14-year-old boy is dead after a shooting just hours into the new year in Des Moines.

SPORTS:

BKC-YOUNG FLOOR LEADERS

UNDATED — Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton knows well the challenges that face young point guards in college basketball. The best ones are often so in sync with their coaches that they know exactly the right call without hearing it from the sideline. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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