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

May 17, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


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DES MOINES _ The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday on whether the 2017 law that took away collective bargaining rights for public employees is constitutional. The court is also expected to decide several other disputes between unions and the state. By David Pitt.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ If Missouri’s Republican-led House passes a sweeping bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy, Republican Gov. Mike Parson is likely to sign it. By Summer Ballentine. SENT: 450 words. Will be updated.


NEEDLE EXCHANGE-DUBUQUE _ The top prosecutor in eastern Iowa’s Dubuque County says he has no immediate plans to file charges against a group that’s been violating state law by distributing sterile needles to intravenous drug users. SENT: 300 words.


$2 MILLION WINNER _ An Iowa man who won a $2 million Powerball prize says the money will cushion his retirement, update his house and provide a boat for his father.

BATHTUB DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED _ A central Iowa woman whose 11-month-old son drowned in a bathtub has been sent to prison.


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