BC-IA–Iowa News Coverage Advisory, IA

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Iowa. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge at 800-453-2113 or 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

IOWA VOTING CHALLENGE

DES MOINES — A Democratic candidate for secretary of state is issuing a challenge, but not to his Republican opponent. Instead, candidate Brad Anderson will unveil a five-step plan to beat Minnesota in voter turnout and make Iowa number 1 in the nation. By Catherine Lucey. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.

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FATAL DETAINMENT-INVESTIGATION — The Worth County attorney who concluded deputies were justified in using a stun gun on a man who then died now acknowledges he didn’t review any records or interview the deputies before making his determination. UPCOMING: 325 words.

HEALTH CARE LIMBO — Thousands of Iowans who applied for health insurance through the federal government’s online site could see a break in their coverage because federal officials haven’t sent all the needed information to state administrators. UPCOMING: 300 words.

FRAMED HUSBAND-ARRESTS — A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested on suspicion of trying to frame her estranged husband in Iowa with a gun. UPCOMING: 250 words.

CATHOLIC DIOCESE-LAWSUIT — The former chief financial officer of Sioux City’s Bishop Heelan Catholic school system has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the system and the Diocese of Sioux City. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF: HOMICIDE ARREST, WIFE’S SLAYING-HEARING, DELAYED FATALITY, SYPHILIS SPIKE, SHOOTING RANGE-INJURY, DES MOINES SCHOOL-ARMED MAN, TROUT RELEASES-IOWA.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Iowa and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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