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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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



DES MOINES — Kim Reynolds, soon to be the next governor of Iowa, faces a renewed spotlight now that she’s risen suddenly to the state’s top job. The current lieutenant governor, who’s been groomed for years to take over after Gov. Terry Branstad, is viewed largely as an extension of his policies. But Republicans around the state believe she’ll have room to grow into her own before a formal run for governor in 2018. Her time in office and her interactions with others have provided limited clues. By Barbara Rodriguez. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.


CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are expected to release dashcam video on Thursday of a traffic stop encounter that led an officer to shoot and paralyze an unarmed black motorist on Nov. 1. A grand jury decided Monday that it would not charge the officer despite not hearing testimony from the motorist, who says he was trying to get away from the attacking officer when he was shot in the neck. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


RIVERTON — A state audit finds more than $330,000 of improper spending and collections in the tiny southwest Iowa city of Riverton. UPCOMING: 250 words.


OFFICERS’ AUTHORITY CHALLENGED — The state of Iowa says it would damage public safety if the state were forced to refund traffic fines and remove wrongful convictions from motorists’ records. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


MAYOR QUITS-ELECTION SET — People who want to be mayor of Hartley in northwest Iowa have until Dec. 16 to apply.


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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.