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Iowa News Digest

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.
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 1:43 PM CDT
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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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

RACIAL INJUSTICE-IOWA-POLICE

IOWA CITY, Iowa — State statistics show that Black residents in Iowa are far more likely than whites to face the use of force from officers working for the state police agency. Blacks make up about 4% of Iowa’s 3.2 million residents. But data show they accounted for 24% of those who had force used against them by officers with the Iowa Department of Public Safety in 2018 and 2019. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 520 words.

AROUND THE STATE

CITIZENSHIP AGENCY WOES

DETROIT — The U.S. has resumed swearing in new citizens, but the traditional oath ceremonies aren’t the same because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people, including about 100 in Des Moines, are participating in drive-up ceremonies intended to preserve social distancing. By Ben Fox and Mike Householder. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

PERSON HIT BY TRAIN — Police in western Iowa say a person hit by a train in Council Bluffs has been taken in critical condition to a hospital in nearby Omaha, Nebraska.

SPORTS:

FBC—VIRUS OUTBREAK-GRINNELL SPORTS

GRINNELL - Grinnell College says it will cancel football and other fall sports because of concerns about the coronavirus. SENT: 175 words.

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