Iowa News Digest

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.

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TOP STORY:

IOWA CAPITOL-INSPECTION

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 hazards at the Capitol, records show. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 850 words, photos.

NEVADA-PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

LAS VEGAS — Nevada’s governor signed into law Friday a bill that would make the Western state the first to vote on the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. The new law is a gamble. It’s likely to set off maneuvering from other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire, trying to move up their contests. By Michelle Price. SENT: 720 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

FARMERS LOAN LAWSUIT

MILWAUKEE — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. SENT: 200 words, photo.

CEDAR RAPIDS SIGN

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The bright red Quaker Oats sign that had long lit up the Cedar Rapids skyline before a rare wind storm damaged it last August is back atop the Quaker Oats plant near downtown. SENT: 160 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN KILLED-HUSBAND ARRESTED — A woman was found shot to death inside her eastern Iowa home, and police arrested her husband on unrelated charges.

SPORTS:

None at this hour.

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