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A framework for understanding poverty

April 19, 2015 Learning more about the effects of living in poverty and what one can do to address it effectively was one of several themes explored during a workshop at Marshalltown’s Area Education Agency 267... more »»

Volunteers needed for local parks cleanup

April 19, 2015 Local volunteer Dan Engesser of Marshalltown will not rest until Marshalltown is a cleaner place to live, work and play. more »»

The ‘gold standard’ of TV talk, a husky-voiced siren and the nice likable guy

April 19, 2015 Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America’s role in world

April 19, 2015 NASHUA, N.H. — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. more »»

Islamic State blamed for Afghan suicide bombing killing 35

April 19, 2015 FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the... more »»

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

April 19, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim’s advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life. more »»

Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

April 19, 2015 FRESNO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. more »»

Schools, parents at odds over breakfast in class

April 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. more »»

Shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

April 19, 2015 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — A. more »»

Sheriff: Cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

April 19, 2015 HOUSTON — A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation... more »»

First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

April 19, 2015 STEENSTRATE, Belgium — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. more »»

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

April 19, 2015 ROME — Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during... more »»

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport’s popularity grows

April 19, 2015 CAIRO — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long... more »»

Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

April 19, 2015 The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. more »»

County 911 dispatchers possess strong skill set

April 18, 2015 “Anything can happen at any moment,” said 911 dispatcher Vicky Otto of Marshalltown. Otto succinctly defined what can happen on the job as coworker Kathy Kroeger, also of Marshalltown, took a ca. more »»

Sisterly bond makes Jasmine and Olivia two peas in a pod

April 18, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of articles highlighting the 40th anniversary of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Marshall Count. more »»

15 Minutes

April 18, 2015 BARB SCHRUM Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Coralville Pets: Two dogs — Winston and Bella. Hobbies and interests: I enjoy needlework, gardening, and reading. I plan to take up golf again. more »»

No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

April 18, 2015 DES MOINES — The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation’s top egg-producing state... more »»

Court hears arguments on Obama immigration action

April 18, 2015 NEW ORLEANS — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. more »»



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