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Contractor: Most of Roundhouse gym will be ready by school’s start

August 4, 2015 The majority of work on the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse gymnasium is complete. more »»

 
 
 
For local corn vendors, business has been sweet

August 4, 2015 Several sweet corn and produce vendors set up shop in the parking lot of the Meadow Lane Mall in Marshalltown to offer the public fresh food from their farms and gardens, picked fresh daily. more »»

Conspiracy, ensuing assault result in three consecutive sentences

August 4, 2015 “’You f!@$%&s get in here, you said you were going to help me!’” According to assault victim and Marshall County Jailer Shannon Wildman’s testimony, that was the cry from Fermani Maldonado as he... more »»

Candidates finalized in Marshall County school elections

August 4, 2015 3 districts to see contested races The results are in: Candidates for the Sept. 8 Marshall County school elections have been announced. more »»

Sign of the times

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Benefit for Knickerbocker planned

August 4, 2015 While facing kidney failure for the third time in her life, Lana Knickerbocker has now been diagnosed with breast cance. more »»

National Park Service buries report on effigy mounds scandal

August 4, 2015 IOWA CITY — The National Park Service has shelved a blistering internal report that details a “decade of dysfunction” as the agency allowed dozens of illegal construction projects to cause... more »»

Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that — if successful — would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the... more »»

Appeal planned in Des Moines traffic camera lawsuit case

August 4, 2015 DES MOINES — Seven car owners who claim Des Moines violated their constitutional rights when the city used a speed detection camera on Interstate 235 to issue traffic tickets plan to appeal a judge’... more »»

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential... more »»

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

August 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and... more »»

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

August 4, 2015 BAGHDAD — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. more »»

Bound for Cuba

August 3, 2015 The road to Havana begins in Marshall County. After months of hard work, intensive negotiations and an ever-changing political landscape, an Iowa delegation will travel to Cuba Aug. more »»

Portes attends embassy opening

August 3, 2015 For Marshalltown’s Carlos Portes, the chance to witness the re-opening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. more »»

Antique Power Show wraps up

August 3, 2015 The 31st annual Antique Power Show kicked off Friday and wound down Sunday, with plenty of events, displays and, of course, tractors. more »»

After rough budget, is Iowa Capitol getting more combative?

August 3, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa elected officials pride themselves on working in a politically divided government that still gets things done. more »»

Iowa summit addresses concerns of aging LGBT population

August 3, 2015 DES MOINES — An Iowa group that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is turning its attention to a lesser-noticed segment of that population: the aging and elderly. more »»

Experts question pregnancy ban in Iowa shaken baby case

August 3, 2015 CHARLES CITY — Women’s rights and civil rights groups say an Iowa judge’s decision to prohibit a woman convicted of child endangerment from becoming pregnant on probation is unconstitutional. more »»

3 sheriff's deputies injured during arrest in Des Moines

August 3, 2015 DES MOINES — Authorities say three Polk County sheriff's deputies were injured while trying to arrest a Mississippi man in Des Moines. more »»

From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

August 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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