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Audit: Secretary of state’s aides were overpaid

September 26, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz spent $112,000 to pay appointees who did little or no work in the months after their jobs were eliminated, an audit report said Thursday. more »»

Syria’s Islamic rebels fear US could hit them

September 26, 2014 BEIRUT — When the United States opened its aerial campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria this week, its first salvo also hit an al-Qaida cell it says was planning terror attacks — a move... more »»

Small towns rescuing, restoring movie theaters

September 26, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — When the historic downtown movie theater in Webster City, Iowa, went bankrupt and shut down last year, some wondered whether it was further proof of the small town’s demise after a... more »»

Audit questions $12M FEMA spent in Cedar Rapids

September 26, 2014 DES MOINES — The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to follow its own disaster relief guidelines in deciding to replace four Cedar Rapids buildings damaged in the 2008 flood, costing... more »»

Veterans activist alleges police training upset veterans

September 25, 2014 A Des Moines veterans activist claimed in a press release Wednesday that Iowa Veterans Home residents suffering from combat-induced Post Traumatic Strees Disorder were upset and put in danger of... more »»

Sex offender escapes residential facility

September 25, 2014 Police are looking for a sex offender who escaped from a local residential facility. more »»

Stolen signs irk county, landowner

September 25, 2014 FERGUSON — There has been a rash of stolen road signs in the Taylor Avenue area between Ferguson and Laurel, which has a local landowner and the county engineer upset. more »»

Tama board sets budget hearing date

September 25, 2014 The Tama County Board of Supervisors this week set a date for a budget amendment hearing. The budget hearing will be held in order to transfer funds from the general fund to other departments — $1. more »»

Volunteers give back during Day of Caring

September 25, 2014 Hundreds of people spent Wednesday away from the office or the college classroom so they could help out service agencies in the community. more »»

Tickets expected at door for John Michael Montgomery show

September 25, 2014 There is expected to be a limited amount of tickets for sale at the door for the John Michael Montgomery concert Saturday night as part of Oktemberfest. Montgomery will hit the stage at 9 p.m. more »»

S. Tama school board continues to weigh property sale

September 25, 2014 The South Tama school board continues its discussion over whether or not to sell some of the district’s property for possible residential use. more »»

Obama at UN: Dismantle the IS ‘network of death’

September 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military... more »»

Drones left out of air traffic plans

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Designers of the ambitious U.S. more »»

4 state administrators appeal job reclassification

September 25, 2014 DES MOINES — Four state government administrators responsible for regulating hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities have filed a complaint that claims Gov. more »»

Domestic violence in US: Data tells complex story

September 25, 2014 For weeks, amid allegations involving several NFL players, domestic violence has been the focus of intense national attention. more »»

No indictment in Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

September 25, 2014 CINCINNATI — Officers’ actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store, a grand jury determined Wednesday — using surveillance video the slai... more »»

Businesses won’t have to return BP spill payouts

September 25, 2014 NEW ORLEANS — BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must keep its promises to the companies it compensated for losse... more »»

Turkish leader says world not doing enough

September 25, 2014 UNITED NATIONS — The president of Turkey on Wednesday accused the international community of doing too little to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Syria and slammed the U.N. more »»

Flower baskets thrive thanks to volunteers

September 24, 2014 The 96 colorful and lush wave petunia plants on Main Street enjoyed by many didn’t just get there — a team of volunteers made it possible. more »»



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