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Judge upholds Iowa law disqualifying felons from voting

September 30, 2015 DES MOINES — An Iowa judge upheld a state law that disqualifies felons from voting but said the state Supreme Court needs to sort out the confusion it caused last year when it ruled not all felons... more »»

Obama says fight against Islamic State group will take time

September 30, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged all possible tools — military, intelligence and economic — to defeat the Islamic State group, but acknowledged the extremist group has take... more »»

Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos to Congress

September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women’s health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers that accusations... more »»

Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

September 30, 2015 DES MOINES — Republican presidential Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists wooed by other GOP candidates declared they were sticking with the... more »»

Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

September 30, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after a strategic northern city fell to the Taliban, the insurgents fanned out in full force Tuesday, closing roads, throwing up checkpoints and torching government... more »»

German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx

September 30, 2015 BERLIN — Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. more »»

New Marshalltown School Board members take their seats

September 29, 2015 Four Marshalltown School Board members were sworn into office Monday. more »»

Alliant awards MFD $56,016

September 29, 2015 Safety is one of Alliant Energy’s core values and the company demonstrated it conclusively at Monday night’s council meeting. more »»

Capturing the moon

September 29, 2015 T-R PHOTOS BY GARRY BRANDENBURG A perigee full/new moon and an eclipse at the same time is not a common celestial happening. more »»

To the rescue they go!

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Bus-eum exhibit driving into town October 1

September 29, 2015 The TRACES Center for History and Culture will be bringing their exhibit “At Home in the Heartland: How Midwesterners Got to be Us,” to the Marshalltown Public Library on October 1. Beginning at 9 a. more »»

Obama, Putin clash over differences on Syria’s future

September 29, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — U.S. more »»

Afghan city falls to Taliban in government setback

September 29, 2015 KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban captured the strategic northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday in a multi-pronged attack involving hundreds of fighters, the first time the insurgents have seized a... more »»

Burnt rubber marks conclusion of Oktemberfest

September 28, 2015 The final day of Marshalltown’s 2015 fall Oktemberfest festival began and ended with a crackle of engines. The ninth annual Oktemberfest Motorcycle Show and Rodeo was held downtown, Sunday. more »»

High school junior shows attention to detail

September 28, 2015 Jade Hall, 16, is making the usual adjustments all students face at the beginning of the school yea. more »»

Sioux City family has questions about teen’s 1971 unsolved homicide in Cedar Rapids

September 28, 2015 SIOUX CITY — Lisa Schenzel remembers when her older sister taught her the words to “Silver Bells” on car rides over the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City. more »»

Couple marries in hospital after bride breaks leg

September 28, 2015 BETTENDORF — An Iowa couple got married in a hospital chapel this weekend after the bride broke her leg on their wedding day. more »»

Obama makes forceful defense of development goals

September 28, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama on Sunday committed the U.S. more »»

NTSB: Duck boat in crash didn’t have recommended fix

September 28, 2015 SEATTLE — A Seattle duck boat that swerved wildly into an oncoming charter bus last week, killing five people and injuring dozens, did not have an axle repair that was recommended for at least some... more »»



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