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US weighs refugee status for Central American kids

July 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arrivin... more »»

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

July 25, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A U.N. more »»

State worker sues for age, sex discrimination

July 25, 2014 DES MOINES — An Urbandale woman fired from her state job in 2013 but later reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the state and the Iowa Department of... more »»

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

July 25, 2014 OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the... more »»

Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

July 25, 2014 BAGHDAD — Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. more »»

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

July 25, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene afte... more »»

Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

July 25, 2014 WARSAW, Poland — Europe’s top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and... more »»

Welcome sign defaced with graffiti

July 24, 2014 A sign welcoming visitors and residents into Marshalltown was vandalized sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. more »»

Police looking for sex offender

July 24, 2014 The Marshalltown Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a Marshalltown man who has violated sex offender registry restrictions. more »»

Committee debates police station options

July 24, 2014 After a long debate the public safety building advisory committee has agreed to look into finding a construction manager for the possible new police station. more »»

Clovis switches gears, runs for treasurer

July 24, 2014 After a failed run for U.S. Senate, Sam Clovis now has his sights set on another office — state treasurer. more »»

Depot restoration continues in State Center

July 24, 2014 The restoration continues of an 1881 train depot in State Center, which will eventually help tell the history of the railroads. more »»

‘A Day for Dayton’ event slated in Rhodes

July 24, 2014 A story of strength and love continues to unfold in the small farming town of Rhodes. more »»

Locals converse about revitalization

July 24, 2014 Members from the state’s Department of Cultural Affairs came to the Marshalltown Public Library Wednesday to listen and gather local opinions and suggestions on the revitalization efforts of the... more »»

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

July 24, 2014 EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses,... more »»

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

July 24, 2014 DENVER — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an... more »»

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

July 24, 2014 HELENA, Mont. — Sen. more »»

Prairie blossoms outside of Marshalltown library

July 23, 2014 A piece of Iowa’s wildlife can be found just around the corner. Sarah Rosenblum, Marshalltown Public Library director, said the library has one of the few pieces of prairie left in Iowa. more »»



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