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Common Core faces opposition in Iowa

August 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa conservatives are continuing to fight the Common Core education standards, but it isn’t clear that the program will go away at the state level any time soon. more »»

Polaris hiring as it expands line of motorcycles

August 18, 2014 DES MOINES — Sales of Indian motorcycles are strong enough to support more jobs at the Iowa plant that makes them. more »»

Pope to Koreans: Reject suspicion, forge peace

August 18, 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the north and the south — to reject the “mindset of suspicion and confrontation” that cloud... more »»

Ukraine says troops entered rebel-held city

August 18, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine — Army troops have penetrated deep inside a rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine in what could prove a breakthrough development in the four-month-long conflict, the Ukrainian... more »»

Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

August 18, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including... more »»

Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq’s largest dam

August 18, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq — Aided by U.S. more »»

Palestinian divisions emerge in Gaza truce talks

August 18, 2014 CAIRO — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that... more »»

Students head back to school this week

August 17, 2014 As students prepare to make the trek back to school this week, it’s important to get them ready now before that big day. A key part of getting ready is getting back into the school routin. more »»

Clemons festival draws hundreds

August 17, 2014 CLEMONS — Clemons Mayor Marlene Krough had no idea what to expect as the town she oversees started a new summer festival Saturday. more »»

Officers set to keep students safe

August 17, 2014 More Marshalltown Police Department officers will be out during the next few days to make sure students are safe at the beginning of the new school year. more »»

Local man takes second place in state fair arm wrestling event

August 17, 2014 Todd Bolar of Marshalltown said his right arm still hurts. But thinking back on a second-place finish in the Men’s Lightweight (151-175 lbs. more »»

New Livestrong class slated to begin in September

August 17, 2014 Anne and Dick Berg of Marshalltown were physically active before being afflicted with cancer, but the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA’s Livestrong program gave them added incentive to remain activ. more »»

Move with Me to be part of Anytime Fitness

August 17, 2014 Two well known Marshalltown fitness businesses have teamed up to offer their clients more — and all at one location. more »»

Grand opening set for first large cellulosic plant

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. more »»

Governor declares emergency, sets Ferguson curfew

August 17, 2014 FERGUSON, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Saturday in a St. more »»

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

August 17, 2014 IRBIL, Iraq — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according... more »»

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred

August 17, 2014 DES MOINES — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm. more »»

Sioux City considering changing parking meters

August 17, 2014 SIOUX CITY — The Sioux City business group Downtown Partners wants to use technology to make city parking meters more user-friendly. more »»



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