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EU agrees more money for agencies helping refugees

September 24, 2015 BRUSSELS — European Union leaders, faced with a staggering migration crisis and deep divisions over how to tackle it, managed to agree early Thursday to send 1 billion euros ($1. more »»

Hundreds of millions in damage in California fire

September 24, 2015 MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — California officials said Wednesday a wildfire burning north of South Francisco has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, but a final figure is still being determined. more »»

Supermoon, eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

September 24, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Get ready for a rare double feature this weekend, starring our very own moon. more »»

Searching for more veterans

September 23, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a reprint of an article that appeared earlier this year. Organizers are still looking for more veterans to participate in this year’s Oktemberfest parade. more »»

Stahlin and Dinsmore lead the YMCA-YWCA campaign

September 23, 2015 The 2015 Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA Annual Campaign has officially kicked off with Amy Stahlin and John Dinsmore, both of Marshalltown, leading a team of volunteers working to reach this year’s goal of... more »»

Bush campaigns on the farm

September 23, 2015 GLADBROOK — Overregulation by lawmakers and bureaucrats was at the heart of a campaign stop by Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday. more »»

Additional carpenters, welders needed for Alliant station project

September 23, 2015 Approximately 450 people are working at the construction site of the future Alliant Energy Marshalltown generating station. But more craftsmen are needed. more »»

Local business executive starts consulting firm

September 23, 2015 With over 40 years of expertise in the process control industries, Bill Fitzgerald has launched his own consulting firm called Creative Juices, run from his home office. His job history is expansiv. more »»

Iowa’s Foster Grandparents celebrate 50th anniversary

September 23, 2015 Thirty-four Foster Grandparents from Boone, Dallas, Marshall and Story counties were among the 275 Foster Grandparents from across the state who were honored for their years of service at a ceremony... more »»

Congressman Blum visits JBS and Emerson/Fisher

September 23, 2015 First district congressman Rod Blum was the guest of two of Marshalltown’s oldest, largest, and most innovative companies Tuesday. more »»

Pope of the poor arrives in US

September 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world’s wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down. more »»

Performance-enhancing drug found in 12 track dogs

September 23, 2015 DUBUQUE — Investigators believe a performance-enhancing drug was ingested by at least a dozen greyhounds that compete at a racing track in Dubuque. more »»

Whistleblowers: VA inspector general a ‘joke’

September 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to retaliate against whistleblowers despite repeated pledges to stop punishing those who speak up, a group of employees said Tuesday. more »»

Meetings with Chinese leader bring agreement on tech firms

September 23, 2015 SEATTLE — Leaders from Michigan to Beijing attended meetings Tuesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the U.S. more »»

Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

September 23, 2015 DES MOINES — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to... more »»

Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

September 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute — all against a... more »»

Texas man says wife was arrested in China for spying

September 23, 2015 DALLAS — Phan Phan-Gillis was visiting China last spring as part of an American trade delegation that included the mayor pro tem of Houston and others who were promoting business opportunities in th... more »»

Los Angeles panel proposes homelessness emergency, funds

September 23, 2015 LOS ANGELES — It’s no secret to people who walk or drive the streets of Los Angeles that homeless people — tens of thousands of them — are everywher. more »»

European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

September 23, 2015 BRUSSELS — Deeply divided European Union ministers agreed Tuesday to relocate 120,000 asylum-seekers to ease the strain on Greece and Italy, which are on the front line of the migrant flood. more »»



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