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Bishops say gays have gifts to offer church

October 14, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic,... more »»

Courthouse prints donated to county

October 13, 2014 The legacy of former local artist Teresa Sharer-Benoit will live in throughout the Marshall County Courthouse. more »»

Student steps up effort at school

October 13, 2014 The new school year has meant a fresh start for Miller Middle School eighth grader Stephanie Barajas, which has made a world of difference. more »»

Finding the strength within and around you

October 13, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

Romney campaigns with Iowa Senate candidate Ernst

October 13, 2014 WEST DES MOINES — Republican Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa Sunday for U.S. more »»

Jury rejects Iowa guard’s sexual harassment suit

October 13, 2014 DES MOINES — A jury on Friday rejected an Iowa prison guard’s lawsuit that claimed she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent moves. more »»

Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

October 13, 2014 DALLAS — A “breach of protocol” at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other... more »»

Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s marriage ban

October 13, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska’s first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue across the country. more »»

Kurds describe fierce battles on streets of Kobani

October 13, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — The shells were already roaring down on the Kurdish fighters from the hill above Kobani when more than 30 Islamic State militants backed by snipers and pickups mounted with heavy... more »»

Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

October 13, 2014 CAIRO — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2. more »»

Strong cyclone lashes India; typhoon hits Japan

October 13, 2014 HYDERABAD, India — A powerful cyclone was pounding a large swath of India’s eastern seaboard with heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday, killing at least six people and causing major damage to... more »»

On the go ...

October 12, 2014 She ran for more than 20 hours non-stop and it’s actually something she enjoys. Steph Whitmore, 35, of Marshalltown is an ultra-distance, 100-mile marathon runner. more »»

MHS continues focus on positive behavior system

October 12, 2014 Marshalltown High School staff are in the middle of year two of implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and leaders feel it’s making a difference. more »»

Young businesswoman is talking Silence

October 12, 2014 Don’t dare tell Erin (Wibholm) Silence, 31, something can not be done, because she will prove you wrong. more »»

Power of the Purse fundraiser returns Wednesday

October 12, 2014 It will be “Ladies Night Out” to the full extent as the Marshalltown Area United Way presents its Sixth annual Power of the Purse. The annual fundraiser for the United Way is from 6-9 p.m. more »»

Braley, Ernst try to appeal to undecided voters

October 12, 2014 DAVENPORT — The candidates in the Iowa Senate race aggressively attacked each other Saturday in their second debate, as they both seek to appeal to undecided voters in the tight race. Democratic U.. more »»

Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

October 12, 2014 SURUC, Turkey — Kurdish militiamen are putting up a fierce fight to defend a Syrian town near the border with Turkey but are struggling to repel the Islamic State group, which is advancing and... more »»

Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

October 12, 2014 NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up... more »»

Hospital program helps young adults with disabilities

October 12, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Bernard Morris changes bedding in Mercy Medical Center’s emergency department and keeps it stocked with supplie. more »»



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