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Woman meets fallen dad’s fellow Marine

November 9, 2014 Roxanne Goecke never met her father, but Ron Ziolecki did. Ziolecki met Ross Hartwig from State Center while they were serving in the Korean War together 62 years ago. more »»

‘Building Paths from Poverty’ features ‘Inequality for All’

November 9, 2014 The local “Building Paths from Poverty” series continues with its fourth and final installment — the 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 showing of “Inequality for All” at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown. more »»

Entertainers to stage House of Compassion benefit

November 9, 2014 Two central Iowa entertainers have joined forces to help Marshalltown’s House of Compassion, the local homeless shelter and food kitchen. more »»

AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

November 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. more »»

Two Americans held in N. Korea whisked back home

November 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. more »»

Showdown looms as California eyes pesticides

November 9, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. more »»

Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

November 9, 2014 ST. LOUIS — The nation’s Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. more »»

Foundation of US nuclear system showing cracks

November 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The foundation of America’s nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it. more »»

‘Enough, I’m tired’ comment rallies Mexico protest

November 9, 2014 MEXICO CITY — An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying cry... more »»

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

November 9, 2014 BERLIN — Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country’s emergence as the major powe... more »»

Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama t... more »»

Future of East Marshall district decided Nov. 17

November 8, 2014 The future of the East Marshall School District should become clearer after Nov. 1. more »»

Legal Aid assisting those in need

November 8, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Fourth festival on its way

November 8, 2014 The fourth installment of the Jean Seberg Film Festival is right around the corner at the Orpheum Theater. more »»

15 Minutes

November 8, 2014 BROOK OTTO Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: I was born and raised in Ankeny, where I was proud to graduate as an Ankeny Hawk in 200. more »»

ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa’s felon voting rules

November 8, 2014 IOWA CITY — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowa’s tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders... more »»

US economy fueling strong hiring if not pay gains

November 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Healthy job growth in the United States has reached a level of consistency unseen in nearly two decades. In the same week that voters signaled discontent with the U.S. more »»

Branstad says road funding a top priority

November 8, 2014 DES MOINES — Providing more funding to fix Iowa’s crumbling roads is a top priority, Gov. more »»

Pilot’s survival from fall is ‘no minor miracle’

November 8, 2014 MOJAVE, Calif. — There were no ejection seats and no easy ways out of SpaceShipTwo if disaster struck. more »»



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