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Court sets Wellmark headquarters taxable value at $99M

February 13, 2016 DES MOINES — The corporate headquarters for health insurer Wellmark In. more »»

Texas 1st state to recommend court ban on bite mark evidence

February 13, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas — Texas became the first state Friday to call for banning bite mark analysis in criminal cases, dealing a major credibility blow to a technique that critics rebuke as junk science and... more »»

US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

February 13, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea’s nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of... more »»

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

February 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House... more »»

Finger-pointing continues

February 12, 2016 DES MOINES — If a convicted offender was a year late checking in with his or her parole officer, arrest would likely ensue. more »»

Iowa Senate votes to stop Medicaid privatization

February 12, 2016 DES MOINES — The Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Thursday in an effort to halt Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposal to privatize Iowa’s $4. more »»

Scam artists under investigation

February 12, 2016 TOLEDO — The Tama County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a group conducting home improvement scams over the last year in this area. more »»

Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance sets 2016 agenda

February 12, 2016 The Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance was founded with the intention of promoting artistic endeavors in the area and aiding arts organizations in collaboration, coordination and marketing... more »»

State Center students receive West Point appointments

February 12, 2016 STATE CENTER — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley announced this week that two young men from State Center have received appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Eminent domain possible issue in pipeline’s passage

February 12, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa utilities regulators are considering whether to allow a Texas company to bury 346 miles of a crude oil pipeline under farmland and give it authority to use eminent domain to force... more »»

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

February 12, 2016 MUNICH — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of... more »»

Scientists prove existence of gravitational waves

February 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible “chirp,” but it simultaneously opened humanity’s ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again. more »»

Utility company in Cedar Falls builds solar panel garden

February 12, 2016 CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls Utilities is constructing a garden of solar panels on the western side of the city as part of a project for its customer. more »»

Judge orders northeast Iowa zoo to remove tigers, lemurs

February 12, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — The owners of a private northeast Iowa zoo must remove their tigers and lemurs after a federal judge ruled Thursday that they failed to provide appropriate living conditions for the... more »»

College board approves 2016-17 estimated budget

February 11, 2016 Pending major changes to the Iowa Valley Community College District budget, district residents are poised to see a tax decreas. more »»

Superintendent asks for termination of G-R sharing agreement

February 11, 2016 REINBECK — Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Eldora-New Providence Superintendent Jay Mathis has recommended that his sharing agreement between the two school districts be terminated. more »»



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