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Garwin track becoming new motocross mecca

September 16, 2014 GARWIN — A former cow pasture has been transformed into an up-and-coming motocross track in rural Garwin. The . more »»

Grundy Center, G-R could share track teams

September 16, 2014 The Grundy Center and Gladbrook-Reinbeck school districts might be coming together in the future to share at least track teams, but there’s been no formal action taken by either of the school board. more »»

Branstad says deposition must come after election

September 16, 2014 DES MOINES — Citing his busy schedule, Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that it was appropriate to delay his deposition in a high-profile civil lawsuit until after the November election. more »»

Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

September 16, 2014 CEDAR RAPIDS — When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away. more »»

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number o... more »»

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. more »»

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California

September 16, 2014 CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box... more »»

Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

September 16, 2014 BAGHDAD — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. more »»

Democrats laud retiring Sen. Tom Harkin in Indianola

September 15, 2014 Ready. Ready for Hillary. Ready to get out the vote. more »»

Rice incident opens up conversation on domestic violence

September 15, 2014 It can happen to anyone. Since the video of NFL player Ray Rice assaulting his girlfriend was leaked, the topic of domestic violence has been on the minds of man. more »»

He’s just a ‘big, beautiful dog’

September 15, 2014 He’s the most beautiful dog a woman could ask for. more »»

He’s just a ‘big, beautiful dog’

September 15, 2014 He’s the most beautiful dog a woman could ask for. more »»

Historical tour to be held next month

September 15, 2014 The buildings in the historic downtown district are not only places for business, it’s also home for many. more »»

Meskwaki Red Earth Gardens showcased

September 15, 2014 Organic fruit and vegetable gardening geared for the Native American community on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County was on display at a recent Practical Farmers of Iowa Field Day. more »»

Pathways to Recovery

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Donated tool helps crews rescue man from grain bin

September 15, 2014 NEWTON — A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. more »»

Author helps residents write their own stories

September 15, 2014 INDEPENDENCE — Vague recollections brush by and escape before the authors, new to the task, can put pen to paper. more »»

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. more »»



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