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Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year... more »»

Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears a key hurdle

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote... more »»

Clinton’s Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from... more »»

Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

May 22, 2015 BALTIMORE — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state’s attorney to press ahead with the most... more »»

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

May 22, 2015 DENVER — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition to... more »»

Generation station, pipeline moving forward

May 21, 2015 Month by month, week by week, and day by day, progress is being made in the completion of the Alliant Energy Marshalltown Generation Station. more »»

MHS graduation to be indoors at MCC

May 21, 2015 Marshalltown High School administration has decided the 2015 graduation ceremony will be indoors at the Student Activity Center at Marshalltown Community College, beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. more »»

Crisantos pleads guilty to felony charges

May 21, 2015 Benjamin Crisantos, 25, one of two perpetrators involved in the robbery of $13,000 from the Lennox Credit Union in Marshalltown approximately 2. more »»

Tea and applause

May 21, 2015 The annual spring tea for retiring Marshalltown Community School District staff was Wednesday. Twenty retirees were lauded in a packed Dejardin Hall at Marshalltown Community Colleg. more »»

Local MMA fighter ready for summer fights

May 21, 2015 From high school wrestler to professional mixed marshall-artist, Marshalltown native Anthony Baccam goes into the ring ready to figh. more »»

US releases 100+ bin Laden documents

May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Documents swept up in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound portray a leader cut off from his underlings, disappointed by their failures, beset by their complaints and regretting years... more »»

Court: Publicity didn’t sway jurors in Iowa City murder case

May 21, 2015 IOWA CITY — An appeals court upheld the murder conviction of a man who shot an Iowa City man in 2012, rejecting claims Wednesday that the trial was tainted by media coverage of jury selection. more »»

Islamic State seizes ancient town of Palmyra in Syria

May 21, 2015 BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed Wednesday, a stunning triumph for the group only days after it captured... more »»

The governor can dance; how about you?

May 20, 2015 A grinning Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad joined more than 300 cheering Franklin Elementary students Tuesday as he presented the school with the Governor’s Youth Action Award. more »»

Marshalltown students report widespread cases of senioritis

May 20, 2015 More than three-quarters of Shelly Chandler’s second-semester composition class said they have experienced senioritis. It started in December, said one student. more »»

Huckabee stumps in Marshalltown

May 20, 2015 People packed into the small meeting room in Cecil’s Cafe in Marshalltown to see Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee during a meet and greet session Tuesday morning. more »»

Reinbeck board terminated after outage

May 20, 2015 After several Reinbeck residents were without telephone services for three days, the entire board for the Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility (RTU) was terminated. more »»

City settles with former Finance Director

May 20, 2015 Former City of Marshalltown Finance Director Lori Stansberry will be awarded a total of $85,000 as part of agreement reached between her and the city. more »»



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