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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. more »»

Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

January 29, 2015 SHEAR YASHUV, Israel — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly... more »»

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

January 29, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio — A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. more »»

Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sheriffs said Wednesday that Google’s popular Waze traffic app is making it harder to nab speeders, adding to earlier police complaints that a feature in the software that lets drivers... more »»

RISE Up Marshalltown hosts community rally

January 28, 2015 Marshalltown resident D.J. Wilder was tired of hearing, reading, and seeing all of the negativity about his home town, so he decided to hit the issue head on. more »»

Supervisors appoint Heil to temporary post

January 28, 2015 Beginning Sunday, County Treasurer Jarret Heil will take on some of the duties of county auditor and recorder. more »»

Natural Resources Trust Fund sees strong support at Capitol

January 28, 2015 DES MOINES — Conservation leaders, sportsmen and women and Iowans who enjoy the outdoors made their wishes of funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund known to legislators at ... more »»

Recognizing years of service

January 28, 2015 The county board of supervisors recognized Kim Elder, director of Marshall County Emergency Management, and Dr. more »»

Bunn will not be prosecuted in Marshall County

January 28, 2015 The Marshall County Attorney’s Office will not be prosecuting the case of Travis James Bunn of Marshalltown due to a conflict of interest. Bunn’s father, Jeff, is the police chief in State Center. more »»

Panama travelogue slated for Albion Library

January 28, 2015 The Central American country of Panama will be the subject of the February installment of the Albion Municipal Library & Heritage Center’s popular travelogue series. more »»

Peoplerides to hold planning and review meeting

January 28, 2015 The Region 6 Planning Commission is conducting a Passenger Transportation Planning and Review in Meeting Room for public comment and input on the Peoplerides service. more »»

Iowa groups work to provide lawyers for immigrant children

January 28, 2015 DES MOINES — After traveling 3,500-miles by foot, bus and car from El Salvador to reach Iowa last year, 16-year-old Jonathon Lopez would like to stay. more »»

Japan’s Abe calls latest hostage deadline ‘despicable’

January 28, 2015 TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the... more »»

Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

January 28, 2015 DES MOINES — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall. more »»

Palin receives plaudits from pro-Hillary Clinton group

January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin is picking up an unexpected title: top fundraiser for a group promoting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign for president. more »»

New England hit by blizzard’s 2 feet of snow

January 28, 2015 BOSTON — Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, pilin... more »»

Mexico: Investigation shows that all 43 students are dead

January 28, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican... more »»



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