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Syria’s civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

March 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. more »»

Woman with slain Putin critic didn’t see his killer

March 3, 2015 MOSCOW — The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby... more »»

Push is on to preserve historic county bridge

March 2, 2015 TAMA — It’s not the first time the city of Tama has been faced with making repairs to the Lincoln Highway Bridge on East Fifth Stree. more »»

Student likes many activities

March 2, 2015 For third grader Esmeralda Chavez, her day is filled with a variety of activities. more »»

Legislators address pressing local statehouse issues

March 2, 2015 The final number in terms of funding Iowa’s school district continues to be a sticking point for Democrats and Republican at the statehouse in Des Moines. more »»

‘Battle of the Books’ slated for March 9

March 2, 2015 On Monday, March 9, nearly100 students from Lenihan Intermediate School and St. more »»

Suspicious fire damages garage

March 2, 2015 The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a suspicious garage fire late Saturday night that caused about $8,000 in damage. At 10:12 p.m. more »»

Grimes is a vital part of the Navy Reserve

March 2, 2015 In addition to his civilian profession as a courier for FedEx, Jeffrey Grimes has committed to serving our nation as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. more »»

Iowa’s fuel tax is going up, how long before road fixes?

March 2, 2015 DES MOINES — With Iowa’s increased fuel price in place, how quickly can drivers expect to see road improvements on their daily commutes? State and county officials say they expect additional road... more »»

Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s... more »»

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack

March 2, 2015 BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the extremists. more »»

Marching for a better future for all around

March 1, 2015 Friends and family of a Marshalltown man walked to the county courthouse Saturday to honor his memory. Signs they carried while trudging through slush and powder snow on Church Street read “R.I. more »»

Special council meeting Monday

March 1, 2015 A busy agenda awaits the Marshalltown City Council in council chambers for a special noon meeting Monday. more »»

Iowa River Trail fundraising planning started

March 1, 2015 Efforts to secure matching funds to create a hard surfaced 37-mile trail from Marshalltown to north of Steamboat Rock, known as the Iowa River Trail, have begu. more »»

‘Superman,’ a world-class designer and ‘Uncle Bub’

March 1, 2015 Editor’s note: This article is the first of a monthly series highlighting the personalities featured in the Exhibit Hall at the Orpheum Theater Center. more »»

Students’ best friend: Therapy dog tops in Iowa class

March 1, 2015 DUBUQUE — Lizz Hanson multitasked, solving geometry formulas while petting beloved therapy dog Cooper. “He’s a big baby, and I love him so much,” said the sophomore at Hempstead High School. more »»

Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

March 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor bot... more »»



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