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Iowa’s “Care Gap” meets the “Action Gap” 

July 10, 2014 Care Gap: According to the State’s Direct Care Workforce Initiative, Iowa needs to fill 20,000 new direct care jobs by 2020 while retaining the 75,000 who currently work in direct care, the largest... more »»

Improving FOIA

July 9, 2014 Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical... more »»

Storms create emergencies across Iowa

July 7, 2014 Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. more »»

Iowa River falls, roads reopening

July 4, 2014 People continued to walk past the road closed sign on Highway 14 Thursday morning to see the Iowa River take over the lanes after it crested to 22.25 feet, however the water is rapidly decreasing. more »»

Police need help identifying a man

July 4, 2014 Police are asking the public for help identifying a man who stole from a local store. more »»

Happy birthday, America

July 4, 2014 Celebrating the Fourth of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. more »»

Roundhouse roof replacement under way

July 4, 2014 There’s no fear of heights here as workers on the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation work on replacing the roof at the facility this week. more »»

Another Little Free Library pops up

July 4, 2014 Vicki and Gene Oxley have a love a reading and hope to get others hooked on books. The pair are the latest to add a Little Free Library to their yard at 2011 Bailey Drive in Marshalltown. more »»

California city is latest immigration flashpoint

July 4, 2014 LOS ANGELES — When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying... more »»

Israel rushes forces to southern border with Gaza

July 4, 2014 JERUSALEM — The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, vowing to halt a growing wave of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, while... more »»

Iowa judge: Case can proceed over traffic cameras

July 4, 2014 SIOUX CITY — A judge has ruled that Sioux City can proceed with a claim that state transportation officials should throw out new regulations on traffic camera. more »»

Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

July 4, 2014 BAGHDAD — With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote that would likely spel... more »»

Fireworks safety paramount

July 3, 2014 With the Fourth of July weekend approaching the city of Marshalltown would like to remind everyone that only certain types of fireworks are authorized for use within the state of Iowa. more »»

What is the state’s fiscal condition? And why?

June 27, 2014 Iowa, according to the ranking of state fiscal conditions by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is in pretty good financial condition. more »»

Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses 

June 26, 2014 There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you mone. more »»

It’s time to give college graduates a future with real freedom – freedom from debt

June 21, 2014 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rate. more »»

Water safety should be top priority

June 20, 2014 As warmer weather approaches, it is important to stay safe this summer. Water safety is a top priority for adults and children throughout the yea. more »»

A pharmacy’s tax tricks could make you sick

June 18, 2014 One of America’s best known stores may soon decide that it’s no longer American. If it does, you will pay the price and feel real sick about it. Walgreens pharmacy is in every way an American company. more »»



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