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Sick Pig Problems

July 29, 2014 Rising prices aren't the only reason you should reconsider eating pork. A pound of bacon now costs more than $6. That’s a record increase from $3.86 a pound four years ag. more »»

The decline of civic education and the liberal arts

July 24, 2014 Higher education faces many problems today, but one of the most serious problems is the decline in traditional liberal arts curriculum. more »»

Don’t let ‘Big Oil’ bully biofuels

July 23, 2014 It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. more »»

Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy

July 18, 2014 Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. more »»

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 »»



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