Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 2 Jul 2015 03:50:25 EDTThu, 2 Jul 2015 03:50:25 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssOvercoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassieshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/589278.htmlWASHINGTON - After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War...Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT'Perfect timing'http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/589279.htmlThe news that the United States and Cuba will reopen their respective embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C., is welcome news to the Marshall County organizers of a proposed trade mission between Iowa and the island nation of 11 million people.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT'Active shooter' drill at Emerson manufacturing planthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/589280.htmlBeing prepared for an active shooter "anywhere, anytime and for any reason" is a sobering reality in America now, but a reality which will save lives.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTCity to spray for mosquitos tonighthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/589281.htmlIt is round 2: Mosquitoes vs. Marshalltonians. The Marshalltown street division will again be spraying for mosquitoes from 7:30-11:30 p.m. tonight.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTIowa Valley employees see raises amidst budget uncertaintyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/589282.htmlIowa Valley Community College District Board Chancellor Chris Duree and non-faculty employees are to see raises in the coming fiscal year. Wednesday, the Iowa Valley board approved Duree's new annual salary of $179,759 for 2015-16.Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT