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Rule change at Iowa Capitol sparks transparency concerns

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa Republicans have removed rules that require some state legislative committees to give 24-hour notice about meetings, causing concerns over government transparency. Republicans say the move will improve efficiency, but Democrats say it’s an abuse of power. The change ...

Trump grounds Nancy Pelosi

Todays News

WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political ...

Salary increases recommended for county’s elected officials

Todays News

The Marshall County Compensation Board approved a recommendation for increases in county elected officials’ salaries earlier this week. The comp board meets every year to decide what increase, if any, the Marshall County Treasurer, Auditor and Recorder, Sheriff, Attorney and supervisor ...

Daily Record, Jan. 17, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Wednesday • Miguel Angel Vidales Mendez made an initial appearance on a domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury or mental illness-first offense charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled at ...

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, dies at 89

Money & Markets

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 ...

Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. Some speculated she had died, but her legacy lived on among music historians and R&B collectors ...

Our town, our people — Neil Dalal

Todays News

“Our town, our people” is a weekly Q&A with a local resident who is active in the community. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Email T-R news editor Emily Barske at ebarske@timesrepublican.com.  Neil Dalal works in global industry sales at Emerson. He’s lived in ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault first offense

Todays News

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on a charge of domestic abuse assault first offense, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in district court. Miguel Angel Vidales Mendez, 23, assaulted the victim, who had ...

Man charged with domestic abuse assault

Todays News

A local man was arrested by Marshalltown police and taken to Marshall County Jail earlier this week on a charge of assault with intent to inflict serious injury and domestic abuse assault impeding flow of air/blood, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in district court. ...

White House denounces Rep. King’s white supremacy remarks

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are “abhorrent,” the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised a move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa ...

Reynolds seeks felon voting rights constitutional amendment

Todays News

DES MOINES — Iowa would no longer bar former felons from voting after they complete their sentences and would ensure that crime victims be told of major status changes involving prisoners who wronged them under constitutional amendments proposed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Kim ...

Daily Record, Jan. 16, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Tuesday • Dean Wesley Picotte made an initial appearance on a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The contempt hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond ...

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won’t be paid during the shutdown. With the official start of the ...

Effervescent ‘Hello, Dolly!’ icon Carol Channing mourned

Entertainment

NEW YORK — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” on ...

Netflix raising prices for 58M US subscribers as costs rise

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to ...

Ruling: City employee to be detained pending trial

Todays News

DES MOINES — A judge has ruled that Jeff Roads, a city of Marshalltown employee arrested on a federal transportation of child porn charge, will remain detained pending trial. Chief Magistrate Judge Helen C. Adams said she found Roads’ alleged actions to be “disturbing and egregious” ...

Officials: Slow down, take time when winter weather hits

Todays News

It may have been delayed, but central Iowa’s winter seems to be in full swing now, complete with snow and icy roads. More of the same may be on the way, according to the National Weather Service in Des Moines. The NWS is predicting heavy and blowing snow late this week in central Iowa. ...