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Trump wields sanctions hammer; experts wonder to what end

Todays News

WASHINGTON — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are achieving their ...

Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland

Todays News

PORTLAND, Ore. — With both the left and the right declaring victory following a long-hyped rally that had Portland, Oregon, on edge it seems the liberal city will continue to be a flashpoint in an increasingly divided country. City officials were mostly relieved that a downtown gathering ...

Out of sight, out of mind

Todays News

Katrina. Sandy. Harvey. Maria. Each was a disaster of shattering magnitude, battering America’s shores over the past two decades. But between these pivotal storms lie hundreds of smaller disasters that garner a fraction of the national attention and the billions of federal dollars that ...

Daily Record, August 18, 2019

Daily Record

Marshalltown Fire Department Aug.11 • The Marshalltown Fire Department responded to a smoke detector activation due to malfunction at 3202 S. 12th St., an unauthorized burning at 307 1/2 S. Second St., two dispatched/cancelled en route to 1001 Iowa Ave. W and 206 Thomas Drive and five ...

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company’s longtime general director, including whether it has already started. The union that represents ...

Hundreds participate in Corey Brown’s Memorial 5K

Todays News

Legacies are determined in a thousand ways. From triumphs in sporting arenas, to unforgiving battlefields and in the halls of government. But the parents and brother of the late teen Corey Brown hope part of his legacy will be new uniforms for the Marshalltown High School Track and ...

Century and Heritage Farms recognized at State Fair

Todays News

The late President Harry Truman said, “The only thing new is the history you didn’t know yet.” And after Thursday, nearly 500 farm families knew their farms has played a major role in feeding and fueling the world while making a significant contribution to Iowa’s economy. Fittingly, ...

Classroom connection

Todays News

Summer break is winding down for thousands of area students, and several dozen teachers spent the week exploring local businesses to make connections with students when they come back to the classroom. The teacher externship program, hosted by Marshalltown Schools, exposed more than 50 ...

Daily Record, August 17, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Gabriel Omar Santos Lopez made an initial appearance through a Spanish interpreter on a failure to write a written arraignment charge, a driving while barred-habitual offender charge and a driving under suspension charge. Tyler Heeren will ...

Natural resources = improved quality of life

Outdoors Today

STATE FAIR exhibits always live up to the hype and glamor of this annual 10-day event. There is something for everyone and way more than anyone can see in just one day. So what did this scribe do, circulate to get an overall perspective of all aspects of livestock exhibits, then onto what is ...

Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the ...

‘Easy Rider’ star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79. “I am very sad,” Jane Fonda said ...

Historical Society of Marshall County focused on preservation

Todays News

When Madelyn and Steve Irvine donated Madelyn’s childhood home at 503 W. Main Street — the Mowry Irvine Mansion — to the Historical Society of Marshall County in July 2017, the intention was to eventually make the mansion the official headquarters of the HSMC. However, the July 2018 ...

Area farmers recognized as Iowa Environmental Farm Leaders

Todays News

DES MOINES – Two long-time Central Iowa farm families were recognized as Iowa Environmental Farm Leaders during a ceremony Wednesday at the Iowa State Fair. The recipients were SR Anderson Farms (Steven and Ferron Anderson and family) who farm in Grundy and Marshall counties and Jeffery, ...