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Nature’s paint brushes of color

Outdoors Today

The BALTIMORE ORIOLE (Icterus galbula) is strikingly colorful creature of the bird world. It’s bright orange and black feather pattern makes it distinctly easy to see. And during spring time arrival during May, any grape jelly filled containers and orange slices hung from tree branches will ...

Judge refuses to toss suit over Pepe the Frog poster sales

Entertainment

A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became hijacked by far-right extremists. U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald refused Thursday ...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

Todays News

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump’s party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in “impeachable conduct” stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in ...

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

Todays News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions ...

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

Todays News

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are “exacerbating educational ...

Local man authors first book

Todays News

Local author and freelance writer Andy Heintz recently conducted 100 interviews of dissident activists, journalists and leftists over the phone, Skype and email to finish his book: “Dissidents of the International Left.” His publisher later cut the 100 to 77. Heintz said he wanted to see ...

Daily Record, May 18, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court Friday • Phillip Samuel Head made an initial appearance on a probation violation charge and a pre-trial release violation. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District ...

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America’s allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and ...

Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

Entertainment

MORRISTOWN, Ariz. — Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Her owners posted on social media that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection. ...

Montana Gov. Bullock tour Meskwaki Settlement

Todays News

“It’s kind of like what Mo Udall (Democrat U.S. Rep. Arizona 1961-91) said, ‘When the Democrats form a firing squad, we form a circle,’” was Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s response when asked how he would unite the Democrat Party upon his being nominated for president. “Of the ...

Retirees look back on careers in education

Todays News

While kids all over Central Iowa are gearing up for another summer break, a group of longtime educators is set to say goodbye to their classrooms. Not for summer, but for good. Each spring, education veterans call it a career and move on with the next step in their lives, and this year is ...

Tanker caught in ditch near Green Mountain

Todays News

GREEN MOUNTAIN — A tanker truck hauling liquid nitrogen got stuck on a roadside south of Green Mountain Friday, and sheriff’s deputies responded to provide traffic control. The incident occurred at the roadway entrance of the Koch Nitrogen facility near the intersection of Garwin Road ...

Daily Record, May 17, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court — Thursday • Jillissa Sue Handorf made an initial appearance on a harassment-first degree charge, a criminal mischief-fifth degree charge and a violation of a no-contact order/contempt of court charge. Tyler Heeren is appointed as counsel. The ...

San Francisco area homeless count increases by double digits

Money & Markets

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes ...

Local man gears up for Honor Flight

Todays News

Veteran Kenny Duncan, 87, has waited several years to be chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take an Honor Flight. He and approximately 250 other Iowa veterans will get their chance May 21 for the Fourth Annual Central Iowa Honor Flight. A native of Marshalltown, Duncan served in the ...

8-year-old student dies of injuries from crash

Todays News

A Franklin Elementary School student has died after being hit by a vehicle near the school building Wednesday, according to Marshalltown Police. The school identified the student as second grader Christian Maxon. “The 8-year-old child, who attended Franklin Elementary School, was on his ...