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Young area actors prepare for showcase

July 29, 2015 Dozens of aspiring young actors and stage setters are participating in “Kids Acting Academy” at the Marshalltown Community Theatre this week. more »»

Coffee group has grounds for enjoyment

July 29, 2015 Monday through Saturday, come rain or shine, a group of retired professionals gather together for coffee, conversation, good-natured ribbing and lots of laughte. more »»

Two more names to be added to Marshalltown school election ballot

July 29, 2015 If you live in the Marshalltown school district, two new candidates are hoping to earn your vote. more »»

Installation of Alliant project components continues

July 29, 2015 Construction of the Alliant Energy Marshalltown generating station is moving forwar. more »»

Weeks after escape, inmates at Iowa prison still on lockdown

July 29, 2015 IOWA CITY — Three weeks after a convicted armed robber managed to escape from a top security cell, inmates at an Iowa prison are still under a lockdow. more »»

Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter... more »»

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from... more »»

Iraqi militias train young teens to face IS

July 29, 2015 BAGHDAD — In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group. more »»

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

July 29, 2015 LONDON — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. more »»

Building a STEM summer

July 28, 2015 About 30 students sat facing rows of laptops, periodically looking away from the screens to fiddle with plastic sticks and gears. more »»

DREAMers to be focus of upcoming event

July 28, 2015 The Marshalltown Public LIbrary will be holding the “Every DREAMer Has a Story” event on Friday, and undocumented young people will talk about their experiences in the United States. more »»

Local TIG Co. moving forward with major expansion

July 28, 2015 An update on the mammoth Marshalltown Generating Station under construction and expansion by TIG Co., highlighted Monday night’s council meeting. more »»

Aquatic Center theft under investigation

July 28, 2015 The Marshalltown Police Department is investigating a theft of $600 from the local Aquatic Center last week. more »»

Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ ‘sad’

July 28, 2015 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran... more »»

Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

July 28, 2015 NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. more »»

Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

July 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key tradin... more »»



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