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Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

September 27, 2015 DES MOINES — Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. more »»

Pope visits Philadelphia, extols America’s founding ideals

September 27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — He spoke at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. more »»

Twin polygamous towns host memorial for 13 who died in flood

September 27, 2015 HILDALE, Utah — A survivor so young he stepped on a stool to reach a podium microphone, remembered his heart “whacking like a sledgehammer” in the moments before a flash flood swept he and his famil... more »»

After Boehner’s departure: Can House GOP be led?

September 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the House and may threaten the entire Republican Party... more »»

Burkina Faso freezes assets of coup plotters

September 27, 2015 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Burkina Faso is freezing the assets of the leaders of the coup launched earlier this month, the state prosecutor said Saturday. more »»

Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

September 27, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Get ready for a rare double feature, starring our very own moon. more »»

Europe shifts to working together on migrant crisis

September 27, 2015 STROSINCI, Croatia — Cooperation replaced confrontation Saturday among European nations as thousands of asylum-seekers streamed into Croatia in hopes of creating a new future in Western Europe. more »»

Iran vows legal action against Saudi after hajj disaster

September 27, 2015 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Saturday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia’s rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year’s hajj, which killed at least 769 people,... more »»

Annual Oktemberfest Classic Car Show revved up engines

September 26, 2015 On Friday evening, over 100 cars and trucks varying in year, color and model, lined Main St. and Center St. more »»

A Nightmare on Rhyme Street

September 26, 2015 Like zombies from the grave, Marshalltown Homecoming makes its debut. Celebrate a “Nightmare on Bobcat Boulevard.” Let the gaiety ensu. more »»

Arc of Marshall County committed to Central Iowans

September 26, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about the partner agencies affiliated with the United Way of Marshall County. more »»

Challenger Adams at local Pachyderm Herd

September 26, 2015 Political newcomer Darin Adams, 29, made his pitch to be elected Marshalltown councilman at-large before the Marshall County Pachyderm Herd at Cecil’s Cafe Friday. more »»

Wiener dogs unite!

September 26, 2015 A sense of camaraderie sometimes forms when wiener dogs and their owners come togethe. more »»

Drive-in to the Fly-in at the airport open house

September 26, 2015 The public is invited to attend an open house at the Marshalltown Municipal Airport on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 7-11 a.m. This is a Drive-in to the Fly-in for Pancakes and Classic Cars event. more »»

15 Minutes

September 26, 2015 KATA ERICKSON Resides: Marshalltown Hometown: Marshalltown FAMILY LIFE Family: My parents are Stephanie and Alan Erickson. My sister is Kolby Erickso. more »»

Speaker Boehner resigns from Congress, victory for tea party

September 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Plunging Congress into deeper turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced his resignation Friday, shutting down a tea party drive to depose the nation’s highest-ranking... more »»

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

September 26, 2015 NEW YORK — Sweeping through the landmarks of America’s biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims’ families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations... more »»

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty

September 26, 2015 UNITED NATIONS — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world’s biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet t... more »»

Critics say duck boats are too dangerous for city streets

September 26, 2015 SEATTLE — Even before a duck boat crashed into a charter bus in Seattle, killing four international students, calls had emerged for greater oversight and even an outright ban on the military-style... more »»

Obama, China’s Xi agree to curb economic cyberspying

September 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Skeptical of Chinese assurances on cyberspying, President Barack Obama on Friday laid out a fresh threat of sanctions for economic espionage emanating from China, even as he and... more »»



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