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Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

July 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. more »»

Study: Friends share similarities in their DNA

July 16, 2014 NEW YORK — You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between stranger. more »»

Council puts hold on the fire station project

July 15, 2014 City council members unanimously voted to push back the fire station project during a meeting Monday Mayor Jim Lowrance said the project started before the Iowa Legislature passed the rollback... more »»

Local man faces 30 years in prison

July 15, 2014 A Marshalltown man who held a gun up to an 88-year-old woman and stole her purse at Marshall Town Center last fall was sentenced to 30 years in prison. more »»

Agronomist: Despite rain, area crops thriving

July 15, 2014 The soaking rains that have hampered some Marshall County farm fields coupled with cooler, dryer conditions this week, may in turn be a good thing for area corn and soybean producer. more »»

School board approves raises for secretaries

July 15, 2014 The Marshalltown School Board approved a 4 percent salary package increase for the district’s 25 secretaries for the 2014-15 school year at its meeting Monday. more »»

Teenager pleads guilty to felony

July 15, 2014 A Marshalltown teenager has pleaded guilty to committing a burglary while impersonating a public official with the intentions of committing an assaul. more »»

Ginger Jefferson sentenced to life in prison for murder

July 15, 2014 A Toledo woman received a mandatory life sentence in prison Monday after she was convicted of first-degree murder. Judge Stephen Jackson Jr. more »»

Tama engineer updates board on county roads

July 15, 2014 Wet weather and storm damage continues to be a focus for Tama Count. more »»

Democrats scour records for provocative comments

July 15, 2014 DES MOINES — As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own... more »»

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

July 15, 2014 JERUSALEM — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said... more »»

US companies look overseas for tax bill relief

July 15, 2014 A growing number of U.S. more »»

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty

July 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Army has given Sgt. more »»

Facing deadline, US and Iran press nuclear talks

July 15, 2014 VIENNA — The top U.S. more »»

Bill would speed removals of Central American kids

July 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.. more »»

Perry-Paul launch foreign policy war of words

July 15, 2014 NEW YORK — Two leading Republicans have begun an unusually personal war of words over foreign policy, highlighting a broader divide within the GOP over international affairs in one of the first... more »»

Vote deal will work, Afghan candidate tells AP

July 15, 2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — Declaring his nation “is not Iraq,” one of two contestants in Afghanistan’s deadlocked presidential election told The Associated Press on Monday that both he and his rival are... more »»

Caboose cornerstone of town's Mega-10 Park

July 14, 2014 It’s rare to find an homage to railroad history in a city park, but that’s just what Marshalltown’s Mega-10 Park can boast. more »»



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