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USDA: Bird flu outbreak could be ‘devastating’

April 17, 2015 ST. PAUL, Minn. — The nation’s poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be “devastating,” the U.S. more »»

NYC mayor visits Iowa to talk about income inequality

April 17, 2015 DES MOINES — Seeking to boost his image as a national leader on progressive issues, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio focused on income disparity Thursday during a visit to the politically... more »»

Newspaper’s role in Capitol stunt examined

April 17, 2015 NEW YORK — A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. more »»

Jeb Bush: Decision ‘in relatively short order’

April 17, 2015 JACKSON, Miss. — Jeb Bush said Thursday he will make up his mind “in relatively short order” whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. more »»

Georgia Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law

April 17, 2015 ATLANTA — To the squeals of sick children and thunderous applause from their parents, an emotional Go. more »»

Clinton stumps in Marshalltown

April 16, 2015 Until late Tuesday night, it wasn’t clear or even a given that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton might make a campaign stop in Marshalltown. more »»

A sobering sight for students

April 16, 2015 STATE CENTER — West Marshall High School was the scene of a staged crime on Wednesday morning as a way of raising awareness of the dangers of drunk driving. more »»

East Marshall budget adopted

April 16, 2015 To keep the East Marshall Community School District financially healthy for the 2015-16 fiscal year, spending had to be reduced. more »»

Bringing a little bit of Vegas to Marshalltown

April 16, 2015 Ed Burroughs hopes to make Marshalltown a regular spot in traveling comedy tours. As he puts it, he would like to bring the “nightlife entertainment of cities like Las Vegas and Los Angeles to Iow. more »»

Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe

April 16, 2015 MILAN — The feared drowning of 400 migrants in a shipwreck this week in the Mediterranean Sea — one of the deadliest such tragedies in the last decade — raised alarms Wednesday amid an unprecedented... more »»

Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

April 16, 2015 DES MOINES — For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and... more »»

Iowa lawmakers say changes possible to law on seized items

April 16, 2015 DES MOINES — Changes are possible to an Iowa law that allows authorities to seize money and other items from people suspected of illegal activity, members of a legislative committee said after... more »»

Iowa Man charged with sex abuse of wife says she consented

April 16, 2015 GARNER — A former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia says their relationship never centered on sex, according to an interview with investigators that aired... more »»

Medical marijuana bill gets Senate approval

April 16, 2015 DES MOINES — A plan to expand access to medical marijuana won approval in the Democrat-led Senate on Wednesday, but the legislation is unlikely to move any further this year in the Legislature. more »»

With Iran deal, DC shows it can work — sometimes

April 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked. Republicans and Democrats talked to each other. more »»

Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved shooting

April 16, 2015 CHICAGO — Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal shooting and didn’t even show it to aldermen... more »»

Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody

April 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Police arrested a Florida Postal Service worker who steered his tiny aircraft onto the West Lawn of the U.S. more »»

Proposed hog confinement unwelcome to many in Melbourne

April 15, 2015 MELBOURNE — A family’s move to construct a 3,600-head hog confinement has several Melbourne area residents concerned. more »»

CIAA unveils Youth Art Programs

April 15, 2015 Area youths of all ages have something new to look forward to. more »»



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