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Legislators offer mixed views of speech

January 14, 2015 DES MOINES — Marshall County’s area legislators offered mixed reviews of Gov. Branstad’s 2015 Condition of the State speech Tuesday morning. “It was a fairly positive speech,” said state Sen. more »»

Traer fire

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Applications sought for new county auditor

January 14, 2015 A timeline has been announced for the hiring of a new Marshall County Auditor and Recorde. more »»

Proposed dental regulations spark concern

January 14, 2015 A proposed amendment to state dentistry regulations has Marshall County health officials concerne. more »»

Defiant Charlie Hebdo fronts Muhammad, drawing threats

January 14, 2015 PARIS — In an emotional act of defiance, Charlie Hebdo resurrected its irreverent and often provocative newspaper Tuesday, featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover that drew... more »»

Ohio man accused of threatening to kill Boehner

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted last week on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink, accordin... more »»

Iowa man who fought to use marijuana oil on rare cancer dies

January 14, 2015 DAVENPORT — An eastern Iowa man who was convicted late last year of growing marijuana that he used to treat his rare form of cancer has died. more »»

Unemployment judge sues state, former IWD director

January 14, 2015 DES MOINES — An Iowa Workforce Development administrative law judge filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state, former agency Director Teresa Wahlert and other administrators, alleging she was... more »»

Romney sparks new 2016 competition among GOP establishment

January 14, 2015 DES MOINES — A shake-out among fiery conservatives with White House ambitions was always a sure thing. more »»

Obama’s cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military’s U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious threats facing the nation. more »»

US judges review broad surveillance of Muslims by NYC police

January 14, 2015 PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court appeared concerned Tuesday that the New York Police Department may have spied on Muslim groups following the Sep. more »»

As world watches Paris, Nigeria suffers its own attacks

January 14, 2015 JOHANNESBURG — Nigeria’s president was among leaders who condemned last week’s attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, yet his response to the slaughter of... more »»

12 dead in bus attack that could doom Ukraine’s truce

January 14, 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine — An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 12 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. more »»

Cuban spy hailed by Obama fine, in US

January 14, 2015 HAVANA — The Cuban spy traded to the U.S. for jailed Cuban intelligence agents but out of contact with his family for nearly a month is in the U.S. more »»

Tiny Cokes: Less guilt means more money for makers

January 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Americans want to cut back on soda, and they’re willing to pay more to do it. more »»

Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

January 14, 2015 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation and justice to Sri Lanka on Tuesday as he began a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can’t fully heal from a... more »»

Grants a Common Thread at Marshalltown City Council

January 13, 2015 Grants were a common theme of the evening at Monday night’s Marshalltown city council meeting. Marshalltown Fire Chief David Rierson accepted a grant from the Martha Ellen Tye Foundation. more »»



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