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GOP gaining on Dems in voter registration in 3 battlegrounds

September 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in registering voters in three battleground states and kept their razor-thin advantage in Iowa. more »»

Lawsuit alleges ISU botched response to 2014 rape

September 15, 2016 AMES — A former Iowa State University student is suing the school for allegedly mishandling the response to her sexual assault by another student in 2014, saying its insensitive approach and... more »»

Deaf actor should play role of deaf person, advocates say

September 15, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — Some advocates and members of the deaf community in Cedar Rapids want a deaf actor — not a person who can hear — to play the role of a deaf person in a community theater’s production. more »»

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-yr survival same

September 15, 2016 LONDON — Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that... more »»

Biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history begins

September 15, 2016 CHICAGO — Six purported leaders of Chicago’s powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the kind of criminal activity fueling gun violence in... more »»

In long and bloody Syria war, this truce may be different

September 15, 2016 BEIRUT — Five years of failed efforts to quell the fighting in Syria have persuaded many observers that the war, inconclusive and catastrophic on a historic scale, may not be resolvable. more »»

ACC to relocate athletic championships from N.C.

September 15, 2016 CLEMSON, S.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA’s lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people. more »»

Harvest under way

September 14, 2016 more »»

HoC shelter committee formed

September 14, 2016 Working toward a solution before the snow flies. On Sept. 2, the overnight homeless shelter at the House of Compassion at 211 W. Church St. was temporarily closed. more »»

MICA hosts candidate forum on local poverty

September 14, 2016 Tuesday evening, Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA), a non-profit agency in Marshalltown that serves children and families in central Iowa affected by poverty, hosted a public panel discussion at the... more »»

Election presentation slated for Sept. 21

September 14, 2016 With the presidential election less than two months away, the Marshalltown Public Library will host an informational, non-partisan presentation that seeks to examine the dynamics shaping this year’s... more »»

Applicants sought for school board vacancy

September 14, 2016 With the departure of Ben Stansberry from the Marshalltown School Board, there are questions about how the seat is to be filled. more »»

City to spray for mosquitos tonight

September 14, 2016 September brought us college and professional football. But it also gave us a big spike in the mosquito population — as warm temperatures mixed with rains produced ideal breeding condition. more »»

SATUCI’s annual ‘Pathways to Recovery’ set for Sept. 18

September 14, 2016 September is National Recovery Month, and fittingly, staff from Marshalltown-based Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa have assembled a team of like-minded organizations to demonstrate... more »»

Scarce cash in land of plenty: Farmers adjust to downturn

September 14, 2016 MAXWELL — Pale green and 8 feet tall, tightly packed corn stalks reach to the horizon throughout the Midwest in what is likely to be the biggest harvest the U.S. has ever seen. more »»

Syrian cease-fire holds as Aleppo awaits relief

September 14, 2016 BEIRUT — A cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia brought calm across much of Syria on Tuesday as residents of the northern city of Aleppo awaited an expected aid shipment. more »»

Ex-employee sues Cerro Gordo County over firing

September 14, 2016 MASON CITY — A former Cerro Gordo County employee is suing the county and its treasurer after being fired earlier this yea. more »»



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