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New district website being prepped for launch

January 15, 2015 It will be “a very busy spring” in the Iowa Valley Community College District marketing office, said director Robin Ancti. more »»

Obama criticizes state laws that hurt broadband competition

January 15, 2015 CEDAR FALLS — Wading into a states’ rights dispute over Internet access, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for the repeal of laws that prevent local communities from creating their own... more »»

Man seriously injured in accident at meatpacking plant

January 15, 2015 OAKLAND — A man has been seriously injured while working at a meat processing plant in western Iowa. more »»

Iowa’s chief justice: More security needed at courthouses

January 15, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa needs more security at its courthouses, the state’s chief justice said Wednesday, citing an incident last fall in which a man angry about his property taxes opened fire. more »»

House votes to undo Obama immigration actions

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies... more »»

Shakeup at Secret Service; 4 executives reassigned

January 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — Four of the highest-ranking Secret Service executives have been reassigned following a series of security mishaps and scathing reports questioning leadership within the agency, the... more »»

Paris gunman’s safe house could hold clues to 4th attacker

January 15, 2015 PARIS — Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket, rented a small suburban house the week before and filled it with an impressive arsenal of late-model... more »»

Two men reach top of Yosemite’s El Capitan in historic climb

January 15, 2015 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Cali. more »»

Astronauts flee US side of space station but no sign of leak

January 15, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. more »»

Governor to focus on roads and technology

January 14, 2015 DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday that he plans to spend this year working to improve Iowa’s roads and Internet infrastructure and to combat school bullying, among other things. more »»

Man accused of double attempted murder, arson

January 14, 2015 A Marshalltown man has been accused of trying to kill his girlfriend and her mother by dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire. According to the Marshalltown Police Department, at 12:48 a. more »»

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 »»



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