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Student enrollment up slightly in MCSD

October 21, 2014 The student enrollment figure ticked up slightly in the Marshalltown Community School District, the school board learned during a meeting Monda. more »»

Grief support offered locally

October 21, 2014 The holiday season will not be the same without Mom this year. There is no plate full of her favorite mashed potatoes and her chair is vacant at the family dinner tabl. more »»

Virginia senator campaigns for Braley

October 21, 2014 U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine from Virginia hopes the Senate seat currently held by a Democrat stays that way in Iowa. more »»

Health care leaders talk to candidates at forum

October 21, 2014 For a change of pace it was local political candidates who did the listening — not the talking — at a forum held at Villa del Sol. more »»

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

October 21, 2014 DES MOINES — A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge... more »»

‘Building Paths from Poverty’ features ‘Nickel and Dimed’

October 21, 2014 The local “Building Paths from Poverty” series continues with the 2-4 p.m. showing of “Nickel and Dimed” Saturday at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown. more »»

Branstad winning cash race against Hatch

October 21, 2014 DES MOINES — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is holding a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. more »»

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

October 21, 2014 ATLANTA — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. more »»

GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

October 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. more »»

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

October 21, 2014 STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. more »»

City will celebrate lead prevention successes

October 20, 2014 The success of a local program will be celebrated next week. Nationally, next week is designated to raise awareness for lead poisoning prevention. more »»

High schooler completes turnaround

October 20, 2014 Steven DePauw admitted early on in his high school years in Marshalltown he didn’t think about his future. His grades were suffering and he didn’t take classes seriously. more »»

Breast cancer treatment services offered locally

October 20, 2014 Breast cancer is more than a month and a ribbon. more »»

Cancer: It’s not a journey, it’s an adventure!

October 20, 2014 Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of stories highlighting the personal stories of those who are fighting or have battled cancer. more »»

Sen. Warren campaigns for Braley in Senate race

October 20, 2014 DES MOINES — Sen. more »»

Idle Iowa beef plant prepares to reopen this month

October 20, 2014 TAMA — A long-idle beef processing plant is getting ready to reopen in Tama later this month. more »»

New report criticizes Iowa stun gun policies

October 20, 2014 DES MOINES — Law enforcement policies on the use of stun guns vary greatly across Iowa’s 99 counties, and civil rights experts who recently reviewed the policies say many of them are inadequate. more »»

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

October 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. more »»

On the road to find the world’s funniest person

October 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they’d been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and... more »»

Downgrading Hurricane Ana to tropical storm

October 20, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm. more »»



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