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Iowa Republicans propose to defund Planned Parenthood

April 15, 2016 DES MOINES — Planned Parenthood in Iowa would have no state funding under a budget bill advanced Thursday by some House Republicans, but the proposal is not expected to have enough support in the... more »»

Knights of Columbus property for sale

April 14, 2016 The good old days of members packing in the local Knights of Columbus Hall — meeting and socializing to their heart’s content — are gone foreve. more »»

Making dog treats, making memories

April 14, 2016 In the Ulery Building of the Iowa Veterans Home, residents of dementia units come together about once a month to roll dough and use cookie cutouts to craft homemade dog biscuit treats. more »»

Classified school staff contract negotiations underway

April 14, 2016 Marshalltown School District administrators and school board members met with Teamsters Local 238 organizer Jon Thomas Wednesday to review proposed changes to classified employee contracts. more »»

MHS caps and gowns needed

April 14, 2016 To ensure that every graduate has an opportunity to walk at Commencement, Marshalltown High School staff are seeking cap and gown donations. more »»

EPA, other agencies seek careful review of oil pipeline

April 14, 2016 DES MOINES — The Environmental Protection Agency and two other federal agencies have asked the U.S. more »»

Syrian official rules out Assad departure ahead of talks

April 14, 2016 DAMASCUS, Syria — A top Syrian official urged the opposition to let go of its dream of easing President Bashar Assad out of power in a transitional government, complicating peace talks that resumed... more »»

Tuition could rise at Iowa universities, community colleges

April 14, 2016 IOWA CITY — The Iowa Legislature’s proposed higher education budget target could hike tuition at the state’s three public universities and 15 community colleges this fall. more »»

Sibley seeks legal options after plant doesn’t address odor

April 14, 2016 SIBLEY — Sibley leaders are studying the city’s options after owners of a processing plant didn’t meet a deadline to provide $50,000 to help reduce odors coming from the facility. more »»

CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects

April 14, 2016 NEW YORK — Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. more »»

Report: Chicago police have ‘no regard’ for minority lives

April 14, 2016 CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have “no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color” and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for decades by using excessive force and honoring a cod... more »»

US says Russian planes buzzed Navy ship in Baltic Sea

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Russian attack planes buzzed a U.S. more »»

Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive

April 14, 2016 LAGOS, Nigeria — A video appearing to show some of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls is being aired along with images of tearful parents recognizing their daughters, who have not been heard from sinc... more »»

Obama claims progress on Islamic State amid worrying signs

April 14, 2016 LANGLEY, Va. — President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in the U.S. more »»

Families of Germanwings crash victims sue US flight school

April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — The families of victims killed last year when a suicidal pilot flew an airliner into a mountainside in the French Alps filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. more »»

Association seeks help with cemetery’s care

April 13, 2016 ALBION — A local association needs help maintaining a rural cemetery in north-central Marshall County. more »»

Sharing the road

April 13, 2016 With the onset of nice weather, the spring farming season will soon be in full swing. more »»



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