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Injunction denied for MHS student

August 6, 2014 District Court Judge Steven Oeth has denied a temporary injunction request by student Blair Van Staalduine to remove his three-game football suspension at Marshalltown High Schoo. more »»

Local man worried about daughters, orphanage in Sierra Leone

August 6, 2014 A Marshalltown man currently has two daughters in Sierra Leone as Ebola spreads across the West African country and he also is concerned about the orphanage he operates in the country. more »»

Tupper discusses immigration issues in Des Moines

August 6, 2014 DES MOINES — Granting driver’s licenses to unauthorized immigrants is not about politics, it’s about public safety. more »»

School attendance rates steady from last year

August 6, 2014 Student attendance remained steady and just shy of a target goal in 2013-14, according to figures released by the Marshalltown Community School District this week. more »»

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

August 6, 2014 ATLANTA — An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans. more »»

Israel, Hamas to negotiate new Gaza deal in Cairo

August 6, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The outlines of a solution for battered, blockaded Gaza are emerging after Tuesday’s tentative Israel-Hamas cease-fire: Norway is organizing a donor conference and... more »»

Paul not first ensnared in Mideast policy in Iowa

August 6, 2014 HIAWATHA — Campaigning this week in Iowa, Republican Sen. Rand Paul said he’d never proposed cutting off U.S. aid payments to Israel. more »»

Ex-boss says longtime fugitive became a good man

August 6, 2014 IOWA CITY — Before learning his friend was really Ronald Carnes, an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973, Seattle businessman Carl Bryant knew him as Louie Vance, a trusted... more »»

Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

August 6, 2014 CINCINNATI — Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict. more »»

21st Century Fox abandons pursuit of Time Warner

August 6, 2014 Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is abandoning its attempt to take over Time Warner in a proposed deal that would have combined two of the world’s biggest media companies. more »»

Ukraine fighting reaches rebel-held Donetsk

August 6, 2014 DONETSK, Ukraine — Fighting in eastern Ukraine reached the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday as separatists and government troops exchanged rocket fire in neighborhoods on the edge of the... more »»

Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

August 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. more »»

Texas eased rules for housing immigrant children

August 6, 2014 McALLEN, Texas — Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how... more »»

Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions

August 6, 2014 WASHINGTON — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. more »»

Student seeks temporary injunction on suspension

August 5, 2014 Marshalltown High School student Blair Van Staalduine said the “W” he made with his hands in a photo that ended up on social media this past spring was because he was wearing white during a school... more »»

Roundhouse draws 60 workers a day

August 5, 2014 On any given day, as many as 60 people are working on the construction site of the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation. more »»

Fundraiser slated at Marshalltown’s KC Hall

August 5, 2014 The dog days of August will be no match for an upcoming child/parent or child/grandparent paint luncheon Friday at Marshalltown’s Knights of Columbus Hall. more »»

School board talks preschool playground updates

August 5, 2014 As the Marshalltown Community School District has expanded its preschool offerings in all six of its elementary buildings, the playgrounds to cater to these students haven’t kept u. more »»

Free scrap metal, appliance drop-off

August 5, 2014 A free appliance and scrap metal drop-off will be held Saturday. Midwest Recovery will hold the drop-off from 8 a.m. to noon at the South Sixth Street Softball Complex, 901 S. Sixth St. more »»



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