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Pollster warned University of Iowa of ‘party school image’

February 5, 2016 IOWA CITY — A Republican pollster warned the University of Iowa a year ago that its public standing was suffering from an image as a heavy-drinking school where sexual assault was too common,... more »»

Iowa Democrats offer bill to end Medicaid privatization

February 5, 2016 DES MOINES — Iowa Senate Democrats said Thursday that they plan to pass a bill next week that would halt Republican Gov. more »»

Iowa Republicans look to eliminate ‘sanctuary cities’

February 5, 2016 DES MOINES — Republicans in the Iowa House are seeking to force police and sheriffs’ offices to tell U.S. more »»

World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

February 5, 2016 LONDON — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will... more »»

Shadowing for success

February 4, 2016 Although they may not know it, area high schoolers have a resource at hand that may help them identify a future career. more »»

Convicted killer Irving dead

February 4, 2016 The Marshalltown man convicted in the smothering death of a local woman has died. more »»

Local consensus: ‘Crime Stoppers is working’

February 4, 2016 The verdict is in. The local Crime Stoppers program is a success after only five months of operation. It has received 60 tips as of Tuesday, said Capt. more »»

Fisher to seek re-election

February 4, 2016 GARWIN — State Rep. Dean Fisher, R-Garwin, has announced he will seek re-election to the Iowa House in 2016 to represent District 72 for a third ter. more »»

Fire causes $30,000 in damage

February 4, 2016 An alert passer-by and prompt action by a Marshalltown police officer helped prevent more fire damage to a home at 206 N. 4th Ave. early Tuesday morning. more »»

Legislative events Friday and Saturday

February 4, 2016 Two legislative events will be held in Marshalltown on Friday and Saturday. First, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce will host three area state legislators — Sen. more »»

‘For the Love of Binford’ dinner & auction set for Feb. 13

February 4, 2016 Love is in the air at Marshalltown’s historic Binford House, located at 110 N 2nd St. On the evening on Feb. more »»

Grimes Farm photo contest ceremony slated for Feb. 9

February 4, 2016 The Grimes Farm and Conservation Center will hold its 15th annual photo contest awards ceremony and chili supper from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in its meeting room. more »»

Trump, accusing Cruz of fraud, calls for Iowa election do-over

February 4, 2016 NASHUA, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over. more »»

First lawsuit in lottery-fixing scandal seeks millions

February 4, 2016 DES MOINES — It was one of those dreams-come-true moments that lotteries love to promote when “Lucky Larry” Dawson smiled as he claimed a $9 million jackpot, surrounded by his kids and grandkids. more »»

Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

February 4, 2016 DES MOINES — A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people in the state who claimed to work for companies that didn’t exist in... more »»

Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted

February 4, 2016 CATONSVILLE, Md. — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosqu. more »»

US Zika case sparks questions about sex and mosquito germs

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness. more »»

To honor longtime coach, school board finds way to play within the rules

February 3, 2016 In his heyday, George Funk was the kind of guy you either loved or hated. more »»



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