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Israel rushes forces to southern border with Gaza

July 4, 2014 JERUSALEM — The Israeli military rushed additional forces to its southern border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, vowing to halt a growing wave of rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, while... more »»

Iowa judge: Case can proceed over traffic cameras

July 4, 2014 SIOUX CITY — A judge has ruled that Sioux City can proceed with a claim that state transportation officials should throw out new regulations on traffic camera. more »»

Iraqi Kurdish leader urges independence referendum

July 4, 2014 BAGHDAD — With large parts of Iraq in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote that would likely spel... more »»

Fireworks safety paramount

July 3, 2014 With the Fourth of July weekend approaching the city of Marshalltown would like to remind everyone that only certain types of fireworks are authorized for use within the state of Iowa. more »»

What is the state’s fiscal condition? And why?

June 27, 2014 Iowa, according to the ranking of state fiscal conditions by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is in pretty good financial condition. more »»

Ending the taxpayer subsidy for exorbitant executive bonuses 

June 26, 2014 There is an outrage in our tax code and it’s costing you mone. more »»

It’s time to give college graduates a future with real freedom – freedom from debt

June 21, 2014 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rate. more »»

Water safety should be top priority

June 20, 2014 As warmer weather approaches, it is important to stay safe this summer. Water safety is a top priority for adults and children throughout the yea. more »»

A pharmacy’s tax tricks could make you sick

June 18, 2014 One of America’s best known stores may soon decide that it’s no longer American. If it does, you will pay the price and feel real sick about it. Walgreens pharmacy is in every way an American company. more »»

How to get and keep women’s attention and support

June 12, 2014 There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 election. more »»

The drive to destroy

June 5, 2014 While the word “delete” means “remove,” did you know that deleting files from your computer’s storage device doesn’t generally remove them? That’s important, because computer storage devices often... more »»

Iowans want to age in place

June 4, 2014 Our nation is aging at a dramatic rate, just as it grew at a dramatic rate between 1946 and 1964 with the birth of the Baby Boomer generation. Currently, Iowa is ranked by the U.S. more »»

On hearing Messiaen in Greenfield, Iowa

June 1, 2014 Olivier Messiaen’s 1941 Quartet for the End of Time is not often played for audiences, even in the largest and most sophisticated musical markets. It’s more than 45 minutes long. more »»

Quality-of-life investments boost economy, Middle Cass

May 31, 2014 Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable — and they’re good for our economy. more »»

Help fellow Iowans fight the battle with ALS

May 21, 2014 Each year, around 60 Iowans are diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and given just two to five years to live. more »»

The Iowa Veterans Home stands ready to serve

May 18, 2014 May 11-17 is National Nursing Home Week. more »»

National Police Week honors dedicated professionals

May 11, 2014 On May 11-17, the Marshalltown Police Department will be celebrating National Police Week. May 15 is National Police Officer Memorial Day. more »»

Honoring our loved ones at the Marshalltown Public Library

May 11, 2014 Each year the Marshalltown Public Library receives donations from community members to honor their friends and families. more »»

Funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund

May 5, 2014 In recent years, I have become acutely aware of the role agriculture plays in the nutrient overload of Iowa’s waterway. more »»



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