Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/category.detail/nav/5005/Today's Newsen-usFri, 29 Apr 2016 11:52:14 EDTFri, 29 Apr 2016 11:52:14 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHigh schoolers put job skills into practice at MCC contesthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601104.htmlWhen drivers pass a handmade, wooden sawhorse - for instance barricading a road - they are unlikely to think about the work that went into constructing it.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTAssociate superintendent Pecinovsky resignshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601105.htmlSusan Pecinovsky has announced her resignation as associate superintendent of the Marshalltown School District.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTBill would ease sentences for drug offenseshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601106.htmlA bill to reform criminal sentencing in Iowa passed with bipartisan support in the state House and Senate Wednesday. If approved by Gov.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTSpring planting fully underwayhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601107.htmlThe latest stretch of dry and extremely warm weather for April made for excellent progress when it came to area farmers and spring planting progress.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTIowa regent a director of furniture company that won no-bid dealhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/601108.htmlIOWA CITY - A prominent regent failed to publicly disclose that she was a paid director for a national furniture company before its local distributor signed a lucrative no-bid contract with the University of Iowa last year, records show.Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDT