Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:53:42 EDTThu, 30 Jul 2015 13:53:42 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssLocal artist paints concrete horse for state fairhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/590380.htmlFor Missy Sharer-Pieters, art isn't just her profession, it's her way of life. For the fifth year in a row, she will be entering a painted sculpture to be judged and put on display on the grounds of the Iowa State Fai.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTThree more candidates pursuing election to school boardhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/590381.htmlTwo newcomers and one school board member are to be added to the ballot in the Marshalltown Community School District elections. The contenders - Sean Heitmann, Patrick Kouang and Anne Paullus - hope to fill three of four opening school board seats.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTIowa State Fair won't let magician use doves in his acthttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/590382.htmlDES MOINES - Bird flu restrictions are forcing a young magician to come up with new tricks in his act, because the Iowa State Fair says he can't use his pet doves.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTGrassley seeks DOJ review of salehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/590383.htmlWASHINGTON - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter this week to the Department of Justice pressing the Antitrust Division to review JBS USA's proposed acquisition of Cargill Inc.'s pork unit.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDTCharges dropped against Chinese woman in trade secrets casehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/590384.htmlDES MOINES - A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EDT