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GOP lawmakers try to end transgender right

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DES MOINES — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a bill to amend the Iowa Civil Rights Act by removing protections against discrimination for transgender people. Iowa law currently prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, ...

Ike the pet therapy dog joins Iowa Veterans Home

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Ike, a 16-week pure-bred German Shepherd, is the newest and youngest member of the Iowa Veterans Home team. On Tuesday, the friendly pup with giant paws received a hearty welcome from Commandant Timon Oujiri, staff members and many residents in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center. Ike will ...

Daily Record, Jan. 29, 2020

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Marshall County Courthouse Court — Tuesday • Phillip Randell Dunston made an initial appearance on two counts of a probation violation charge. The public defender’s office is appointed as counsel. The probation revocation hearing will be scheduled by the District Associate Court. Bond ...

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy. Tuesday’s Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of ...

ADA Transition Plan open for comment

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Accessibility to buildings, curbs, steps and more does not usually cross the mind of anyone who is ambulatory, but what about Marshalltown residents who use canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to take care of everyday tasks? A visit to the Iowa Veterans Home, where many of its 500 ...

Governor names Oxley to Iowa Supreme Court

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DES MOINES — Iowa will for the first time have two women on its Supreme Court after Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday named an eastern Iowa attorney to the seven-member panel. Dana Oxley, the only woman finalist on the list forwarded to the governor on Jan. 9, is an attorney who has questioned ...

City council approves several downtown development projects

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A much anticipated but delayed 50-unit housing complex to be constructed near the intersection of South First Avenue and State Street received a much-needed boost from the Marshalltown City Council at their regular meeting Monday night. Councilors voted 6-1 to approve a resolution endorsing a ...

Daily Record, Jan. 28, 2019

Daily Record

Marshall County Courthouse Court— Monday • Tammy Sue Papiboune made an initial appearance on a theft-first degree charge. The public defender’s office was appointed as counsel. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Feb. 14. Papiboune was released on her promise to ...

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Money & Markets

Business around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their country as the coronavirus spreads. Hotels, airlines, casinos and cruise operators were among the ...

‘Do You Remember Barbara’ available on eBooks

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Deborah Ann Scafferi Rohne used to help her mother, Barbara Scafferi, prepare her monthly “Do You Remember” Past Times columns. Rohne helped her mother compile and edit the columns; then send them and many photos digitally to the Times-Republican. The help was especially needed when ...

Woman arrested on felony theft charges

Todays News

Tammy Sue Papiboune, 57, of Marshalltown, was arrested by police Jan. 14 for alleged first degree theft. Papiboune is charged with stealing in excess of $13,000 from her employer — a local restaurant — between April 2019 and Jan. 4 Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said. Batterson said ...

Trump officials to flood Iowa on caucus day

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is mustering governmental muscle as it tries to turn out Republican voters next month in early voting Iowa. With most of the attention focused on the battle for the Democratic nomination, Trump’s campaign is announcing what it is ...

Lawmakers advance bill limiting cell phones usage for drivers

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DES MOINES — Iowa would join numerous other states in prohibiting drivers from using hand-held cell phones or other electronic devices under a bill that advanced Monday to a full Senate committee. Republican Sen. Zach Whiting is managing the bill that drew no objections from other Senate ...

Angered by flag, GOP lawmakers seek limits

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DES MOINES — Angered by a flag observing Transgender Day that briefly flew over the Iowa Capitol, Republican lawmakers moved forward Monday with a bill that would limit the types of flags state and local governments can display. Republicans moved the bill from a subcommittee to a full ...

Joe Biden campaigns in Marshalltown

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of about 125 people on Sunday this election is for the character and the soul of the country. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa) opened the event held at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds. She introduced Rep. Mark Smith ...

State Center man killed in Saturday night crash

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Marshall County Sheriff deputies and State Center Fire & EMS services responded to a fatal car crash on Saturday night. Glen Lyall, 69, of State Center, was driving a vehicle which crashed into and sheared off a light pole near the intersection of Third Avenue Southwest and Fifth Street ...

Chiming bells mark project completion at Cornell College

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MOUNT VERNON — Hearing the Cornell College bells ring again after 70 years is a feather in the cap of “Master of the Clock” Johnny Olshewsky. After listening to remarks from college President Jonathan Brand, a couple dozen staff, students and community members stood in the bitter cold ...

Focus placed on major issues in state legislature

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Two subjects very prominent on the national level are also being focused on in the Iowa Legislature — health care and gun rights. On Tuesday, Senate File 116 was pushed forward. The bill would allow a person to go onto school property with a firearm in a locked vehicle. However, the law ...