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Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. Biden's inauguration ...

Daily Record, Jan. 20, 2021

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Marshalltown Police Arrests • Meghan Ruth Schumacker, 46 of Marshalltown, was arrested Monday for second-offense operating while under the influence. • Kathleen Linnay Metivier, 34 of State Center, was arrested Monday for operating without registration, failure to provide proof of ...

Yellen pushes GOP senators on $1.9 trillion relief package

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WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice as Treasury secretary, said Tuesday that the incoming administration would focus on winning quick passage of its $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan, rejecting Republican arguments that the measure is too big given the size of ...

District seeks creation of virtual academy

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Director of Instruction Lisa Stevenson and Marshalltown Learning Academy Principal Eric Goslinga sought approval from the Marshalltown Community School Board on Tuesday to create the Marshalltown Virtual Academy. The Academy would continue online only learning beyond the COVID-19 ...

County facing budget loss

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Some details of the budget weighed heavily on the minds of Marshall County Supervisors at the regular meeting on Tuesday. Supervisor Bill Patten mentioned budget problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic when they began discussing salaries of department heads - specifically the auditor, ...

Mega Millions now $865M; Powerball up to $730M

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DES MOINES — Lottery players will have another shot Tuesday night at the third-largest jackpot in U.S. history. The Mega Millions top prize climbed to an estimated $865 million, the biggest jackpot in more than two years. Powerball, the other lottery game offered in most of the U.S., ...

Man charged with 5 new felonies in Iowa Trump rally shooting

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IOWA CITY — Prosecutors have added five felony weapons and assault counts against a white man already charged with attempted murder for shooting into a car carrying four Black girls during a rally for President Donald Trump in Iowa. The Polk County Attorney’s Office filed a formal ...

McConnell said Trump ‘fed lies’ to mob about Biden election

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WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell opened the Senate on Tuesday saying the pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was "fed lies" by the president and others in the deadly riot to overturn Democrat Joe Biden election. McConnell's remarks are his most severe and public ...

Daily Record, Jan. 19, 2021

Daily Record

Marshalltown Police Arrests • Jose Antonio Cervantes-Rodriguez, 48, was arrested Monday for driving with a suspended license. • Emilio Antonio Hernandez, 27, was arrested Saturday for driving with a suspended license. • Jade Elise Kapayou, 33, was arrested Saturday for first-offense ...

Yellen urges Congress to do more to fight pandemic recession

Money & Markets

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen is calling on Congress to do more to fight a deep pandemic-induced recession, saying the threats of a longer and even worse downturn are too great to cut back on support now. “Without further action, we risk a longer, more painful ...

FBI: 2nd Iowa man arrested in Capitol breach investigation

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Monday by federal agents on suspicion of being among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol during a deadly pro-Trump insurrection on Jan. 6. The FBI in Omaha, Nebraska, said in a news release that Leo Christopher Kelly was arrested on a federal ...

A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more ...

Biden’s test: Economic boom in a partisan divide

Money & Markets

BALTIMORE — When Joe Biden entered the White House as vice president, the economy was cratering. Job losses were mounting. Stocks were crashing. Millions of Americans were in the early stages of losing their homes to foreclosure as the housing bubble burst. Biden returns to the White House ...

Page two: MHS well represented at Capitol

Todays News

The halls of the Iowa Capitol are crawling with Bobcats. Marshalltown High School sent two students to the Capitol as legislative pages for the 89th General Assembly. Senior Mary Kate Gruening is working in the Legislative Services Agency and recent graduate Abbey Welden serves as an assistant ...

Exterior work completed on Iowa barn moved to new site

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DUNCOMBE — When the first rays of the morning’s sunshine strike the east side of Matt and Libby Mitchell’s barn, they stream through the frost formation on the windows, casting orange spots of light onto the opposite wall. Downstairs, where the animals were once kept, that sunshine ...

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

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WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The ...

Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump ...

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

Todays News

WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The ...

Fisher, Cahill move forward on plans for legislative session

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State lawmakers representing districts in Marshall County started work at the Iowa Capitol wrapped up the first week of the 2021 legislative session, but their work has only just begun. State Rep. Dean Fisher (R-Montour) has served the 72nd district for the past seven years, while newly ...