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Back ‘into the swing of things’

August 24, 2016 School hallways across Central Iowa were filled with excitement, nervousness and anticipation for the sound of the school bell ushering in a new year of classes. more »»

Supervisors talk taxes, trust fund, election staff

August 24, 2016 “Your overall levy rate went down 42 cents (per $1,000. more »»

A special surprise

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Marshalltown residents convicted on drug charges

August 24, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS — Three Marshalltown residents have been convicted in federal court of distributing methamphetamine. more »»

Antique Tractor Parade set for Saturday

August 24, 2016 The Fifth Annual Great Tractor Ride will be held Saturday, August 27. Tractors will depart from the Marshalltown Mall just after 10 a.m. more »»

Turkey, Syrian Kurds on track for conflict in northern Syria

August 24, 2016 ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns... more »»

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy... more »»

Lawsuit: Police were duped in Iowa jury tampering case

August 24, 2016 IOWA CITY — After Iowa lawyer Raymond Tinnian was found guilty of disorderly conduct, investigators had an obvious suspect when jurors and witnesses started receiving threat. more »»

Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the... more »»

Howard Johnson’s restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more

August 24, 2016 BANGOR, Maine — The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby... more »»

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

August 24, 2016 CAIRO — WikiLeaks’ giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. more »»

Prisoner at Gitmo hearing not seen publicly since 2002

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — The first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. more »»

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

August 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-presiden. more »»

Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader

August 24, 2016 LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants, but there was no way to confirm yet... more »»

Experts: Mexico storms led to deaths of millions of monarchs

August 24, 2016 MEXICO CITY — Storms earlier this year blew down more than a hundred acres of forests where migrating monarch butterflies spend the winter in Mexico, killing more than 7 percent of the monarchs,... more »»

Honored after 50 years

August 23, 2016 Recognized for their service. more »»

Demolition of dilapidated Properties

August 23, 2016 The Marshalltown City Council received good news on one its major initiatives at its regular meeting Monday night. more »»

Patriotic flight

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Federal, state candidates on Nov. 8 ballot

August 23, 2016 TIMES-REPUBLICAN The Iowa Secretary of State’s office has released the final list of state and federal candidates who will be on the ballot come November. For U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican Sen. more »»


Wednesday Morning Coffee Group August 24, 2016

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