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‘Healthy Kids Day’ at local Y April 30

April 22, 2016 Summer is just around the corner and with it children’s break from the routine — mornings spent sleeping in, afternoons spent watching television or playing video games in the cool air conditioning... more »»

Standing together

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City tree planting slated for April 30

April 22, 2016 Trees provide shade, air purification and they beautify spaces. more »»

Watercolor Workshop slated for April 30

April 22, 2016 For folks at all stages of the creative process, the Central Iowa Art Association (CIAA) is seeking people, ages 10 and older, who are interested in learning more about watercoloring. more »»

University of Iowa officials re-evaluate chalking policy

April 22, 2016 IOWA CITY — University of Iowa officials are re-evaluating the university’s 6-year-old chalk art policy after an anti-abortion group’s sidewalk art caused a skirmish last week. more »»

Proposed processing plant in to include buffer zone

April 22, 2016 MASON CITY — Prestage Foods of Iowa officials say its proposed $240 million pork processing plant in southwest Mason City will include a buffer zone and payments to the local school district. more »»

Tubman replacing Jackson on the $20 a deeply symbolic move

April 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Growing up in Oklahoma, Becky Hobbs noticed some of her Cherokee elders wouldn’t even touch a $20 bill because they so despised Andrew Jackson. more »»

Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov’t interests

April 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — It’s not just Wall Street banks. more »»

Justice Department appears open to interrogation suit

April 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has signaled that it won’t try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open for a court challenge over tactics... more »»

Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn gets 4 months

April 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — A Florida man who landed a one-person gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. more »»

Ecuador quake death toll rises; country faces rebuilding

April 22, 2016 QUITO, Ecuador — The death count from Ecuador’s worst earthquake in a decade rose to at least 587 on Thursday even as the country faced another grim toll: a long and costly reconstruction effort... more »»

Construction simulator at IowaWORKS April 26-29

April 21, 2016 For folks interested in learning more about the construction and welding professions, as well as operating heavy equipment, a construction simulator will be on the grounds of the IowaWORKS/Iowa... more »»

Beef plant employee killed

April 21, 2016 TAMA — Authorities are still investigating the death of an employee at the Iowa Premium plant early Wednesday morning. more »»

Marshalltown high schoolers test college waters

April 21, 2016 During her first semester taking dual-credit courses, Marshalltown High School senior Ashley Arnote says she noticed the difference in expectations of students. more »»

Window washer by day, writer at night

April 21, 2016 Dennis Laverty’s writing will not be found on the New York Times bestseller list. But that is inconsequential to the longtime, former Marshalltown resident and businessman now living in Williamsbur. more »»

Iowa senators say they’re hearing about Medicaid problems

April 21, 2016 DES MOINES — State senators said Wednesday that they have heard complaints about Iowa’s Medicaid program under private management and that state officials providing information on the new system... more »»



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