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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 »»

Tubman to be new face of $20 bill, Hamilton stays on $10

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. more »»

Grassley uncertain on going to convention, citing cost

April 21, 2016 DES MOINES — Sen. Charles Grassley is concerned with how much value he gets for his money — just not whose face is on the bills. more »»

Iowa agency director calls on state to demolish building

April 21, 2016 DES MOINES — The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s director says demolishing the agency’s facility is the best way to deal with the underlying causes that led to high levels of black mold in the... more »»

Up to 500 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck last week

April 21, 2016 GENEVA — As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describing survivors’ accounts of panicked passengers wh... more »»

School board readies superintendent interview timetable

April 20, 2016 Drafting of an itinerary for candidates seeking to become the next Marshalltown School Superintendent is underway, and the schedule is packed. more »»

Quilts of Valor presentation Saturday at IVH

April 20, 2016 With 470 people residing at the Iowa Veterans Home who saw military service, the 50 members of the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-ciety Guild would like to have each one receive a Quilt of Valo. more »»

 
 
 

 

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