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Morning Glory Bakery closes its two locations

April 1, 2014 An anchor of the revitalization of 13th Street has closed. After nearly three years in business, Morning Glory Bakery owners announced Sunday it would no longer be open for business. more »»

Sodders endorses Kajtazovic for U.S. House

April 1, 2014 State Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center, has announced his endorsement for Rep. Anesa Kajtazovic, D-Waterloo, for the U.S. House in the 1st Distric. more »»

Iowa expands its ‘do not rehire’ list

April 1, 2014 IOWA CITY — Iowa continues to maintain an internal “do not rehire” list of fired employees who are barred from returning to state employment, even though judges have raised questions about its... more »»

Officer wounded during eastern Iowa traffic stop

April 1, 2014 MAQUOKETA — The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a police officer has been wounded during a traffic stop in eastern Iowa. more »»

Agencies assisting health care sign-up inundated

April 1, 2014 DES MOINES — Workers at hospitals and other organizations hired to help people sign up for insurance in Iowa were inundated Monday with requests on the last day of registration under the national... more »»

USDA: Corn acres expected to shrink 4 percent

April 1, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. — The amount of American cropland devoted to corn is expected to shrink about 4 percent this year as farmers devote more acres to soybeans, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monda. more »»

Tama County Engineer proposes bridge replacements

April 1, 2014 County Engineer Lyle Brehm presented plans for two bridge replacements at Monday’s Tama County Board of Supervisors meeting. more »»

US considers release of spy Pollard

April 1, 2014 JERUSALEM — The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace... more »»

Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

April 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government... more »»

Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border

April 1, 2014 SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — Russia said Monday it was pulling a battalion of several hundred troops away from the Ukrainian border but kept tens of thousands in place, prompting a worried response from the... more »»

Australia says no time limit on Flight 370 search

April 1, 2014 PERTH, Australia — Although it has been slow, difficult and frustrating so far, the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is nowhere near the point of being scaled back, Australia’s prime... more »»

Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

April 1, 2014 THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for... more »»

Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels

April 1, 2014 NEW YORK — On the same day the world’s scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation’s biggest oil and gas company said the world’s climate... more »»

Special Olympics spring games return April 12

March 31, 2014 More than 200 area athletes are preparing for the Special Olympics spring games, which will be April 12 at Marshalltown High School. more »»

Student gets hooked on reading

March 31, 2014 Lauren Wall has become a success story by her ability to read more stories. more »»

GOP’s built-in advantage in fight for US House

March 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — Even if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year’s congressional elections,... more »»

Iowa praised, but no states mimic mapping system

March 31, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa’s redistricting process is often held out as the national model for how states should handle the once-a-decade process. more »»

Fire won’t halt redevelopment

March 31, 2014 DES MOINES — The massive fire that gutted a historic downtown Des Moines building over the weekend shouldn’t derail redevelopment in the area, local leaders said. more »»

Wind, solar bills move through Senate, E15 delayed

March 31, 2014 DES MOINES — Iowa senators last week unanimously approved bills designed to encourage the state’s production of wind and solar power, but a proposal to encourage more use of renewable fuels was... more »»



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