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Hundreds of new evacuations across West as fires surge

June 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Surging wildfires on Tuesday forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes across the West, while firefighters worked to beat back a pair of huge adjacent blazes looming over suburban Lo... more »»

SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected missiles

June 22, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.. more »»

School board tentatively approves salaries

June 21, 2016 Tentative salary settlement for school district employees in several departments, clarification of contract language, and purchases of Dell Chromebooks were several key actions taken by the... more »»

New director of instruction chosen

June 21, 2016 Dr. Lisa Stevenson, principal of Neil Armstrong Elementary School at Bettendorf Community School District, will take over the roll of director of instruction at Marshalltown Community School District. more »»

Local man sentenced for sexual assault/kidnapping

June 21, 2016 A Marshalltown man received the maximum sentence of 35 years in prison Monday at the Marshall County Courthouse for the sexual assault and kidnapping of a juvenile female in 2015. more »»

Gladbrook readies for Corn Carnival

June 21, 2016 GLADBROOK — June in central Iowa means a month of summer festivals and celebrations. more »»

Vintage Road Show slated for June 25-26

June 21, 2016 Those who love animals as well as shopping for vintage finds are in luck. more »»

Trump fires his campaign manager in dramatic shake-up

June 21, 2016 NEW YORK — Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Monday in a dramatic shake-up designed to calm panicked Republican leaders and end an internal power struggle plaguing th... more »»

10 years after housing peaked, US is more of a renter nation

June 21, 2016 MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina — It’s a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed... more »»

UN urges solutions as refugee population hits record high

June 21, 2016 GENEVA — Imagine the entire population of France uprooted from their homes, forced to flee danger, persecution or starvation. The U.N. more »»

Summer price drop for lobsters may come early this year

June 21, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — Live lobster prices are high in New England and beyond as fishermen eagerly await the summer arrival of the region’s beloved crustaceans, which could come slightly early and send... more »»

Rx pizza: just one free meal can sway doctor prescribing

June 21, 2016 CHICAGO — As little as one free meal from a drug company can influence which medicines doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using Medicare records and recently released data... more »»

Four local businesses fall victim to forgery

June 21, 2016 TIMES-REPUBLICAN Multiple fake $100 bills were used to buy items at the strip mall south of Walmart off South Center Street, the crimes reported to the Marshalltown Police Department Friday. more »»

Rose Fest weekend brings variety of events

June 20, 2016 STATE CENTER — Visitors and residents came in droves to the 58th annual State Center Rose Festival, which wrapped up Saturday and Sunday after Friday night’s rose royalty coronation. more »»

Local street light ordinance stirring debate

June 20, 2016 Passed in 1973 A June 13 city council decision to install a street light in the 900 block of West Merle Hibbs Blvd. may have solved one problem but created others. more »»

New data show at least 3,400 untested rape kits in Iowa

June 20, 2016 DES MOINES — There are at least 3,400 untested rape kits in storage around Iowa, according to new data, and preliminary details indicate law enforcement agencies don’t have standardized rules for... more »»

Fire scares LA as larger blazes burn across West

June 20, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A brush fire that broke out Sunday near downtown Los Angeles threatened a densely populated, hilly neighborhood along a freeway as sizzling temperatures elevated fire danger across the... more »»

As NOW turns 50, feminists hail gains but ‘battle goes on’

June 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Fifty years ago, when a small group of activists founded the National Organization for Women, the immediate issue that motivated them was sex discrimination in employment. more »»

Nurses at 5 Minneapolis-area hospitals begin weeklong strike

June 20, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — About 4,800 nurses at five Minneapolis-area hospitals began a weeklong strike Sunday over a contract impasse. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association began striking at 7 a.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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