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Mayor of Iowa City lashes out at proposed changes by Republican legislators to collective bargaining rights

Mayor of Iowa City lashes out at proposed changes by Republican legislators to collective bargaining rights

Statement from the Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton on proposed state collective bargaining changes: One of Iowa City’s legislative priorities this year is “Protection of public sector employee collective bargaining…

Mason City budget: City likely to collect over $800K in additional revenues due to property re-assessments

Mason City budget: City likely to collect over $800K in additional revenues due to property re-assessments

MASON CITY – The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2018 Budget at Mason City Room of Library on March 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The…

Trump’s national security adviser quits over phone call to Russian ambassador

Trump’s national security adviser quits over phone call to Russian ambassador

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s national security advisor has quit as rumors swirl of ties to Russia. General Michael Flynn resigned Monday, according to the White House, amid calls…

Gov. Branstad appoints Andrew B. Chappell District Court Judge

Gov. Branstad appoints Andrew B. Chappell District Court Judge

DES MOINES – On Friday, February 10th, Gov. Terry E. Branstad appointed Andrew B. Chappell as judge to the 6th Judicial District. Chappell, age 45, is a graduate of the University…

OBIT: Janice “Jan” Streich, 59, of Ionia

OBIT: Janice “Jan” Streich, 59, of Ionia

Janice “Jan” Streich, 59, of Ionia (near Colwell), passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral Mass for Jan Streich will be…

Minnesota man wanted in connection to theft crime from 1990’s busted in Charles City

Minnesota man wanted in connection to theft crime from 1990’s busted in Charles City

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Sister-in-law of shooter in San Bernardino attack pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge in immigration fraud case

Sister-in-law of shooter in San Bernardino attack pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge in immigration fraud case

RIVERSIDE, CA – The sister-in-law of the male shooter in the San Bernardino attack, pleaded guilty Thursday to federal immigration fraud charges related to a sham marriage discovered during the…

Man who texted while driving and caused accident that killed two people gets probation

Man who texted while driving and caused accident that killed two people gets probation

FORT DODGE, IA – In the wake of a fatal auto accident that took the lives of two people, the man who caused the carnage by texting as he drove got…

Mackenzie Meyer named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Mackenzie Meyer named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa women’s basketball student-athlete Makenzie Meyer earned Big Ten weekly accolades, the conference office announced Monday. Meyer was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Meyer…

Branstad, Reynolds urge more Iowa high schools to help seniors file a FAFSA

Branstad, Reynolds urge more Iowa high schools to help seniors file a FAFSA

DES MOINES – Today, at the Administration’s weekly press conference at Southeast Polk High School, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds encouraged more Iowa high schools to help…

Steve King wants everyone in America to speak English; introduces bill to further that cause

Steve King wants everyone in America to speak English; introduces bill to further that cause

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after re-introducing H.R. 997, the English Language Unity Act, in the 115th Congress: “The most unifying force in the world…

Charles City man with deferred judgement for domestic assault arrested for new crime

Charles City man with deferred judgement for domestic assault arrested for new crime

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man who was given a lenient deferred judgement for a domestic assault he committed last year couldn’t resist the temptation to allegedly commit the…

Iowa woman attempts to dis-arm officer, then charged with felony

Iowa woman attempts to dis-arm officer, then charged with felony

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – Usually, trying to grab a police officer’s gun is a bad idea, and an Iowa woman found that out recently. On Tuesday, February 07, 2017, Buchanan County…

Hampton woman busted on warrant while visiting jail

Hampton woman busted on warrant while visiting jail

MASON CITY – A woman who went to visit a jailbird became one herself this weekend. Hampton resident Crystal Ann Bell was at the Cerro Gordo county jail Sunday morning,…

Ernst helps introduce legislation to track National Guard cyber capabilities

Ernst helps introduce legislation to track National Guard cyber capabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chairman of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Deb Fischer…

OBIT: Anna Marvin, 94, of Nashua

OBIT: Anna Marvin, 94, of Nashua

Anna Marvin, 94, of Nashua, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family around her. A funeral Mass for Anna…

Opinion: A Square Deal for Iowans

Opinion: A Square Deal for Iowans

The Iowa General Assembly recently proposed legislation that essentially strips the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the State of Iowa. They did not completely eliminate Chapter Twenty…