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Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

Chamber of Commerce blocks bill that would make corporate settlements public

WASHINGTON – Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren wasn’t happy Thursday when the Chamber of Commerce used its powerful lobby to block her bill that would make corporate settlements with the government…

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

President Obama explains new policy with Cuba

From President Barack Obama – Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America’s relationship with the people of Cuba. We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of…

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

Restaurant reviews might be on the horizon

NIT Opinion – The Restaurant Review has been absent from NIT, but it may be time to make that absence a thing of the past. Food is a huge part…

Ted Cruz slams Obama deal with Cuba

Ted Cruz slams Obama deal with Cuba

WASHINGTON – President Obama today announced a historic deal with Cuba to strengthen ties and end five decades of animosity between the two Cold War adversaries.  But right-wing Texas Senator…

Mayor and council help Des Moines Register paint MC as a town full of backwater hillbillies

Mayor and council help Des Moines Register paint MC as a town full of backwater hillbillies

NIT Opinion – The dividends of electing this cadre of punchinellos keep paying off for our community, this time giving the Des Moines Register plenty of ammo to make Mason…

President responds to report on CIA torture

President responds to report on CIA torture

Statement by the President Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up…

Dangerous burned up house now demolished

Dangerous burned up house now demolished

NIT Opinion – The dirt is still moist, fresh and black at the former location of the burned-out house at 202 12th SE. That was the house that was severely…

Feds announce new policies aimed at banning consideration of race and ethnicity in federal investigations

Feds announce new policies aimed at banning consideration of race and ethnicity in federal investigations

WASHINGTON –The federal government says it wants nothing to do with “profiling” of suspects in federal government investigations. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will…

MC School district offers new access to board members

MC School district offers new access to board members

MASON CITY – A new web page offered by the Mason City school district offers unprecedented access to the the school board. In a new development, the district alerted local…

United Nations says Eric Garner, Michael Brown cases spark ‘legitimate concerns’ about US policing

United Nations says Eric Garner, Michael Brown cases spark ‘legitimate concerns’ about US policing

NEW YORK – Grand jury verdicts in the United States which resulted in the decisions to not bring to trial the cases of two unarmed African-American men killed by police…

Offensive art on display at old capitol on Univeristy of Iowa campus ordered removed

Offensive art on display at old capitol on Univeristy of Iowa campus ordered removed

IOWA CITY – An art display that caused an uproar at the University of Iowa Friday was ordered removed by university officials. Officials at the University of Iowa said their…

Six months later, burned out Mason City house sits, begging for a catastrophe

Six months later, burned out Mason City house sits, begging for a catastrophe

NIT Opinion – If elected leaders in Mason City don’t like you, they might send a bulldozer to your house; but if your decrepit shack nearly burns to the ground,…

Attorney General says “deep mistrust” exists between police and residents “around this country”

Attorney General says “deep mistrust” exists between police and residents “around this country”

From Attorney General Eric Holder – Following Michael Brown’s tragic death, millions of people across the nation and around the world have focused their attention on unfolding events in Ferguson,…

Globe stiffed by Lee Enterprises, wins no awards

Globe stiffed by Lee Enterprises, wins no awards

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Lee Enterprises, owner of the Globe Gazette and 49 other daily newspapers around the nation, showered praise and awards upon some of its best, but had nothing for…

Eric Bookmeyer should take his medicine once and for all

Eric Bookmeyer should take his medicine once and for all

NIT Opinion – Eric Bookmeyer has had a bad case of diarrhea for over 5 years. We’re not talking about the utter sewage that bloviates from the piehole under his…

Too mean? GOP staffer slams Obama daughters for choice of clothes

Too mean? GOP staffer slams Obama daughters for choice of clothes

WASHINGTON – Did a Republican party staffer go too far in blasting President Barack Obama’s daughters for how they dressed and for saying they lack class? A female staffer for…

Impaired pot-smoking drivers could be snared by breath test under development

Impaired pot-smoking drivers could be snared by breath test under development

SEATTLE – Now that pot is legal in a number of states, impaired weed smokers climbing behind the wheel may become more commonplace, prompting a university to lead the way…

U.S. scolded for use of torture, police practices, immigration detention

U.S. scolded for use of torture, police practices, immigration detention

GENEVA – The United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a report Friday castigating the United States’ record on a wide range of issues, including lack of accountability for torture, immigration…

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

Iowa inmate sentenced for murder passes away

DES MOINES – A man who has served 38 years for a murder passed away Monday in an Iowa prison. Kenneth Boyd, an inmate assigned to the Iowa Medical and…

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

Iowa labor group pleads with shoppers to support businesses who want higher minimum wage

DES MOINES – A statewide coalition of small businesses, community leaders, labor and faith organizations will launch ‘Raise the Wage Wednesday’ to encourage Iowans to do their holiday shopping at…

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