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Livestock Master Mastrix Passes in 88 Counties

DES MOINES – In January 88 counties notified the DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed locations for animal confinements by using the master matrix. Animal…

Poppens Earns Second Player of the Week Award

Poppens Earns Second Player of the Week Award

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppens was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Poppens posted double-doubles…

Former Marine Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Role in Scheme to Steal Military Equipment in Iraq

WASHINGTON – A former U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) gunnery sergeant was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to steal at least 55 electrical generators from USMC bases…

Immigration judge orders Liberian human rights violator removed based on his use of child soldiers

WASHINGTON — An immigration judge in Batavia, N.Y., earlier today ordered removed from the United States the former leader of the Liberian Peace Council (LPC) for his role in human…

Passenger rail study announced from Chicago, through Iowa, to Omaha

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 6, 2012 – The Federal Railroad Administration, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), is kicking off the Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail…

In anti-fee climate, banks quietly raise revenue elsewhere

By Andrew Dunn, McClatchy Newspapers – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three months after banks scrapped plans for debit card fees, it’s becoming clearer how they intend to recoup money lost in the…

Thieves preying on tax returns, IRS says

By Donna Gehrke-White, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — If you haven’t filed your tax return yet, someone may have filed it for you. The federal government has stepped up efforts…

Ask the Experts: What looks attractive for investors?

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – With the economy starting to perk up, investors are wondering where they should be looking next. Here with some recommendations is Glenn Kenes, managing…

Former Mayor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charges for Taking More Than $10,000

LOS ANGELES—The former mayor of the City of Rosemead was charged today in federal court with soliciting and accepting bribes from a real estate developer in exchange for city approval…

Iowa’s Aaron White Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

Iowa’s Aaron White Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa of Iowa forward Aaron White has been named Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday morning. White shares the…

Big Second Half Takes Iowa State Past Texas, 71-56

Big Second Half Takes Iowa State Past Texas, 71-56

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppens simply took over the game. Poppens led a second-half comeback that lifted the Cyclones (13-8 overall, 4-6 Big 12) to a 71-56…

Editorial: Remodel of city hall a perfect example of waste

Editorial: Remodel of city hall a perfect example of waste

by Matt Marquardt – I’ll be blunt here, people seem to like that. The remodel of city hall is a joke and the idea needs to be abandoned immediately. I…

Cemetery History Walk planning meeting

Cemetery History Walk planning meeting

Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is planning their next History Walk.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM in the classroom at the Mason City…

U.S. slaps new sanctions on Iran amid tensions

U.S. slaps new sanctions on Iran amid tensions

WASHINGTON – President Obama has ordered new sanctions on Iran, including its Central Bank, moving to enforce a law he signed in December.  The action is outlined in the following…

Mormons grapple with media attention during Romney run

By Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune – As Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues his drive to win his party’s nomination, Mormons worry they could face a barrage of negative scrutiny,…

Husband, 2 sons of missing Utah woman believed dead in explosion

By Amy Martinez, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Authorities say they believe Josh Powell, the husband of a Utah woman who has been missing since 2009, and their two young…

Egypt says 19 Americans will be ordered to stand trial

By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — Relations between Washington and Cairo plummeted further Sunday when Egypt’s military-controlled government announced that 19 Americans working for pro-democracy groups, including the…

Bryce Cartwright boasts impressive performance in Iowa blowout

Bryce Cartwright boasts impressive performance in Iowa blowout

Scott Dochterman, CR Gazette – IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery was waiting for a game like this from Bryce Cartwright and, frankly, so was Cartwright. After a season filled…

Israel’s intentions toward Iran remain unclear

By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times – JERUSALEM — By ramping up its threat to attack Iran’s nuclear development program, Israel appears to have galvanized international attention around an issue it…

EDITORIAL: Justice unduly delayed

CR Gazette – The Gazette Editorial Board —- We all want efficient government that delivers the greatest number of vital public services at the lowest cost to taxpayers. But there…

Do you know how your iPad is made?

MCT FORUM – By Winifred C. Chin – Recent revelations about the deplorable working conditions at an Apple factory in China provide a cautionary tale about globalization and consumerism. On Jan.…

Brick-and-mortar businesses succeed in Iowa as e-commerce expands

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – Despite the popular belief that e-commerce is transforming brick-and-mortar businesses into modern versions of the buggy whip, many Corridor retailers continue to derive most…

In Colorado, ‘anybody but Obama’ may not be good enough

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times – BROOMFIELD, Colo. — As the rancorous contest for the Republican presidential nomination spreads across the nation’s heartland, the leading candidates have begun to turn…

Social Media: Should your business be on Pinterest?

Michael Chevy CastranovaThe Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Chances are Pinterest has come up in a conversation recently. Perhaps it was the source of a recipe from a family gathering.…

The U.S. needs the U.N., and the U.N. needs the U.S.

MCT FORUM – By Alan K. Simpson – Jan. 12 marked the second anniversary of the horrific earthquake that ripped Haiti apart. While we quite properly remembered the unthinkable loss of…

‘Chronicle’ scores big on Super Bowl weekend

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Not even the biggest television event of the year could shake 2012’s winning streak at the box office, as ticket sales…

Students arrested on terrorism charges to remain in state custody

Mark Newman, Ottumwa Courier, Iowa – OTTUMWA -— It would probably be better all around if these youngsters remain in a state-supervised environment, according to a judge. Judge William Owens made…

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

Los Angeles Times – From the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog: ——— ‘MYSTERIOUS ISLAND’: KRISTIN DAVIS WANTS TO PET JOSH HUTCHERSON The characters in “Journey 2: The Mysterious…