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Day: February 29, 2012

Watts to make announcement Thursday

MASON CITY – Mason City resident Chris Watts will be making an announcement Thursday regarding his plans on whether or not to run for a Cerro Gordo County Supervisor seat. Watts (pictured)

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Opinion: Welfare reform worked

By Peter H. Schuck and Ron Haskins, Los Angeles Times – The primary election campaign has intensified a justified concern about inequality in America: People at the top are rising much faster than

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Capitol Digest 2-28-12

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012: BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: Iowa legislators will host the state’s

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Monkees’ heartthrob Davy Jones dies at 66

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on

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New drama will keep you ‘Awake’

By Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News – When broadcast networks’ executives sleep, they probably dream of series like NBC’s “Awake,” a cop show with a premise unusual enough to generate buzz but not

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Parents guide to new movie releases

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Rating: PG for brief mild language What it’s about: An entrepreneur remembers the forest he chopped down and the environment he ruined

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Economy grew at faster rate at end of 2011

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The nation’s economy grew faster in the final months of last year than initially estimated as consumer spending and business investments for things like

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Twolves drop Clippers again, 109-97

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LOS ANGELES — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday night and really looked at home for the first time during his

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Doyle McManus: Revenge of the ‘super PACs’

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times – Chalk up another win for the law of unintended consequences. When federal courts ruled in 2010 against restricting donations to political action committees, Republican strategists rejoiced.

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