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Day: March 29, 2012

New jobless claims fall to four-year low

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — New claims for unemployment benefits dipped last week to their lowest level in four years in the latest sign of the continued, gradual healing

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Keeping the B-2 up to date

By Rick Montgomery, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Say you own a 20-year-old car and intend to drive it beyond the year 2050. It will need some fixing. A challenge similar

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Early warmth brings spate of cycle accidents

Steve Gravelle, CR Gazette – March’s record-breaking warmth has brought motorcyclists out early, resulting in a string of fatal accidents in Eastern Iowa. “People aren’t watching for motorcycles in March,” said Phil

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Capitol Digest, 3-28-2012

Rod Boshart, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Wednesday, March 28, 2012: JUDGE BOWER INVESTITURE: Iowa Appellate Court Judge Thomas N. Bower of Cedar

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Wood chip pick up and spring updates

The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board ROW Vegetation Management staff will be giving away a portion of its stockpile of wood chips at Lime Creek Nature Center April 9-13.  Chips will be

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Illinois and Groce have a deal

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune – CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Despite an increasingly complicated negotiation process, multiple sources confirmed to the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday night that Ohio’s John Groce has been hired as

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