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Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO response to Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO response to Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

From Ken Sagar, President Iowa Federation of Labor – Today the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This is a victory for seniors, their children and…

Supreme Court upholds health care law’s mandate

Supreme Court upholds health care law’s mandate

By Michael Doyle and David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld nearly all of the Obama administration’s health care law, including its controversial requirement…

Austin, MN Parks and Rec addressing pit bull attack at dog park

Matt Peterson, Austin Daily Herald, Minn. – Though Austin’s new dog park has sections for both small and large dogs, it is still unclear how a pit bull was able…

Judge gives no penalty to woman for starving dog to death

Scott Sexton, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. – In the end, the court proceedings against Angelanetta Gladdenshe was charged with felony cruelty to animalswound up mimicking the death of the dog she…

CT mother accused of tormenting, abusing infant

Susan Misur, New Haven Register, Conn. – WEST HAVENA city mother arrested on charges of child abuse can allegedly be seen in videos engaging in rough behavior with her baby,…

Iran sanctions are about to get tougher

By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau – TEHRAN — As the West has tightened its economic chokehold in an effort to force Iran’s government to scale back…

Pelosi celebrates Supreme Court ruling on ‘ironclad’ healthcare law

By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the former speaker whose Democratic Party lost control of the chamber after she pushed through the…

Colorado fires: Waldo Canyon blaze grows, takes hundreds of homes

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times – The devastating fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., continued to grow Thursday, even as the city began to assess the damage thus far; the…

Democrats ‘ecstatic,’ GOP vows fight as court upholds health care law

By Lisa Mascaro And Richard Simon, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — In the moments after the Supreme Court’s landmark health care ruling Thursday, Capitol Hill was unnervingly quiet as…

House Republicans schedule vote to repeal ObamaCare

House Republicans schedule vote to repeal ObamaCare

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Thursday set a vote in two weeks to repeal the nation’s health care law — a largely…

Romney uses health care ruling to motivate voters against Obama

By Robin Abcarian and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – In brief remarks two hours after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, Mitt Romney said…

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets extradition letter from British police

By Janet Stobart, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Julian Assange, whose WikiLeaks website angered American officials by releasing official U.S. documents, on Thursday received a letter demanding his presence…

Crime is down? Senior Center robbed

Crime is down? Senior Center robbed

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – It has been reported in another local media that crime is down in Mason City. Although your mayor and city council are also going along…

Man who claims to be from New Jersey and Texas arrested for domestic assault

Man who claims to be from New Jersey and Texas arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A man with addresses in New Jersey and Texas was arrested after an altercation early Wednesday morning in downtown Mason City. Ernest Gary Price Jr. (pictured below),…

Press conference scheduled responding to Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Press conference scheduled responding to Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

DES MOINES, IOWA – Local organizations will hold a series of press events Friday to discuss the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare and voice their support for improved health care…

One injured in vehicle rollover Wednesday in Worth County

One injured in vehicle rollover Wednesday in Worth County

Story by Jody Spear, Photos and Video by Chris Smith and Vicki Johnson – WORTH COUNTY – At approximately 1:15 pm Wednesday, emergency crews were dispatched to a one vehicle…

Don Grady, Mouseketeer, ‘My Three Sons’ star, dies at 68

By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Don Grady, who sang and danced as a Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” played son Robbie on the…

Blast rocks Syrian capital; Turkish troops on the move

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Turkish troops and antiaircraft batteries were headed toward the tense Turkish-Syrian border region Thursday, Turkish media said, amid reports that…

U.S. population in cities growing faster than in suburbs, figures show

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Since the automobile was popularized in the 1920s, America’s suburbs have been growing faster than cities as people fled urban life…

Supreme Court upholds health-care law as tax measure

Supreme Court upholds health-care law as tax measure

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s health-care law Thursday, ruling the government may impose tax penalties…

Branstad and Reynolds release statements on Supreme Court ruling

Branstad and Reynolds release statements on Supreme Court ruling

Gov. Branstad: “Today, the Supreme Court handed down a disastrous decision to uphold President Obama’s destructive health care law, which means a future of higher costs, higher taxes, and increasing…

Stump the Geeks: Irritating system updates often protect your computer

By Tyler Dukes, McClatchy Newspapers – QUESTION: I have been getting the Windows notification for an update called “Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538242).”…

New Wi-Fi standard will speed up video streaming

By John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — It wasn’t long ago families squabbled over who was hogging the TV remote control. Now they face off over…

Chris O’Brien: Oversharing threatens Facebook’s business

By Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News – When Facebook first announced an ambitious initiative last September to induce us to share even more stuff on the social network, I was…

Pending home sales soar in May to highest level in 2 years

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Prospective home-buyers signed the most contracts to buy existing homes last month in more than two years, according to new data…

‘People Like Us’ a movie in search of an identity

By Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – “People Like Us” is a well-acted weeper that walks an unsteady line between the emotional and the darkly comical. It’s about a guy…

Best Buy prepares to fight founder

By Thomas Lee, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The board of Best Buy has decided to collectively pay the company’s four top executives $2 million in cash to cement their…

NBC says Olympics viewership won’t top Beijing

NBC says Olympics viewership won’t top Beijing

By Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer – NEW YORK — Speaking from the Olympics “highlights factory” Wednesday, NBC Sports executives dampened expectations that TV viewership for this summer’s London games would…

Health care ruling may not reduce ‘uncertainty’

By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Uncertainty” has been the buzz word in the struggling economy, as business leaders say they don’t want to hire until a…

Google unveils Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus Q entertainment device

By David Sarno and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Google isn’t just flirting with consumer electronics anymore; it’s diving headlong into it. With the kind of dramatics…

LeBron and the Heat get the last laugh

By Joseph Goodman, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — You might not know it based on the past two years, but LeBron James has a sense of humor as big as his…

Umpire’s blown call brings back interest in expanded use of replay

By Sheldon Ocker, Akron Beacon Journal – NEW YORK — Umpire Mike DiMuro’s blown call during the Indians’ 6-4 loss Tuesday night again raised the issue of expanding the role of…

Federer overpowers Fognini at Wimbledon

By Bill Scott – LONDON — Roger Federer moved through in cruise control to the third round of Wimbledon on Wednesday as the Swiss third seed demolished Italy’s Fabio Fognini,…

New playoff system works for Notre Dame

By Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune – Back in the office Wednesday, Jack Swarbrick could beam at the college football playoff baby birthed a day earlier. Then the Notre Dame athletic director…

Kentucky’s Davis leads the NBA draft call

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Like the crazy, true-blue Kentucky fans who flocked to cheer him last season, Anthony Davis wore a T-shirt with a catchy little slogan when…

Bulls looking for late-round magic in NBA draft

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – More than 50 players have worked out at the Berto Center. Several other character interviews were conducted at the NBA draft combine earlier this month.…

EDITORIAL: Felons and voting rights

CR Gazette – Should Iowans care if convicted felons ever get back their right to vote in this state? We think so. But what’s the right approach? Is it: —…

Greinke pulled for pinch hitter in seventh, but it works out OK for Brewers

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – CINCINNATI — Though it took a little longer than expected to see the payoff, Ron Roenicke’s gamble eventually paid off Wednesday afternoon. The Milwaukee…

Disciplinary charges dismissed against former Mount Vernon principal

Patrick Hogan, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – An administrative law judge this month dismissed all three charges of abuse and unethical practice against former Mount Vernon Washington Elementary School…

Is Cedar Rapids ready for a gaming casino?

Rick Smith, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – CEDAR RAPIDS — Local private interests are conducting a phone survey to measure interest in a gaming casino in Cedar Rapids even…

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