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Day: August 17, 2012

Iowa law enforcement reflect on Obama visit

Duane Nollen, The Oskaloosa Herald, Iowa – OSKALOOSA — Both Oskaloosa Police Chief John “Jake” McGee and Mahaska County Sheriff Paul DeGeest agree that President Barack Obama’s visit to Oskaloosa Tuesday was an

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Iowa Unemployment Rate at 5.3 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in July from a revised June rate of 5.1 percent. The state’s jobless rate stood at 6.0 percent one

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Harkin Applauds Court’s E15 Decision

WASHINTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)

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Afghan policeman kills 2 Americans

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan policeman fatally shot two American troops Friday, bringing the number of U.S. forces killed in such “insider” shootings to nine in

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Traffic update at MCHS campus

From Mason City School District: Highway 122 is under construction in front of the high school, and it will take about four more weeks to complete the project.  The new entrance/exit for

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49ers impressed with Randy Moss

By Cam Inman, Contra Costa Times – SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Randy Moss raced off the 49ers practice field Thursday with a smile. Again. It’s become a daily habit for the unretired

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‘Sparkle’ remake is off-key

By Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee – “Sparkle,” the remake of the 1976 film starring Irene Cara, is like a great song with a bad chorus. Just when it looks like it’s

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CNH in Burlington lays off 30

Christinia Crippes, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – Case New Holland Corporate Communications said Wednesday its Burlington plant has temporarily laid off about 30 employees. The number amounts to about 4.4 percent

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Sawhill departs Iowa football program

IOWA CITY, Iowa – – University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Thursday that senior defensive lineman John Sawhill will not continue his career with the Hawkeyes. Sawhill (6-foot-3, 277), a

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Vikings’ secondary vows to be better

By Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — There’s a reason Joe Woods is smiling. Actually, there are several. After what he went through a year ago, the Vikings’ defensive backs

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