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Union representing IRS employees irked at budget, opposes use of private contractors to collect tax debt

Union representing IRS employees irked at budget, opposes use of private contractors to collect tax debt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee’s proposed funding level for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) falls far short of what the agency needs next year to fulfill its mission,…

Underage party busted up in Rockwell, 10 minors charged

Underage party busted up in Rockwell, 10 minors charged

ROCKWELL – Cerro Gordo county law enforcement were called to investigate an underage drinking party and ended up citing 10 minors. On July 18, 2015 2259 hours, deputies responded to…

Iowa law enforcement seeks thief who took prized rabbit

Iowa law enforcement seeks thief who took prized rabbit

INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – A Netherland Dwarf rabbit reported stolen from the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence during the Buchanan County Fair has been found safe and returned to the owner,…

City council zeros in on Eleven Bar once more

City council zeros in on Eleven Bar once more

MASON CITY – The hits keep coming for Eleven Bar and owner George Barlas, as the city blames him and his business for every issue in or near his establishment…

Democrats outraged at GOP bill they say would protect employers who fire unmarried pregnant women

Democrats outraged at GOP bill they say would protect employers who fire unmarried pregnant women

WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), last week reintroduced legislation to clarify and strengthen religious liberty protections in federal law, by safeguarding those individuals and…

Sir Mix-a-Lot raps the Surf (photos)

Sir Mix-a-Lot raps the Surf (photos)

CLEAR LAKE – The crowd was a little smaller than usual, but very enthusiastic for the Sir Mix-a-Lot performance Friday night at the Surf Ballroom. The 51-year-old Anthony Ray brought…

AFSCME re-elects Danny Homan as president

AFSCME re-elects Danny Homan as president

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at the 19th Biennial Convention of AFSCME Iowa Council 61, Danny Homan was re-elected as President of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 by acclamation. “I am honored…

Webster City woman pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

Webster City woman pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who committed Social Security Fraud for approximately five years pled guilty today in federal court in Sioux City. Karlotta Venegas, 44, from Webster City, Iowa,…