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Obamacare: Weighing the Good and the Bad

In 2010, the Obama administration pushed for the enactment of the controversial Patient and Affordable Care Protection Act. Also called Obamacare, this act sought to regulate private health insurance with…

Cyclones’ star wide receiver Lazard to return for senior season

Cyclones’ star wide receiver Lazard to return for senior season

AMES – Iowa State Cyclone star wide receiver Allen Lazard says something special is brewing in Ames under new head coach Matt Campbell, and he wants to return for his…

EPA releases drinking water action plan

EPA releases drinking water action plan

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to…

Senate passes Grassley’s bill to give survivor benefits to families of fallen officers

Senate passes Grassley’s bill to give survivor benefits to families of fallen officers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed legislation authored by Senators Chuck Grassley and Kirsten Gillibrand to reduce the backlog of families awaiting approval of survivor benefits of public…

Largest producer of child pornography ever prosecuted in Minnesota sentenced to 38 years in prison

Largest producer of child pornography ever prosecuted in Minnesota sentenced to 38 years in prison

MINNEAPOLIS – Anton Martynenko targeted more than 150 children in a vicious “sextortion” scheme and will spend decades behind bars. United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the sentencing…

Clear Lake man jailed on domestic assault

Clear Lake man jailed on domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A man who works as a Clear Lake police officer was jailed on a domestic assault charge. On Thursday December 01, 2016, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

Princess Cruise Lines to pay largest-ever criminal penalty for deliberate vessel pollution, discharge of “oily waste”

Princess Cruise Lines to pay largest-ever criminal penalty for deliberate vessel pollution, discharge of “oily waste”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges stemming from its deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover…

UPDATE: One woman shot this morning in Mason City; suspect charged with attempted murder

UPDATE: One woman shot this morning in Mason City; suspect charged with attempted murder

MASON CITY – One woman was shot this morning in Mason City, and a person of interest is being interviewed by police at this time. At approximately 3:53 AM on…