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Justice Department announces nationwide initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

Justice Department announces nationwide initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, as the Department of Justice recognized the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the nationwide rollout of an initiative…

Upmeyer touts tax relief for middle class Iowans

Upmeyer touts tax relief for middle class Iowans

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Late last year, Congress reformed the tax code at the national level, reducing federal taxes on Iowans…

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in poor health

Former First Lady Barbara Bush in poor health

HOUSTON, TEXAS – former First Lady Barbara Bush is in poor health, the Bush family said in a statement, and she won’t seek further medical treatment: Following a recent series…

Opinion: Greed of “super rich” trumps working class in Iowa

Opinion: Greed of “super rich” trumps working class in Iowa

Politicians in Iowa are to be working on the behalf of the hard working middle class, not on the behalf of the super-rich.  Once again, the greed of the super-rich…

Mason City school board to meet Monday, consider big employee contracts

Mason City school board to meet Monday, consider big employee contracts

MASON CITY – The Mason City school board will meet Monday evening and consider a 2-year contract for Administrator Dave Versteeg and at least one other highly-paid administrator. The Mason…

Ragan: Bees and butterflies boost Iowa crops and natural resources

Ragan: Bees and butterflies boost Iowa crops and natural resources

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Bees and butterflies are important pollinators for Iowa crops and other plants. The North American monarch population…

Backpage.com’s CEO and related corporate entities enter guilty pleas for facilitating prostitution

Backpage.com’s CEO and related corporate entities enter guilty pleas for facilitating prostitution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced the seizure of Backpage.com, the Internet’s leading forum for prostitution ads, including ads depicting the prostitution of children, and the…

NIACC men’s golf team places sixth at regional preview

NIACC men’s golf team places sixth at regional preview

PANORA – The NIACC men’s golf team placed sixth at the NJCAA Region XI preview meet with a 322 at Lake Panorama Golf Course on Friday. Sophomore Josh Schaefer led…

NIACC men’s 4×100 relay team sets school record

NIACC men’s 4×100 relay team sets school record

DES MOINES – For the second time this season, the NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay school record has been broken. NIACC’s Timothi McMaster, Prince Boduo, Kalen Eastman and Deionte Ganzy clocked…

Cyclone women sign NJCAA All-American Jade Thurmon

Cyclone women sign NJCAA All-American Jade Thurmon

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball program and head coach Bill Fennelly announced Thursday an addition to the 2018 signing class, as Jade Thurmon signed on to play…

Mason City man accused of meth possession

Mason City man accused of meth possession

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Iowa Democrats complain about GOP state tax cuts and elimination of payments to cities and towns

Iowa Democrats complain about GOP state tax cuts and elimination of payments to cities and towns

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: A House committee has taken another step forward on a plan that could leave Iowans with higher property taxes and fewer…

Garage burns in Clear Lake, with $25,000 loss to owner

Garage burns in Clear Lake, with $25,000 loss to owner

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake garage burned this weekend, with an estimated loss of $25,000 to the owner. The Clear Lake Fire Department said in a statement that they…