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  • House panel OKs Iowa bill against foreign law

    DES MOINES (AP) — A panel of House lawmakers has approved a bill that would prevent Iowa judicial courts from applying foreign law to state cases.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Groomer accused of kicking dog gets probation

    IOWA CITY — A man has been given two years of probation for kicking a dog while working as a groomer in Iowa City.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Branstad defends lobbyist’s attendance at bill signing

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad has defended allowing a lobbyist to attend a private bill signing of the state’s new collective bargaining law.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • NAPA Auto Parts concert series returns to Iowa Speedway

    Race fans and music lovers will come together again this summer to celebrate three weekends of entertainment at Iowa Speedway. The NAPA Auto Parts Con ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Mom whose 2-year-old went wandering pleads guilty

    CLARION — An April sentencing has been scheduled for a northern Iowa woman whose 2-year-old daughter was found wandering a Galt street barefooted and ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

    DES MOINES (AP) — A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately bl ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:55 am
  • Renting vs buying

    Whether you’re tired of your surroundings, ready to move out of your parents’ house, changed jobs or just need a bigger place, it’s time to move on. B ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Monroe legislative forum dominated by collective bargaining

    MONROE — Saturday morning’s legislative forum at Monroe City Hall was dominated by discussion of the recently passed collective bargaining bill. Sen. ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Maytag Pool to add new heater

    After 20 years, the pool water heater at Maytag Pool has become inoperable and is in need of replacement. The Newton City Council approved Warnick & R ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Locals enjoy unique recipes at American Legion chili cook-off

    The air outside was warm Saturday, but the chili inside Newton’s American Legion was hot. The Legion’s inaugural chili cook-off pleased both the judge ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Driver cited in I-80 crash

    Just after 3 p.m. Sunday a Toyota Prius and a semi were involved in an accident on Interstate 80 between the Colfax and Baxter exits. The Toyota tried ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Stocks inch to new records; S&P 500 up four straight weeks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes inched ahead to record highs Friday, barely, after a late-afternoon push erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Colfax taekwondo schools kick family values, discipline into students

    COLFAX — “Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.”When people hear the words martia ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Local author to speak at Newton library

    The Newton Public Library will welcome Newton author, K.C. Wren, at 6 p.m. Thursday. Wren will discuss her novel, “The Dancing Winds,” and her experie ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:01 am