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  • Junior Duck Stamp 2016 contest winners on display at Newton Public Library

    The 2016 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners will be on display in the Children’s Department during January at the Newton Public Library. Visit the ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 2:49 pm
  • 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship application available

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Officer cleared in shooting of man

    BETTENDORF — The Scott County attorney says a Bettendorf police officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man who pointed at the officer what t ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Rare black rhino born last year gets name

    DES MOINES — A rare black rhinoceros born last year at a Des Moines zoo now has a name.“Tumani” was ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Chief justice: Iowa Legislature not providing enough money

    DES MOINES (AP) — The head of Iowa’s court system says the Legislature is not providing enough money to sustain effective court programs that have bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Council considers mayor’s removal, no reason given

    MUSCATINE — The Muscatine City Council is considering whether to seek the removal of the city’s mayor. The council will meet Thursday night and vote w ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Iowa passes up funds in effort to defund Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood would cost Iowa millions of federal dollars that had gone to family planning ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Struggling hospital sale moves forward

    MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Leaders of a Marshalltown hospital are moving ahead with selling the facility as part of bankruptcy proceedings.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • ISU receives $93M majority stake in education company

    IOWA CITY — The Iowa State University Foundation is receiving a $93 million majority stake in a Massachusetts-based education company.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Mom charged with death of baby on changing table

    DES MOINES — Authorities have charged the mother of an infant who died on a changing table in Des Moines.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • HIRTA Now offers riders flexibility

    The Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (HIRTA) launched its new Now program in Newton last week, a same-day service that offers rides for $5 each t ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Branstad pushes new plan to defund Planned Parenthood

    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad urged Iowa legislators on Tuesday to defund Planned Parenthood and prohibit public workers from bargaining for their ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Jasper County working with Polk for a culvert replacement

    A deteriorating box culvert will be replaced using a 28E agreement with Polk County. The Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved the partnership T ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • City to address repeat trash offenders

    On the second reading of an amendment to an ordinance for garbage, trash and the like, city council waived the third reading and adopted the new langu ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • The Way ARK event Jan. 14

    The Newton Church of the Way is holding an ARK event from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 14 at the church, 2306 S. Third Ave. E. Items available include diapers ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:22 am