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Alta-Aurelia overpowers Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Aryshire On Friday night in Alta, the Warriors blew past GT/RA in five innings, taking a 13-3 win. GT/RA jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the top of the first but that...
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Rape is rape, nothing else is (06/28/16)
Let me begin with a simple declarative. Nothing, I repeat, nothing, is like being raped. Rape is a horrific invasion of the most sacred thing we have, our bodies. So, it infuriates me to hear celebrities and politicians minimize rape by equating their life experiences to being violently victimized, or by using their powerful public platform to blame victims...
Readers Respond (06/21/16)
When I spoke at the Rockefeller Fund Conference on Pipelines and Eminent Domain last week, I emphasized that if we're going to argue against the abuse of eminent domain for a pipeline, we truly have to get to know the landowners and tribes who sit in a pipeline company's crosshairs. (Read the full text of my speech here.)...
Time for a Nonviolent Assault on Our Blood-Stained Congress (06/14/16)
After the horrific shooting in Orlando there are some facts we might want to consider: A homegrown (US-born, US citizen) Islamist terrorist committed the worst mass shooting in US history. The NRA defends the right of everyone--including terrorists--to obtain, possess, load, and carry assault weapons...
Iowa school choice is the right choice (06/14/16)
The Iowa General Assembly (IGA) needs to change the K-12 educational system for Iowa students from the current geographical-assignment system to a complete school-choice plan where the tax money allocated follows the child as soon as possible in order to bring all the benefits research has shown these plans provide to our state. ...
Readers Respond (06/09/16)
Recently Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa reintroduced legislation - S. 2911 - that would make it unlawful for a meatpacking company to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter. According to the National Farmers Union, livestock ownership among a few multinational firms restricts competition, puts farmers and ranchers on an uneven playing field, and increases the chances of market price manipulation. ...
BBC News
Jean-Claude Juncker: 'If you are out, you are out'
Jean-Claude Juncker has told the BBC that the UK has to face the consequences of leaving the EU.
EU wants 'closest links' with UK after Brexit says Cameron
David Cameron says the rest of the EU wants close links with the UK after Brexit but acknowledges "huge challenges" over immigration and market access.
Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: At least 32 dead and dozens injured
A suicide gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport, one of Europe's busiest, kills at least 32 people and injures 60.
David Cameron: 'Britain won't turn its back on Europe'
David Cameron has said the rest of the EU wants to have the "closest possible" relationship with the UK after Brexit.
Passengers take cover inside airport
The main airport in Istanbul has been attacked with 28 people reportedly killed, and dozens more injured.
Brussels 'last supper' marks UK Brexit
The BBC's Laurence Peter is following all the latest developments at an EU crisis summit in Brussels after the UK voted last week to leave the 28-member bloc.
BBC journalist reports from Istanbul plane
A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul's Ataturk international airport has killed at least 28 people and injured up to 60, with reports of at least one suicide bomber.
Lionel Messi: Diego Maradona urges forward to change mind about retiring
Lionel Messi is urged to reconsider his international retirement by Argentina legend Diego Maradona and the country's president.
Anger in EU parliament
Bitter exchanges mark the European Parliament's first debate on the UK's vote to leave, while David Cameron prepares to face his EU counterparts.
Huge fire after freight trains collide in Texas
Two freight trains have collided in Panhandle, Texas, leaving at least one person injured.
State news
Workers cleaning Iowa ditch where herbicide, oil spilled
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Environmental specialists in Iowa are determining the effects of a semitrailer crash in the northwestern corner of the state that spilled herbicide and soybean oil into a ditch....
Mason City man sentenced to prison for sex with girl
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Mason City man has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old girl....
ACLU of Iowa Executive Director Jeremy Rosen resigns
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The director of the Iowa chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union hired just last year has abruptly resigned....
Running water fountain leaves soggy mess at Iowa courthouse
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- A fourth-floor water fountain apparently ran nonstop over the weekend and damaged floors, walls and equipment in the Pottawattamie County Courthouse in Council Bluffs....
Linn County group recommends minimum wage increase
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Linn County Supervisors have appointed a group of business leaders and workers to study the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage....