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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
Brexit vote: Bitter exchanges in EU parliament debate
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.
Roy Hodgson: Euro 2016 failure has 'damaged' England
Roy Hodgson says England's 2-1 defeat by Iceland and exit from Euro 2016 will cause longer-term "damage" to the team.
Who might succeed Cameron as UK PM?
Who are the main contenders to succeed David Cameron as Conservative Party leader and prime minister.
The $4 smartphone
The BBC is given a first look at a smartphone costing less than 3, set to launch in India next week.
Yang Kaiheng: Singaporean jailed for hate articles on The Real Singapore site
A court in Singapore sentences a man to eight months in jail for publishing anti-foreigner material on his website, that drew 13m views a month.
US military failed Americans in Benghazi, says House
A new report from Republicans in the House of Representatives finds that the US military failed to protect the four Americans who died in Benghazi.
Brexit 'most important moment since Berlin Wall': Le Pen
France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen has called the UK's Brexit vote "the most important moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall".
Market pressure eases after Brexit rout
UK financial markets calm down after two days of turmoil in the wake of the Brexit vote, with the FTSE 100 gaining more than 2%.
Ikea recall after US child deaths
Ikea is to recall 29 million Malm chests of drawers in North America after the deaths of three children in the US.
Amanda Todd cyber-bully case: Dutchman to be extradited to Canada
A Dutch court approves the extradition of a Dutchman to Canada over the cyber-bullying of a teenager who later took her own life.
State news
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....
Trial set for Iowa woman accused of sex assaults on girls
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An August trial has been scheduled for a Charles City woman accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls....
Iowa parolee takes plea deal in another embezzlement case
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa parolee accused of another embezzlement has taken a plea deal....
Iowa audit shows county didn't collect all fees, taxes
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Cerro Gordo County treasurer's office supervisor has been fired in the wake of a state audit that shows that thousands of dollars in vehicle use taxes and fees were not collected....
Developers of fortified food staple awarded World Food Prize
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Four scientists credited with creating food that's fortified with essential nutrients and vitamins and has helped an estimated 10 million people avoid starvation and disease were awarded this year's World Food Prize on Tuesday....