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Alta-Aurelia finishes second in their tournament ALTA - The Warriors made it through pool play with a perfect record, but dropped the championship game to Akron-Westfield two sets to none on Saturday. To get to the finals,...
"Windshield Time" By Iowa State Trooper Vince Kurtz
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Is Clinton's health really the biggest campaign issue? (09/27/16)
Hillary Clinton has been sick, as the media has reported. We've heard about her pneumonia, seen her coughing at the podium and struggling to stay afoot as she was escorted to her car. The strenuous pace of campaigning for President of the United States would surely take its toll on any human body...
A discussion group on water (09/27/16)
Dozens of protesters barricading the governor behind executive limits - ah, it reminds me of those anti-war days. But the thing is, when people start talking moratorium, next comes boycott, and then John Brown and Harper's Ferry (ala North vs. South)...
At 90, more miles for Bob (09/27/16)
Dear Editor, I inadvertently told a half truth in a previous Letter to the Editor when I mentioned that my 90 year old friend, Bob, was planning on biking 15.2 miles Saturday at the Jack 15 in South Dakota, instead of running the race like he did in 2015 and 37 other years. Actually Bob ended up biking 30.4 miles that day because when he reached the finish line in Brookings, he promptly turned around and rode his bicycle all the way back to the start in White, SD in order to retrieve his car...
Readers Respond (09/27/16)
Negative comments by R. L. Williams, a Des Moines Register letter writer, concerning Chuck Grassley's age of 83 being a problem in his upcoming reelection bid reflect stereotypes about aging that simply do not apply in the case of this long term senator. ...
Taking initiative on nitrates (09/22/16)
Yesterday, 9/19/16, I was in my local Iowa State U. extension office talking about water quality ideas-and a local farmer came in to gather info about a research project near Newell, Iowa where Kris Kohl, Engineer, had modified a drain tile. Casey Schmidt, the farmer, wanted to show this to his banker for support (ok, a loan)...
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Typhoon Megi: Search for missing after China landslide
At least 26 people are missing after rains caused by Typhoon Megi trigger a landslide in China's Zhejiang province.
Thousands to pay final respects to Israel's Shimon Peres
Thousands of people are expected to pay their final respects in Jerusalem to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who died at the age of 93.
Mexico returns remains of US soldiers from 1846 war
The remains of 10 US soldiers killed during the Mexican-American war of 1846 are being returned 170 years after their deaths.
Oil rallies after Opec ministers announce output cut
The oil producers cartel Opec has agreed a preliminary deal to cut production for the first time in eight years, sending crude prices surging.
Trump's fortune drops $800m in one year
Due in large part to the softening of the New York real estate market, Mr Trump's personal wealth has fallen to $3.7bn, says Forbes.
The lessons of Colombia's extraordinary peace process
The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla movement brings to an end 52 years of conflict
Beating Big Brother
Secret surveillance of US citizens by police is on the rise with black neighbourhoods often the target - here is how one Californian city fought back.
Appeal begins in Brazil against acquittal of 74 police
Relatives of prisoners who died during a riot in 1992 in a Sao Paulo jail are appealing after a Brazilian court threw out convictions against 74 police officers.
Ugandan shot by US police 'pointed object'
Police in California say they shot dead a Ugandan refugee because he pulled an object from his pocket, pointed it and assumed a 'shooting stance'.
Sudan government accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur
The Sudanese government is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people, killing dozens of children in Darfur, Amnesty International alleges.
State news
Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding....
Police ID 13-year-old Iowa girl shot to death; 3 charged
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Police have identified a 13-year-old girl shot to death in Cedar Rapids and say three other teens have been charged in her death....
Barriers protected Cedar Rapids but not fit for all floods
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Miles of hastily erected barriers were remarkably effective in preventing the surging Cedar River from pouring into Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, but officials said the sand-filled containers wouldn't work in every flooding situation....
Des Moines County Democratic Party proposes wage increase
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Des Moines County Democratic Party has proposed a $12 hourly minimum wage....
Cedar River in Iowa forecast to return to below flood stage
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected....