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Storm Lake struggles against Cherokee, Algona On Monday night in Storm Lake, the Tornadoes found themselves on the losing end against Cherokee 17-3. Sophomore Brayden Hoops got the start going 3 2/3 innings giving up four...
"Windshield Time" By Iowa State Trooper Vince Kurtz
SL Boys soccer on to State!
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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. ...
The Greatest? (06/13/16)
The world will memorialize Muhammad Ali. He was the greatest fighter to ever set foot in the ring. He was kind, true to his faith and loved by all. Muslims want peace but fight in wars all over the world. When he was heavyweight champion, and a multimillionaire, he hired the lawyers, lost three years of boxing, and went to the Supreme Court to get out of the draft. ...
Soccer and the flag (06/13/16)
After hearing and reading some of the reactions to pictures in local papers I feel a little more information may be helpful. First of all, I was the one in charge of the welcome home for our State Runner-Up Soccer team. That was what was being celebrated that night when the team returned. ...
BBC News
UK post-Brexit opposition crisis deepens
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will stand as a candidate in any new leadership election and reshape his shadow cabinet following a string of resignations.
'Fat cats'
Iranians have taken to publishing their payslips online, angered by revelations that managers in some state companies enjoy surprisingly high salaries.
Spanish election: PP wins most seats but deadlock remains
The conservative People's Party of PM Mariano Rajoy wins most seats in Spain's election but is again short of a majority.
Pound falls further over Brexit fears
The pound falls in Asian trading on Monday, adding to Friday's record one-day decline for sterling.
Pope Francis says Church should apologise to gays
Pope Francis says the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them.
What are 'safe haven' investments?
As stock markets tumble and sterling weakens in the wake of the EU referendum result, what are the safer alternatives for investors?
Schezwan dosa anyone?
Food writer Samar Halarnkar explains what Indians have done to Chinese and other cuisines of the world.
First voyage through expanded Panama canal
A Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to sail into the newly expanded Panama Canal.
England at Euro 2016: Why we will beat Iceland - Danny Murphy
'We will open Iceland up' - BBC pundit Danny Murphy gives his verdict on England's opponents in the last 16 at Euro 2016.
50 years on
Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK. Simon Read looks at how the plastic card changed our relationship with money.
State news
Plan includes $60M in upgrades to Sioux City's Tyson Center
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- The Sioux City Council is mulling a proposal for more than $60 million in upgrades to the Tyson Events Center....
Longtime Iowa sportscaster Bob Brooks dies at age 89
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Longtime Iowa sports broadcaster Bob Brooks, who spent his more than seven-decade career covering everything from high school games to Hawkeyes athletics, has died. He was 89....
West Des Moines to build new $20M public services facility
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- West Des Moines leaders say the city will spend up to $20 million to build a new public services facility that will better serve neighborhoods on the city's far western edge....
Liggins retrial in Iowa girl's 1990 death set for February
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- The retrial of an Illinois man charged with the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in eastern Iowa has been set for next year....
Women to drop lawsuit on hair braiding in Iowa amid new law
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two women challenging Iowa's regulation on African-style hair braiding plan to drop a lawsuit they filed last year because of an upcoming change in state law, a move that highlights occupational licensing requirements around the country that research show can be burdensome to workers....