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    Iowan involved in landmark free speech case has died
    An Iowa lawyer connected to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case has died. Dan Johnston was just 30 years old in 1969 when the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the so-called Tinker case. Johnston represented two students who were suspended from Des Moines Public Schools for wearing black arm bands to protest the Vietnam […]
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    Harlan man sent to federal prison on child porn charge
    A 55-year-old western Iowa man has been sentenced to five years in prison for having child porn on his computer. Michael Garreans of Harlan pleaded guilty this past June to possessing child pornography. In mid-2014, Garreans posted a video of two unclothed minors to a website that was being monitored by law enforcement. Investigators later […]
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    Iowa’s top election official: 18-26 year olds are key in 2016
    Iowa’s secretary of state predicts “millennial” voters will decide this year’s election. “Specifically the 18-to-26 year olds. That’s my prediction. Watch that group,” says Paul Pate, the state official who oversees elections in Iowa. Pate says most voters above the age of 26 have become allied with either the Republican or Democratic Parties, but not millennials. […]
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    Governor requests federal disaster declaration for 19 northeast Iowa counties
    The governor is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for 19 counties hit by storms and flooding in September. The governor’s request for the damage done between September 21st and 23rd is for public infrastructure only. Information from the governor’s office says the damage assessment showed the number of uninsured homes that suffered major damage […]
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    Feed plant south of Oskaloosa heavily damaged by fire
    An investigation is underway after fire heavily damaged a livestock feed plant in southeast Iowa. Firefighters were called to the Church & Dwight plant south of Oskaloosa on Highway 23 shortly before 6 o’clock Thursday morning where a livestock feed dryer caught fire. The fire caused extensive damage to one of two production lines, estimated […]
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