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UK Parliament Attacker British-born, Had Been Investigated Over Extremism Concerns

By Elizabeth Piper and William James LONDON (Reuters) – The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in […]

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise; Labor Market Still Strong

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 258,000 for the week ended March 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims […]

Case Management Future Discussed At Supervisors Meeting

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 20th at their regular time of 9am on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. The board heard from Heather Gross, Community Services Director for Mahaska County, who talked about upcoming changes to case management, due to privatization of medicare in Iowa. Gross […]

Council Approves Second Reading Of Rental Inspection Program

by Pam Blomgren The Oskaloosa City Council meeting lasted just barely 45 minutes last evening (March 20) and, intertwined with routine activity, were familiar strains of sentiment heard in earlier meetings: ‘we don’t need this’ and ‘this isn’t necessary.’ Following the community comments section – of which there were none – and the consent agenda, […]

Heartbreaking Overtime Loss Ends Statesmen Season

Kansas City, Mo.–The basketball gods evened the score in the most cruel way imaginable Monday as the William Penn men’s basketball team gave up a large lead and eventually fell 83-82 in overtime to Texas Wesleyan in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I National Championships. Duer bracket champion WPU (33-4), which overcame an 18-point […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 17, 2017

The Iowa Senate continued floor debate and voting on a number of bills this week including HF203, which allows state primary road funds to be allocated to secondary and municipal road systems in exchange for the state retaining all or a portion of federal aid road funds that would otherwise be allocated to counties and […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 16, 2017

Things have been very productive here at the Capital. We’ve made both small and significant changes to the Code. Last week, we passed an omnibus 2nd Amendment Bill on gun regulation reform. This Bill should allow law-abiding Iowans the freedom to exercise their gun rights more freely. We also passed a voter integrity and modernization […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 16, 2017

House Republicans continued their hard work to ensure that more of your money stays in your pockets. With the negative revenue forecast that came in this last week, we are taking a look at tax credits and other areas where we can save money and still keep taxes low. Below you will find some helpful […]


Award to be presented March 20 at the Fremont Community Center DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that the Neil Albertson family from Mahaska County has been named the winners of the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. Neil and his wife Lisa farm with their sons Travis and Casey […]

Daily Film Project After School Camp

OSKALOOSA, IA — Set your imagination loose at the George Daily Youth Theatre! The after school session comes to an end with the Daily Film Project starting the week of March 20th. “Film is always fun and it’s what most kids interact with. It’s way easier for them to turn on a computer and see […]


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