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Voting Location Open on Saturday

Here’s a reminder that the Mahaska County’s temporary voting building in Oskaloosa will be open Saturday (10/24) from 8am to 5pm.  Also, Saturday is the last day you can register to vote in the November…
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Iowa court ruling could block ballot requests

A split Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday (10/21) upheld a new Republican-backed law that could bar county elections commissioners from mailing absentee ballots to thousands of people who omitted information on their applications. The 4-3…
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Testimony ends in Kelsie Thomas retrial

Tuesday (10/20) was the final day of testimony in Kelsie Thomas’ retrial for first degree murder.  The Ottumwa woman is accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter Cloe Chandler in July 2018.  Thomas is facing trial…
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Parts of the state lagging behind in harvest

BY DAR DANIELSON The soybean harvest is entering the last lap — while the corn harvest is getting closer to being done after a week of good weather. The U.S.D.A. report shows just ten percent of…
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Oskaloosa Police investigate shooting

Oskaloosa Police are investigating a shooting that injured a juvenile.  Police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 17th Avenue East around 8:30 last Thursday night (10/15) about a possible shooting.  When Police…
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Ernst & Greenfield debate

Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield differed sharply about whether systematic racism exists and whether either had benefited from white privilege. The two candidates joined for their final televised debate Thursday (10/15)…
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Iowa Supreme Court upholds absentee ballot directive

Iowa’s highest court is upholding a state directive that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal information. The Iowa Supreme Court issued its ruling…
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Kelsie Thomas retrial begins

The retrial for an Ottumwa woman accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter begins Tuesday (10/13) in Ottumwa.  Kelsie Thomas is accused of killing her daughter, Cloe Chandler, in July 2018.  Earlier this year, a Wapello…
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One arrested after Poweshiek County chase

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy early Sunday morning (10/11) trying to flag down a stolen vehicle.  Around 12:45am Sunday, deputies spotted a brown Ford F-150 that had been reported stolen from Marshall County earlier…
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Task force finds many preventable COVID-19 deaths in Iowa

The White House Coronavirus Task force told Iowa officials in its most recent report released Thursday (10/8) that many virus-related deaths in the state were preventable. The report dated Oct. 4 was released to the…
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