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Trump tends to his electoral map, Biden eyes Obama boost

By ZEKE MILLER, WILL WEISSERT and JONATHAN LEMIRE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate…
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Surge of Covid patients in Iowa hospitals continues

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The state’s coronavirus tracker shows more than 500 Covid patients are in an Iowa hospital today, a higher patient count than at any other time during the pandemic. An infectious disease expert…
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Company working with Oskaloosa, Knoxville school districts is hacked

An online company hired by the Oskaloosa and Knoxville school districts has had a security breach that may have involved several students.  Timberline provides Medicaid billing and information for over 190 Iowa school districts.  Timberline…
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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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The 2020 CMT Music Awards Are Tonight

The 2020 CMT Awards are happening tonight, and it’s bound to be a great night of music. The show, hosted by Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland, as well as one more yet-to-be named…
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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm…
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Chamber Seeks Award Nominations

Would you like to nominate a business or individual who has made a big difference in Mahaska County in the past year? Mahaska Chamber & Development Group will again be presenting several civic awards at their annual meeting. This…
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Grassley says ‘going bigger’ on pandemic relief creates problems

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the $300 billion coronavirus relief package Senate Republicans plan to vote on this week could be a starting point for negotiations. “Since we can agree on these…
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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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Garth Brooks Reveals Release Date for "Fun" And "Triple Deluxe Live"

Garth Brooks fans are finally getting his new album. The singer just announced that his long-awaited record “Fun,” will drop on November 20th, along with a new live album, “Triple Deluxe Live.” Fans have already…
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