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  • Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

    Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns
    Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.
  • Ron Shellady, trader and farmer, dies at 73

     Ron Shellady, trader and farmer, dies at 73
    For years, Ron Shellady divided his time between his work as a commodities trader and broker in Chicago and staying on top of a farm he owned and operated just outside Galena. Both worlds appealed to the Iowa native, who, although he didn't grow up on a...

    Search continues for person behind Yik Yak posts that closed high school

    Search continues for person behind Yik Yak posts that closed high school
    Police have not yet identified the anonymous person who posted messages on Yik Yak that were deemed threatening and led to the closure of Mira Costa High School. But the investigation continued Tuesday afternoon with hopes of finding the sender soon,...

    Jean L. RosoneFebruary 11, 1954 - October 26, 2014

    Jean L. Rosone, 60, of Burbank, died Sunday October 26 2014 surrounded by family and friends after recently being diagnosed with both pancreatic and ovarian cancers. Born February 11, 1954, in Chicago to Frank and Marion (Cameron) Rosone, she grew up in...

    Caution for Clinton: Iowa's history of toppling front-runners

    DES MOINES - Iowa is a tough state for presidential front-runners. It may be the passive-aggressive nature of voters. Iowans are exceedingly polite; it’s the kind of place you’re expected to greet and even chat with others stepping onto an...