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Hancock County Discovers Discrepancy in New Health Insurance Deductions

A few weeks ago, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved the new Wellmark health insurance rates, along with the summary of benefits and coverage. Last week, the Hancock County payroll clerk discovered a slight discrepancy on how much to deduct out of each employee’s check for health insurance. Supervisor Jerry Tlach says the difference […]

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The Debate Continues on the Proposed Mason City Pork Plant

The Mason City City Council recently approved a resolution of support of development agreement terms for a Prestage pork-processing plant despite protests from residents and concerned business owners. Jess Mazour, a farm and environment organizer for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, contended that the interests of polluters are being put ahead of the interests of […]

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Ernst and McCaskill Introduce Sexual Assault in the Military Legislation

A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators yesterday took the next step to continue curbing sexual assaults in the military, introducing legislation to build on the historic reforms of recent years, and better protect survivors who report such crimes from retaliation. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)—both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee—introduced […]