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Rich Egger

Bridgeway Dumps Macomb Recycling Program

Glass, plastic, aluminum, and paper from Macomb will no longer be sorted at the Bridgeway facility on the west end of town. In a letter dated February 17, 2015, the company said it’s been operating the program at a loss for several years.
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T.J. Carson

City leaders in Galesburg hope a program for subdivision development will lead to an increase in population.

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A dog connected to an officer-involved shooting in Burlington will be returned to its owner. This comes after the city's Animal Hearing Board voted unanimously that Sammy, a 7-year-old German Shepard/Collie mix was not vicious.

T.J. Carson

A group that serves the mentally disabled in Warren County is looking to make big changes in the near future.

Warren Achievement Facility has already made its debut of a new logo that emphasizes the word "Achievement" more.

Elected leaders of two southeast Iowa counties will see a little more money in their paychecks come July 1.

The proposed FY2016 budgets for Lee and Des Moines Counties contain funding for smaller-than-expected wage hikes.

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.

You probably don't need me to enumerate the pains of navigating bureaucracies. Lines and forms and hold times are the stuff of daily routine — and it's just as routine to complain about them.

Afghans celebrated on the streets of Kabul as their national cricket team, playing half a world away, won its first World Cup game.

Scotland, in its allotted 50 overs, scored 210 runs. In a nail-biting finish, the Afghans scraped past Scotland in Dunedin, New Zealand, by one wicket with three balls to spare.

No. 4 Samiullah Shenwari top scored with 96 and opener Javed Ahmadi scored 51, but it was an unbeaten last-wicket stand between Hamid Hassan, not out on 15, and Shapoor Zadran, batting on 12, that took the Afghans past their more fancied opponents.

Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy's and getting the bill months after you leave the store, Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say.

But an online tool that went live Wednesday is supposed to help change that, giving patients in most parts of the country a small peek at the prices of medical tests and procedures before they open their wallets.

Got a sore knee? Having a baby? Need a primary-care doctor? Shopping for an MRI scan?

A cease-fire that seemed on the verge of collapse is showing signs of taking hold in Ukraine, where the government says it's withdrawing artillery weapons from the front lines of battle with Russian-backed separatists and their allies. The news comes as combat deaths have fallen to zero.

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Sean Watkins co-founded Nickel Creek when he was just 12 years old, kickstarting a career that’s taken him from the stage of the Grammy Awards to the top of the bluegrass charts. Along the way, he’s become an award-winning guitarist, a singer/songwriter and a member of several different bands, not to mention one of the early pioneers of a genre now known across the world as Americana. Opener Ben Bedford delivers intriguing sketches of America, its individuals, their victories and their...
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