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October 17, 2012

Patrick Madigan a key negotiator in $25 billion national mortgage settlement (DES MOINES, Iowa) U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today awarded an assistant Iowa attorney general the U.S. Department of Justice’s second highest award for employee performance. At a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) headquarters, Holder awarded...

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October 12, 2012

(HAMPTON, Iowa) A Franklin County judge this week penalized the owner of a Latimer salvage yard, after the judge ruled the owner committed solid waste, storm water discharge, and hazardous condition violations. District Court Judge DeDra Schroeder assessed Jerry Passehl, 57, owner of The Junkyard, more than $40,000 in civil...

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October 10, 2012

New plan consisting of six multi-county service areas proposed in an effort to combat funding cuts while maximizing services to victims of crime NOTE (PARTICULARLY TO MASON CITY-AREA MEDIA): This morning (10/11/2012) the location of the Mason City public meeting on 10/24 changed from the Mason City Public Library to...

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October 9, 2012

Miller: Proposal could preempt Iowa laws and undermine consumer safeguards (DES MOINES, Iowa) Attorney General Tom Miller joined 40 state attorneys general urging Congress to oppose a bill preempting states’ authority to crack down on predatory high cost, short-term lending practices. In a joint letter, Miller and the attorneys general...

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