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Hillary Clinton's plan to pack the Supreme Court with close-minded justices

At a house party in Mason City, Iowa, a few days after offering her promise, Clinton doubled down: “I will do everything I can do to appoint Supreme Court justices who will protect the right to vote and not the right of billionaires to buy elections ...

Class ring found 50 years after Great Blanket Toss of 1967

MASON CITY, Iowa (KIMT) – Tom and Lois had only been dating for a few months when they lost a ring in the Great Blanket Toss of 1967. But what once was lost has now been found. “She had laid my ring on a blanket that she was sitting on in the grass, ...

Man accused of tossing cat into northern Iowa river fined $100

Story Created: May 28, 2015 at 12:01 AM CDT Story Updated: May 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM CDT MASON CITY — A man accused of tossing a cat into the Winnebago River in northern Iowa's Mason City has been fined $100. Sixty-nine-year-old William Hill was sentenced ...

Vernell Joy Alexandres

Visitation will be held Thursday (May 28, 2015) from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. N.E., Mason City. Should friends desire, memorials may be left in Vernell’s memory in care of her family or to Hospice of North Iowa in ...

Trial set for Iowan accused of cashing counterfeit checks

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A trial has been scheduled for a 19-year-old Des Moines woman who's accused of cashing counterfeit payroll checks in northern Iowa. The Mason City Globe Gazette reports ( ) that Keyera Coleman has pleaded not ...

Mason City housing market bucks national trend

MASON CITY, Iowa- According to the National Association of Realtors the number of homeowners is down across the country, but the Mason City Realtors Association says that isn’t true for the Mason City Area. Zelda Elwood, the President of the Mason City ...

Around Iowa: Man accused of tossing cat in river fined

A man accused of tossing a cat into the Winnebago River in northern Iowa’s Mason City has been fined $100. Sixty-nine-year-old William Hill was sentenced on Tuesday. He’d pleaded guilty to abandonment of an animal in a deal with prosecutors who lowered ...

Event Marks 20 Years Since Mason City TV Anchor's Disappearance

Next month will mark 20 years since a popular TV anchor was abducted while on her way to work in Mason City, Iowa. Jodi Huisentruit, 27, disappeared on the morning of June 27, 1995. Some of her personal items were found near her car in her apartment ...

Clinton back in Iowa, talks economy, campaign finance

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a gathering at the home of Dean Genth, left, and Gary Swenson, right, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Mason City, Iowa. (Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) MASON CITY, Iowa — Hillary ...

Hillary Clinton's second wave of Iowa courtship arrives in Mason City

Mason City, Iowa (CNN)More than 70% of Iowa's Democratic caucus-goers chose an alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2008, a fact her aides in the state are actively looking to address early in her 2016 run. Clinton will make her second visit to the state ...

Drug arrest in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Worth County man is facing a drug charge in Cerro Gordo County. 27-year-old Kory Kent Hackenmiller of Grafton was arrested Wednesday night after a traffic stop near the intersect…

Mason City housing market bucks national trend

MASON CITY, Iowa- According to the National Association of Realtors the number of homeowners is down across the country, but the Mason City Realtors Association says it isn’t true for the Mason City A…

Mason City Memorial Day service draws a big crowd

MASON CITY, Iowa – Memorial Day is a holiday started to honor those who served during the Civil War, now we commemorate it as a day to reflect on military personnel, both past and present. On Monday …

Mason City pitches revitalization project

KIMT News 3 – It’s a project that could change the face of downtown Mason City and today city leaders made their pitch in Des Moines to help get funding. On Thursday, Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and At-Larg…

Mason City Schools 100th edition of yearbook

MASON CITY, Iowa- A hundred years is a long time for any tradition and Thursday the Mason City High School yearbook is celebrating the publishing of their 100th anniversary edition. Those who helped …

Hillary Clinton meets with voters in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – Democratic front runner, and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton met with roughly 30 voters from across north Iowa on Monday. She discussed everything from foreign affairs, …

Water main repair to close Mason City street

MASON CITY, Iowa – Starting Monday, repairs to a water main leak will close one lane of Federal Avenue in Mason City. City Administrator Brent Trout says crews will close the right lane of northbound…

Walk MS is huge success in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – On Saturday, hundreds of people came out to support families dealing with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the north Iowa area. According to the National MS Society, the disease is somet…

UPDATE: Power restored in Mason City neighborhood

MASON CITY, Iowa – Alliant Energy says power has been restored to a neighborhood in Mason City.   Previous story below.   MASON CITY, Iowa — A few dozen homes in Mason City are without power Frida…

Names released in late afternoon traffic accident in Mason City

MASON CITY, Iowa – Two people were transported to the hospital after a crash in Mason City on Tuesday.  It happened around 4:30pm at the intersection of 12th Street Northeast and North Carolina Avenue…


Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in MASON CITY IOWA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]

The importance of local education funding in MASON CITY IOWA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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