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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Transportation Dec. 1, 2022 7:28 am3d ago
Iowa retailers, agricultural groups and cities expressed relief Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would block a nationwide rail freight stoppage. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week. But union representing about 700 Iowa railroad workers says they need more sick days.
Iowa Water Quality Dec. 1, 2022 3:27 pm3d ago
A Coralville developer has agreed to pay a $3,000 penalty after a contractor pumped dirty water from the construction of Trail Ridge Estates, west of Solon, into a storm drain that goes into Mill Creek and later, Lake Macbride.
Iowa Water Quality Nov. 28, 2022 3:13 pm6d ago
Owners of an Iowa City-area mobile home park have agreed to pay an $8,000 fine after multiple violations since 2020 for discharging wastewater into a tributary of Snyder Creek, which feeds into the Iowa River.
Agriculture Nov. 23, 2022 6:00 am13d ago
An 11,600-head cattle feedlot -- the focus of an ongoing lawsuit against the state and continued scrutiny from neighbors -- soon will have less state oversight because owners have satisfied a stormwater management permit that will expire Jan. 1.
Travel Nov. 21, 2022 8:27 am13d ago
The Himalayan country of about 30 million people isn’t on many travel itineraries — unless you’re a climber — because it’s a little harder to get to than some other South Asian destinations. But once you get to Nepal, you feel like the luckiest person alive to visit such a vibrant, beautiful and resilient country.
Energy Nov. 18, 2022 3:12 pm16d ago
The Iowa Utilities Board will not require Navigator Heartland Greenway to do an environmental impact study as part of its application for a state permit to build a carbon dioxide pipeline through Iowa.
Retail Nov. 19, 2022 8:03 am15d ago
Coral Ridge Mall, a 24-year-old retail center near Interstate 80 in Coralville, welcomed new clothing stores and a candy shop this fall. Planet Fitness is under construction and expected to open in January.
Agriculture Nov. 18, 2022 6:00 am17d ago
More than 800 Iowa retailers are licensed with the state to sell consumable hemp products, including food, drinks and lotions. But licensed manufacturers say the state is overrun with unlicensed product and the fees are too high to compete with national companies.
Community Nov. 16, 2022 8:15 am18d ago
The Iowa Organic Association will hold its annual meeting Dec. 1 in Marion with guest speakers Angela Tedesco, author of “Finding Turtle Farm: My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community Supported Agriculture,” and Dr. Andy Nish, medical director of the John Stoddard Cancer Center.
History Nov. 11, 2022 6:00 am24d ago
The Naval warship named after five Iowa brothers killed together while serving in World War II no longer is sinking after more than $2 million in repairs and cleanup. Now a naval architect will determine if the museum ship must be dry docked for further fixes.
Agriculture Nov. 10, 2022 4:03 pm24d ago
The order from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship cancels all live bird exhibitions at fairs and other gatherings and prohibits birds from being sold or transferred at livestock auctions, swap meets or exotic animal sales.
Campaigns & Elections Nov. 10, 2022 1:15 pm24d ago
Dawn Driscoll, a Williamsburg Republican, beat out fellow incumbent Kevin Kinney, in a fierce Iowa Senate race that included attack ads and cross-party endorsements.
Energy Nov. 7, 2022 4:59 pm27d ago
The leader of Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says whether carbon dioxide pipelines are approved in the state will be the difference between “life or death” for Iowa’s ethanol industry. Critics say ethanol is on its way out because of electric vehicles and tax credits should go to actual emission reductions.
Environmental News Nov. 5, 2022 6:00 am30d ago
Some Iowa beekeepers make extra money by taking their bees to California for the winter to pollinate almond trees, but that work is literally drying up with the drought on the West Coast.