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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
State Government Apr. 10, 2023 10:41 am53d ago
Iowa was one of only four states to turn down $3 million in federal money for planning to prevent climate change after a state official advised against it because there were “strings attached.”
State Government Apr. 5, 2023 9:14 am58d ago
Iowa will pay multinational firm CGI nearly $40 million over 10 years for a cloud-based financial management system after dumping Workday.
Religion & Belief Apr. 4, 2023 11:46 am59d ago
Archbishop Michael Jackels, who has led the Dubuque Archdiocese of the Catholic Church since 2013, will retire for health reasons.
Environmental News Apr. 25, 2023 9:43 am38d ago
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of Palisades-Kepler are starting a multiphase project to repair park trails and improve footing for hikers and to ease access for emergency responders. The friends group this month launched a $33,500 campaign to help fund the effort.
Environmental News Apr. 3, 2023 4:15 pm60d ago
A Tama County man suffered severe burns on one-third of his body in a Dec. 8 explosion at the C6-Zero plant, where he worked as a contractor, according to a lawsuit filed in Iowa County.
Weather Apr. 1, 2023 1:49 pm62d ago
A powerful line of storms — including several possible tornadoes — swept across Iowa Friday, toppling trees, flipping cars and tearing roofs off homes.
Environmental News Mar. 30, 2023 7:22 pm64d ago
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered a Coggon landowner to pay more than $20,000 after an investigation showed fertilizer pumped from the property killed more than 50,000 fish in Dry Creek last fall.
National Politics Mar. 29, 2023 5:10 pm65d ago
Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke Wednesday to about 60 people at the Cedar Rapids Country Club for a luncheon hosted by the Linn Eagles, a Republican fundraising group.
Community Mar. 28, 2023 6:00 am67d ago
Practical Farmers has a few billboards in Iowa, but most are white and have a simple message about the organization. But the Land Stewardship Project, based in Minneapolis, wanted to use Practical Farmers’ “Don’t Farm Naked” slogan on billboards in southern Minnesota.
Education Mar. 28, 2023 4:02 pm66d ago
‘There’s no rules to whatever we do. We just have to stay under 30 minutes’
Energy Mar. 26, 2023 5:00 am69d ago
CapCO2 plans to have a pilot project by this summer to test a system that would capture CO2 from ethanol plants, combine it with hydrogen and turn it into green methanol -- a highly-sought renewable fuel.
State Government Mar. 24, 2023 4:46 pm70d ago
Three years after Iowa sidestepped traditional competitive bidding to hire a cloud computing company with little state government experience, the state has ended its contract with Workday.
Environmental News Mar. 24, 2023 3:58 pm70d ago
The Gazette’s Iowa Ideas In-depth Week focused on water quality wrapped up Friday, with more than 150 people participating in virtual discussions. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the week.
Agriculture Mar. 20, 2023 3:19 pm74d ago
If Iowa lawmakers pass legislation blocking carbon dioxide pipelines, the pipelines still will move forward in other states, leaving Iowa out of a tax credit gold rush and forcing Iowa farmers to ship their corn out of state, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.
Health Care and Medicine Mar. 21, 2023 10:00 am73d ago
A prisoner and three staff members at the Anamosa State Penitentiary were taken to the hospital Saturday night after being exposed to an “unknown substance” at the prison.