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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Agriculture Dec. 27, 2022 3:29 pm41d ago
The Gazette looked at the boards of 10 agricultural groups at the state and national levels and found, by looking at individual and group photographs, nearly all of the members appear to be white and about three-quarters appear to be men.
Iowa regulators have slapped an emergency order on a Marengo company after a Dec. 8 explosion, calling the C6-Zero facility a “clear threat to public health and the environment” because of “unknown flammable chemicals and gases” remaining in a damaged building.
A shingle recycler whose Marengo plant exploded last week, injuring up to 15 people -- including himself -- ran into problems with regulators and residents when he tried out his idea in other states.
Agriculture Dec. 19, 2022 8:43 am50d ago
The Westerns own one of only about 1,700 Iowa Heritage Farms, which means a farm in the same family for at least 150 years. Theirs is likely the only such farm owned by a Black family.
Iowa Water Quality Dec. 12, 2022 9:42 am57d ago
The airport has been negotiating with Paul and Nikki Hynek since 2020 about providing a new well or buying the couple’s property. The airport isn’t certain the PFAS came from firefighting foam used at the airport, but it’s a strong possibility.
Community Dec. 7, 2022 2:29 am62d ago
Can Play Sports, which provides adaptive sports and recreation opportunities, is one of seven recipients of grants from the Girls with Goals Fund administered by Women Lead Change.
Energy Dec. 6, 2022 6:43 pm62d ago
Linn County Supervisors know they can’t dictate exactly where hazardous materials pipelines are built, but they believe proposed setbacks are legal and will help protect residents.
Transportation Dec. 1, 2022 7:28 am68d 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 pm67d 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 pm70d 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 am77d 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 am78d 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 pm80d 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.