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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Energy Mar. 21, 2022 10:48 am
The Iowa Utilities Board will have oral arguments April 12 over where to hold a hearing to consider whether to grant Summit Carbon Solutions a permit for a carbon dioxide pipeline.
State Government May. 18, 2022 12:58 pm
A new transgender athlete ban signed into law March 3 prohibits biological boys from competing on girls teams. Gavy Smith, a Decorah High School freshman born as Gavin, now is limited to being the manager of the girls golf team rather than a player.
Energy Mar. 16, 2022 6:00 am
There’s a new type of nuclear power plant, smaller, modular and designed to be safer during power outages. Iowa utilities are watching pilot projects in other states, and MidAmerican Energy wants to invest in a study of new nuclear technology.
Business News Mar. 15, 2022 6:00 am
The Williamsburg water park resort has been popular since it opened in 2004, but has faced challenges including closures in 2012 and 2013 related to water issues. The owner abruptly closed the hotel and water park March 1.
Mar. 8, 2022 5:28 pm
The credit union is trying to shrink the gap between Black and white homeowners by pledging $1 billion over 10 years in home loans to people of color. The credit union this week committed $500 million to loans to people of color on top of $500 million announced last year for home loans to Black borrowers.
Higher Ed Mar. 7, 2022 4:15 pm
University of Iowa freshman, Nathan Polancyak, 18, is the first man on the Iowa Dance Team, a prestigious 21-member squad that performs at sporting events and competes at the College Dance Team National Championship in Orlando.
Community Mar. 4, 2022 4:59 pm
Mario Minnaert, 31, of North Liberty, will run the 4x4x48 Goggins Challenge, in which the goal is to run four miles every four hours for 48 hours. Created by retired U.S. Navy seal, ultramarathoner, public speaker and author David Goggins, the challenge unites people around the world running the same distance, often at the exact same time.
State Government Mar. 4, 2022 6:00 am
The Iowa Department of Public Safety is asking the Iowa Legislature for $385,000 to take the “final steps” in outfitting all Iowa State Patrol troopers with body cameras.
Agriculture Mar. 3, 2022 7:13 am
Red grape varieties developed to survive Iowa’s harsh winters have low levels of tannins, which help prevent oxidation. Aude Watrelot, an Iowa State University enologist, is studying native reds in Iowa to develop best practices for winemakers.
Environmental News Feb. 25, 2022 4:28 pm
Tests of drinking water from six public water systems along the Mississippi River in Iowa show detectable levels of two types of industrial chemicals believed to harm human health, new results show.
Parks May. 26, 2022 9:48 am
After evicting park rangers from Iowa’s state parks, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said it will continue to require live-in staff at fish hatcheries because they have a “live product.”
Parks May. 26, 2022 9:47 am
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ housing policy adopted in 2007 shows a shift in the agency’s perceived value of live-in park rangers and other staff at Iowa state parks.
Crime and Courts Feb. 21, 2022 12:19 pm
An Iowa City man faces child endangerment charges after police allege he left a loaded gun unattended, allowing one child to shoot another child, causing serious injury.
State Government Feb. 24, 2022 11:53 am
Finding enough guests to stay at Honey Creek has always been a challenge because the resort is not near any major Iowa cities and doesn’t have a lot of other attractions nearby.
Environmental News Feb. 21, 2022 10:38 am
Iowa has more impaired waters now than two years ago, with bacteria and fish kills being the top reasons for listing, according to the state’s 2022 draft inventory.