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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Retail Nov. 19, 2022 8:03 am128d 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 am130d 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 am131d 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 am137d 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 pm137d 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 pm137d 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 pm140d 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 am143d 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.
Business News Nov. 4, 2022 2:24 pm143d ago
The project involves remodeling the terminal from Gate 4 to Gate 9 and extending the concourse. There also will be more amenities, including an outdoor patio area, more space for mothers and babies and an indoor area where service animals and traveling pets can go to the bathroom.
Community Oct. 30, 2022 5:30 am152d ago
After a bike accident Aug. 8 broke Charlie Funk’s neck and damaged his spinal cord, the former bank CEO and athlete pushes himself through rehabilitation to regain the most movement he can.
Education Oct. 26, 2022 7:45 am152d ago
The mother who filed the complaint says her 6-year-old daughter was held in a seclusion room for 12 minutes — not for being violent as the law requires for this drastic measure — but for rolling around on the floor and refusing to follow directions.
Agriculture Nov. 10, 2022 11:40 am137d ago
Iowa has one-third the number of licenses for growing hemp as it did in 2020, the first year it became legal. Why is that?
Environmental News Oct. 21, 2022 6:00 am158d ago
Trees with no visible insects or fungus are dying on ravines and ridge tops across the Midwest. Foresters can do little more than cut down the majestic trees and harvest them quickly to beat the rot.
Agriculture Oct. 20, 2022 3:31 pm158d ago
By grouping projects together for design and installation, coordinating groups can save money and get things done faster.
Energy Oct. 19, 2022 5:12 pm159d ago
Wolf Carbon Solutions, based in Denver, Colo., will hold a second round of informational meetings Dec. 5 and 6 in four Iowa counties -- Linn, Cedar, Clinton and Scott -- about the proposed 280-mile pipeline from ADM plants.