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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
State Government May. 26, 2022 2:27 pm190d ago
Iowa state park rangers and staff told to move out of state-owned housing now have until the end of 2023, according to budget proposal passed by the Iowa Senate and House this week.
State Government May. 26, 2022 6:00 am191d ago
The Iowa Legislature wants to spend $1 million next year to revise the state’s long-standing nitrogen fertilizer calculator used in seven corn-growing states. Some water quality advocates fear the update will mean more fertilizer applied to fields and more runoff into streams and lakes, but two Iowa State professors welcome the opportunity for new research into the nitrogen question.
Community May. 23, 2022 6:00 am198d ago
UAY’s biggest fundraising event, the Festival of Flowers, seeks to raise $50,000 to support programming like Spark, as well as the Young Parent Program, health education and downtown Youth Center. The event is Thursday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Reservations cost $50 and are available online.
News May. 23, 2022 2:15 pm193d ago
More than 300 people gathered at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday to celebrate Christine Grant’s life and legacy. The crowd included former players, coaches she hired over a quarter-century and athletic administrators from around the country.
State Government May. 19, 2022 11:53 am197d ago
Education Department Director Ann Lebo joined Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority director, and Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development director in a panel discussion led by Kathryn Kunert, vice president of economic connections and integration for MidAmerican Energy.
Campaigns & Elections May. 16, 2022 6:00 am201d ago
Janice Weiner and John Raley have shared the stage several times this spring, most recently at a May 9 forum hosted by the Johnson County League of Women Voters. The candidates speak highly of one another, but note clear differences in what they offer to voters.
Agriculture May. 15, 2022 6:00 am203d ago
Warm weather has allowed Eastern Iowa farmers to get out in their fields -- finally -- to plant corn, soybeans, oats and other crops. Input costs are rising, but corn expected to fetch a premium this year.
Energy May. 9, 2022 3:39 pm207d ago
The Grundy County Board of Supervisors voted 4-to-1 Monday not to rezone land to allow for the development of a cryptocurrency mining site -- the second in the county -- but members told the developer the board might support a different location.
Business News May. 9, 2022 6:00 am208d ago
Regions Commercial Roofing filed a lawsuit against Susan Moore, of Cedar Rapids, in Scott County District Court, alleging she failed to pay the remaining $28,775 for a new roof and siding after the 2020 derecho. Moore says she paid the project manager, who has since died.
News May. 8, 2022 6:00 am210d ago
Megan Valentine-O’Connor had the cool parents who owned and operated Wildside Tattoos and Body Piercing. She grew up in the biz and now is the head body piercer, running the shop with her parents.
Weather May. 6, 2022 6:00 am211d ago
B.J. Dvorak, new coordinator for the Linn County Emergency Management Agency, shares his advice about what to do before, during and after a tornado. For starters, get a weather radio and set up a phone alert.
Agriculture May. 5, 2022 4:28 pm211d ago
The Iowa Environmental Council wants to force the state's Environmental Protection Commission to adopt flood plain maps to comply with a law that says animal-feeding operations can’t be built near waterways.
Agriculture Jul. 14, 2022 1:22 pm141d ago
Agricultural reform group says consolidation has cut farmers’ profits and caused rural counties to lose population. But an ISU economist offers different explanation.