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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Local Government Oct. 17, 2022 4:03 pm161d ago
An Iowa City nonprofit that received hundreds of thousands of dollars in pandemic relief funds through local governments paid $20,000 in penalties to the Internal Revenue Service for late tax filings.
Business News Oct. 17, 2022 11:51 am161d ago
Des Moines-area veterinarian has invested $1 million in his home country of Nepal to bring Nepal-made products, such as handicrafts and cheese, to the United States.
State Government Oct. 17, 2022 9:25 am161d ago
While the Iowa Utilities Board decides if private companies get permits to build carbon dioxide pipelines, the Iowa Legislature can influence the process. We heard what 29 Eastern Iowa candidates had to say about using eminent domain for these projects.
Energy Nov. 8, 2022 7:47 pm139d ago
Summit executive, University of Iowa engineering professor and pipeline safety expert discuss carbon sequestration at an Iowa Ideas panel
State Government Oct. 11, 2022 3:06 pm167d ago
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has a new banner on her home page to say whether flags should be at half or full staff -- a helpful hint to people trying to track frequent orders.
State Government Nov. 3, 2022 1:47 pm144d ago
Jacob Onken, 32, a Republican who works as an attorney for Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids, is running against Elinor Levin, a 35-year-old private writing tutor, for Iowa House District 89, which includes part of Iowa City and University Heights.
State Government Nov. 3, 2022 1:31 pm144d ago
Kinney, 59, of Oxford, is running against Sen. Dawn Driscoll, a 43-year-old Republican from Williamsburg, to represent Senate District 46. Hot topics include abortion, education funding and tax law changes.
Energy Oct. 5, 2022 8:46 am173d ago
A company seeking to build a carbon dioxide pipeline through five Iowa counties, including Linn, says it will hold a second round of public meetings after confirming some landowners did not get proper notice of August meetings.
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2022 2:56 pm104d ago
Two decades of bacteria and algae have plagued Iowa beaches, leading to constant warnings. The Gazette and Investigate Midwest analyzed 20 years of beach monitoring data from the Iowa DNR. The results show that although individual locations show some progress, Iowa’s beaches overall show little to no improvement.
Energy Sep. 30, 2022 10:30 am178d ago
A secretive group of large energy users -- which could include social media data centers, food processors, manufacturing plants and cryptocurrency mining sites -- said they should be able to buy electricity on the open market rather than from Iowa utilities
Community Sep. 28, 2022 4:19 pm180d ago
St. Andrew Lutheran Church has harvested more than 5,000 pounds of tomatoes for those in need.
Business News Sep. 27, 2022 3:00 pm181d ago
The Wever fertilizer plant will donate $250,000 to the Lee County Career Advantage Center, a workforce training space in Montrose. The donation comes as parent company, OCI NV, reports 80 percent boost in revenue amid reduced fertilizer imports.
Agriculture Sep. 27, 2022 10:29 am181d ago
Just like Americans once rushed out to buy toilet paper because of feared price hikes, farmers stocked up on fertilizer last fall, according to Chad Hart, an Iowa State University economics professor and crop market specialist.
Education Sep. 23, 2022 8:55 pm185d ago
Parents in three Corridor school districts have filed book challenges in the last year with complaints about a movie, books in verse and graphic novels, including a Caldecott Medal-winning book a Clear Creek Amana parent called "complete and utter garbage."
Business News Sep. 23, 2022 11:25 am185d ago
Iowa Workforce Development recently announced plans to buy a 32-foot-long, custom-built bus to deliver workforce assistance to all corners of the state.