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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Environmental News May. 26, 2022 9:50 am
In Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature, environmental groups look for niche issues that could get bipartisan support. These include soil health, digesters and state parks funding.
State Government Dec. 31, 2021 6:00 am
The Gazette did a Q&A with prison officials after a seven-month security review by an outside consultant. The public got to see a four-page summary of the 134-page report.
News Dec. 31, 2021 11:20 am
Jason Taylor, Hannah Davey, and Natalie Schoen, all of Iowa City, spent six days in Western Kentucky in late December, volunteering as part of Team Rubicon, a California-based not-for-profit group that uses military veterans and first responders to deploy emergency response teams to disaster areas across the country.
Outdoors Dec. 31, 2021 11:56 am
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources invites Iowans to visit a state park on New Year’s Day. If you check in online you are eligible for a prize drawing. There are also guided hikes at many state parks on Saturday.
Crime and Courts Dec. 30, 2021 3:42 pm
Iowa Supreme Court has given the Burlington woman’s family another chance to gain full access to the 911 call and police video of the 2015 incident in which Autumn Steele was fatally shot by police.
State Government Dec. 29, 2021 4:01 pm
Complaints to the Iowa Ombudsman about unemployment claims tripled in fiscal 2021, with a large share coming from Iowans awarded jobless benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic and then later told they had to repay the money.
Local Government Dec. 30, 2021 12:15 pm
Iowa City’s drinking water does not have detectable levels of two types of industrial chemicals believed to harm human health, according to November sampling by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Another type of ‘forever chemical’ was detected, but it’s not one the federal government has included in recent health advisory.
Iowa Football Dec. 28, 2021 5:11 pm
Duane Jasper, chief executive officer of the Cedar Rapids-based Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited said the number of air and ground packages purchased for the Citrus Bowl in Orlando is on par with past Florida bowl games.
Local Government Dec. 28, 2021 8:56 am
The Atkins City Council voted last week to censure a council member who opposed hiring a city administrator for $92,000, but another council member says those things are not related.
Environmental News Dec. 23, 2021 3:38 pm
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has decided to let a cattle producer continue to use an underground manure tank built in karst terrain without a permit, despite concerns a future leak could quickly contaminate groundwater in the Cedar River watershed.
Business News Dec. 23, 2021 12:42 pm
A Coralville developer will take over the planning and construction of a NewBo District apartment complex previously known as Art Tech Village. Watts Development Group is planning NewBo Lofts, two 55-unit buildings at 455 16th Ave. SE.
Crime and Courts Dec. 22, 2021 5:13 pm
Cedar Rapids Reserve Officer Scott Fruehling, who has been employed with the agency since September 1994, will not perform any police duties while the officer-involved shooting is being investigated, according to a news release.