They’re pervasive, persistent and harmful. Learn how Iowa is combating PFAS chemicals — and how you can help keep your water safer.
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Jan. 12, 2023 12:21 pm17d ago
There were 120 shots-fired incidents known to Cedar Rapids police in 2022. Use these maps to see if any were near you. Three addresses in the data were listed more than once.
Local governments in Eastern Iowa — and throughout the country — were given a “historic” opportunity to invest in their communities through the American Rescue Plan Act. Here’s how the cities of Coralville and North Liberty plan to spend their dollars.
See what choices are on the ballot for Iowans in this midterm election. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Voters should note that closing time is an hour earlier than in previous general elections. Find your polling location at voterready.iowa.gov
By Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette; Mónica Cordero, Investigate Midwest; and Erin Jordan, The Gazette
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2022 2:56 pm47d 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.
More than 1,000 volunteer groups pitch in every year to help keep Iowa’s highways clean. The Iowa Department of Transportation partners with community members through the Adopt-a-Highway program. In fiscal year 2022, volunteers collected 5,800 bags of litter along Iowa roads.
The Iowa Department of Transportation this month will submit a plan to the federal government for how Iowa would spend $51 million over five years to expand electric vehicle charging capacity along interstate highways, including I-80, I-380, I-35 and I-29.