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IOWA IDEAS 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT
OCTOBER 15-16 - FREE ACCESS
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CONFERENCE RECAP

Emergency officials begin to ask: What lessons can be learned from derecho?

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the horrific winds of the Aug. 10 derecho began to die down, a new crisis was just unfolding for emergency ...

Iowa's digital divide is undeniable thanks to coronavirus

DES MOINES - While Iowans aren't exactly zooming through the coronavirus pandemic, there's no question technology has been th...

Broadband everywhere is the opportunity rural Iowans need

Smart cities, smart farms, artificial intelligence, internet of things - what do they all need to work properly? Broadband....

Troubled times on the Mississippi

Brandon Phillips stood behind the controls of the Sierra Dawn in late October, adjusting the control sticks to steer the twin...

Paying by the mile, not the gallon

Evan Burroughs pays for roads and bridges while he's driving, not when he's at the gas pump....

The cost of clean water

In Cedar County, water discharging from the city of Tipton's wastewater facility contains traces of ammonia above the level a...

Charging up: What Iowa will need as it sees more electric vehicles

When Roger Brown had his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he would have to drive to Cedar Falls - more than 30 miles from h...

Autonomous vehicles are coming. Cities need to start planning. Now

The day autonomous vehicles outnumber manned vehicles is coming, and experts say transportation and urban planners, public po...

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City bus route begins Oct. 1

CEDAR RAPIDS - In less than two weeks, commuters between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City will be able to hop a bus and avoid Inter...

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