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Iowa officials: Water export plan dead without new application

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has thrown out a northeast Iowa company’s application to export water to drought-stricken states. DNR water officials sent a...

Iowa economic development director: Invest in Iowa Act likely dead for...

Iowa's economic development director on Thursday said the governor's signature plan to boost spending on mental health, outdoor recreation and water quality appears to...

USDA approves Iowa’s hemp program allowing farmers to grow crop this...

In a major milestone for Iowa’s hemp program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the state’s production plan, which will allow farmers to plant...

Iowa AG to Trump: Put the brakes on new regulations

WASHINGTON — Iowa attorney general Tom Miller and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are pressing the Trump administration to freeze pending...

PR firm sued for defamation in long-running court fight

An eight-year, million-dollar legal battle involving stolen seed corn, fraud and claims of racketeering and bribery has resulted in a new round of litigation...

Environmental groups rake DNR, EPA leniency on rules; businesses in favor

Twin actions by federal and state environmental regulators to ease up on monitoring and enforcement during the COVID-19 outbreak has Iowa environmental groups fearing...

COVID-19 has suspended bottle returns; grocers want to make that permanent

Iowa grocers hope a temporary reprieve from accepting empty beverage cans and bottles from customers will become permanent, the head of their association acknowledged. But...

Iowa DNR eases environmental rules during COVID-19 outbreak

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has eased a range of environmental regulations and application deadlines through at least April 30 in response to...

Inspections halted at Iowa’s food processing plants

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has indefinitely suspended all routine inspections at the state's food-processing plants. The agency is under contract with the...

Scientists move to protect gorillas, Iowa’s bonobos from COVID-19

Ever since I visited Rwanda's mountain gorillas in 2009 and started following a bonobo research center in Des Moines, I've cringed any time there...
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