Iowa Judge Says Clean Water Lawsuit Against State Can Go Ahead

A judge has allowed a lawsuit challenging Iowa’s management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams to proceed, handing a significant victory to environmental and community activist groups challenging the state’s voluntary farm pollution regulations. Judge Robert Hanson says in a ruling filed Wednesday that Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement and Food…read more »

“Highway Helper” Program to Expand in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say help for Iowa motorists will be available for more hours and at more places along the state’s highways. The Iowa Transportation Department has announced that it is expanding the Highway Helper program to the Davenport area and is increasing hours of the free service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…read more »

12-Year Waterloo Council Veteran Steve Schmitt to Seek 4th Term

A frequent critic of municipal  spending and the budgeting process has decided to seek a fourth term on the Waterloo City Council. 69-year old member-at-large and local businessman Steve Schmitt announced yesterday(Wed) that he’s a candidate for reelection to the seat he’s held since 2007. In a release to reporters, Schmitt vowed to continue his…read more »

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