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Iowa Got Nearly 30% of Energy From Wind Last Year

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(Des Moines Register)Iowa received about 27 percent of its energy from wind generation last year, placing it first in the nation, ahead of South Dakota at 26 percent, a report released Wednesday shows.Read original story

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on Mar 09, 2014 at 11:56 PM
Woman charged with kidnappi...

Woman charged with kidnapping baby found in Iowa

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TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a Denver woman on Friday with kidnapping her half-sister's newborn boy from a Wisconsin home hours after police discovered the infant in a storage crate outside an Iowa gas station, alive and well in single-digit weather.

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on Feb 08, 2014 at 12:20 AM
Gun magazine supplier expan...

Gun magazine supplier expands in Iowa college town

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GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college known for liberal activism is welcoming an unlikely neighbor: one of the nation's largest suppliers of high-capacity ammunition magazines and accessories for assault rifles and other guns.

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on Dec 30, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Officials seek sanctuary fo...

Officials seek sanctuary for Iowa alligator

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Animal control officials in the Iowa city of Waterloo are seeking a new home for a baby alligator named Chompey.

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on Dec 09, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Iowa parents defend bullyin...

Iowa parents defend bullying of autistic teen

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A 13-year-old autistic boy has been punched, teased and had his condition mocked in online videos by his peers. But the parents of the accused children say they were justified in bullying the Iowa teen.

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on Nov 20, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Santorum stumps in Iowa   f...

Santorum stumps in Iowa for a movie

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The former Pennsylvania senator has not said if he'll run for president in 2016, but his new job is helping him maintain important contacts.

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on Nov 08, 2013 at 07:20 PM

EPA Settles Alleged Violations of Safety Standards at Pretium Packaging Plants in Manchester, Pa and Muscatine, Iowa (PA)

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PHILADELPHIA (October 31, 2013) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Pretium Packaging, LLC will pay a $75,860 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal risk management requirements at two plastic bottle manufacturing facilities - - one in Manchester, Pa. and another now-closed facility in Muscatine, Iowa. EPA cited the Missouri-based company for violating the...

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on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:22 PM
Cruz in Iowa claims shutdow...

Cruz in Iowa claims shutdown got people talking

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued to influential Iowa Republicans Friday that the partial government shutdown he helped precipitate this month was a success despite a compromise that reopened the government and ultimately funded the health care law he has made his name fighting.

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on Oct 26, 2013 at 03:50 AM

County Edge Dairy Inc. to Pay $20,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations at its Inwood, Iowa, Facility (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 25, 2013) - County Edge Dairy Inc. has agreed to pay a $20,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its Inwood, Iowa, facility, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today.County Edge Dairy qualifies as a large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) under Clean Water Act regulations. However...

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on Oct 25, 2013 at 08:51 PM

EPA Issues Amendment to Record of Decision for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 21, 2013) - EPA Region 7 has issued an amendment to the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Peoples Natural Gas Superfund Site in Dubuque, Iowa. EPA signed the original ROD for the site in January 1991 to address soil and ground water contamination. The selected remedy for the 1991 ROD was excavation and incineration of contaminated soils ...

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on Oct 21, 2013 at 04:21 PM