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Iowa Storms Lave 1 Dead, Ot...

Iowa Storms Lave 1 Dead, Others Injured After Strong Winds Tear Through State

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OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Iowa say one person is dead and others are injured after powerful storms swept through the state.Keokuk County emergency management coordinator Larry Smith says one person died Sunday when strong winds caused an outbuilding to collapse in a rural area near Kinross. He says the victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of relatives....

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on Apr 28, 2014 at 04:50 PM

Nine More Colleges or Universities in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri Become New Members of EPA s Food Recovery Challenge (IA, KS, MO)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 25, 2014) - EPA Region 7 is announcing nine new collegiate members of EPA?s Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food w...

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on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:56 PM

Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in Des Moines, Iowa, Among Top 10 Energy Saving Schools in the U.S. (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 17, 2014) - EPA Region 7 announced today that Studebaker Elementary School and McCombs Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the annual Energy Star National Building Competition:...

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on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:30 PM

EPA Inspections Reveal Clean Water Act Violations by Former Dairy Owner near Rock Valley, Iowa (IA)

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Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., March 10, 2014) - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personnel conducted a series of inspections in March and May 2013 at the Double V Dairy, LLC, near Rock Valley, Iowa. As a result of the inspections, the former owner of the dairy has agreed...

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on Mar 11, 2014 at 06:57 AM

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