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PHOTO: The turkey is done, but the traveling is not, as folks across Iowa and the country are boarding planes this weekend to get back and forth to gatherings with friends and family. Photo credit: Scott McLeod/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – This weekend is one of the busiest of the year at airports across the country, and while the thought of delays or lost bags may be stressful, airline passengers can take comfort in knowing they do have some protections under the law. Abe Scarr with the Public Interest Rese...Read More

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PHOTO: Iowa motorists are being reminded of the dangers of drunk driving as the holiday travel season begins. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The holidays are a time of fun with family and friends across Iowa, but all too often those festivities turn tragic when a driver gets behind the wheel after drinking. Among those who have had their lives turned upside down by drunk driving is Arlene Victor, whose son and daughter-i...Read More

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PHOTO: Iowa accounts for a quarter of the nation's annual ethanol fuel production, and a new poll demonstrates voters on both sides of the aisle support the use of cleaner fuels and renewable energy. Photo credit: Jeff Easter/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa has become a leader in ethanol production and wind power, and when the new Congress is sworn into office in January, voters from both sides of the aisle will be expecting action on clean and renewable energy. Melissa Williams, national political director with the Sierra Club...Read More

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PHOTO: Kum & Go is making modifications at its 430 gas stations across 11 states to bring them into compliance with the American Disabilities Act following a lawsuit settlement. Photo credit: Bradley Gordon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As thousands of Iowans will soon be hitting roads for the holidays, they may notice changes happening at a well known chain of regional gas stations to make them accessible to all. The modifications at the Kum & Go locations will bring the stations into compliance with the...Read More

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PHOTO: Among last year's winners of Iowa's Best Development Awards is the Appanoose Rapids Brewing Company and Loft Apartments in Ottumwa. Photo courtesy of Appanoose.

DES MOINES, Iowa – The search is on once again for the most innovative projects across Iowa that follow so-called smart growth initiatives, which are focused on sustainability, not sprawl. This is the 14th year of the Best Development Awards from the group 1000 Friends of Iowa. Program Man...Read More

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PHOTO: Iowa has earned a grade of "B" in this year's report card on premature births from the March of Dimes. Photo credit: Cesar Rincon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Progress is being made in reducing the number of preterm births in Iowa, as the state earned a grade of "B" in this year's report card from the March of Dimes. The report shows the national preterm birth rate is now at 11.4 percent. In Iowa, it's a little lower at 11.1 percent, al...Read More

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PHOTO: A plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants is finding growing support among farmers and families in Iowa, where not combating climate change could mean more weather extremes and lower yields. Photo credit: Carl Wycoff/Flickr.

HARLAN, Iowa - As a major proposal to cut carbon pollution from the country's aging power plants is considered in Washington D.C., people from all walks of life are calling for approval, including a mom and farmer from Iowa. Ellen Walsh-Rosmann and her family grow corn, beans and more on their sp...Read More

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PHOTO: Residents of Iowa recycle more than a million tons of material a year. Photo credit: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This Saturday, November 15, marks America Recycles Day, and Iowans are being reminded of the positive impacts recycling has on their community and environment, and that more material than ever doesn't need to go into a landfill. When recycling programs first began in Iowa, only...Read More

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