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  • Man who died in U-I apartment complex fire identified
    A recent student at the University of Iowa has been identified as the victim of a fatal fire at the U-I’s Hawkeye Drive Apartments. Anne Bassett, a spokesperson for the U-of-I, says 22-year-old Jiaxin Duan was a fourth-year art major. Duan was most recently enrolled at the U-I in the fall of 2015. The cause […]

  • Iowa Utilities Board to discuss request to begin work on Bakken pipeline
    The Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled a meeting to discuss whether Dakota Access can begin construction of the Bakken oil pipeline. Dakota Access has requested permission to begin work on the pipeline in areas not under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The board received the request from the company on May 6th. […]

  • Dubuque moves to reduce chemical use in parks
    At the request of some residents, the city of Dubuque is reducing the amount of pesticides and other chemicals used in its parks. In nine of the city’s 50 parks, the Leisure Services Department created landscaping that needs less maintenance and will rely instead on mulching, mowing and hand-weeding. Department manager Marie Ware says it’s […]

  • Board of Regents releases tuition increase proposal
    The Board of Regents office has released details on a proposed tuition increase. The board is looking at a tuition increase after the Iowa Legislature approved around $6 million in funding after the board requested a little more than $20 million. The regents are proposing an increase in tuition by $300 for each of the […]

  • Trump lists vets groups getting money from January fundraiser in Iowa
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today said he raised $5.6 million for veterans at an event in Iowa just before the Caucuses. “If we could, I wanted to keep it private because I don’t think it’s anybody’s business if I want to send money to the vets,” Trump said. Trump is blasting the media for […]

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