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Small Franklin county town’s 70 septic tanks empty into Iowa waterway

Small Franklin county town’s 70 septic tanks empty into Iowa waterway

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has designated the small Franklin county town of Alexander a “disadvantaged unsewered community” that is unlawfully pumping sewage into an Iowa…

Nora Springs fined by state for wastewater treatment facility shortfalls

Nora Springs fined by state for wastewater treatment facility shortfalls

DES MOINES – Nora Springs has settled with the state of Iowa over shortfalls at its wastewater treatment plant and must pay thousands of dollars in penalties. An administrative consent…

Iowa dog kennel owner in trouble for lying to federal officials

Iowa dog kennel owner in trouble for lying to federal officials

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Gallup poll: Americans’ confidence in newspapers at new low

Gallup poll: Americans’ confidence in newspapers at new low

PRINCETON, N.J. – The newspaper industry is crumbling and Americans are taking notice, a new poll shows. Gallup Polls reports that the percentage of Americans who express confidence in newspapers…

Iowa tax preparer sent to prison and ordered to pay $115,000 in restitution

Iowa tax preparer sent to prison and ordered to pay $115,000 in restitution

DAVENPORT, IA – On June 8, 2016, Gregory Scott Alcala, 44, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 33 months in…