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ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

ICCI Hails Judge’s Decision On Mississippi River Basin

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement leaders and staff are hailing a U.S.District Judge’s decision calling for tougher enforcement of the clean water act by EPA in the Mississippi River Basin.  ICCI organizer David Goodner says the ruling is a positive step and is something the State of Iowa has needed to do with its water quality standards for some time.

Goodner says it remains to be seen what effect the Judge’s ruling will have on Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Management strategy which ICCI has been critical of. He says that strategy has been lacking in terms of enforceable pollution limits.

EPA has already noted that more than 100 thousand miles of rivers and streams and nearly 2.5 million acres of lakes, reservoirs and ponds have poor water quality due to nitrogen and phosphorous pollution.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

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A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

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Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

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Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

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A Massachusetts Air National Guard aircraft maintainer walks past an F-15C fighter aircraft at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.

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Skip the beach, head to the car dealership

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Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.

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Big Tenth Wins For Twins

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Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.