Insect scientists say federal regulators need to take action against a growing pest problem in biotech corn.
They say corn rootworm has started to become resistant to Monsanto’s Bt corn, which is genetically engineered to resist the damaging and costly pest.
The 22 scientists expressed their concerns in a letter sent to EPA last week.
End-of-life decisions can be the most difficult someone will make.
The need for hospice care and the people who provide it continues to increase, thanks to the “Baby Boomer” generation.
Jeri Welch with the Lee County Health Department describes hospice as comfort care provided at the end of someone’s life.
She says the service can be provided in the home, a nursing home, or a hospital.
Welch says eligibility is based on a doctor declaring a patient has six-months-or-less to live and the patient choosing to allow nature to take its course.
Burlington is trying to determine if Cascade Bridge can be restored.
The city council closed the bridge on South Main Street, several years ago, to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The pedestrian ban was eventually rescinded.
The city was in the process of moving ahead with plans to tear down the roughly 115-year-old structure and build a new bridge.
The four-million dollar project was put on hold, though, after the State Historic Preservation Office stepped in.
Interest rates of under one percent convinced Monmouth's city council to adopt a formal investment policy.
City Administrator Eric Hanson said the did not have a formal investment policy and put all its money into CDs.
The Keokuk City Council is ready to do some spring cleaning.
Susan Dunek represents the city’s 7th ward. She says the month of March is a good time to start sprucing up Keokuk’s appearance.
Dunek says a drive around the city will reveal areas the city can quickly address, such as lining up concrete strips in parking lots and straightening street signs and markers.