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The Register's Editorial: Not surprisingly, D.M. water rates are rising

November 25, 2014

Des Moines residents will be paying its fourth residential rate increase, and the fifth for suburban customers, in six budget years. Des Moines Water Works officials predict there will be more rate increases in future years. That's in part because the cost of business is going up for such things as labor and materials, and in part because of capital investments in treatment and delivery systems.

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Sh%Q$!...... Happened on November 4th

November 12, 2014

Elections matter - and the 2014 election results could mean disaster for efforts to clean up & protect Iowa's rivers, lakes & streams .... our sources of clean drinking water. Learn more & take action after the jump.

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60 Minutes Archives - Part I: Farm Bureau's Big Business Interests

November 10, 2014

In April of 2000, 60 Minutes aired a story on the Farm Bureau, uncovering the organization's business practice of using member dues to build a for-profit billion-dollar empire by investing in giant agribusiness corporations, while driving many Farm Bureau members, including small family farmers, deeper into debt and out of business.

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Clean Water Act of 1972: A Good Deal for Iowa

October 21, 2014

One of the most successful environmental laws ever enacted, the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA), has had numerous, far-reaching effects. The New York Times notes that it resulted in doubling the number of rivers, streams and lakes suitable for fishing and swimming, reduced substantially the chemical contamination of drinking water, and increased the size of protected wetlands.

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