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On The Table: Talking Trash

With more and more local programs and educational initiatives popping up, composting is clearly taking a larger role in Iowa City’s waste infrastructure. Composting, by definition, is the controlled breakdown of biodegradable yard and kitchen waste. As organic matter decomposes, nutrients are converted into usable forms that can then be absorbed by roots. According to […]

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Roadblocks to Sidewalks

Where the sidewalk ends is, apparently, in West Branch.

At least for now. In the meantime, the seemingly innocuous issue of sidewalk improvement has become the most contentious issue in West Branch politics.

In December the West Branch city council voted against beginning construction on five new sidewalks, despite a $250,000 grant awarded to the city from the state’s Safe Routes to Schools initiative. […]

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