Delays loom ahead for Iowa Bakken pipeline

The Iowa segment of the Dakota Access pipeline could be delayed after the recent discovery of a possible archaeological site in northwest Iowa. If confirmed, further delays to the controversial project would come from relocation and rerouting of that part of the pipeline. Construction has already begun on the 1,150-mile pipeline through Illinois, North Dakota […]

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Iowa mandatory minimum impacts blacks disproportionately

Iowa has one of the nation’s highest rates of African American incarceration in the country and, according to a new report, mandatory minimums may be responsible. Mandatory minimum sentences require a specific amount of time in prison and at least 70 percent of sentences served before eligibility for parole. Iowa is one of the only […]

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