Iowans no longer need a permit to acquire or carry a handgun under legislation signed Friday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Q: We remodeled our basement about 10 years ago and used a company that is still in business. It doesn’t seem like they obtained any permits for the work in our basement. We still own the home and plan to be here for some time to come. Do we have to report this to the local housing department and what should we do about our home improvements?
Most council members backed a first reading that would allow for a variety of birds to be kept in coops in residential backyards in Cedar Falls, though two members worried the influx of poultry would ruffle neighbors' feathers.
Q: I saw your recent column about buying a home that might not have all of the required permits for work done. You left out one calamity that can happen if you don’t ensure a proper permit was obtained.
A small town in North Carolina is planning to install a propane cannon on top of a high school in order to combat vultures that have been gathering in the area.
The city council of a small Minnesota town has allowed a whites-only religious organization to use a vacant church.
The farm drew criticism from homeowners who worried about health, property values and quality of life.
The president and whomever he chooses to serve as his Interior secretary will have broad authority to decide what kind of energy development should take place on land owned by the federal government. On this question, Biden has been clear — he has said he would not issue new leases for fracking on federal lands.
Q: I’ve always been told that when buying a house, I should ask to see any building permits to make sure major changes made to the house were built to code. However, I am constantly being told by home sellers that they did work to the home themselves over time, so they didn’t need permits, even if I know this not to be true.
He followed the suspect to a car, pulled out his handgun and told him to get out of the vehicle
Effective for the 2020-21 Archery Deer Hunting Season, the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will conduct a lottery for the 35 annual archery permits at the Lime Creek Conservation Area.
For the third time in four years, the Cedar Falls City Council has directed staff to develop an ordinance on urban poultry – this time allowing as many as 10 fowl on a property.
On Friday, the state reported there had been one additional case of coronavirus, bringing the state total to 45.
CLAIM: Video shows dead bodies waiting to be picked up in Wuhan, China, due to new coronavirus.
This UNESCO World Heritage site features a five-mile underground river, which meanders through an extensive limestone cave system before emptying out into the turquoise South China Sea. Most tours enter the seaside cavern in small group paddleboats or kayaks to explore the first mile of the river. Venturing farther into the cave is possible with a special permit from the National Park Office in Puerto Princesa.
The city of Cedar Falls has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa and the College Hill Partnership to implement parking improvements in the Cedar Falls College Hill district.