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Ted Cruz wants more ethanol in your gas tank

He's Against The EPA's Blend Rules, Says E25 Would Be A Good Thing

Campaigning in Iowa, Republican hopeful Ted Cruz speaks out against the RFS, but thinks a free market full of E25 is just peachy.

Now's the time to buy a cheap first-gen Chevy Volt

Prices Drop Ahead Of Second-Gen Version Debut Later This Year

Chevrolet Volt deals for first-generation version bring price down to about $18,000.

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Ben Carson in favor of scrapping Big Oil subsidies, switching to E30

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.

Hillary Clinton going back to ethanol in Iowa

Democratic Hopeful Called 'Extremely Receptive' On Renewable Fuels

Hillary Clinton was reportedly 'extremely receptive' when asked about biofuels in a private meeting with ethanol supporters.

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Iowa working on smartphone driver's licenses

The digital tar pit will eventually consume us all, but for now, we're still able to watch it swallow our analog lives. One of the next items to succumb could be your driver's license, at least as soon as Iowa straightens out the kinks. The Hawkeye State is working with MorphoTrust USA on an driver's license app for Android and iOS phones that can be used as a state-approved ID. Notably,

Ethanol spill from train crash still causing problems in Iowa

A train carrying ethanol crashed three weeks ago and spilled 55,000 gallons into the Mississippi river. The long-term effects are unknown.

Ethanol train crashes, derails in Iowa

Unknown Amount Of Biofuel Spills Into Mississippi River

A train crash in Iowa result in a fire and spills an unknown amount of ethanol into the Mississippi River near Dubuque.

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Will RFS play big role in 2016 presidential elections?

With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very important caucuses.

Iowa driver's license app brings us closer to digital wallet

Free app would display an image of an Iowa citizen's driver's license

A fully realized "digital wallet" is inching closer to reality with Iowa's planned driver's license app.

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EPA: 2014 renewable fuel standards 'significantly delayed'

Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will b

Tesla owners go grassroots to promote their favorite EV in Iowa

Company Might Be Forbidden From Selling Cars, But Fans Can Still Talk To Each Other

A month or so ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation stepped in to prevent Tesla Motors not only from selling the Model S in the state, but even from offering test drives. That move didn't sit right with some people, but it's not stopping the EV-curious in Iowa from learning about the popular electric vehic

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Iowa gives Tesla the red light on direct sales

The Iowa Department of Transportation was recently tipped off that Tesla Motors was offering test drives in the state. This led to the state DoT shutting down those test drives in West Des Moines earlier this month, according to USA Today. Tesla reps said that the company was just trying to offer test drives and wasn't actually tr

Wyoming Is The Most Expensive State To Own A Car, Iowa The Cheapest

States with coast lines generally more expensive

A new report found Wyoming is the most expensive state to own a car, with Iowa coming in as the cheapest.

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Meet Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, Iowa's latest hatchet-wielding criminal

Well, we've found the long-lost cousin of yesterday's Bentley-tattooed criminal from Florida. This is Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller. No, seriously. While his name seems just like the sort of thing we'd expect the Sunshine State to produce, he actually hails from Iowa.

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Iowa policeman barely missed by flying car

Sometimes in life we just get lucky, and that is exactly what two Iowa police are experiencing after narrowly escaping a pickup truck that careened off the road. The whole incident was caught on one of the officer's dashboard-mounted cameras.

Police Skip Chasing Criminals With New Tracking Technology

James Bond-style cannon shoots tracking devices on cars which fail to stop

Police officers in Iowa are using cutting-edge technology to cut down on risky high-speed chases. Cruisers are being outfitted with high-powered cannons that shoot tracking devices at the cars of fleeing suspects.

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Tony Stewart breaks leg in (another) sprint car crash

Tony Stewart is proving that that things we love might not always be good for us. After a big tumble across an Ontario short track, the driver of the number 14 car and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing had another incident, this time at a half-mile dirt track in Oskaloosa, IA. And unlike that last crash, Stewart

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Police Officer Pulls Teenager From Fiery Car Wreck

College intern was along for ride with cop when teen crashed

A police officer and college intern saved the life of an unconscious teenager on Sunday night, pulling the injured man from a burning car.

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Bus drivers fired for illegal street racing with students on board

"Even Mitchell knows, racing a school bus full of kids is never a good idea," says the newscaster. And Mitchell Brennan is only seven years old.

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