Metro Waste Authority's Metro Park East Landfill is shown in this photo from the fall of 2012.

News Quiz: Managing Iowa’s Landfills

Iowans dumped 2.7 million tons of garbage into landfills last year. One method the Iowa Department of Natural Resources promotes to reduce the negative influence of dumping all that garbage has on the environment is called the Environmental Management System, but many Iowa landfill operators are reluctant to adopt this new system. How much do you know about Iowa’s efforts to reduce garbage put into landfills?

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News Quiz: What Is An Opioid And What Makes It Dangerous?

Opioid abuse, in the form of prescription painkillers and heroin, has contributed to a growing number of Iowa emergency room visits and overdose deaths in the past decade. Although some efforts are underway to counteract the trend, IowaWatch recently examined one life-saving measure — bills providing expanded access to an overdose reversal drug called naloxone — that have failed to pass through the Iowa Legislature.

Bundles of daily papers have overflowed onto the floor in the library of the State Historical Building in Des Moines on February 17, 2015. At last count, the State Historical Society of Iowa collected 299 weeklies and 35 daily papers. Following budget cuts in 2009, the historical society no longer has funds to microfilm the papers.

News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge Of Iowa Newspaper History

For as long as Iowa has existed newspapers have recorded the events and people shaping communities, informing current residents but also leaving a history for future generations. But you might not be aware of a few things found in the history of Iowa newspapers.

A protestor is escorted out by Secret Service and the Iowa State Patrol after interrupting a town hall with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 11.

News Quiz: Why All The Fuss About The Iowa Caucuses?

Candidates spent this week trying to get in the last word before Iowans head to the caucuses on Monday — the first time voters get to weigh in on the nomination process. These three questions should help you understand Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

University of Iowa Football Game, 1900.

News Quiz: Long Tradition of Thanksgiving Football

Thanksgiving weekend football has become as much a part of the holiday festivities as the turkey. When the Hawkeyes go up against the University of Nebraska and the Cyclones face West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend, they will participate in long-standing traditions. Just how long-standing? Find out in this IowaWatch news quiz.