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The former owner of Midwest Academy said the shuttered boarding school near Keokuk has no money and no assets. Ben Trane said he had to sign everything over to his landlord shortly after the school closed in early 2016.

A Lee County man is accusing the state of Iowa of firing him from his job in the Department of Corrections for being a whistleblower.

A whistleblower lawsuit filed against Lee County will go to trial in late November. This comes after a judge denied an attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed.

A senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a whistleblower complaint on Wednesday accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that could call into question the use of a popular pesticide class that is a revenue powerhouse for the agrichemical industry.

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As recently reported, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea killed millions of piglets in 27 states this year. Possibly originating in China, Iowa farmers were hurt the worst.

The Shop Talk panelists discuss the idea of creating a secrecy beat to try ensuring government remains transparent.

The panelists discuss whether public information officers help disseminate information or get in the way.