Fireworks inch closer to legalization in Iowa

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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 8:57 pm, Sun Jun 22, 2014.

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa residents could celebrate holidays by lighting fireworks in the their backyards if lawmakers approve lifting the ban on the devices.

Under the bill, anyone 18 and older would be able to buy and use novelty and consumer fireworks in the state. Currently only sparklers and other nonexplosive novelties can be sold in Iowa.

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