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Feature Story
Opening in May: The nation’s biggest skatepark

The biggest skatepark in the nation? In Des Moines? Yes. Roughly 15 years in the making, the Lauridsen Skatepark is set to open at the end of May in the [...]

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Feature Story
Won’t you be my neighbor?

A map of Des Moines outlines the 52 official neighborhood associations chartered by the city. These groups of hard-working volunteers aim at bettering the spaces surrounding their family, friends and [...]

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Business Feature
Protecting personal and business assets

A customer is about to enter your business on an icy Iowa day, slips and falls, breaking a bone… A diner in your restaurant gets sick after eating your special [...]

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Political Mercury
Meet the man behind Iowa’s Twitter vaccine finder

The mother of a 7-year-old Iowan said she’s used the recently launched and increasingly popular public-minded Twitter account Iowa Vaccine Alerts as a real-life and contemporary example of what the [...]

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Film Review
‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is finally here, and it is a markedly different film than what was released in theaters in 2017 after Warner Brothers brought in director Joss Whedon [...]

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Food Dude
Mulberry Street Tavern

Mulberry Street Tavern, in the newish Surety Hotel, covers the world to provide a cross sampling of marvelous amenities from both small villages and large cities. Surety is a part [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
Life before I-235

Many most of us take for granted that we can get most anywhere in the metro area in less than 20 minutes. We are all used to waiting until the [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Vaccine — do you need another reason?

Seven of my siblings wait in line before me. Judy, Carol, Marla, John, Joyce, Jim and Cathy. I’m at the tail end. One at a time, they go into a [...]

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Center Stage
The evolution of central Iowa theatre continues

Performances persist. Creativity will find a way to release, fulfilling the needs of both the creators and the consumers. Central Iowa’s producers have proven to be resolute in their commitment [...]

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Civic Skinny
Jim Nahas is fired by county, and it’s a mess. He lawyers up as supervisors hunker down.

Jim Nahas has been fired as head of human resources for Polk County.  It’s complicated, it’s messy, it’s unusual — it’s hard to get fired by the county — and, [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

When was the last time you flew in an airplane?

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