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Protect this house!

Blood, bullets and attacks at local churches have many getting serious about safety. Violence against people of faith is nothing new. At some point during the first century, probably around 30 AD, Roman authorities crucified the very first Christian, a man named Jesus of Nazareth. The execution’s finer points — such as the number of nails used — are less historically [...]

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It’s a celebration! Iowa Cubs, 50 years

50 seasons of Triple-A baseball This season marks a milestone in Iowa baseball history. The Iowa Cubs home opener on Thursday, April 5 celebrates 50 seasons of Triple-A baseball in Des Moines. The team started as the Iowa Oaks in 1969, then became an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in 1981, and one year later was christened as the Iowa Cubs. Central Iowa fans have been rooting [...]

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2018 CHOICE Awards: Cityview’s Hall Of Iowa Culinary Excellence

Iowa’s Culinary Trendsetters Our fourth annual CHOICE awards The idea for the CHOICE awards originated 15 years ago and was inspired by Japan’s Living National Treasures. That program honors “preservers of important intangible cultural properties.” In the years after World War II, anxiety arose in Japan that their unique cultural traditions — noh, kabuki, origami, [...]

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Political Mercury
Where will President Trump fall on defining issue for Iowa economy?

Political fight will have implications for two of the more vital figures in Iowa’s economy — the price of corn and soybeans. Some of the nation’s top renewable-fuels and corn and soybean advocates, backed by hundreds of farmers and ag businesspeople, rallied outside of Nevada, Iowa, one recent Saturday afternoon to protect the Renewable Fuel [...]

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Film Review
‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Big robots fighting even bigger monsters — what’s not to like? If you thought the globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was the last of it, get ready for the all-out assault on humanity in “Pacific Rim Uprising.” It’s been 10 years since Slacker Pentecost [...]

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Food Dude
More changes on the local restaurant scene

Some are a bit confusing Change is constant, in physics or the restaurant business. As with all paradoxes, there is no rule to find one’s way to success in such chaos. Here are some examples of recent change locally. The space previously known as Bang, Bang Mongolian BBQ and Draught House 50 on Mills Civic [...]

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Your Neighbors
Former neighbors are throwing stones

Successful first season for former neighborhood buddies after forming a curling team By day, Mike Farrell is a commercial banker and a family man. But each Friday night during the winter season, he heads to the Metro Ice Sports Facility and throws stones with some former neighbors. That’s right, Farrell is now a curling player. [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Making banana bread

When you’re in a crisis, people bring you food. Grease the bottom of your pans. Combine all the dry ingredients including the cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Have you noticed that whenever you’re feeling just a little too smart, too strong, too handsome, too successful, too whatever, the bottom drops out! [...]

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Center Stage
Second to none

Second City returns to eager Des Moines fans When it comes to improv comedy and the greatest chain of memorable comedians developed through one program, Second City plays second fiddle to nobody. The collective wit and charisma are music to the ears of most anyone who savors the sweet sounds of masterfully delivered comedy, from [...]

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Civic Skinny
Remembering Gil Cranberg: Updated CIVIC SKINNY LITE

Two of his children and a colleague recall Register editorial writer, the “intellectual leader of state,” who died March 11 at age 93 Gil Cranberg may have been the smartest person ever to enter the Register and Tribune building. And — luckily for Iowans — he stayed for 33 years. In the first 26 years, he [...]

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Cityview’s question of the week

How do you feel about the amount you pay in taxes?

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