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Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming — and the cicadas are coming. But that won’t stop us, and it shouldn’t stop you, from enjoying the seemingly endless entertainment [...]

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Spring Sports Preview

If you are looking for fast-paced sporting action this spring and summer, you are in luck. The Des Moines Menace soccer team and the Iowa Barnstormers arena football team, although [...]

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Business Feature
Managing inventory

“Inventory management is what can dictate some of your cash flow. And as we know, in business, cash is king,” said Lisa Shimkat, the state director of America’s Small Business [...]

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Civic Skinny
Simonson’s contributions total $285,332. Baltimore bridge collapse impacts Iowa ag. Stowe would be smiling.

Connie Boesen began her term as mayor of Des Moines on Jan. 2, taking over for the city’s longest serving mayor, Frank Cownie. As a result, Boesen’s at-large seat on [...]

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Film Review
‘Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver’ falls short

Zack Snyder’s latest foray into the realm of epic sci-fi, “Rebel Moon,” is a grand spectacle of ambition and visual prowess, yet it struggles to break free from its own [...]

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Food Dude
Tumea & Sons is a veritable heirloom

The meaning of “heirloom” has been extended this century in American vernacular. It’s not just for nouns anymore. I have seen it used to describe baseball fans, tomatoes, pigs, brand [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
Atheists Caucus in the Heartland

The year was 2011, and I had been in Des Moines for four years. My first feature documentary, “Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer,” premiered at the Des Moines Social Club at [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Two characters and a dog in Woodland Cemetery

The graves sprawl over the bright green and faded brown grass like grazing cattle over the stubble of an Iowa corn field. Narrow blacktop roads meander here and there across [...]

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Center Stage
Children’s musical with creative camps are aplenty

There is a special beauty about great stage scripts for children’s theatre. In the hands of an experienced producer such as the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines [...]

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Out of the park

Friday night fireworks. Bobblehead nights. B-Bops burger races. The family-friendly fountain in right field. Win or lose, the Iowa Cubs continue to attract fans with as much entertainment as the [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

Have you ever personally seen a tornado funnel cloud?

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