Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Feature Story
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On Sept. 29, 1905, F. D. Harriman, an attorney from Hampton, lost control of his vehicle, hit a bridge and crashed into a ditch. Tragically, Harriman died as a result, [...]

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Feature Story
Do farm subsidies work?

Since 1995, the top 1 percent of American farm subsidy recipients have received 26 percent of subsidy payments, and the top 10 percent have been handed 78 percent of the [...]

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Business Feature
Gone to the dogs

For those of us who grew up with “Lassie,” the beloved Timmy-saving Collie, our pet dogs were wonderful companions, even part of the family. We took them for walks and [...]

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Civic Skinny
Food fight at Fong’s. Register’s circulation drops again. Court okays Dico-city deal. Ernst lines up with Hawley.

Print circulation of The Des Moines Register continues to plummet. Reported digital circulation is holding more or less steady, but at a low level, but internal numbers show it rising [...]

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Political Mercury
Grassley may seek 70 years of consecutive political office in Iowa

At age 87, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, first elected to office during the Eisenhower administration, smiled broadly when pressed by audience members about a potential re-election campaign next year in [...]

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Film Review
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

On Dec. 4, 1969, the Chicago Police burst into the apartment of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Equipped with machine guns, rifles, shotguns and handguns, the police not only fired first [...]

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Food Dude
Italian House is full of surprises

There are few restaurant genres that Des Moines expects to conform to formula. Seafood cafés here are all over the place, from the air freighted opulence of Splash to the [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
A pocket full of quarters

Millennials can be split into two groups: those of us born in the 1980s and those born in the 1990s. The 1980s-born kids still had a chance to enjoy life [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Cross-country skiing in a bean field

Should I take the steep, black diamond run on the mountain to the left, or the longer, curving run on the mountain to the right? Do I want deep snow [...]

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Center Stage
Creativity and adaptability drive pandemic performances

This month marks the one-year anniversary of when stages across central Iowa went dark. As local producers mourn the loss, they remain resolved to adapt and find ways to overcome [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

How many video conferencing calls are you on per week?

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