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December 30, 2010

What a year!

Every year brings its challenges, but 2010 seemed to be a bit more troublesome for many in this world. From blizzards in the Midwest, to an earthquake in Haiti, to general economic woes for much of society, most of us are ready to put 2010 behind us. But before the final page is turned, we decided to take a look back at the stories that graced our pages in the past 12 months.

We covered serious issues like living with AIDS, homelessness, teen sex and child abuse. We kept our finger on the pulse of politics with stories on Congressional term limits, Iowa’s Supreme Court justices, agricultural subsidies, women in Iowa politics, and gubernatorial commutations.

We celebrated, too, with events centered on Des Moines’ Sexiest People, Martini Fest and Brewfest.

We dug into the lives of polarizing people like Steve Deace, Jon Narcisse and Steve King. We even suggested 25 people who we thought should have run for governor.

We continued our focus on food and drink with stories on Templeton Rye, St. Patty’s Day and Iowa’s business of booze. And we even added a few new twists with The Ultimate Sandwich and Extreme Belly Busters.

We enjoyed looking back at 2010, and we hope you do, too.

Thanks for reading. CV


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