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Learn why and where central Iowans mic up for karaoke

Karaoke night can get kind of hairy at times — at Jeannie’s Bottle that applies to the dudes’ faces, but at some bars in the metro, hairy means catty, salty and maybe a tad trailer park.

“Girl, you better get up off my stage,” said Cherese Schirck as she all but belly-bumped an intruding “used-to-be bestie,” Pammi Aldrich off the platform at Trophy’s. Read More..


 Our View
Nancy, Nancy, Nancy

We always knew former Des Moines Public School District Superintendent Nancy Sebring had a way with words, as she directed many of them toward us through the years.

After we published an editorial column in October of 2010 questioning the district’s use of taxpayer money on what was, in our view, expensive and unnecessary
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 Civic Skinny
Chris Godfrey, goofy Register prices — and Sebring

Chris Godfrey is still the only openly gay person in a top state government job in Iowa.

That’s still apparently one too many for the Branstad administration.
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 Food Dude
A comeback for specialization

After half century of losing ground to supermarkets and franchise restaurants with 32-page menus, specialization is coming back in the food sector. Three new local businesses are riding this bandwagon. Read More...

 Political Mercury
Thinking of pre-marital sex? Skip rocks across still waters

If we can’t stop our nation’s kids from ballooning toward adult-onset diabetes with their generational vacuuming of fast-food fries, bulging burgers Read More...

 Locker Room
Pedal to Petals

As the temperature rises, a growing number of health conscious people will be hitting the trails and bike lanes throughout the metro. Almost every weekend, interested cyclists can partake in a bevy of local riding events Read More...


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