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Cover Story: The last lion


Inside the Capitol for a day with Sen. Tom Harkin

For much of his life, Ricardo Thornton lived as one of the forgotten, the voiceless. He calls his challenge a learning disability, but experts deemed it more mentally profound — what Thornton, 53, says people called “retardation” when he was younger. Read More..


 The Sound
Jett still loves rock n’ roll

It’s safe to say of Joan Jett that she’s done it all. Beginning her career in one of the seminal female rock acts, The Runaways, Jett has gone on to a solo career that is defined by solid three chord blues riffs and includes a couple of the most memorable rock anthems of all time. Read More...

 Civic Skinny
Knapp looks ahead, U of Iowa looks out of state

Bill Knapp turned 86 years old this week. Most guys his age don’t buy green bananas. They think the short term is this afternoon, the long term is tomorrow. Read More...

 Food Dude
The Giuseppe, #fakevegan and the mother of all wine clubs

My month of checking out reader tips moved to Hickman Road after hearing that I had missed a call earlier this year when proclaiming Eastern Sushi & Hibachi Buffet (ESHB) the best Read More...

 Political Mercury
Obama: Trust the kid who stayed at Howard Johnson’s

Speaking recently in the city where he launched his Iowa campaign for the White House more than four years ago, President Barack Obama sought to claim the middle-class mantle Read More...

 Locker Room
3XWrestling

Local wrestling organization celebrates seven years of hard-hitting action

Seven years ago, Des Moines had plenty of sporting options including baseball, football and hockey, but nothing for professional wrestling fans. Read More...


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