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Posted May 29, 2014in Iowa Watchdog

Obamacare outreach does little to reduce number of Iowa’s uninsured

DES MOINES, Iowa — Only one quarter of Iowans without health insurance have opted to get coverage since the introduction of Obamacare, despite millions of dollars in federal spending encouraging them to sign up. Approximately 230,000 of the 305,000 Iowans who were uninsured prior to the implementation of Obamacare remain

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Posted May 28, 2014in Food Dude

Cityscape solves the traveler dilemma

Hotel restaurants operate with conflicting ambitions. On one hand, most travelers want consistency and seek familiarity. But there are also an increasing number of travelers who want to taste the local flavors of places they visit. So, how does a hotel room keep everyone happy? One answer comes from an

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Posted May 28, 2014in Locker Room

Blurred lines

To be told “you’re glowing” is a compliment usually reserved for women on their wedding day or during their pregnancy. But what about the fellas? Can’t men glow, too? Seems the only time a guy might be described as glowing is after he just finished having “the most fun you

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Posted May 28, 2014in News of the Weird

Prom draft adds to Californication A week before the National Football League held its 2014 Draft Day in May, a large contingent of junior and senior boys staged their own draft day at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, “dividing up” the available girls to ask to

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Posted May 28, 2014in Cover Story

CelebrAsian

As Cityview’s Food Dude often points out, the Des Moines metro has become home to a geographically surprising number of quality seafood restaurants of the Asian variety, some of which he’s even put on par with establishments found only in coastal metropolises like New York City. While the praise for

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Posted May 28, 2014in Political Mercury

Hatch: More women on running-mate short list, beginning to vet people

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is likely to agree with his November political foe Gov. Terry Branstad — and Iowa’s last three governors — on at least this: the gender of the lieutenant governor candidate. “I’m not picking a woman just to pick a woman, but more women are on

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Posted May 28, 2014in On The Tube

Don’t knock the rock

You can roll your eyes over the idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — I have myself at times. But this year’s induction ceremony (Saturday, 7 p.m., HBO) will wipe the sneer right off your face. It’s a three-hour compendium of passionate words and soulful music that

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Posted May 28, 2014in Sound Check

Buzz Osborne “The Machine Kills Artists” Ipecac Osborne, legendary front man of The Melvins, has picked 2014 as the year to come forth with his first solo acoustic album. And, ever after 30 years of work to look back on and draw comparisons to, King Buzzo manages to come out

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Posted May 28, 2014in Belly Up

Saints Pub is a +

As the weather gets warmer, there’s more and more reason to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. In West Des Moines, bar-goers and foodies alike spend their outdoor hours enjoying an all-day happy hour and daily food specials at Saints Pub + Patio, which has a similar sister location

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Posted May 28, 2014in Book Review

Latest Grisham novel has movie potential

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books “Sycamore Row” By John Grisham Doubleday Books Pub. Date: Oct. 22, 2013 Hardcover $28.95 447 pp. In his most recent book, John Grisham returns to the type of legal novel that made his name as an author. “Sycamore Row” features the lawyer who posed such an

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