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Feature Story
Breaking barriers

Local organizations provide programs and support for adults with disabilities. Emily Brown loves to sing — and she does it well. The 25-year-old was born with a rare disorder called [...]

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Feature Story
’Twas the night before… — A Christmas classic for the holidays

Publisher’s note: Forty years ago, when Michael Gartner was editor of The Des Moines Register, he walked over to the desk of writer Bob Hullihan and said, “How about writing [...]

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Business Feature
The return of record shops

Mike Enloe may have been a struggling student at Drake University in 1975, but he kept an eye on the music industry. He decided to take a chance and open [...]

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Civic Skinny
Bauder’s for sale. Final election finances. Central Iowa’s highest nonprofit salaries.

A “for sale” sign has been spotted at Bauder’s, Des Moines’ iconic ice cream shop and former pharmacy. Owner Kim Robertson said she is simply looking for a transition.  “I’ve [...]

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Christmas Skinny
Merry Christmas…

Twelve drummers drumming… …for Randy Peterson, who has been writing sports at The Des Moines Register for 50 years…and Felipe Nogueira of Brazil, coach of the championship men’s volleyball team [...]

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Political Mercury
Challenges, resilience in a rural Iowa newspaper’s last stand

The talented and intrepid reporter Dave Hoekstra, a former 30-year writer with the Chicago Sun-Times, spent the better part of three years chronicling the struggle of independent newspapers like my [...]

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Film Review
Wink, wink jokes of ‘Spirited’ reek of eye-rolling smugness

While Charles Dickens may be the inspiration for “Spirited,” this flick stands no chance of knocking any previous venture in the Christmas Movie game off a top 10 list. While [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
The PS Lounge and The Blue Goose

I love the history of gay bars. One of my favorite films is “Cruising,” directed by William Friedkin, based on the book by Gerald Walker. Seedy gay bars in the [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Indomitable spirit

Rich Krumme died the other day. Most of you don’t know him. He farmed outside of Des Moines, near the small town of St. Marys, far from stoplights and Starbucks. His [...]

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Center Stage
Seasonal stage offerings abound

Take a break from shopping, work and school and let others entertain you for an evening or afternoon. Regional theatre companies are delivering gifts of memory-making live theatre: Des Moines [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

How much snow is just right?

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