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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Joe's Neighborhood

Why not?

HELP WANTED: Person needed to create something wonderful out of an empty spot in Downtown Des Moines. 400,000 square feet available. Some debris removal required. Portions of Tea Room included. Helpful if partially crazy. The monumental fire and the destruction of the Younkers Building was quite a tragedy — sad

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Civic Skinny

Hotel gains ground. Dorm rates rising. Who is Bob Wilson? The Bisignano case.

The planned convention hotel near the Hy-Vee center downtown is a step closer to reality. Last week, Polk County completed the purchase of land where the hotel would go. The purchase of the old Allied Building and adjacent grounds was for $3,338,896. The seller was Des Moines Redevelopment Corp., a

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Locker Room

Celebrating The Blue Oval

One of Des Moines’ longest-running annual traditions is back this weekend at the tender age of 105 years old. Yet that’s not slowing things down. It’s relay time in Dawgtown, and people from around the world are toeing the line just waiting for the starting gun to fire. “As of

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Belly Up

Business in the front… kind of, at Mullets

This bar-and-grill is a location to investigate, perfectly poised just out of the way enough to offer a scenic view of the downtown skyline and river ways. Past the fishermen trying their luck over the bridge sits Mullets. One of the first things a guest will likely notice about this

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Political Mercury

Dangerous ISU math: 5 strikes, Veishea not out?

Let’s get this straight. Former Iowa State University basketball coach Larry Eustachy admitted to being an alcoholic — not after a drunk-driving accident or hurting anyone, but following the release of some embarrassing photos involving Natural Light and fully-clothed socializing with coeds — and he doesn’t get a second chance

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Uncategorized

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in Duffy

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April 23, 2014 by Lindsey in On The Tube

Medication, no; hallucination, yes

Dr. Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) is a world-renowned neuroscientist who specializes in bipolar disorder and who, unbeknown to her colleagues or her boyfriend, suffers from the disease herself. It’s hard to believe she’s kept it secret, given that she often skips her meds with dramatic results. In her manic phases,

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April 22, 2014 by Lindsey in Bites

Your guide to area dining. To place a listing, call Ashley at 515.953.4822 ext. 303   American B-Bops We have the best burgers in town! For 21 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best Of Des Moines” readers’ poll and are proud to serve these burgers at more than seven locations throughout

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April 16, 2014 by Lindsey in Iowa Watchdog

IRS-Social Security seizure a ticking time bomb

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Post declared victory Tuesday for exposing the seizure of income-tax refunds to claw back alleged Social Security overpayments. But the legal issue of garnishing money from the children of deceased parents remains legally contentious, and a senior senator is demanding answers from the agencies involved. As

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