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Posted June 19, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good When the Miss America pageant is held later this year, it will feature the first contestant born without an arm. The newly crowned Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly of Keokuk, is a 23-year-old college student who plans to use her platform to focus on overcoming disabilities. “For me, it

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Posted June 12, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, announced last week that Des Moines has been named a 2013 Top 50 Military Friendly City. Des Moines was ranked in the top 12.5 percent of the 381 metropolitan areas nationwide, because it is home to a large pool of jobs

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Posted June 05, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Des Moines radio station STAR 102.5 raised more than $163,000 during its 15th Annual Big Ken and Colleen’s Kids Radiothon. All proceeds will benefit families who receive care at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. STAR 102.5 interviewed several local Iowa children and families affected by sickness, disease and injury.

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Posted May 29, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Metro area police departments held a Voluntary Weapons Turn-In at various locations during Police Week recently with the goal of reducing the number of unwanted firearms and weapons that could end up in the wrong hands. They collected 59 different items, including handguns, rifles, shotguns, muzzle loaders and

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Posted May 22, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good KCWI-TV Great Day Meteorologist Jason Parkin has been named the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society’s Celebrity of the Year for the Iowa Chapter. The award is based on a candidate’s success in generating funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during a 10-week campaign from March 7-May 11, and

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Posted May 15, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Metro Waste Authority is now accepting applications for grants to support environmental projects, such as cleanups, rain gardens and recycling initiatives. Recipients can receive up to $2,500 for projects. Applications must be received by June 7, with winners notified by June 28. Metro Waste Authority has provided more

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Posted May 08, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good The Polk County Health Department recently received a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Vaccine Program Office and JBS International Inc. to increase vaccination rates among adults in Polk County, specifically the Tdap vaccination that protects against whooping cough (pertussis), diphtheria and

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Posted May 01, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good National Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day was declared to be on April 24 last week. Supported by several local organizations, including the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement (M.I.N.E.) Task Force. The Iowa Alliance for Drug-Endangered Children is concerned with children who are at risk of suffering physical harm or neglect

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Posted April 24, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good The IMT Des Moines Marathon held a group run/walk last weekend to show its solidarity with those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. Bright and early on Saturday morning, volunteers met at Nollen Plaza for a moment of silence and reflection before proceeding with a support walk/run of

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Posted April 17, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good The 2013 Fight for Air Climb took place in downtown Des Moines last week to benefit the American Lung Association in Iowa, and 1,100 people climbed for the cause. Monica Newman and Steve Cannon took the “best overall” times for the respective individual female and male divisions, both

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