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Posted February 28, 2018in Our View

Say no to Robbing Hood

He can’t be trusted on March 6 EDITOR’S NOTE: Jonathan Narcisse passed away on Feb. 17, 2018. He submitted this Guest View just two days prior to his death. On March 6, residents of Des Moines will be asked to vote on Measure A — a near 20 percent increase

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Posted December 06, 2017in Our View

Freedom of information

It’s wrong to keep taxpayers in the dark One of the nastiest controversies in local government in Iowa in many years was the impeachment in May of Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson by the city council. The case isn’t over. She has appealed her removal from office. I’m not here to

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Posted August 31, 2016in Our View

The distinctions are important Des Moines Register’s contests damage credibility of legitimate reader polls

My friend Mike, who managed a Des Moines tire store, once asked me, “What brand of tires do you have on your vehicle?” When I told him I didn’t know, he was clearly irritated. I didn’t know, and I didn’t care. Maybe I should have, but I didn’t. My tires,

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Posted August 10, 2016in Homepage Cover Story, Our View

Welcome to the new Cityview

Additional content. More pages. Increased press run. More distribution. Larger format. Glossy covers. High-bright newsprint. These are some of the changes that you will notice in this new monthly version of Cityview, but let’s start with some of your old favorites that you can continue to rely on. The popular

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Posted July 27, 2016in Our View

Cityview to make changes but will continue to educate, entertain — and sometimes irritate

For nearly 25 years, Cityview has brought unique news and information to the residents and visitors of central Iowa. We are making changes to ensure that this continues to happen for another 25. First launched in 1992 by Connie Wimer, Cityview experienced a number of changes based on the many

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Posted June 11, 2014in Our View

Politics and publishing — Dallas County Recorder chooses to violate media industry code of ethics

Elected officials should not be members of the media. Period. Chad Airhart, in his first term as the Dallas County Recorder, has apparently found time to also jump into the media business. He now serves as the publisher and co-owner of a glossy magazine that was mailed to select homes

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