Reporter Jim Flansburg’s mind and notebooks were filled with the odd fact, the strong suspicion, the half-story that he never could develop into a piece that would stand alone in [...]Read More →
Jim Nahas has been fired as head of human resources for Polk County. It’s complicated, it’s messy, it’s unusual — it’s hard to get fired by the county — and, [...]Read More →
Food fight at Fong’s. Register’s circulation drops again. Court okays Dico-city deal. Ernst lines up with Hawley.
Print circulation of The Des Moines Register continues to plummet. Reported digital circulation is holding more or less steady, but at a low level, but internal numbers show it rising [...]Read More →
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz is an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, where she has taught for eight years. She makes $75,204 a year, according to state records. [...]Read More →
How Norris edged Marasco for the top county job. Tirrell sentencing delayed. Fired WOI-TV boss sues.
The hiring of political veteran John Norris to be the new county manager — which was expected to be announced after CITYVIEW went to press — was not without its [...]Read More →
It pays to be a scofflaw. The proposed consent decree between the federal government and Dico — a decree in which the City of Des Moines would end up owning [...]Read More →
In 2019, Des Moines police officers responded to 202,000 calls. Twice, officers fired their guns in the line of duty. Each time, the officers were fired upon first. So why [...]Read More →
Four well-known Des Moines men — all in their 80s or beyond — died within days of one another last month. All were interesting men who led interesting lives. Owen [...]Read More →