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Posted April 01, 2020in Civic Skinny

Drake student sues school, athlete who shot him at party in 2019. Delaney Howell sues Iowa Public TV.

Updated: June 12, 2020 A Drake University student accidentally shot in the head by a Drake basketball player at a party two years ago now has sued the university, the [...]

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Posted March 24, 2020in Civic Skinny

Catching up before a break

CITYVIEW is taking a break with its printed edition — until we’re all hale and hearty again — so here’s an update on news Civic Skinny has been following. Marty [...]

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Posted March 04, 2020in Civic Skinny

Door of Faith boots Tirrell; Massachusetts jails him. Christensen to head Court; Young pays back taxes.

Marty Tirrell, the smooth-talking scammer and loud-talking sports-radio host, has been kicked out of the Door of Faith residential treatment center where he was awaiting his April 7 sentencing in [...]

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Posted February 05, 2020in Civic Skinny

McCoy needs GOP’s help to become Polk chair. Home sales. CITYVIEW, Register circulation figures.

No one seems to have noticed — there’s not even a press release on the website — but Matt McCoy was elected chair of the Polk County Board of Supervisors [...]

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Posted January 01, 2020in Civic Skinny

Jeff Young’s spotty record. Tirrell’s sentencing date set. Kauffman is a reporter again. Godfrey bills. Dog treats.

The Des Moines City Council on Dec. 16 gave the go-ahead for the plan by developer Jeff Young to turn the old Franklin Junior High School into an entertainment center, [...]

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Posted December 04, 2019in Civic Skinny

Tirrell makes a plea deal, faces 20 years. ‘Cultures of Basketball’ course for U of I.

Marty Tirrell, the sports-talk guy who shouted on the radio but smooth-talked friends, wives, relatives, acquaintances, advertisers and strangers as he bilked them out of millions of dollars, has made [...]

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Posted November 06, 2019in Civic Skinny

Drake, schools plan new stadium on Forest. A judge calls Branstad’s lawyer a liar. The night they raided the old Cargill Hotel.

UPDATE: On Nov. 13, Drake and the Des Moines School District announced plans to build a $19.5 million stadium just east of the Knapp Center. The 4,000-seat stadium would be [...]

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Posted October 02, 2019in Civic Skinny

Mike Whalen wonders about buying Register. Was appointment of Iowa Corrections chief done legally? Bookings of women jump at Polk County jail; Godfrey bills jump.

An Iowa businessman is poking around to see if he can drum up support from some colleagues to make an offer to buy The Des Moines Register.   “Iowans have [...]

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Posted September 04, 2019in Civic Skinny

Reynolds sat on $600,000 in bills in the Godfrey case. Tirrell trial delayed. Campus sex, drinking and helmets.

The Governor’s office sat on more than $600,000 of legal bills from the Nyemaster law firm in the costly Chris Godfrey trial until the trial was over. The bills — [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Civic Skinny

Godfrey case: a search warrant on judge’s chambers and $4.1 million bill from Conlin. Also: Another cyclist sues city. Opioid data. Steve Leath.

AUGUST 7 UPDATE: Christopher Godfrey’s attorneys have submitted bills of $4,130,673.38 for fees and expenses in the retaliation and discrimination lawsuit he won against former Gov. Terry Branstad and Brenna [...]

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