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Feature Story
Immigration in central Iowa

With a country built on a diverse population, the United States and immigration go hand in hand — and that includes Iowa. Even while located in the middle of the [...]

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Feature Story
Summer jobs — they work!

Times are changing in the workplace. Overall, young people are less eager to join the labor market than previous generations, particularly since COVID shutdowns. Many companies are turning to retired, part-time [...]

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Civic Skinny
Chambers merging, Partnership leadership history, early campaign contributions and unpaid fines

The Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce, which formed in 2004 and currently has 58 members listed on its website, merged operations with the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, which formed in [...]

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Political Mercury
Council Bluffs’ Turek in conversation as ‘next Tom Harkin’

There is, of course, only one Tom Harkin, a retired U.S. senator who constructed a legislative and political legacy few Democrats in Iowa — and indeed the nation — have. [...]

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Film Review
‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ doesn’t provide much insight

“Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me” is another variation on a familiar cautionary tale: a warning about fame chewing people up and spitting them out — with Netflix guilty [...]

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Food Dude
Road trip destinations

Road trips are for all seasons but winter. But without a truly special destination, why would we bother? Two places, one less than 40 miles from downtown, the other less [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
The 1961 plane crash on Country Club Boulevard

This story developed because I received a speeding ticket in Nebraska this past March. It was one of those deals when I was going 10 mph over the speed limit, [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
The Irish Potato

So… what about the potato in Ireland? “You call them fries, we call them chips. What you call potato chips, we call crisps.” Emmett Maher, the restaurant manager at Beshoffs [...]

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Center Stage
‘Native Gardens’ is sure to grow on audiences

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has leveraged more than a century of community development and partnership into diverse programing that reaches across the entire range of live theatre tastes. Being [...]

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Business Feature
Speakeasy trend grows in Des Moines

After Congress ratified the 18th Amendment in 1919, the manufacturing, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages were banned nationwide. However, Iowa started its own prohibition in 1916. But prohibition efforts [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

How do you feel about workers younger than 18 serving alcohol?

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