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Posted July 31, 2013in Iowa Watchdog

Judges pension plan underfunded by $53 million

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad’s veto to pump $18.9 million into Iowa’s judicial pension system left the plan with an unfunded liability of $53 million, according to figures from [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Sore Thumbs

‘SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IV’    (M) **** Atlus Nintendo 3DS If you think about it, “Pokemon” games are actually animal cruelty simulators. First you attack and imprison wild Pokemon, and then [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Sound Notes

The Des Moines Music Coalition is accepting band submissions for this year’s Little BIG Fest until Monday, Aug 5. This year’s festival will take place in the East Village on [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Good Bad Ugly

The good Amanda the Panda Grief Center will host its annual volunteer appreciation event at its new facility in West Des Moines from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 The [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Civic Skinny

Price of your Register is going up. Probably.

The price of The Des Moines Register is going up. Again. Here’s the gobbledegook start of a memo sent to all Register employees late Friday: “We wanted to make you [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Cover Story

Flip the Switch!

In primitive times, people of some cultures believed that the camera steals the soul. Some say that belief stemmed from the superstition that revealing identifying things, such as your name [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Sound Check

Buddy Guy “Rhythm and Blues” RCA Calling Buddy Guy a blues legend is to be simplistic and reductive. But sometimes an artist’s talents so far outstrip those of a humble [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… Des Moines

Amount: $190 To: Medtech Forensics Inc. in Florida For: Purchase of blood test kits and evidence-collection swabs for the Des Moines Police Department.   Amount: $975 To: Blur MediaWorks Inc. [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in Locker Room

Barley PAR-TEE time

When is a game of golf not a game of golf? Is it still golf if you’re limited to two clubs, neither of which can be a putter? What about [...]

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Posted July 31, 2013in The Sound

515 Alive!… literally

The capital city’s music festival season — a period that unofficially runs from April to November — is remarkable in its diversity. From the hard rock of Lazerfest to Little [...]

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