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Posted August 30, 2013in Iowa Watchdog

Iowa public pensions on shaky ground

Public pensions in Iowa may be in a much deeper hole than previously thought. A new Moody’s Investor Service report shows the state portion of unfunded liabilities in the Iowa Public Employees’ [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in On The Tube

Cops vs. cops

London police turn against their own in “Luther” “Luther” (Tuesday-Friday, 9 p.m., BBC America) features Idris Elba as the hulking London detective John Luther, whose crime-solving intensity sometimes leads to [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Film Review

Tapering off

“The World’s End” 3 stars Rated R 109 minutes Action Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman Although it exhibits nowhere near the level of inspired deconstructionist comic sophistication of [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Rap Sheet

On the Clock

Published arrest charges are obtained from official law enforcement records, which are available to the public. All who are charged are innocent until proven guilty. Play the “Name That Crime” [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Duffy

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Posted August 28, 2013in Belly Up To...

Johnny’s Hall of Fame, a Court District champion

One of the best things about Court District carousing — aside from the scenery, and we’re not talking about the pretty lights — is the history. The old architecture of [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Joe's Neighborhood

A priceless painting

Thirty-three is an auspicious age. Even if you’re not going to be kissed by Judas, it seems to carry its own baggage. You know exactly what I mean, right? We [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Sound Check

O’Brother “Disillusion” Triple Crown Records Ambient acts can sometimes be difficult sells. They don’t tend to produce tracks that are easily digestible by a radio audience, and their propensity to [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Book Review

‘The Shining Girls,’ brilliant genre-bending

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books Review by Julie Goodrich Mulholland Books 6/4/13 $26 375 pp. Lauren Beukes’ first two books, “Moxyland” and “Zoo City,” were tragically overlooked. For those of us [...]

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Posted August 28, 2013in Civic Skinny

Odd questions for would-be judges.

The 17-member Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission met last week to interview the 22 persons who want to succeed Larry Eisenhauer on the Iowa Court of Appeals. It sent three names [...]

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