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Posted May 29, 2014in Iowa Watchdog

Obamacare outreach does little to reduce number of Iowa’s uninsured

DES MOINES, Iowa — Only one quarter of Iowans without health insurance have opted to get coverage since the introduction of Obamacare, despite millions of dollars in federal spending encouraging [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Food Dude

Cityscape solves the traveler dilemma

Hotel restaurants operate with conflicting ambitions. On one hand, most travelers want consistency and seek familiarity. But there are also an increasing number of travelers who want to taste the [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Locker Room

Blurred lines

To be told “you’re glowing” is a compliment usually reserved for women on their wedding day or during their pregnancy. But what about the fellas? Can’t men glow, too? Seems [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in News of the Weird

Prom draft adds to Californication A week before the National Football League held its 2014 Draft Day in May, a large contingent of junior and senior boys staged their own [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Cover Story


As Cityview’s Food Dude often points out, the Des Moines metro has become home to a geographically surprising number of quality seafood restaurants of the Asian variety, some of which [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Political Mercury

Hatch: More women on running-mate short list, beginning to vet people

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is likely to agree with his November political foe Gov. Terry Branstad — and Iowa’s last three governors — on at least this: the gender [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in On The Tube

Don’t knock the rock

You can roll your eyes over the idea of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — I have myself at times. But this year’s induction ceremony (Saturday, 7 p.m., [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Sound Check

Buzz Osborne “The Machine Kills Artists” Ipecac Osborne, legendary front man of The Melvins, has picked 2014 as the year to come forth with his first solo acoustic album. And, [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Belly Up To...

Saints Pub is a +

As the weather gets warmer, there’s more and more reason to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. In West Des Moines, bar-goers and foodies alike spend their outdoor hours [...]

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Posted May 28, 2014in Book Review

Latest Grisham novel has movie potential

Courtesy of Beaverdale Books “Sycamore Row” By John Grisham Doubleday Books Pub. Date: Oct. 22, 2013 Hardcover $28.95 447 pp. In his most recent book, John Grisham returns to the [...]

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