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Posted September 24, 2014in On the Move

Uber now serving Des Moines

Uber, the ride-sharing service operating in more than 200 cities worldwide and based in San Francisco, began serving the Des Moines area on Sept. 12. As an alternative to taxis, [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in What's Brewing?

Spotlight Boulevard Brewing Company Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Boulevard’s mission is a simple but successful one: “to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional ingredients and the best [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in On The Tube

When urban meets suburban

Andre (Anthony Anderson) is a self-described former “big scary black guy” who’s succeeded in the white world. He’s a successful advertising executive who lives in the suburbs with his doctor [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Tech Talk

Apple wasting time with iWatch

Apple’s iWatch looks beautiful. It is a stone cold fact that cannot be denied. The problem comes when you try to nail down its purpose. We’ve all heard the old [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Sound Circuit

Removing the dirt

Viva Montesa is having an identity problem. Not with their live act; in person, the duo of Ted and Gary Schwick are every bit as fun and talented as they’ve [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Guest Commentary

An in-kind response to campaign ads

Taking the low road, but with thesaurus in hand, here are some thoughts about political advertising these days, with the venting tempered by a thoughtful ending. Still, how many more [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Game Day

Iowa (3-1) vs. Purdue (2-2) When: Saturday, Sept. 27 Where: Ross-Aide Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana Kickoff: 11 a.m. CDT Captain Kirk sure knows how to push the Hawkeye Nation buttons. [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Civic Skinny

Register to chop 16% of news staff, add odd titles. Court: Jailed Luebke owes credit union $35,000.

The restructured Des Moines Register newsroom will “deliver much more,” Amalie Nash told the newspaper’s readers Tuesday, but the newspaper will be delivering that “much more” with much less. The [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Belly Up To...

Spice up your Thursday nights with salsa dancing at Lime Lounge

As you may have heard in the news, “Dancing With the Stars” returned last week, and we went salsa dancing at Lime Lounge to try out our ballroom skills. Or, [...]

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Posted September 24, 2014in Food Dude

Irish gastropub comes to Ingersoll

If Ingersoll were human, she would be my favorite, eccentric aunt. No other street in town represents such democracy of commerce — tattoo shops and massage parlors next to doctors’ [...]

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