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Posted May 27, 2015in Cover Story

Pour your heart out!

Cityview Brewfest: the original craft beer festival — sample more than 500 beers at Principal Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2-5 p.m. It all starts with one good idea. [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Your View

More sauce, please

Civic Skinny (May 21) brought me down with the accurate but depressing news of lawsuits involving apes, city trees, lawyers, the IRS and Central College. Then Cityview informs us that The [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Civic Skinny

Branstad’s Expo money-raising broke ethics rule.

Jason Noble of The Des Moines Register wrote a first-rate story last week on the woes of the Central Iowa Expo in Boone. In it, he noted that between gubernatorial [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Sound Circuit

Manufacturing success

The last time I spoke to Green Death, almost exactly two years ago, they were a band freshly formed and looking forward to the release of its first EP. The [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in…

Paid during the month of April Amount: $662.46 To: Booksource For: Supplies Amount: $1,680 To: Des Moines Art Center For: Scholarship Amount: $488.91 To: A-Tec Recycling Inc. For: Services Amount: [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in What's Brewing?

Smith & Forge

Cider beers have been gaining mass-market appeal as the “beer for people who don’t like beer.” With the sweet apple taste, ciders make for a refreshing, light drink that hits [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry, 25, is no stranger to breaking the law. While still a Raven, Berry was charged in Baltimore for failure to appear, driving with [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in What the?

Think you’re funny? Send us your best caption… Email to:   Next week’s photo: This week’s winner: “Really Aquaman, this is why no one takes you seriously. Now go [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Tech Talk

Wal-Mart can’t beat ’em, so they’ll become ’em

The last two decades have been rough for traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Prior to the rise of e-commerce, finding commercial success meant juggling quality products, store location, correct pricing, supply, demand [...]

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Posted May 27, 2015in Film Review


Released in 2012, the original “Pitch Perfect” was a surprise hit. It was charming, genuinely hilarious in spots, fun throughout and featured Anna Kendrick, who is delightful. However, the success [...]

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