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Posted June 29, 2016in Cover Story, Homepage Cover Story

Our look at the day, the declaration, the people and the promise of our American scripture

Odd as it may seem, the first published news about the Declaration of Independence and our glorious Fourth of July was the top “Twitter” post of 1776. In 13 words [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in On The Tube

Rock on

    “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” is still dumb fun; “Killjoys” returns.   “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” Thursday, June 30 (FX) Season Premiere: The debut of Denis Leary’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” last summer presaged two rock-centric dramas, HBO’s [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Your View

Grassley’s power grab sets dangerous precedent

  Sen. Charles Grassley’s blockade of the Supreme Court confirmation process sets in motion a dangerous precedent for future presidents. Grassley and his Republican allies claim they have the right [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Civic Skinny

Platforms: Puppy mills, legal drugs, and back to 1913. Culver gets a Y job, with a little help from his friends.

State political platforms mean absolutely nothing, practical politicians agree, but the planks often show where the power lies in the parties. And occasionally a plank is so bizarre it can [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Duffy

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Posted June 29, 2016in Center Stage

Skinny jeans and belly whoppers

    Were those skinny jeans for opening night at the opera? Actually, yes, and a couple of young women sported black ankle-high lace-ups, bohemian. Looking around, you might think [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Rap Sheet

Two of a kind
Compiled by Cityview staff

  Wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler, 66, was arrested recently on domestic assault charges. Lawler and his fiancée, Lauryn McBride, reportedly had an altercation at their home on June 17. [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Political Mercury

The Butz of Trump’s commentary Donald Trump appears to have weathered what Butz could not — and then some. 

What’s the difference between Donald Trump and Earl Butz? Short answer: Trump’s comments about Mexicans and a Mexican-American judge and “my African American” are worse than Butz’s joke — or, [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Tech Talk

Bluetooth about to become big time

Some technology doesn’t realize its full potential until it has had a chance to iterate through several iterations. A handful of social media rose and fell before Facebook dominated, cellular [...]

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Posted June 29, 2016in Your Money

Paid for by taxpayers in… City of Des Moines

  To be paid on 6/9/2016   Amount: $41,990 To: Iowa Demolition Inc. For: Total demolition cost for three buildings at 2421 E. 36th St., 2412 E. 37th St. and [...]

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