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Posted July 31, 2018in Stray Thoughts

‘Trade secrets’ shouldn’t trump accountability

The Iowa Legislature wrote some wonderful concepts into the state’s government transparency laws. For example: “This chapter seeks to assure, through a requirement of open meetings of government bodies, that [...]

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Posted July 31, 2018in Just Released

Koester Named Waukee’s New Public Works Director/City Engineer

Waukee, Iowa — The City of Waukee is announcing that Rudy Koester will soon be promoted to the position of Public Works Director/City Engineer. Waukee’s long-time Public Works Director John [...]

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Posted July 25, 2018in The Sound Exclusive

SHINEDOWN BRINGS ‘SECOND CHANCE’ AND OTHER FAN FAVORITES TO WELLS FARGO ARENA

Selling out shows isn’t new to Shinedown. “[When people say ‘Rock is dead’ … ] I don’t know, I’m selling out 15,000 people every single night and every single festival [...]

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Posted July 23, 2018in Just Released

Former Chicago frontman Peter Cetera performs at Iowa State Fair

By Jackie Wilson Singer, guitarist and former Chicago band member, Peter Cetera, had just finished a bike ride in his hometown of Idaho, when he took the time to speak [...]

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Posted July 17, 2018in Stray Thoughts

UI should include public when decisions are needed

The University of Iowa announced last week that it will close seven academic centers, shrink three others and eliminate 33 jobs. The reductions will save $3.5 million, officials said. The [...]

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Posted July 13, 2018in Just Released

LONGTIME DMPS EDUCATOR TO LEAD NEW MONTESSORI SCHOOL

DES MOINES, IA (July 12, 2018) – A longtime school leader who has dedicated her career to educating Des Moines Public Schools students will become the principal of the district’s [...]

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Posted July 13, 2018in Just Released

Urbandale’s 2018 Mid-Year Building Report Details Strong Commercial and Residential Investment

Urbandale, Iowa – The City of Urbandale’s Community Development Department issued a total of 483 building permits in the first six months of 2018, with a total valuation of $67 [...]

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Posted July 13, 2018in Just Released

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awards $2 million in grants – Funding supports art, culture and historic preservation across Iowa

DES MOINES – A robot helps cancer patients take virtual tours of an art museum. Communal dinners serve guests a taste of history. A restored courthouse clock tower will keep [...]

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Posted July 11, 2018in Just Released

Prairie Meadows Donates More Than $5 Million through Grant Programs – Community Betterment and Legacy Grants Create a Lasting Impact on Central Iowa

July 11 – Altoona, IA. Prairie Meadows has given a record amount in charitable donations to the community this year. As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows strives to promote economic [...]

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Posted July 11, 2018in Just Released

IOWA WILD ANNOUNCES FULL 2018-19 SCHEDULE

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Wild and the American Hockey League announced today the complete 2018-19 schedule. For the fifth time in six seasons, Iowa will open the season at [...]

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