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Posted December 18, 2018in Stray Thoughts

Here’s an antidote to our nation’s discord

Americans these days seem to get along like dogs and cats. We don’t trust each other. We constantly snipe back and forth. This person is a crook. That person is [...]

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Posted December 14, 2018in Just Released, Uncategorized

Hy-Vee Acquires 22 Shopko Pharmacies in 17 Cities: Patient Files Will Merge Into Existing Hy-Vee Pharmacy Locations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 14, 2018) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the business of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and [...]

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Posted December 14, 2018in Just Released, Uncategorized

Giving away 500 hams

By Submitted WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 14, 2018) — As part of its second annual Hy-Vee Hams for the Holidays campaign, Des Moines-area Hy-Vee employees and local first responders [...]

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Posted December 14, 2018in Just Released

Waukee’s Trailside Dog Park to Open in Early 2019

By Submitted Waukee, Iowa—Construction of Waukee’s first dog park is nearing completion. The Waukee Parks & Recreation Department will open the park to the public in early 2019, as soon [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Feature 1

Who are Des Moines’ Most Likeable People?

Eight men and eight women selected for social networking contest and charity event. “Mirror, mirror of Des Moines, who is the most likeable central Iowan of them all?” For the third straight year, this [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Feature 3

Citizen’s Arrest

Iowa law allows for it, but those attempting to get involved should be careful. While there’s the rare case of a do-gooder stopping a robbery or vandals, most cases of citizen’s arrest aren’t [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Civic Skinny

Merry Christmas

Twelve drummers drumming… …for Gabriel Espinosa and the other 29 new citizens from 16 countries sworn in at a baseball game on July 3…and for Judge Robert Pratt, who swore [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Political Mercury

As your ‘conservative’ columnist, let me report the death threats

Abortion questions elicit extraordinary responses. Back in 2002, Doug Gross smiled widely as he fielded the question. “Your reputation proceeds you,” the Republican candidate for governor said in my office. [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Film Review

‘Widows’ is an engrossing, methodical, slow-burn story

Cast is phenomenal, story is engaging, and Steve McQueen shows he can make a big studio picture in a way that few other directors even attempt. There’s really no telling [...]

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Posted December 05, 2018in Food Dude

Gazali’s trove of delights

The ambiance is collegiate chic. Gazali’s is a secret trove. They have been around since the 1980s when they began in Valley West Mall and have been in their current [...]

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