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Posted July 31, 2019in Feature 1

Des Moines’ Ultimate Pizza

CITYVIEW readers will choose a winner from a hefty list of delicious pies. Favorite foods define cities. New York is a steakhouse town representing the power and energy of the [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Feature 2

Park Here

Iowa State Fairgrounds area residents cash in on need for overflow parking. Residents from nearly 5,500 homes surrounding the Iowa State Fairgrounds will allow fair-goers to park in their yards [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Civic Skinny

Godfrey case: a search warrant on judge’s chambers and $4.1 million bill from Conlin. Also: Another cyclist sues city. Opioid data. Steve Leath.

AUGUST 7 UPDATE: Christopher Godfrey’s attorneys have submitted bills of $4,130,673.38 for fees and expenses in the retaliation and discrimination lawsuit he won against former Gov. Terry Branstad and Brenna [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Political Mercury

Condolences for Beau first, then questions for Biden

Vilsack influence emerges in former vice president’s national rural plan. Interviewing surrogates, family members, friends or political associates of the actual candidates for office is most often an eye-rolling obligation [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Film Review

‘Toy Story 4’

It’s difficult not to draw the analogy between young adults moving out of home. Full disclosure: I probably cried for an hour after watching “Toy Story 3.” So you can [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Food Dude

Harbinger of less expensive things

For three years now, Harbinger is the only restaurant in Iowa whose chef has been recognized by the James Beard Awards as top 20 in the Midwest. It’s a 55-seater [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Your Neighbors

Your new Mrs. Iowa is… Meghan Drane!

A childhood dream comes true. “I’m a military wife,” explains Meghan Drane. “I’m a mom of four. I’m from Iowa. We’ve lived on the East Coast, West Coast and Europe.” [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Joe's Neighborhood

50 kids and a free lunch

Tell that to Sister Agnes. Fifty kids were fed lunch on Monday in a little park in Urbandale — for free. Chew on that. The small parking lot at Murphy [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Center Stage

Cloris Awards celebrates its fifth anniversary

The evening will include musical theatre performances, fun and an energetic mix of central Iowa’s lovers of the stage. Late summer of 2014, right when the 2014-2015 local theatre season [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Des Moines Forgotten

The Magic Window

Betty Lou Varnum’s show was a safe place for many central Iowa kids. I wish I could have experienced television the way children and adults did back in the 1950s. [...]

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