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Posted August 02, 2023in Ask Cityview

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What is the hottest day in the history of Iowa? July 3-5 were the hottest recorded days in the country since 1979, and, globally, June 2023 was the hottest June [...]

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Posted July 05, 2023in Ask Cityview

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How long are safety deposit boxes held on to, and what’s usually found inside? State Treasurer Roby Smith announced there would be an auction of abandoned safety deposit boxes on [...]

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Posted May 31, 2023in Ask Cityview

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What are those squiggly lines on I-235 between downtown Des Moines and West Des Moines? These black lines are found all over highways across the entire United States but are [...]

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Posted May 03, 2023in Ask Cityview

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In what capacity am I allowed to use drones in Iowa? Are there laws against where I can and cannot fly them? Drones are becoming more and more popular, whether [...]

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Posted April 05, 2023in Ask Cityview

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I was reading your story on Des Moines bridges and saw that one of the bridges was raised several feet. How do you raise a bridge? The bridge in reference [...]

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Posted March 01, 2023in Ask Cityview

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Who picks up roadkill, and where does it go? It depends on where you are. If an animal dies along the interstate, a U.S. highway or state highway, the Iowa [...]

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Posted February 01, 2023in Ask Cityview

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Who writes those funny signs every week on the interstate? If you don’t know what we’re talking about, you probably do… You’ve seen them: those big electronic message boards displayed [...]

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Posted January 04, 2023in Ask Cityview

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Ask CITYVIEW anything by emailing editor@dmcityview.com. I really miss going to Fleur Cinema & Cafe; it’s such a unique and fun atmosphere and experience. Do you have any idea when [...]

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Posted November 30, 2022in Ask Cityview

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With all the close elections this year, it made me wonder how election recounts work? Some states recount votes automatically following narrow margins of victory; others allow recounts after voter [...]

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Posted November 02, 2022in Ask Cityview

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How do campaign contribution limits work? For federal elections, the maximum donation from an individual to a candidate is $2,900 per election. Those numbers reset for the primary and general [...]

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