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Feature Story
2024 Choice Awards

Inspired by Japan’s Living National Treasures, the idea for CITYVIEW’s CHOICE awards originated 10 years ago. The Japanese program honors “preservers of important intangible cultural properties.” In the years after [...]

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Feature Story
Complex crazy

Since 2021, several Des Moines suburbs have opened massive, multi-million-dollar, multi-use sports complexes. In West Des Moines, development costs for the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex were close to $60 million in [...]

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Business Feature
Customer service through technology

When business owners want to increase profits, one of the first places they often look to is decreasing costs. One of the biggest expenses for any business is payroll. As [...]

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Civic Skinny
Median home sale price reaches record high. Des Moines parks score well. Iowa education is a concern. Another firearm found at DM airport. Prenuptual agreements.

Des Moines’ Parks and Recreation system was ranked among the top 20 in the country, according to the Trust for Public Land’s (TPL) 2023 ParkScore, which compares 100 of the [...]

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Political Mercury
Iowa combat veteran, former ag official ‘ready to serve’ again — this time in Congress

After the rains, or in the routines of daily life, in one of the more war-ravaged reaches of the globe, residents would spot the signs of unexploded munitions, mortars and [...]

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Film Review
‘Hit Man’ is a must-watch for fans of quirky, well-written comedies

“Hit Man” is a surprising gem that blends comedy, action and romance into an unexpectedly delightful package. At the heart of the film is Glen Powell, who delivers a standout [...]

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Food Dude
801 Chop House — still the one

A few years back, I was taking a food writers tour of Kansas City with a score of writers, most of them from Texas. My Dallas friends ran into restaurant [...]

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Des Moines Forgotten
Rusty washers, sparklers and 3D glasses

The Midwest is one the best places to be to celebrate the Fourth of July. No matter what faith you follow or orientation you swing, you can usually come together [...]

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Joe's Neighborhood
Why a religion major?

I sat in the back of Macbride Hall for a reason. I wanted to be invisible. I wanted to slink in early unseen and slink out in the crowd unnoticed. [...]

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Center Stage
The Wiz, a Dream, and a whiz

July brings a variety of stage enticements, from opera to plays to musicals. Free your inner cultural adventurer and explore these immersive performance worlds.    Wiz One of the most [...]

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CITYVIEW's Question of the Week

CITYVIEW’s question of the week

What do you think of Donald Trump’s choice of J.D. Vance as his vice presidential candidate?

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