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“Pro-Choice” Activist Vandalizes Hundreds of Student Newspapers Over Pregnancy Center Ad

It is a free country so a Drake University professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies was welcome to hammer the student newspaper (the Times-Delphic) for the audacity of running an ad from AGAPE Pregnancy Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Beth Younger walloped AGAPE with the usual pro-abortion subtly(AGAPE is one of “these deceptive […]

GOP Senate candidate Ernst pulling ahead in Iowa

A new poll published by the Des Moines Register puts Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst (R) six points ahead of Democratic challenger Bruce Braley (44-38 percent), while 12 percent of likely voters remain undecided. Braley has been heavily...Show More Summary

Star Is Born?: ‘Great Campaigner' Joni Ernst on Verge of Huge Upset in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – On the plane ride here, I read in National Review that state senator Joni Ernst was “running to the left” of her opponent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) on Social Security. Later, flipping on my television at...Show More Summary

Editorial Of The Day

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Des Moines Register editorial board: At a press conference last week, Gov. Terry Branstad reiterated his long-held belief that Iowans should be allowed to vote on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. "It has been blocked in the Senate by the Senate leader," the governor observed. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Joni Ernst says Iowa doesn’t need a minimum wage hike

A Des Moines Register poll released on Saturday put Republican Joni Ernst up six points over Democrat Bruce Braley among likely voters in Iowa. There are reasons not to over-hype this one poll, but it seems clear Ernst has at least a small lead, and without Iowa, it’s hard to see how Dems hold the […]

Republican Joni Ernst Takes Lead in Iowa – Destroys Lib Braley in Senate Debate (Video)

Republican Joni Ernst has opened up a 6 percentage point lead over Democrat Bruce Braley in Iowa’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, according to a new Des Moines Register Iowa poll. Joni Ernst destroyed liberal Bruce Braley’s Claims in Sunday’s … Continue reading ?

Tesla Barred from Offering Test Drives in Iowa

Iowa told the Tesla Motors company to cut short three days of test drives earlier this month in West Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Transportation said the test drives were illegal because Tesla isn't licensed as an auto dealer in Iowa and state law prohibits carmakers from selling directly to the public. Show More Summary

DMR Iowa Poll: Joni Ernst (R) Leads Democrat by 6 Points

In a race that may determine which party controls the U.S. Senate, Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has taken a six-point lead over Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) in the Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll that was released on Saturday. Show More Summary

?Tesla Test Drives Cancelled After Iowa Dealers Rat Them Out

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tesla was in the middle of a three-day Model S test drive program in West Des Moines, Iowa when it was forced to cancel the final day of the event. The local dealers association ratted out the automaker to the state's Department of Transportation because only licensed "dealers" are allowed to offer test drives. Sigh. Read more...

Iowa city to pay thousands to be a ‘community of distinction’

By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Lots of cities would like to be described on television by a celebrity as a “community of distinction.” Fewer cities would be willing to make that happen by paying thousands to appear on a very low-rated infomercial produced by a company whose CEO had previous...

Newspaper Experiments With Virtual Reality in Remote Iowa

Here are two words that don’t seem to cohere: newspaper and virtual reality. Yet The Des Moines Register has completed a virtual reality project called Harvest of Change that uses today’s technology to explore an old-word place, a virtual...Show More Summary

LeAnn Rimes Threatens to Kick Radio Host's Ass On the Air

As all of her Twitter followers know, LeAnn Rimes doesn't put up with any crap. Not in a cool, tough chick way, but in a wildly insecure, "OMG did someone in Des Moines just say they don't like outfit?!" way. So when she's not stalking...Show More Summary

Newspaper Creates 'Virtual Farm' for Internet News Stories

The Des Moines Register has taken a step into the future by creating an Internet-based virtual world to accompany a new series of stories. In a journalism first, the virtual world created by the Gannett news service gives readers an interactive experience of an Iowa farm. Show More Summary

How An Iowa Newspaper Is Using Oculus Rift For Big, Ambitious Journalism

The Des Moines Register is launching a big interactive journalism package today, starring virtual reality. Situated in the heart of flyover country, the city of Des Moines, Iowa, doesn't tend to come up in many discussions centered on the technological future of journalism. Show More Summary

Smart Take | New Team | Goodbye Google

TVNewser: How to tell your employer you’re leaving in five words or less — “Fck it. I quit.” FishbowlDC: Bloomberg Politics has joined forces with The Des Moines Register. Oh stop it, you did not call it. SocialTimes: Snapchat has made a Google employee disappear. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

The Afternoon Ticker: Bloomberg & Iowa, Fusion & USC, Weather & Climate

Bloomberg Politics and the Des Moines Register have entered into a new polling partnership. The two outlets will jointly produce the Iowa Poll. This is the first time the storied Des Moines newspaper has fully partnered with a national...Show More Summary

Real-Time Bus Locations Now Available on the MyDART Trip Planner

On Sept. 22 DART begins publishing online the real-time locations of its buses, giving people a greater level of information about bus service in Greater Des Moines.

Minecraft, but for Journalism: Newspaper Invests in Virtual Reality Reporting

last weekNews : Mediaite

Today, the Des Moines Register and Gannett Company is undertaking a crazy new virtual reality experiment, in the hopes that people are willing to consume their news in the same way that they play Minecraft and BioShock: by walking around with a computer on their face.

Bloomberg Politics and Des Moines Register Announce Polling and Reporting Partnership

Bloomberg Politics today announced a new polling, reporting, and events partnership with the Des Moines Register for coverage of the midterm and 2016 Presidential elections. Via a joint release: “The two outlets will jointly produceShow More Summary

The secret weapon of Iowa Democrats: Obamadale

For a small band of supercharged Democratic organizers, the pleasant Des Moines neighborhood of Beaverdale goes by another name: Obamadale. The moniker was bestowed three years ago by a motley crew of Democrats who first met as strangers over martinis at a local restaurant in the early days of President Obama's re-election bid, brought together […]

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