Two years ago, Paul Valin found a backpack while kayaking the Des Moines River. He threw it in the back of his truck, intending to try to find its owner. But when he got home and opened it, he found what he thought was a kit for making...Show More Summary
Two years ago, Paul Valin found a backpack while kayaking the Des Moines River. He hrew it in the back of his truck, intending to try to find its owner. But when he got home and opened it, he found what he thought was a kit for making...Show More Summary
Dice, the leading career website for tech professionals, will soon host its first mobile hackathon: Mobile Hack. Mobile Hack will take place March 15th and 16th at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center. Dice is based out of New York, but has a significant Iowa presence, and felt compelled to host the event in Des Moines.
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — If a dog at one of Iowa’s two remaining greyhound racetracks was in the same shape as those racetracks’ finances, it would be euthanized on the spot. Both greyhound racetracks lose millions of dollars each year, only remaining open because state law requires the casinos... Show More Summary
Des Moines voters decide today whether to approve a legal tax to refund a similar tax imposed illegally. The Des […]
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) told Des Moines' WHO TV that he disagrees with Jan Brewer's veto of Arizona's SB 1062, the bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs, Right Wing Watch reports. Said...
With OKC being Oklahoma City while TUL is Tulsa. Per the Charlotte Observer, flights start on July 2 and are twice-daily on large regional jets (have a first class section). Service levels are comparable to Des Moines and Omaha, which US Airways added flights to from CLT in 2012 and are of similar size and […]
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drug Enforcement Agency removed a Des Moines man’s house from the National Clandestine Laboratory Register after Watchdog.org investigated how the residence was placed on the list by mistake. Show More Summary
Pheasant Fest returns to Des Moines after five years Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) will take its annual celebration, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, to Des Moines on February 20, 21 & 22, 2015. The largest show in the co...
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — On Jan. 5, 2012, Paul Valin called the police to report he’d found a backpack containing what he believed to be meth-making equipment. That simple act of good citizenship landed his and wife Cindy’s house on the National Clandestine Laboratory Register, the federal Drug Enforcement... Show More Summary
by Catherine Briggs DES MOINES, IA, February 25, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The regret many women experience after having an abortion would be a lawful cause for filing a lawsuit against an abortionist should a new bill be passed in the state of Iowa. HF 2098 was introduced to the Iowa House of Representatives by Rep.…
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Hard work and determination may be traditional ingredients for success, but they’re no match for having the federal government force customers to buy your product. Consider these economic numbers. Show More Summary
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world. Highly affordable and flexible in design, each shelter
By Mary Beth Tinker A 6th grader in Texas with the user name "Gummy Bear" pops onto my laptop screen. She's doing a National History Day project about "rights and responsibilities" that highlights the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des...Show More Summary
On the front page of today’s Des Moines Register, Donnelle Eller and Christopher Doering take a closer look at issues regarding biofuels, “New ethanol industry blooms in Iowa, but it could soon be uprooted.”
A sixth-grader in Texas with the user name, "Gummy Bear," pops onto my laptop screen. She's doing a National History Day project about "rights and responsibilities" that highlights the Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines that I was a plaintiff in. Show More Summary
Rick Perry knows spectacles make you brilliant Clown show preseason is getting busier by the day: Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in Des Moines and Davenport on Feb. 27th and 28th. He will be sitting down with...Show More Summary
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — A mandatory evacuation that was ordered Thursday for a small Iowa city after a fertilizer fire broke out at the local airport was called off several hours later when environmental officials determined the air was safe. Show More Summary
By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Exactly what Sioux City‘s automated traffic cameras have done to improve public safety is debatable, but the more than $1 million they’ve raised to fatten police and firefighter pensions isn’t. Show More Summary