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Brace yourselves: Campaign cash buying tons of ads

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with political ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.

Report: Mom clobbers man who tossed pastry at tot

3 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

A woman assaulted a Des Moines man who tossed a toaster pastry and wrapper onto the woman's 2-year-old child in her car, a report says

Steve King: Fall Budget Battle Hinges on Immigration

This article originally appeared in The Des Moines Register. Republicans in Congress got burned in opinion polls after the 2013 government shutdown. Some, however, including Iowa's U.S. Rep. Steve King, are already getting out the matches for another round. Show More Summary

Brickbat: This Will Make You Sick to Your Stomach

4 days agoNews : Reason

Des Moines pharmacist Mark Graziano is already facing federal charges of illegally dispensing painkillers. Now, he's facing state charges of illegally possessing prescription drugs. Prescription Pepcid, in fact. A police officer pulled...Show More Summary

Dave Zawilinski Ditching Des Moines for WOWT in Omaha

WOI sports anchor Dave Zawilinski is joining NBC affiliate WOWT in Omaha, NE. The Des Moines Register reports he’ll be a morning news anchor. I’m excited to announce I’ve taken a morning news anchor job at WOWT in Omaha. DSM’s been great...Show More Summary

I Rode A Folding Bike 475 Miles Across Iowa And It Was Some Of The Most Fun I've Ever Had

I took a too-small bike on a too-long ride, and it proved to be one of the highlights of my life so far. In 1973, two reporters for The Des Moines Register set out on a west-to-east bicycle tour of Iowa to write about their experiences for the paper. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Wins Polk County, Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll by a Landslide; Says ISIS Must be Dealt With

Retired neurosurgeon and rising conservative superstar, Dr. Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at a Polk County Republican Party dinner in Des Moines, Iowa Sunday night by a landslide and says he is getting his team together should he decide to battle for the White House in 2016.

Des Moines’s “Vicious” Pit bull Might Get Pardon From Death

Pit bulls have far too often shown up in the media, when being discussed in attacks or death, but Jimmy’s story is a hard one to track down. Despite the Des Moines, Iowa pit bull having his own Facebook page dedicated to his rescue, only the most recent information seems easily accessible. Jimmy, formerly known

Java EE @ NFJS Central Iowa Software Symposium Des Moines

As some of you may be aware I recently joined the well-respected US based No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Tour. The NFJS Central Iowa Software Symposium was held August 8 - 10 in Des Moines. The Des Moines show is one of the smaller ones but still was good overall. Show More Summary

Farm Policy and Conservation Focus of Iowa Trip

By Traci Bruckner on August 22, 2014 - 8:25am I’m writing this after having just returned home from Iowa. While we were there, my colleague John Crabtree and I met with farmer Craig Lang and later with The Des Moines Register’s Randy Evans. Show More Summary

The 5 Items You Need This Fall, According to Badowers

Founded by a Holocaust survivor more than 60 years ago, Badowers of Des Moines, Iowa, is still going strong and rightfully made it onto our list of the best 11 men's stores in the country. See why, with these 5 picks for fall.

Hillary Clinton to attend fundraiser in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential campaign.

GOP Rep. Arrested for Having Sex With Mentally Incapacitated Wife

Iowa state representative Henry Rayhons, a Republican, was arrested over the weekend for having sex with his mentally incapacitated wife after a judge instructed him not to. Police told the Des Moines Register that Rayhons "abused his wife in May at the nursing home where she lived." Donna Rayhons suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and she died earlier this month. Read more...

Tax Roundup, 8/18/14: Tax Credits for housing. And for Elvis!

The Des Moines Register is running a series on Jack Hatch, the Democratic nominee for Iowa Governor, focusing on subsidized housing […]

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.

Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion bushels to exceed last year's 13.9 billion bushel record.

Busting up blue California probably wouldn't help GOP, study finds

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank -- are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests they’re supposed to be representing.

In Iowa, stay away from stopping school buses or temporarily lose your license

By Paul Brennan | Iowa Watchdog DES MOINES, Iowa — Kayden’s Law seemed like a “no-brainer” when it was passed in 2012. Named for a 7-year-old girl who was killed in 2011 by a speeding motorist, the law imposed mandatory penalties for anyone not stopping at least 150 feet from a school bus when the...

KCCI Returns Steve Karlin to Evenings, Names Replacement

Steve Karlin (pictured right) is going back to the KCCI 5:00 p.m. news. Karlin anchored the 5:00 p.m. show for the Des Moines CBS affiliate from 1993 until being moved to mornings in 2011. The station also announced it’s replacing Karlin in the mornings with Eric Hanson (pictured left). Show More Summary

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