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BREAKING: Iowa Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Anti-Union Bill

DES MOINES, Iowa – Lawmakers in Iowa have voted to dismantle the state’s 40-year-old collective bargaining law, dramatically weakening the power of public sector labor unions and leaving some 185,000 public workers unable to bargain over benefits, healthcare, vacations, retirement, and nearly all workplace issues outside of wages. Iowa is a right-to-work state, and the new […]

Baby surprise brings firefighter to tears

DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) -- Seventeen weeks pregnant, Tara Matlock and soon-to-be first-time father Jonathan Taylor are looking forward to the future. "I found somebody I can spend the rest of my life with, that's going to be the mother of my child." But it's when that future became a reality that has left many reaching for a tissue. Show More Summary

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. February 15, 2017 How minimum wage bill could strip civil rights Statehouse inertia is replaced by mindless obstructionism of local efforts.Almost lost in the debate over the … Click to Continue »

Trump Approval Underwater In Iowa

A new Des Moines Register poll finds 42% of Iowans approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 49% disapprove. “Trump won Iowa on his way to the White House by 9 percentage points in November, his widest victory [...]

Iowa reportedly hiring North Dakota State’s OC, because if you can’t beat ‘em, get ‘em to join

The Hawkeyes are said to be adding Tim Polasek from FCS. North Dakota State offensive coordinator Tim Polasek is headed to Iowa to coach offensive line, according to the Des Moines Register. Jokingly, this could be seen as a lateral move, given the fact that the Bison beat the Hawkeyes last year on the road. Show More Summary

Iowa State students mull 'sanctuary campus' declaration

The Iowa State student senate will consider a resolution Wednesday that would ask university President Steve Leath to have the university declared a "sanctuary campus." The Des Moines Register reports … Click to Continue »

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. February 7, 2017 No eyelash left behind in IowaThere may be nothing better protected by Iowa law than hair. Yes, hair. State statute prohibits anyone without thousands … Click to Continue »

IBSC 36 Jimmy Pryor live at the PInes 1967

Tonights show was originally recorded by Jimmy Pryor on a open reel tape machine in 1967 live at the Pines. It was a supper club located just north of the city limits of Des Moines. In 2000 it was remastered to digital by Lee Bell, or Wolfer sound. Show More Summary

SPIRO AGNEW’S MEDIA LEGACY: TRUMP, OBAMA AND TIME MAGAZINE: What Spiro Agnew accomplished with that…

SPIRO AGNEW’S MEDIA LEGACY: TRUMP, OBAMA AND TIME MAGAZINE: What Spiro Agnew accomplished with that speech in Des Moines was to quite openly and publicly turn the tables on the mainstream media by casting doubt on their ability to tell the truth in an unbiased fashion. From that moment on, the media – television networks […]

Bacon? Berries? Des Moines inventor tastes the future of tofu

Bob Rees wants to make your tofu taste as good as your flavored yogurt.        

Three Iowa Area Organizations Receive Retired DART RideShare Vans

Three area non-profit organizations received retired RideShare vans through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's (DART) van donation program.

Sex abusers escape mandatory prison time: ‘How is this possible?’

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Des Moines Register investigation reveals pattern of suspended prison sentences.        

Weekly Tax Highlight And Roundup: Mary Tyler Moore And The IRS

This week, Joe Kristan (CPA & Shareholder, Roth & Company (Des Moines, Iowa); Editor, Tax Update Blog) reminisces about a 1970 episode of The Mary Tyler Moor Show involving an IRS audit. The bewitching glamor of the 1970s IRS. The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a Saturday night childhood staple...

Should Rail Stations Have Restrooms?

Earlier this month the Kent Reporter had a story about disagreements between the Kent City Council and Sound Transit on restroom facilities at its two Kent stations (Kent/Des Moines and Star Lake/272nd). For the more dramatic account, see KOMO. Back when Kent was adopting its (impressive) rezone for the Kent “Midway” area in advance of light rail, the […]

Target employee gains Internet fame with viral dancing video

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) -- One Target employee in Iowa definitely knows how to make work a little more exciting, and now he's going viral. Chase Carlson, 24, posted a video of himself dancing at a metro Target. The caption reads,...Show More Summary

In the Trump Era There’s No Room for the Sane

A small but committed group of protesters at the Des Moines International Airport were among tens of thousands around the country who protested Trump's ban against Muslims and refugees. Flickr I wish it were not so, but I’m afraid this weekend is a preview of what American politics will be in the Trump era. Show More Summary

Sound Transit Board Selects Alignment, Profile and Stations for Federal Way Link Extension

The route, with stations at Kent/Des Moines near Highline College, South 272nd Street, and the Federal Way Transit Center, will travel along the west side of Interstate 5 between stations and maximize future transit oriented development around the station

Tax Roundup, 1/30/17: Des Moines Register highlights Iowa tax base problems, but not solutions. Also: Monday links!

If only there were a recent report showing how to fix this. Today’s Des Moines Register has a big story about […]

Hamilton Is Finally Coming to South Florida

South Florida fans of the insanely popular musical Hamilton have felt snubbed this year, as the touring production announced visits to cities like Salt Lake City and Des Moines, but skipped Miami and Ft. Lauderdale entirely. The closest local Hamilfans could get was last month's auditions held at FIU. Until...

Samantha Bee Calls Out Fox For Ignoring Women’s Marches Outside of ‘Liberal Enclaves’

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

“Yes, snooty coastal enclaves like Des Moines, Iowa — the Kennebunkport of the Prairie), [and] Wichita, Kansas — I think Anna Winter took Hampton Jitney to that one,” Bee said, replying to Fox News clips.

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