DES MOINES, Iowa — After a huge turnout at an event last fall, the Des Moines Art Center is launching Spanish language tours of the museum this Saturday.
“We have our annual Dia de los Muertos events that we hold every year in November, this year we had nearly 3,000 people come through our doors that day so we know that it’s something there’s a big demand for and we want to meet that demand,” Des Moines Art Center’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jordan Powers said.
There are several models, by now, for spinning a name and face into an empire, especially on this side of the pond. It started, of course, with the Kardashians, who built their American version of a fairy tale around large amount of media savvy and an even larger amount of shamelessness: A sex tape begets a TV series, which lead to spinoffs series and spinoff businesses. (It’s gotten so crazy and lucrative that Forbes magazine could, with no apparent irony, declare 21-year-old cosmetics magnate Kylie Jenner a “self-made billionaire.”) But you don’t need to be a Kardashian to make a…
But if moving the needle on social and racial advancement were life-affirming benefits of an influential business, protecting its widespread marketability and growing the pie no matter how it eventually was sliced was always the mission that came first for Stern.
“One-nothing,” Stern said when asked if there had been a hierarchal vote on the need to go nuclear, especially on Artest, who is now known as Metta World Peace and was suspended for more than 70 games.
While Stern seldom hid from debate or debacle, the litigator in him on occasion was obscured by the autocrat. Looking back on…
DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines is looking to relax some regulations for short term housing rentals, such as Airbnb and HomeAway.
A proposal would eliminate requirements for owners of short term rental properties to have lived in the unit, or limit the number of units they can operate. It would further ditch other short term rental rules, including distance between rental units, and limiting the amount of time a housing unit can be used as a rental.
The regulations were recently put in place as part of the first new city zoning ordinance in decades.
Zombies are not something you typically associate with the winter season. But local arborists want zombie trees to be on everyone’s mind before more snow comes our way.
“Zombie trees are kind of a unique term, it basically means that a tree like this burr oak right here is starting to decay on the inside and right now that wouldn’t be extremely obvious, you might have decay which would be rotten and the inside would be rotten but the tree could be completely healthy,” DNR Forest Health Program Leader Tivon Feeley said.
BOSTON (CBS) — A trade of David Price this winter is starting to look like an inevitability. With the Red Sox looking to cut some salary to get under the luxury tax, and with presumably some good years still left in Price’s left arm, the 34-year-old figures to draw some interest in that market.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Price already has.
“The Boston Red Sox continue to pursue ways to shed salary, and multiple teams have targeted starter David Price,” Passan tweeted. “He is owed $96 million over the next three years. Red Sox could either attach player with value or…
A brief explanation of what tuberculosis is and how it is transmitted. Wochit
Hampton-Dumont Community School District in north-central Iowa is advising residents of tuberculosis exposure.
The district reported that a student in the high school building was affected. District staff are identifying those who had close contact with the student and will contact the parents and guardians of those possibly exposed for testing. School district officials are working with the Iowa Department of Public Health to set up a clinic for tuberculosis testing.
As a farmer with a vested interest in ethanol, I’d like to express my appreciation to Congressman Jim Hagedorn for his fight on behalf of farmers and ethanol producers.
For the past several years, the EPA has failed to follow Congressional mandates in awarding refinery exemptions to ethanol fuel blending. The billions of gallons of lost ethanol production caused by these exemptions has created tremendous economic hardship for farmers and ethanol producers who built business plans based on those promises.
Congressman Hagedorn has used his seat on the Agriculture Committee to…
Two days till the most important election in generations.
In the Highlands, there has been media focus on the Ross, Skye and Lochaber seat. It has been held by the SNP’s Ian Blackford since 2015, when he unseated the late Charles Kennedy, taking a remarkable 48.1 % of the vote in a seven-cornered fight.
Two years later, in Theresa May’s “strong and stable” election, that dropped to 40.3% in a six-way fight. The Tory was second then, but the Liberal Democrats have made it a top target.
They will have their work cut out. Mr Blackford has proved an able SNP Westminster leader, while…
A Murrieta jury deliberated less than two days before finding Hubert David Edgin guilty of two counts each of lewd acts on a minor and oral copulation of a child under 10 years old.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge John Davis scheduled a sentencing hearing for Jan. 24 at the Southwest Justice Center. Edgin, who is being held without bail at the Byrd Detention Center, is facing 30 years to life in state prison.
That’s the sign draped over the bow of the boat where Jordan McAuliff, a 17-year-old in Silver Spring, Maryland, slept all last week. Parked on a trailer just blocks away from her high school, it’s Jordan’s warning to her town that the streets could be underwater within decades.
“The water is rising in our communities, around our schools and our houses,” she said. “Soon we might not be able to drive there anymore.”
MADRID (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With children and young people increasingly at risk from extreme weather and out in the streets demanding faster action on global warming, efforts to respect and promote their rights in climate policy need to step up, U.N officials said on Monday.
On the sidelines of U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid, the U.N. children’s agency (UNICEF) and former Irish President Mary Robinson urged countries in the Paris Agreement on climate change to keep the rights of children and young people in mind as they put the accord into practice.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg launched his first swing in Iowa after a top showing in the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll by unveiling his plan for long-term care and retirement.
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, released the plan shortly before a roundtable with people affected by long-term care.
Axne, 54, avoided any mention of impeachment until one of her constituents, a Democrat who voted for her, said he views the investigation as a waste of time and money: “Let’s not vote for impeachment. Let’s get stuff done. I’m sick of it!”, he bellowed. Others nodded in agreement.
Meanwhile, 1,000 miles away in the old industrial town of Wharton, New Jersey, freshman U.S. congressman Tom Malinowksi was treated like a rock star when he told a crowd of about 150 he believed the evidence to impeach Trump was overwhelming.
With each mention of impeachment and denunciation of Trump, Malinowski was greeted with loud applause from voters packed into a tiny library basement, where the room hummed with talk of ousting the president.
These two freshman lawmakers flipped districts from Republican control in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, two of the 41 net gains that helped Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2011.
Yet on impeachment, as they face close fights for their seats again next November, their approach is starkly different. Axne avoids any mention of it; Malinowski leans into the topic.
On a rainy afternoon in early September, Temple Hiatt — a volunteer organizer, military veteran, and Iowa City native — launched into a fundraising pitch to a group composed mostly of Johnson County Democrats.
Her pitch? Help elect an Iowa House candidate whose district lies outside the borders of Iowa’s bluest county.
“We know that our elected officials here in Johnson County will get reelected,” she told the 100-or-so people gathered in Iowa City, referencing the two state representatives from Iowa City — Vicki Lensing and Mary Mascher — who haven’t faced a Republican...
“If tonight were the caucus, I’d probably support Biden, but I’m very, very impressed and it’s moving more to a toss-up for me. Pete is tremendously intelligent, he’s focused, he’s educated, he’s got great charisma and great leadership,” said Crawford, 69, a retired teacher who lives in Mason City. "And although I have growing concerns about Joe Biden, I’m still not sure about Pete’s electability. But this guy is definitely surging, so we’ll see.”
Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened.
By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly — votes on whether the House should recommend Trump's removal.
Defeated Republicans aren’t giving up on their old House seats. You gotta love the delusional bastards. They were swept out of power in 2018 but they like their chances in 2020 because they’ll have Donald Trump at the top of the ticket. Trump is in the middle of an impeachment inquiry. He gets booed at baseball games. He’s the iceberg in their Titanic.
According to Politico, former Rep. Claudia Tenney thinks she has a shot at winning New York’s 22nd Congressional District again. She lost to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi by just two points. Trump carried the district by 15 points in…
Earlier, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez grilled Zuckerberg over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, asking him at what point he personally knew about it and at what point people internally knew about it.
WASHINGTON — Renewable-fuel groups, farm organizations and Midwestern politicians have embraced the Trump administration’s new ethanol proposal as a desperately needed production boost.
“Both farmers and ethanol producers have been really hurting for some time now,” Renewable Fuels Nebraska Executive Director Troy Bredenkamp said in a statement Friday. “Today’s announcement by President Trump is not a cure-all, but it will certainly begin the process of recovering and making right some of the many EPA decisions that have hindered the ethanol…