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  • BY CHRIS CONETZKEY
    Monday, May 23, 2016 10:38 AM
    When I first moved to Des Moines five years ago, as editor, one of the questions I would get asked all the time was "What's your coverage area?" Seems like a straightforward question, right? We're the Des Moines Business Record, after all, so we cover Des Moines business. Yet I found it hard to answer.


  • Friday, May 20, 2016 1:32 PM
    Ankeny was the third fastest-growing city in the country in the year that ended July 1, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. 

  • A Closer Look: Ryan Waller
    BY KENT DARR
    Friday, May 20, 2016 6:00 AM
    Waller came to town when the city was considering a local option sales tax, a measure that has been a touchy subject for several years in Greater Des Moines. This discussion provides some insight into how Indianola supporters succeeded in winning approval for the 1-cent increase in the local sales tax.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:52 PM
    A proposed change to the eligibility rules for stores accepting payments from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, is drawing strong opposition from the food retailing industry.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:22 AM

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:04 PM
    The Polk County government's computer network, which includes your property information and tax records, succumbed Friday to a Trojan virus, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:04 PM
    Iowa's net general fund revenue decreased $78 million in April, a decrease of nearly 19 percent when compared with April 2015, said Jeff Robinson, a senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Services Agency, in his monthly video memo. 

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:35 AM
    A little more than a year ago, Iowa raised its state gas tax by 10 cents. On Monday, the state lopped off a penny. Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law a bill that repeals 1 cent of the state's gas tax by eliminating a program designed to fund the repair of leaky underground fuel storage tanks. 

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 10:42 AM
    Woodbury County's drug court has succeeded in its goal of getting some drug offenders through the rehabilitation program, thus keeping them out of jail.

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 9:53 AM
    A federal judge has rescheduled a trial that pits Des Moines Water Works against boards of supervisors in three northwest Iowa counties to June 26, 2017. 

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:27 PM
    Legislation aimed at increasing the transparency of the rule-making process pertaining to small businesses has moved forward in the U.S. Senate. 

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 3:26 PM
    Moody's Investors Service announced that the city of West Des Moines will maintain its top Aaa stable credit rating with Moody's Investors Services, according to a release. 

  • BY KENT DARR & PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:39 PM
    The letter from the government is in the mail, likely to arrive tomorrow and certain to say that Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino should lose its nonprofit status.


  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:46 AM
    Prosecutors used disturbing tactics that secured a 27-year prison sentence for Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive Sholom Rubashkin, according to a letter signed by more than 100 former U.S. attorneys general, judges and others.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:47 AM
    The Des Moines City Council on Monday voted to support Hubbell Realty Co.'s plan for an apartment project that could generate funds for a long-sought swimming pool at the Wellmark YMCA. 

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