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    Friday, July 21, 2017 6:00 AM
    The urban-rural divide has been a common theme across a variety of story lines over the past few years.

  • A Closer Look: Erin Olson-Douglas
    Friday, July 21, 2017 6:00 AM
    Erin Olson-Douglas was named economic development director for the city of Des Moines earlier this year after working in the department as an urban designer for 11 years. She has played a key role in the development of signature projects, including a long-sought convention center hotel that is under construction near the Iowa Events Center. Olson-Douglas has worked in the private sector as well, but she likes the big-picture view of helping guide the long-term development of the city.

    Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:43 PM
    The dust-up between officials from the city of Des Moines and the U.S. General Services Administration over the selection of a site for a new federal courthouse went below ground earlier this week, raising the specter of a terror attack via a 19th-century tunnel called, innocently enough, Bird’s Run.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:56 PM
    City officials broke ground today on a fire station on the north side of Ankeny. 

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:53 PM
    CoSign, a creative placemaking project developed by the American Sign Museum, is underway in Historic Valley Junction with 10 teams of artists and business owners passing a juried review and moving on to the production of their designs.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:52 PM
    The dog days of August might have arrived early this year, but that hasn’t slowed development projects in Urbandale, as was pointed out in the recent newsletter that is published by the city’s economic development project.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:51 PM
    The city of Des Moines will host a meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. July 27 to discuss PlanDSM, the city’s new comprehensive plan, as well as drafts of a zoning code and map.

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:07 AM
    Jurors on Tuesday awarded $2.2 million in damages to a former Iowa Senate Republican caucus staffer who accused her male supervisors of ignoring a "boys' club" culture at the Statehouse that fostered rampant sexual harassment. 

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:06 AM
    Gov. Kim Reynolds was chosen last week to be part of the National Governors Association’s Executive Committee while at the group’s meeting in Rhode Island.

  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:11 PM
    The Iowa Supreme Court gave new life to two legal challenges of speeding tickets issued by the automated traffic cameras on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids. 

  • Monday, July 17, 2017 10:40 AM
    Johnston has received nearly $10.8 million to replace water mains and improve its sewer system from a revolving loan fund administered by the Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 11:28 AM
    As part of a larger resolution from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, a $1.03 billion budget was approved Thursday for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 11:22 AM

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:02 AM
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allegedly paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in inappropriate incentive payments to health providers, and Sen. Chuck Grassley wants the agency to recover as much of the money as it can.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:44 AM
    Iowa officials say 2,800 state employees who are members of a union are no longer be eligible for overtime pay. Gov. Kim Reynolds said each state agency director must re-evaluate their budget and that includes allocation of overtime.

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