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  • Monday, June 29, 2015 4:05 PM
    Central Iowa flooding has put a crimp in pre-Fourth of July fun at some state parks. Walnut Woods State Park in West Des Moines remained closed Monday morning as the staff assessed flood damage. 

  • Monday, June 29, 2015 4:04 PM
    The flood left a big mess at Gray's Lake, right before the July 4 holiday. 

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:10 PM
    Maximum weekly benefits paid to jobless Iowans and to workers injured on the job will increase effective July 5, Iowa Workforce Development announced.  

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:08 PM
    The city of Grimes will join a growing list of Greater Des Moines communities that are conducting a special population count in order to qualify for state revenues that pay for essential services. 

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:11 PM
    Reaction was swift to this morning's much-anticipated U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which upheld critical language in President Barack Obama's health care law and maintained the status quo for millions of Americans receiving federal subsidies that help them to afford insurance. 

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:03 PM
    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Ankeny for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. 

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:42 AM
    Drake University archivists are seeking memorabilia associated with the Iowa caucuses, and they expect many treasure troves are boxed up in attics, basements and barns throughout the state. 

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:36 PM
    In the wake of a debate that seemed to pit developers against preservationists, the city of Des Moines is preparing amendments to an ordinance that governs the designation of historic landmarks. 

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:31 AM
    Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday signed the Connect Every Acre high-speed broadband bill into law.  

    Friday, June 19, 2015 3:46 PM
    The Des Moines City Council will be asked Monday to support state tax credit incentives for six projects that would add 520 apartment units to the city. 

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 2:53 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation today that creates a dual-class designation for commercial properties that include housing units, requires county assessors to mail equalization notices to affected property owners, expands the criteria under which disabled veterans can qualify for a property tax credit, and expands sales tax exemptions for off-road vehicles that are used in farming operations. 

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 2:51 PM
    A city sign ordinance that dates to the 1960s is blocking installation of an East Village sign that supporters and city of Des Moines officials agree is much needed. 

  • Monday, June 15, 2015 3:14 PM
    Craig Leu has been named fire chief in West Des Moines, replacing Donald Cox, who retired in January. 

    Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:38 PM
    A new Iowa State University report on Iowa's population growth over the past four years makes several things very clear. 

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 11:45 AM
    The Iowa Business Council has joined organizations from eight other states in a campaign to persuade the U.S. House of Representatives to pass Trade Promotion Authority legislation that was passed last month by the U.S. Senate, according to a release. 

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