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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:05 PM
    The Des Moines Art Center has appointed Jordan Powers as its new director of marketing and public relations. 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:56 AM
    Gov. Kim Reynolds is encouraging Iowans to make nominations for the sixth annual Iowa Job Honor Awards. 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:56 AM
    The Civic Music Association announced that it will move all performances for the Civic Music Association Jazz Festival inside Hoyt Sherman Place Theater on Saturday, due to forecast temperatures in the high 90s. 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:55 AM
    Joe Murphy, the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s senior vice president of government relations and public policy, has been named to a national 40 Under 40 list by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. 

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:06 AM
    Drive about 55 miles southeast of Minneapolis-St. Paul and you’ll arrive in Red Wing, Minn., a town of about 16,000 located on the Mississippi River. 

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:25 AM
    The Polk County Housing Trust Fund on Monday was awarded a $250,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant, part of $6.6 million the racetrack and casino donated to area charities and organizations.

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 3:28 PM
    The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University will recognize 12 Iowa individuals and groups with awards for exceptional character next week. 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:55 AM
    Downtown Des Moines restaurant Centro is temporarily closed after a fire Sunday that cleared dozens of diners from the establishment. 

  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:54 AM
    Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in western locations — that watered down overall revenue by about $6.8 million and washed away profits at more than half the facilities.

    Monday, July 15, 2019 8:00 AM
    Teresa Zilk believes in the power of storytelling. For the last year, Zilk has been introducing intimate audiences in Des Moines to local women of color who volunteer to talk about their experiences publicly at Stories to Tell My Daughter, which will host its last storytelling event before a temporary hiatus on Sunday, July 21, in the Viking Theater at Grand View University. 

    Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00 AM
    Back in 2008, on the first night of the first 80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines Music Coalition cofounder Justin Schoen was learning about Twitter. 

    “There wasn’t near the kind of reach that there is now,” Schoen recalled. “[A friend] had told me about this new thing, Twitter, and I was like, ‘I’ll try it out and send a tweet at 80/35.’” 

    As 80/35 grew up, organizers with a range in years of experience were rapidly adjusting to advertise and promote the event on social media. It was one of the most visible changes for audiences watching the festival scene in Des Moines explode over the last few years. 

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:59 PM
    Here’s an interesting read from the Atlantic that provides an entertaining look at how even some of the most educated minds a little over 100 years ago judged women as mentally and physically incapable of voting. 

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:58 PM
    Volunteer Iowa announced today it has approved $13.3 million in federal and state AmeriCorps funding that will leverage private and local funding to support 1,040 AmeriCorps members.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:57 PM
    Jim Miller, executive director of the Historic Valley Junction Foundation in West Des Moines, has been named vice president for development and marketing at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:46 AM
    The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute is seeking proposals for its Community Leadership Program class projects.

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