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Planned hotel gets shorter
An Iowa developer has shaved a floor from a planned Element Hotel in the East Village to meet city requirements. 
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Fed courthouse raises ire
Local leaders are still angry over plans for a $137 million federal courthouse on the Des Moines riverfront. 
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Community Foundation mural
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a mural by Ben Schuh.
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