Photos: 26,000 Des Moines marchers spanned generations, gave voice to a variety of causes

An estimated 26,000 people showed up to the Women’s March in Des Moines, filling the grounds in front of the State Capitol Building and rocketing past the anticipated attendance of 10,000. The marchers joined in the Women’s March movement, which drew millions to more than 670 sister marches across the country and around the globe, […]

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Women’s Marches in Des Moines and around the globe unified diverse groups, not just ‘anti-Trump’

For women like Kate Casaletto and Erin Duncan, two North Liberty moms who helped found the activist group Action Iowa, there was little discomfort in touting sharply worded signs along with an estimated 26,000 other marchers in Des Moines Saturday. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people,” read Casaletto’s sign on one side; […]

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Donald Trump’s Thank You Tour stops in Des Moines

President-elect Donald Trump visited Des Moines yesterday as one of the stops on his Thank You Tour. This tour is traveling to battleground states — including Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina — that favored Trump on Nov. 8 as a means of thanking his supporters. The Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall hosted a crowd of […]

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Joni Ernst’s bill looks to regulate federal regulators in defense of ‘job creators’

The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee has approved a bill written by Sen. Joni Ernst that would help protect small businesses impacted by federal rules. The rule was drafted in response to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule that was certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last year. In it, the EPA […]

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Album Review: Distant Train – Congratulations on Your Suicide

Distant Trains is the solo project of Iowa musician Chuck Hoffman, who plays in Des Moines band Why Make Clocks, among other varied musical projects around the state. Web developer by day, rock and roll animal by night, Chuck is the sort of musician who keeps the Iowa rock scene exciting: he knows everyone, has been in a band with almost everyone, and he’ll be down front at your show grinning and head-nodding, even if he has to work in the morning. […]

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Show Photos: Lonelyhearts live at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines

I am a sucker for a road trip, even just a little one, so it took no convincing to get me to trek to the Mews for Iowa City’s Lonelyhearts. They opened for Ames’ much-talked-about band, the Poison Control Center, which I regret I didn’t get to hear play. As always, I had my camera in tow and fired off a few shots of the always-enjoyable Lonelyhearts.


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