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Gov. Reynolds signs ban on COVID-19 vaccine requirements at schools, child care centers and universities

No public or private school, college or university, nor any licensed child care center in the state of Iowa will be able to require anyone attending it — from preschooler to graduate student — to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under […]

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Dana James: In the two years since George Floyd’s murder, Iowa lawmakers have prioritized order over reform

George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020 scarred my soul. Watching video of callous white police officers murdering a Black man on a Midwestern street provoked despair and unparalleled anger. But the ensuing groundswell of protesters that […]

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Oh Say, Can You Sing? Competition is open for submissions

Audition slots are open for the Oh Say, Can You Sing? Competition hosted by the Yankee Doodle Pops. Every year, singers from across the state enter to sing the National Anthem with the Des Moines Symphony during the concert. This […]

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Des Moines opens second concession stand at Gray’s Lake Park due to high attendance

Seeing increased park attendance, Des Moines’ Gray’s Lake is reopening its second, beachside concession stand after a decade of vacancy on the northside of the lake. Jennifer Fletcher, spokesperson for the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department, tells Axios Des […]

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Iowa runners on running

Since the pandemic began, more people are running than ever. It is one of the most popular, and for many, accessible forms of exercise there is. Little Village asked a range of runners from Des Moines, the CRANDIC and the […]

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Polk County Auditor’s Office and three public libraries will be open for early voting on Saturday

The Polk County Auditor’s Office (120 2nd Ave, Suite A) will be open for early voting in the June 7 primary election on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m There will also be three satellite voting locations on Saturday. […]

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A library card could earn you a free pass to museums, gardens and more in cities across Iowa

Library cards have always allowed you to read about other people’s experiences for free, and now they can help have your own experiences. Also for free. Adults with active library cards from the Iowa City Public Library (ICPL), the Cedar […]

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