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Where and when to vote early in Polk County for the June 7 primary

Early voting for the June 7 primary election began on Wednesday, as county auditors started mailing out absentee ballots requested by voters, and opened their offices for in-person early voting. According to Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald, on Wednesday morning […]

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Take a walk among the dinosaurs in ‘that one Des Moines garden’ this July

After a four-year hiatus, the Polk County Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour is back, highlighting 11 exceptional gardeners and garden enthusiasts across the county, including Urbandale, Clive, Des Moines and Ankeny. The tour is part of Iowa State University Extension and […]

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‘This has been a nightmare’: Why the Easter Bunny was listed as prosecutor in hundreds of Iowa court cases

The Easter Bunny is representing the prosecution in several hundred Polk County criminal cases. At least that’s what Iowa Courts Online, the court system’s official, statewide web-based repository of court records, indicates. On April 4, the online docket sheets for […]

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Not guilty: Jury acquits 18-year-old charged with assault for touching state trooper’s arm during a protest

Josie Mulvihill was still a senior at Norwalk High School when she was arrested for touching the arm of an Iowa State Patrol (ISP) officer during a protest at the Iowa State Capitol in April. The 18-year-old was charged with […]

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