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Jacob Park goes public with a series of tweets

CLOSE<p>Iowa State's junior quarterback isn't listed among Big 12 quarterbacks to watch this season, and while his coach acknowledges the starting QB …

Iowa

Sen. Dix should resign

CLOSE<p>Sen. Bill Dix avoids elaborating on the resignation of Jim Friedrich, one of the staff members cited in a $1.7 million sexual harassment …

Iowa

No one has to die alone: Iowans make sure that all patients have someone with them in their final hours

+5<p>The man drew labored breath in silence. He had days left at most.<p>For weeks he had lain mostly unconscious at Mercy Hospital with only doctors and …

Disease

Basketball flap is threatening to upstage business deals after Trump's China trip

CLOSE<p>Des Moines Register Iowa columnist Kyle Munson offers an introduction to Iowa in the Heart of China, an in-depth look at Iowa's ties to China …

Donald Trump

Your 2 Cents’ Worth for Thursday, November 23, 2017

We were not all created equal. Trump, for example was born on third base.<p><i>— And thinks he hit a home run</i><p>My sweet retribution toward my married sexual …

Iowa

Women just need to take over

With the disgusting disasters that are Roy Moore and Al Franken, I will be shocked and angered if there is not a woman from both parties running for …

Al Franken

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D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit the use of suspension and expulsion in kindergarten to eighth grade …

Education

Rasmussen Bike Shop opens pop-up shop in Merle Hay Mall

Longtime metro retailer Rasmussen Bike Shop has opened a temporary store at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines.<p>Owner Greg Rasmussen said he is selling some …

Iowa

Iowa farmer named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list for online fertilizer, seed sales

CLOSE<p>There are plenty of billionaires on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people. But who will be the world’s first trillionaire? Well, it's a …

Agriculture

Feds say they haven't approved Iowa's plan to leave 215,000 without Medicaid provider choice

CLOSE<p>Cheryl Harding, Iowa president for the AmeriHealth Caritas Medicaid management company, explained at a Statehouse meeting that her company was …

Health Care

Hinge expands from Valley Junction to a pop-up shop at Jordan Creek

CLOSE<p>Small Business Saturday isn't even a decade old, but it continues to grow in popularity by the year.<p>Hinge, a popular clothing, antiques and home …

Iowa

Nicole Finn's attorney moves to block evidence from trial

CLOSE<p>Natalie Finn suffered cardiac arrest in October from emaciation due to denial of critical care. Her parents, Nicole and Joseph Finn, were …

Crime

Tax reforms eliminate deduction that benefits Iowa farm co-ops

CLOSE<p>An economist reviewing the GOP tax overhaul plan says despite the view that lower corporate rates could boost growth, while reduced personal …

Iowa

Facebook will tell you if you got duped by fake Russian accounts

CLOSE<p>Facebook said it will launch a portal allowing users to see which pages or accounts linked to Russia they interacted with. Video provided by …

Internet Research Agency

Don't make teachers' salaries unpredictable

CLOSE<p>Des Moines Public Schools serves more than 32,000 students. Here's 7 facts about Iowa's largest school district.<p>State Rep. Ashley Hinson wants …

Education

State: Chris Soules needed to speak with police 'face-to-face'

CLOSE<p>"Bachelor" star Chris Soules has been accused of leaving the scene of a deadly crash, according to the Buchanan County Jail.<p>Prosecutors for the …

Crime

Shooting reported outside apartment in Des Moines' northwest side

Des Moines police are investigating a report of two shots fired outside of an apartment building on the city's northwest side Wednesday.<p>Around 5 …

Crime

Education doesn't necessarily make a city 'smart'

I have no quarrel with Johnston being called the "smartest" city in Iowa by Zippia, the career website. [Where does your city fall in ‘smartest’ Iowa …

Education

Datebook Diner visits the Seafood Trap

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Enjoy a traditional seafood boil at the Seafood …

Iowa

Former Midwest Academy students win suit alleging widespread sex abuse

CLOSE<p>Midwest Academy and the criminal shadow over boarding schools nationally<p>A Lee County judge has awarded a default judgment to several former …

Corruption

Let's thank Americans who stand up against demagoguery, scapegoating and sexual harassment

CLOSE<p>Kirsten Anderson won a $1.75 million lawsuit against Iowa Senate Republicans for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Now, she's speaking …

Iowa

Here's one thing we can agree on: We're full of gratitude

CLOSE<p>Pick up the biggest edition of the year a day early at Hy-Vee.<p><i>Today, we continue a Des Moines Register tradition of saying thanks to our readers</i> …

Iowa

Ashworth, South 60th reopen Thanksgiving Day

Ashworth Road will reopen to normal traffic between Jordan Creek Parkway and 81st Street on Thanksgiving Day.<p>This section of Ashworth was closed in …

Iowa

Man pleads guilty in Greenbelt Trail assault

CLOSE<p>After a woman was assaulted at Greenbelt Trail in Clive, police and local runners offered these safety tips.<p>A man accused of assaulting a woman …

Crime

Swim, don’t walk, to The Seafood Trap

In brief:<p>One dish is reason enough to visit: the seafood boil<br>• Inexpensive corkage fee means you should BYOB<br>• Friendly service and playful environment …

Restaurants

DNR leadership needs vision

CLOSE<p>Iowa DNR Conservation Officer Aron Arthur discusses new state law that allow straight wall cartridge rifles for deer hunting.<p>Vision is one very …

Iowa

Chicago Speakeasy is a timeless city stalwart

Next year Chicago Speakeasy will be celebrating 40 years of business in Des Moines. While it might not appear overly impressive at first glance, this …

Restaurants

Photos: Indianola falls to Southeast Polk

Indianola senior Grace Berg drives past Southeast Polk senior Shiloh McCool. Class 5A No. 2 Indianola fell 49-33 at home to No. 13 Southeast Polk. …

College Basketball

So, I Was Stabbed

My entire life I’ve struggled. Mostly wondering if I was even supposed to be here. At the same time, how much I wanted to be something special seemed …

Culture

AR-15 rifles must be banned

CLOSE<p>Sutherland Iowa residents are holding a benefit for Las Vegas shooting victim Carly Kreibaum<p>I'm so tired of gun-lobby proponents trying to …

Iowa