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Peace. Love. Loincloth.

By Amber Williams

Des Moines is not known as a violent city. But occasionally, tragic and violent things do happen to good people — to widowed grandmothers, to children, to business professionals, and on a lively night on Court Avenue last November, to a 61-year-old high school custodian.

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 Civic Skinny
The caucuses: Sweater vests and pigs. By the way, who won?

Sweater vests. “Thanks to Rick Santorum, sweater vests rebounded nicely after the May resignation of The Ohio State University football coach Tim Tressel,” a caucus-goer reports. Read More...

 Locker Room
Team Ghost Riders

Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the globe will make their way to Wells Fargo Arena this weekend to witness some of the roughest and toughest rodeo athletes shine during the World’s Toughest Rodeo. Read More...

 Food Dude
Russian comforts in Urbandale

I first wrote about Irina’s when it opened in West Des Moines in 2007, labeling Khartchenko and partner Dmitri Iakoviev “the new Johnny and Kay (Compiano).” Read More...

 Political Mercury
Romney’s Manning problem and ‘Spreading Santorum’

A real liberal conspiracy?

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is the victim of one of the ugliest PR campaigns in recent American political history — Read More...

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