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  • Monday, May 22, 2017 3:29 PM
    On Monday, Hy-Vee and the Pinky Swear Foundation announced a renewed partnership and a revamping of the foundation's charity event. 

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 3:24 PM
    Forty-two students from 22 Greater Des Moines high schools graduated in the 2017 Youth Leadership Initiative The program developed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership introduces, develops and fosters leadership among high school sophomores and juniors through experiential mentoring and leadership opportunities that enhance self-esteem and encourage involvement in all levels of community life.

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 11:02 AM
    Two prominent Iowan politicians died over the weekend. Joy Corning, a one-term state senator who served alongside Terry Branstad as the lieutenant governor from 1991 to 1998, died Saturday at age 84 after a liver ailment. 

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 3:26 PM

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 3:24 PM
    Actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani will give the commencement address at Grinnell College's graduation ceremony Monday. 

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:30 AM
    Design flaws and faulty barriers at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pella were factors in the deaths of three people when a truck struck the storefront in December, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 11:29 AM
    Liz Lidgett, CEO of Adore Your Walls, will speak at the First Friday series on June 2 at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St. 

  • A Closer Look: David Kilpatrick
    Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 AM

    When David Kilpatrick saw that the Des Moines Community Playhouse was searching for a new executive director to replace the phasing-into-retirement legend John Viars, he had to apply.


  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:24 PM
    The Downtown Community Alliance's Out to Lunch series started its summer stretch today, featuring food trucks, vendors and live music in a block party setting on Walnut Street. 

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:05 PM
    This Friday's season opener of "Commons Off the Clock" has been canceled due to a forecast of poor weather, organizers reported. 

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:04 PM
    The documentary "Saving Brinton" by Barn Owl Films — Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne and John Richard of Iowa City — has been selected to make its premiere at the AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington, D.C., June 17.

  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:02 PM
    Alleman is the proud owner of a recycled-plastic park bench presented by Metro Waste Authority after the tiny Des Moines suburb collected more plastic shopping bags than even the big spenders in the western suburbs and Des Moines in a friendly competition during Earth Month in April.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:39 PM
    A couple of us stopped by the Accelerate DSM event at the Iowa Events Center on Wednesday. Mike Colwell, who runs the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Square One DSM accelerator and has a history in angel investing, spoke on the impending "Fourth Industrial Revolution" of artificial intelligence and deep learning, as well as how Central Iowans can ride this wave of innovation into the future. We also caught Dwolla exec Ben Milne.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:49 AM
    Many of you know that Sophia S. Ahmad, vice president of public relations for the Greater Des Moines Partnership, is an accomplished and classically trained pianist. Here's a cool chance to hear her accompany virtuoso cellist Matt Haimovitz, who is in town for a few appearances, including a concert at Sheslow Auditorium.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:34 PM

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