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  • Friday, September 20, 2019 11:03 AM
    The Nov. 5 city election will have a crowded field in Des Moines with a couple of high-profile matchups in races to join the seven-member Des Moines City Council. 

    Friday, September 20, 2019 10:10 AM
    With the announcement that Des Moines could get a multiuse sports stadium for a United Soccer League Championships franchise team, project leaders will begin working to secure public and private money.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:07 PM
    Iowa Workforce Development today reported that the unemployment tax rate table will remain unchanged for 2020. 

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:32 PM
    The of Des Moines has named Paula "Kay" Cmelik as city clerk. Cmelik replaces Diane Rauh, who will retire at the end of the September after working for the city for 35 years. 

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 11:34 AM
    Iowans made $8.6 million in bets during the two weeks in August the state’s new legalized sports gambling law was in effect.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 11:32 AM
    The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy will accept applications through Oct. 22 for $350,000 in grants for innovative programs through the Byrne-Justice Assistance Grant program. 

    Friday, September 13, 2019 12:07 PM

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:58 PM
    Fundraising for the sharply increased budget for the Lauridsen Skatepark is nearly complete and got a boost with a $500,000 state grant this week, Polk County Supervisor Angela Connolly said today. 

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:57 PM
    Another high-profile water pollution case in Iowa will proceed after Polk County Judge Robert Hanson threw out the state’s motion for dismissal. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement has teamed up with a Washington, D.C., nonprofit and a legal team that includes Roxanne Conlin to ask the court to force the state to come up with an enforceable plan to clean the Raccoon River. The river is a major source of drinking water for 500,000 Central Iowa residents and businesses and a favorite canoeing and kayaking spot for many recreationists. They want a moratorium on animal confinements in the area, and they note high nitrate levels in the Raccoon. 

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:30 PM
    Frank Cownie, Des Moines’ longest-serving mayor,  today announced plans to seek reelection to the position he’s held since 2004.

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:31 PM
    A bond referendum funding the Ames Healthy Life Center was rejected in a narrow margin by voters Tuesday. 

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:31 PM
    Mark Coy, a 28-year resident of Windsor Heights, is vying for one of two Windsor Heights City Council seats on the ballot in the Nov. 5 election. 

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53 AM
    The Bondurant-Farrar school district is facing an $894,285 loss — about 3.5% of its budget — after the county assessor failed to exempt Facebook's latest data center building from property taxes. 

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:51 PM
    Numerous times Eric Burmeister has urged city officials in Des Moines and elsewhere to develop a long-term strategy to meet the housing needs of the area’s future residents. And numerous times, no actions resulted from the request, he has said.

  • Monday, September 9, 2019 2:46 PM
    Waukee Mayor Bill Peard today announced he won’t seek reelection. “At the end of this year, I will step aside as Mayor. After much conversation with my family, we determined it is time to pass the baton to a new leader,” Peard said after 14 years as mayor. 

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