Monday, June 29, 2015


Cover Story
Saving a bridge

This is a story of corporate bid-rigging (absolutely), municipal corruption (allegedly), political in-fighting (definitely), opportunistic land-owners (seemingly), nasty lawsuits (certainly) and east-side-vs.-west-side chauvinism (naturally) in Des Moines. And of salvation. All the intrigue took place in the 1890s. The salvation is taking place right now. What is being saved is what is known officially as […]

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Locker Room
Conquering calm waters

Polk County Conservation (P.C.C.) is offering kayaking classes and events throughout the summer. While it’s true that anyone can rent a kayak and begin to paddle, most people don’t take a lesson to learn the essentials of kayaking. “We teach the basics and general safety during the Summer Skills classes out at Thomas Mitchell Park,” […]

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Guest Commentary
Guns in church

A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350-plus people in attendance. They expected people from several states and foreign countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom and Canada. The International group came together in celebration of their Christian faith to worship and recognize academic achievement. Throughout most of […]

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What's Brewing?
Shiner beer

In 1909, Shiner Brewery Association began brewing its handcrafted beers with old-world influences. Founder Kosmos Spoetzel, a Bavarian immigrant, wanted to share his passion for beer with his fellow immigrants in their new home of Shiner, Texas. Since that day, Spoetzel’s “Little Brewery” has made every single can, bottle and barrel of Shiner beer. “We […]

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The Sound
Breaking down the wall

Chris Jericho made his name in the squared circle of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). But from an early age, growing up in Winnipeg, Canada, Jericho wanted to be two things: a professional wrestler and a rock star. Fast-forward three decades, and the 44-year-old stands as a six-time WWE World Champion. (Calm the “it’s fake!” vitriol. […]

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Film Review
Beautiful inside and out

Pixar does not miss. The animation studio has released 14 films before “Inside Out,” and each one has topped the box office on its opening weekend. That is a streak that “Inside Out” will be unable to extend, thanks to Universal’s dinosaurs, but rest assured, “Inside Out” is the most ambitious Pixar film since “Wall-E.” […]

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The Sound, The Style
Guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela set to dazzle Des Moines

Inspired by the most interesting variety of music around — nuevo flamenco, heavy metal and jazz, to name a few — international artists Rodrigo y Gabriela’s performance this Thursday at Hoyt Sherman Place shouldn’t be missed. Musically, the Mexico City natives make no bones about where there hearts lie, however. Rock is their foundation. “We […]

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Cityview's Question of the Week

Cityview’s question of the week

Should the Confederate flag be banned?

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