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    Gov. Branstad’s State of the Union Address in Full

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Read Governor Branstad’s State of the Union Address in full: Madam Lieutenant Governor, Madam President, Mr. Speaker, leaders, justices, judges, legislators, elected officials, distinguished guests, family, friends and fellow Iowans, good morning. It is my honor to stand before you today in this great chamber – in front of a joint […]

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    New Apartments Planned at Abandoned Nursing Home

    DES MOINES, Iow — A building abandoned for more than a decade in the Martin-Hickman neighborhood of Des Moines is now getting a revival thanks to a development company’s decision to renovate the structure into a 24-unit apartment complex. Once a nursing home known as the Abbey, the building at 2501 24th Street was abandoned […]

  • Downtown Hy-Vee Proposal Gets Green Light

    DES MOINES, Iowa–The Des Moines City Council met for the first time this year and wasted no time getting to work. Public safety was top of mind when the council heard results from a special study about the Des Moines Fire Department. The report, which was presented Monday morning, identified several concerns. The $48,000 study […]

  • Iowa Straw Poll Will Continue But Possibly In New Location

    DES MOINES, Iowa — In a unanimous vote, the Republican Party of Iowa’s governing board decided to keep to continue the Iowa Straw Poll in August of this year. This comes after some republicans say it was time to end the 36 year tradition because the results were proving to no longer be useful. The […]

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    DMACC Students and Staff Excited about Obama’s Tuition Plan

    ANKENY, Iowa — The news of President Obama’s potentially free tuition plan had the students, at Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus buzzing. “When I heard the news, I was really overjoyed because I was thinking about all the people that could benefit,” said Caela Price, student at DMACC. Price is like many students […]

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    Flu Season Shaping Up to be Bad One, CDC Says

    ATLANTA, Georgia — The flu season is at the midway point, and it’s shaping up to be a difficult one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At a press conference Friday in Atlanta, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the season has been particularly bad for people 65 and older. Frieden also […]

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    Iowa Republican Party Votes on Straw Poll

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s straw poll has been going on since 1979 and is seen as a kick off to the Iowa caucuses. But given its track record some say it’s time to end the straw poll. Some, including Governor Terry Branstad question its use particularly in predicting who will be the next GOP […]

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    Dude, Does this Selfie Make Me a Narcissist?

    He stands bare-chested and preening before a mirror while holding up his phone to best capture his gleaming pectorals. His head is tilted provocatively and his eyes are trying to seduce the camera. Yikes, he’s even striking a “Blue Steel” pose. OK, so this may be an exaggeration. But if you spend much time on […]

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    Doctors Urge Skeptics to Get a Flu Vaccination

      DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health predicts close to a thousand Iowans will die from the flu virus this year. It’s already claimed the lives of three Iowa children and doctors are urging for those who have not yet been vaccinated, to get vaccinated. The Polk County Public Health Department says […]

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    Dangerously Cold Wind Chills Expected Again Overnight

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for all of Central Iowa through 6 a.m. Thursday. This advisory replaces the Wind Chill Warning that was in effect late Tuesday night through Wednesday at noon. Meteorologist Megan Salois said an advisory is issued for weather conditions that will produce wind chills of -20 […]

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    10 Best Strength Training Moves

    It’s easy to get lost in all the weight room machinery.  So, we’ve got a list of the ten most effective weight room exercises.  They’re basic movements, that don’t require a lot of equipment. “Cardio is wonderful, but it’s not enough, especially as we age,” says personal trainer, Irene McCormick.  “So many people don’t strength train […]

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    Lower Gas Prices Could Mean Higher Risk on Roads

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As gas prices continue to go down, consumers at the pump are singing praises. But a 2008 study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found as gas prices skyrocketed, road fatalities plummeted – meaning as gas prices go down, the risk of a car accident could go up. […]