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Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:07:47 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

The display includes a mannequin topped with a military helmet that's holding a rifle and chain saw, as well as a can of beer.

       

Read more: Davenport leaders condemn snow display targeting Democrats


Photos: The Register's presidential endorsements over the century


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:26:04 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The Register's presidential endorsements from 1912-2016.

       

Read more: Photos: The Register's presidential endorsements over the century


Mollie Tibbetts case: Unidentified fingerprints, blood found in Cristhian Bahena Rivera's trunk, records show


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:36:28 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

Attorneys for Cristhian Bahena Rivera have filed a motion to continue trial, asking that the court postpone the Feb. 4 trial to a later date.

       

Read more: Mollie Tibbetts case: Unidentified fingerprints, blood found in Cristhian Bahena Rivera's trunk, records show


5 digital benefits of a Des Moines Register subscription


Created: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:26:05 +0000

Author: The Des Moines Register

Be one of the first to learn about Des Moines and Iowa breaking news with alerts, flip through a digital replica of the Register, and more.

       

Read more: 5 digital benefits of a Des Moines Register subscription


Video: Andrew Yang is confident he'll make the next debate stage


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:04:19 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang said during the press gaggle at the Brown and Black Forum that he is confident that he'll make the next debate stage.

       

Read more: Video: Andrew Yang is confident he'll make the next debate stage


The latest WHO-HD forecast video: Temperatures will rise, but snow is on the way


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:56:31 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Temperatures will rise over the next few days, but snow is also in the forecast.

       

Read more: The latest WHO-HD forecast video: Temperatures will rise, but snow is on the way


Celebrating 20 years, Des Moines' AViD series is back with best-selling authors, commentators


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 14:05:08 +0000

Author: Courtney Crowder, Des Moines Register

After two decades of bringing best-selling, award-winning authors, commentators and poets to Iowa, the Des Moines Public Library's AViD series starts a new chapter.

       

Read more: Celebrating 20 years, Des Moines' AViD series is back with best-selling authors, commentators


Victim identified in Fort Dodge killing, police say she was mother of suspect's girlfriend


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:41:55 +0000

Author: Philip Joens, Des Moines Register

Police identified a Fort Dodge woman who they believe was killed by her daughter's boyfriend Monday morning.

       

Read more: Victim identified in Fort Dodge killing, police say she was mother of suspect's girlfriend


What's the difference between a caucus and a primary?


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:04:16 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

If Iowa veers away from the caucus system, New Hampshire would, by state law, claim the first-in-the-nation spot.

       

Read more: What's the difference between a caucus and a primary?


Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Created: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:41:12 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Follow along as 2020 presidential hopefuls visit Iowa: Find events by date, city and more with the Des Moines Register's candidate tracker.

       

Read more: Des Moines Register 2020 Iowa caucuses candidate tracker


Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Created: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:27:45 +0000

Author: Nicole Derong, Des Moines Register

Keep up with restaurants and other businesses that are opening and closing in the Des Moines metro.

      

Read more: Get the latest on what's opening and closing across Des Moines with our new newsletter


Photos: Bernie Sanders campaigns in Des Moines Monday night.


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:05:00 +0000

Author: Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

At the State Historical Museum of Iowa, 2020 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks to voters about why they should caucus for him.

       

Read more: Photos: Bernie Sanders campaigns in Des Moines Monday night.


Bernie Sanders, sequestered to D.C. by President Trump's impeachment trial, asks supporters to carry campaign


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:43:39 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

"I'm not going to be able to be here as much as I would like," Bernie Sanders said of impeachment duties. "So you guys are going to have to carry the ball."

       

Read more: Bernie Sanders, sequestered to D.C. by President Trump's impeachment trial, asks supporters to carry campaign


Brown and Black forum in Des Moines spotlights diversity issues in increasingly white presidential field


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 01:23:50 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain and Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

Eight presidential candidates convened in Des Moines on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss issues affecting brown and black communities.

       

Read more: Brown and Black forum in Des Moines spotlights diversity issues in increasingly white presidential field


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Prayer breakfast honors civil rights icon, community leaders


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:46:34 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Three people were honored at the event, all carrying out change in the Des Moines community aligned with Martin Luther King Jr.'s message.

       

Read more: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Prayer breakfast honors civil rights icon, community leaders


Photos: Democratic presidential candidates speak at Brown and Black Forum


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:50:27 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Democratic presidential candidates answer questions during the Brown and Black Forum in Des Moines.

       

Read more: Photos: Democratic presidential candidates speak at Brown and Black Forum


Fort Dodge man accused of murdering woman believed to be his girlfriend's mother


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:32:42 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

The Fort Dodge police was responding to an altercation when they found an unresponsive woman.

       

Read more: Fort Dodge man accused of murdering woman believed to be his girlfriend's mother


What led to Ozzy Osbourne infamously biting the head off a bat in Des Moines?


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:26:26 +0000

Author: Matthew Leimkuehler, Des Moines Register

Drugs, theatrics and a sour meeting with a record label culminated in one of rock music's most infamous concert moments.

       

Read more: What led to Ozzy Osbourne infamously biting the head off a bat in Des Moines?


Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:37:28 +0000

Author: Carol Hunter, Des Moines Register

Subscriptions support the trustworthy local reporting the Register produces. Selected stories will be reserved for people who pay for our journalism.

      

Read more: Why you'll see some content marked 'for subscribers,' and why you should become one of them


Photos: Des Moines YMCA hosts MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:05:26 +0000

Author: Olivia Sun, Des Moines Register

The YMCA of Greater Des Moines hosted their annual MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast, awarding three community leaders for their service.

       

Read more: Photos: Des Moines YMCA hosts MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast


Des Moines police asking for community's help locating missing 18-year-old


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:36:58 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Attempts by police and the man's family to locate him have been unsuccessful.

       

Read more: Des Moines police asking for community's help locating missing 18-year-old


Iowa teacher accused of secretly recording 2 nude females at his home


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:45:24 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

Clinton Van Fossen, 58, is charged with five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and with other crimes.

       

Read more: Iowa teacher accused of secretly recording 2 nude females at his home


Police say car-semi collision left 2 dead in Sioux City


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:18:55 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Des Moines Register

A collision between a semitrailer and a car left two people dead in Sioux City, police said.

       

Read more: Police say car-semi collision left 2 dead in Sioux City


Nobel Prize winner to tout GMOs at Iowa State lecture


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:06:19 +0000

Author: Katie Mauch, Ames Tribune

Richard Roberts and Phillip Allen Sharp won a Nobel Prize in 1993 for their discovery of gene splicing, which is the process of inserting genes into existing genetic material.

       

Read more: Nobel Prize winner to tout GMOs at Iowa State lecture


Ticked-off basketball fans led to the invention of first time clock for high-school sports


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:05:34 +0000

Author: Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register

Angry fans gave Elmer Foster something to think about after a contested Adel-Dallas Center basketball game in 1934. That's when he began to tinker.

       

Read more: Ticked-off basketball fans led to the invention of first time clock for high-school sports


More consolidation may be the answer to a lack of volunteer firefighters in rural Iowa


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:25:21 +0000

Author: Gage Miskimen, Des Moines Register

In smaller communities, recruitment and retention is a hurdle in providing public safety services.

       

Read more: More consolidation may be the answer to a lack of volunteer firefighters in rural Iowa


Iowa parties, disability activists scramble to prepare for Caucus Day; concerns linger


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:00:11 +0000

Author: Katie Akin, Des Moines Register

With just over two weeks until caucus night, state parties in Iowa are beginning to consider accommodations for people with disabilities.

       

Read more: Iowa parties, disability activists scramble to prepare for Caucus Day; concerns linger


Iowa's new astronaut credits parochial school teachers for fostering wonder, science


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 04:01:08 +0000

Author: Daniel P. Finney, Des Moines Register

Cedar Falls native Raja Chari told his mom he wanted to be an astronaut at age 4. Now he is.

       

Read more: Iowa's new astronaut credits parochial school teachers for fostering wonder, science


Photos: ACLU Rights campaign prepares for the caucuses


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 02:14:42 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The ACLU All Rights campaign trained attendees on gathering pledges during caucus day to support civil and immigrant rights, criminal justice reform and other issues.

       

Read more: Photos: ACLU Rights campaign prepares for the caucuses


Des Moines 16-year-old accidentally shoots himself in groin Sunday, tells police he doesn't know who shooter is


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:27:40 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Police originally said the teen did not know who the shooter was, but later learned he had accidentally shot himself.

       

Read more: Des Moines 16-year-old accidentally shoots himself in groin Sunday, tells police he doesn't know who shooter is


Iowa fell behind most states in job growth after Great Recession, new paper asserts


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:02:47 +0000

Author: Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register

While Iowa weathered the Great Recession better than most states, its job growth is less than half the national rate in the years since.

       

Read more: Iowa fell behind most states in job growth after Great Recession, new paper asserts


Photos: Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigns through from Des Moines to Eastern Iowa


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 02:34:08 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Sen. Amy Klobuchar began her day in Des Moines and ended in Eastern Iowa

       

Read more: Photos: Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigns through from Des Moines to Eastern Iowa


Here's why Iowa farmers, though hopeful, remain skeptical about U.S.-China trade deal


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 18:53:16 +0000

Author: Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register

The agreement calls for China to buy billions in U.S. farm goods. But an Iowa economist says the deal's size of purchases 'seems really unattainable.'

       

Read more: Here's why Iowa farmers, though hopeful, remain skeptical about U.S.-China trade deal


SKØL in Des Moines' East Village closes for remodel


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:23:43 +0000

Author: Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register

SKØL, a Nordic-inspired bar at the edge of the East Village, has closed for a remodel.

       

Read more: SKØL in Des Moines' East Village closes for remodel


Taking genetic genealogy sites to trial: Iowa homicide case among first of its kind to argue DNA requires search warrant


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 17:53:44 +0000

Author: Anna Spoerre, Des Moines Register

Jerry Burns' case, scheduled to go before a jury in February, could be among the first commercial genetic-genealogy cases to be tested in courts.

       

Read more: Taking genetic genealogy sites to trial: Iowa homicide case among first of its kind to argue DNA requires search warrant


Photos: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds campaign rally in Indianola


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:47:07 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Weather couldn't stop Joe Biden from getting to Indianola on Saturday.

       

Read more: Photos: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds campaign rally in Indianola


Photos: John Delaney campaigns through Iowa


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:49:07 +0000

Author: Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

Former Rep. John Delaney makes his way through Iowa in is RV as he campaigns for president.

       

Read more: Photos: John Delaney campaigns through Iowa


Photos: Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Iowa on Saturday


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 02:18:07 +0000

Author: Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg met with supporters in Iowa on Saturday.

       

Read more: Photos: Pete Buttigieg campaigns in Iowa on Saturday


As blizzard in the north dies down, all of Iowa under wind chill advisory as low as -20, -30 degrees


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:11:39 +0000

Author: Danielle Gehr, Des Moines Register

Driving conditions have not clear as the blizzard dies down in northern Iowa. Iowans can now expect dangerously low wind chills to set in Saturday night.

       

Read more: As blizzard in the north dies down, all of Iowa under wind chill advisory as low as -20, -30 degrees


Andrew Yang, in Iowa, says federal government can do more to help women, victims of sexual assault


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:32:57 +0000

Author: Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register

Government can provide more resources to women who come forward about sexual assault and should help men have healthier views of women, Yang said.

       

Read more: Andrew Yang, in Iowa, says federal government can do more to help women, victims of sexual assault


Photos: Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a Planned Parenthood event in Des Moines


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:25:15 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Planned Parenthood fireside chat at a private home in Des Moines

       

Read more: Photos: Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a Planned Parenthood event in Des Moines


Joe Biden says Bernie Sanders' campaign 'doctored video' to misrepresent Social Security record; Sanders campaign flatly denies


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:39:22 +0000

Author: Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines Register

The Biden-Sanders fight over Social Security comes a little more than two weeks before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses.

       

Read more: Joe Biden says Bernie Sanders' campaign 'doctored video' to misrepresent Social Security record; Sanders campaign flatly denies


Photos: Andrew Yang campaigns in Eastern Iowa


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:16:28 +0000

Author: Joseph Cress, Des Moines Register

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaigned in Iowa City and Marion a little more than two weeks before the Iowa caucus.

       

Read more: Photos: Andrew Yang campaigns in Eastern Iowa


Iowa caucuses 2020: Photos of Tom Steyer campaigning for president


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:52:37 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Photos: Tom Steyer, a Democrat running in the presidential election, during his Iowa caucus campaign.

       

Read more: Iowa caucuses 2020: Photos of Tom Steyer campaigning for president


Iowa's Tom Miller just became the longest serving attorney general in United States history


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:48:21 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc, Des Moines Register

Attorney General Tom Miller has been serving Iowans since 1978. At nearly 38 years, he breaks Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley's record.

       

Read more: Iowa's Tom Miller just became the longest serving attorney general in United States history


When it's cold in Des Moines, some places stay lit


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:18:30 +0000

Author: Sarah Kay LeBlanc and Bill Steiden, Des Moines Register

Despite a country singer's lament, there's no lack of friendly neighborhood bars in which to take shelter when the weather turns rough.

       

Read more: When it's cold in Des Moines, some places stay lit


Iowa Senate Democratic leader Janet Petersen endorses Elizabeth Warren, plans to appear at campaign events


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:12:29 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

Senate Democratic leader Petersen said Iowans are lucky to hear from so many of the country's top leaders. "But now it's time to make up our minds."

       

Read more: Iowa Senate Democratic leader Janet Petersen endorses Elizabeth Warren, plans to appear at campaign events

 
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