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  1. Refugees settle in thanks to small farm plotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 |

    The rapidly rising demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has created a robust new market for refugees who fled violence in their home countries and found peace in farming small plots of land in several U.S. cities. With help from a federal grant program and local charities, refugees like Angelique Hakuzimana of Des Moines are now harvesting crops - some of which are native to their home countries - to meet local demand.


  2. In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 |

    Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa - an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. The vice president spoke to about 200 Democratic activists on the steps of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.


  3. Go back in time to an oasis named OkobojiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 |

    "I remember doing this when I was a kid," Linda Clarksean said with a laugh as she walked up the steep ramp to the 84-year-old Tipsy House holding the hands of her 5- and 6-year-old grandsons. Battling the tug of gravity through the fun house of impossibly angled rooms, they arrived at the peaked roof for the view of Okoboji, a resort on the Iowa Great Lakes.


  4. Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 |

    A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.


  5. Mel Brooks brings 6th finger to Hollywood ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 |

    Brooks, the writer, producer and actor responsible for the classic movie comedies "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," sank his hands and feet into cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday - a ritual followed by decades of movie legends. He said he left the unique mark "just in case somebody from Des Moines, Iowa, says 'Harry! Harry! Look, Mel Brooks has six fingers on his left hand!'" The ceremony was held in conjunction with Tuesday's release of "Young Frankenstein" on Blu-ray to mark the movie's 40th anniversary.


  6. Kids stack up accolades at Junior OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 |

    A group of area kids proved they are among the best in the world at their sport when they traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, last month to compete in the Junior Olympic Games.


  7. United lures top fliers with promise of a hot mealRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 |

    The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines.


  8. WNBA players Griner, Johnson engagedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2014 |

    Griner proposed to Johnson and both posted it on social media, with Griner showing a photo of her on one knee with a ring in her hand in front of Johnson on her Instagram account.


  9. First lady to tout role of arts education programRead the original story

    May 19, 2014 |

    Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show.


  10. TCU's Brun takes leadat Big 12 ChampionshipRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2014 |

    Julien Brun of TCU shot a 6-under-par 66 and took the individual lead at the Big 12 Championship on Saturday in Trinity.


  11. Lucey tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2014 |

    Winning a pageant before her second birthday should boost the Iowa bulldog's hopes of joining owner Dr. Tiffany Torstenson, in the health care industry.


  12. GfK Poll: Tax filing not tough for mostRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2014 |

    With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.


  13. GfK Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easyRead the original story

    Apr 9, 2014 |

    With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.


  14. Fort Worth mayor leads first Rolling Town Hall of 2014Read the original story

    Apr 3, 2014 |

    Mayor Betsy Price heard about the 2014 bond election, road conditions and concerns about water conservation from residents Wednesday in her first Rolling Town Hall of 2014.


  15. Fire claims former Iowa department store buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2014 |

    A massive fire swept through a more than century-old building that was being renovated in downtown Des Moines early Saturday morning, causing its upper floors to collapse and authorities to close down numerous streets.


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