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  • Wonder of Words Festival begins in Des Moines
    Iowa’s largest city is launching a series of events today celebrating books and reading. The Wonder of Words Festival features four-dozen happenings in Des Moines over the next 16 days, including a new take on the “pub crawl,” called a publishers crawl. Participants will walk from bar to bar to bar where various authors will […]

  • Professor says despite 2014 outcome, Iowa will be ‘purple all the way’ in 2016
    Two Iowa political scientists say Iowa has “unique” split-ticket voting patterns. Iowa State University political science professor Dave Andersen explains. “I’m new to Iowa and I grew up in New Jersey and in the northeast, where I’m used to seeing states track to one party or the other and Iowa is unique that you can have […]

  • Cyclones 14th in AP preseason basketball poll
    The Iowa State men are ranked 14th in the Associated Press preseason top-25 basektball poll. That’s the Cyclones’ highest preseason ranking since the 1996-97 season, when ISU was ranked 9th entering the season. It is just the fourth time in school history that the Cyclones have been ranked in the preseason top-25. Iowa State returns […]

  • Teal Pumpkin Project seeks safe alternatives for kids allergic to candy
    Halloween isn’t a very happy holiday for the estimated one in every 13 Iowa kids who have food allergies since they can’t partake in the annual ritual of gobbling piles of candy after trick-or-treating. A central Iowa woman has launched a non-profit group that aims to raise awareness of food allergies during this holiday and […]

  • Police fire tear gas into Cherokee man’s home
    A standoff in the northwest Iowa town of Cherokee ended early this morning, after a man barricaded himself in a home late last night and threatened to kill himself. Police arrived at the home of 35-year-old Joshua Lee Allender and saw him inside the house, though he refused to come out. Police say Allender showed […]

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