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  • Poolman: Disney adds interesting twists to modern movies

    On Saturday, I was invited to Des Moines with my friend Shawna Creveling because she needed to get some shopping done and didn't want to go alone.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Paulsen: Nice to see our past state Senator on the GOP response

    It was good to see Joni Ernst — our new Iowa senator — on the GOP response Tuesday night. She did a nice job of presenting the Republican viewpoint. I ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Waddingham: Remembering my white-knuckled commute in an oversized suit

    Temperatures hoovered around zero as I cautiously made my way through rush hour traffic in Des Moines. My knuckles were flushed from gripping the stee ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • VICKER: Breakout Buckeye star brings local ties to championship game

    When second-ranked Oregon and fourth-ranked Ohio State meet in Monday's inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Ar ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Paulsen: Winter is back in full force

    I'm not sure if they call it the polar vortex or not, but the cold air coming down from Canada sure is cooling off most of the United States. Yesterda ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Waddingham: Recovering from skiing and my resolution

    I cleared off the counter, forcing me reorganize the collection of soiled dinner plates that seem to be constantly multiplying in my apartment-style d ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Reader Poll

    Who will win this year's Super Bowl?
    New England Patriots
    Seattle Seahawks
    I don't care. I watch for the commercials.