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The 2015 "Iowa Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular" will be hosted in Arnold's Park from September 4-6. Sponsored by the statewide non-profit Iowa Rock 'N' Roll Music Association, the 2015 ceremony will honor 24 musical entities from Iowa and throughout the Midwest for their contributions to rock...

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The grassroots organization Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special "birthday bash" on October 2 and 3 at Holiday Inn located at 6111 Fleur Drive in Des Moines. Formed in Waterloo in 1975, the seeds of what would later become Iowa CCI were planted...

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There will a special screening of "Who Took Johnny" on July 16 at Fleur Cinema and Café, which hosted a successful two-week run of the film earlier this year. "Who Took Johnny" is an independent documentary that examines the mysterious disappearance of West Des Moines newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, who...

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Teens Against Human Trafficking will host their first annual fundraising benefit at the West End Architectural Salvage in Des Moines on July 23. TAHT is an Iowa nonprofit organization working with the Chrysalis Foundation, Network Against Human Trafficking and Central Iowa Services Network against Human Trafficking. Lexi O'Connor, 18, founded...

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The unsolved disappearance of news anchor Jodi Huisentruit has haunted Iowa for two decades. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of her disappearance, members of the non-profit group FindJodi are organizing the event "Walk for Jodi: Finishing the Journey" on June 27 to raise awareness about Huisentruit's case. The walk will...

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Protesters in Burlington expressed their outrage on June 16 for the lack of "consequences, accountability or transparency" for the fatal police shooting of 34-year-old Autumn Steele in January. The controversy started when Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a dispute between Autumn Steele and...

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Safe Kids Greater Des Moines will host the sixth annual World's Largest Swimming Lesson at Altoona Aquatics Park alongside thousands of participants from around the globe on June 18 at 10 a.m. The organization is once again partnering with the Iowa Department of Health, Iowa Health Systems and the Guinness...

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Des Moines Register food columnist Jennifer Miller resigned from her position weeks after she admitted to lying in one of her articles. Miller has been working at the Register since 1988, primarily covering topics related to food and beverages. In her May 5 column, Miller reported that she participated in...

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The filmmakers behind the documentary "Who Took Johnny," based on the disappearance of newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, are seeking national distribution after the film's successful theatrical run in Iowa. "Who Took Johnny" examines the mystery of Johnny Gosch, who went missing in the morning hours of September 5, 1982 while...

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The documentary “Who Took Johnny,” based on the unsolved mystery surrounding the disappearance of 12-year-old Iowa newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch, had its theatrical premiere at Fleur Cinema and Café in Des Moines on April 24. Gosch was last seen on the morning of September 5, 1982, when he was delivering...