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Recent articles by Austin:

2020 sleepovers with Cory Booker: Late nights, gathering intel, and don’t forget your gym shorts

"It’s a lot better than a hotel room with faux art on the walls.” → Read More

Fruit flies driving you nuts? Here's how you can get rid of them

Homemade traps might get rid of the adults swirling around your garbage, but you may need to treat your drains if you don't want them to come back. → Read More

Des Moines City Council gives first OK to raising mayoral, council salaries

The pay hikes wouldn't go into effect until January 2020, after the November election. → Read More

Cory Booker embarks on 'make-or-break' 10 days, starting with the Polk County Steak Fry

By Sunday morning, the fundraising gambit had initially paid off. Booker raised more than $300,495 in the first day, about 17.7% of his goal. → Read More

Election 2019: Here's who's running for the Des Moines mayor and city council

Thirteen candidates are running for three seats on the Des Moines City Council. → Read More

DirecTV customers may not get Cy-Hawk 'College GameDay' broadcast

"You may not know until you wake up tomorrow morning if the ESPN programming service will be available to you.” → Read More

Des Moines' longest-serving mayor, Frank Cownie, running for fifth term

He listed attracting quality jobs, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, clean parks and protecting natural resources as the keys to Des Moines' successful future. → Read More

Des Moines metro preparing for arrival of electric scooters

“There’s nothing eminent other than all the conversations and feedback that are starting to happen,” said Amanda Wanke, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority’s chief external affairs officer. → Read More

Retired judge enters race for Des Moines City Council at-large seat

Mormann said in a news release that he objects to the implementation of the one-cent local-option sales tax and property taxes getting too high. → Read More

Trains block east-side Des Moines streets for hours, prompting accidents, outcry from nearby businesses

Last Wednesday, during one of the final days of the highest-ever attended Iowa State Fair, a train blocked Hubbell Avenue for three hours and 20 minutes, said Darrin Morrison of Fisher Body and Paint. → Read More

'More smiles per mile': Couple drives 1914 car 150 miles to Iowa State Fair, 65 years after its original trip

"You can't be in the car (without) people (who) are waving all the time," Marlene said. → Read More

Des Moines panel recommends contested zoning code minus size requirements

If approved this fall, Des Moines would have a new zoning code for the first time in 54 years. → Read More

'We are thrilled': Demolition of former St. Joseph's Hospital in Ottumwa finally resumes after nearly a year

The city put out doughnuts and coffee at the site Monday morning to mark the occasion. → Read More

Des Moines neighborhood head Ethan Standard to run for City Council at-large seat

Ethan Standard said he hopes to introduce ideas to improve Des Moines' aging infrastructure and roads, invest in neighborhoods and work with the city's youth. → Read More

Iconic 'LOVE' sculpture unveiled in downtown Des Moines

Crews on Thursday morning worked to erect Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” in the park on the west side of downtown. → Read More

Sheila Knoploh-Odole enters Des Moines City Council race to replace Coleman

So far, 12 candidates have announced they'll run for the Des Moines City Council this fall. Four seats are up for election. → Read More

Paws and Pints: The 'ultimate canine retreat' planned for Des Moines

Don't worry, humans are allowed in, too. → Read More

Chelsea Chism-Vargas running for Des Moines City Council's Ward 4 seat

She said she's "dedicated to serving those most in need" and wants bring a "forward-thinking" perspective to the council. → Read More

Des Moines considers leaving parks open longer, banning smoking

The Des Moines City Council could adopt the changes as soon as its Aug. 5 meeting after it approved the first reading of the ordinance Monday. → Read More

Chris Coleman, Des Moines' longest serving City Council member, will retire

In a news release he posed to Twitter, Coleman said it was an "emotional decision" but the correct one. → Read More