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Recent articles by Kim:

Kayak rental business opens at Beaver Creek in Johnston

The rentals will be available at a newly built boat ramp near the intersection of Northwest 86th Street and Northwest 70th Avenue. → Read More

Want to refinance home loans during the coronavirus pandemic? Check the interest rates

Refinancing can be smart for homeowners who have a high interest rate on their current mortgage, many years left to pay it off, or both, experts say. → Read More

Monday's protest: Largely peaceful crowd moves downtown before police deploy tear gas

Des Moines Register reporters did not witness any violence or vandalism from the crowd the entire evening. → Read More

Iowa's Pier 1 Imports stores will permanently close

Pier 1 Imports is preparing in-store liquidation sales once it's safe to reopen locations closed by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Iowa toxicologist and long-time state employee Stu Schmitz dies

Stu Schmitz served as the state toxicologist for 13 years. → Read More

Shelter at Drake Park in Des Moines will be enclosed for year-round events space

The shelter, originally constructed in 1934 as a bathhouse for the adjoining wading pool, was designated a local landmark on Tuesday. → Read More

Iowa native Ashton Kutcher releases PSA encouraging Iowans to stay home during coronavirus

With a voiceover from Ashton Kutcher, the PSA shows Iowans together in their homes reading, playing games and baking. → Read More

Facing a nationwide shortage of protective masks, Iowans turn to homemade options while hospitals plead for donations, government aid

Health-care workers across Iowa have made pleas for donations of masks as the disease spreads. Iowa is expected to get a shipment from FEMA this week. → Read More

Watch live: Gov. Kim Reynolds holding 2:30 p.m. news conference after Iowa's confirmed COVID-19 cases double over the weekend

Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled to hold a 2:30 p.m. news conference Sunday, after the number of coronavirus cases in Iowa doubles over the weekend. → Read More

'I am not gonna make any projections': Iowa works to adjust to a coronavirus-outbreak world

With schools and many businesses shuttered, the ranks of Iowa's unemployed have soared. Hospitals are bracing for a potential onslaught of patients. → Read More

Mainframe Studios, an affordable artist workspace, plans expansion with colorful mural

Opened in 2017 in downtown Des Moines, the organization provides artists low-rent studios to use as their permanent work space. → Read More

Want to get married at the zoo? New events center will provide year-round option for weddings, zoo exhibits

The 10,000-square-foot ZooPlex will replace a 16-year-old tent-like structure that was used for three seasons, but lacked heat, AC and bathrooms. → Read More

Pour Choices Neighborhood Bar the latest business to pop up in Grimes

The new bar in Grimes features signature cocktails and tap beer, along with burgers, sandwiches and more. → Read More

Des Moines airport rejects $225 million casino and hotel proposal

At issue is an agreement between the city of Des Moines and Prairie Meadows that says elected officials would reject any proposed new casino in the city. → Read More

What really went wrong on Iowa caucus night? Inside the problems that led to results being delayed

All the corrective changes the party had put in place to shore up the credibility of the Iowa caucuses quickly were overshadowed by zero results reported nearly 24 hours after caucusing began. → Read More

Iowa Democratic Party: Caucus data accurate, but app coding error spit out partial results

"We have determined that this was due to a coding issue in the reporting system," chair Troy Price said in a statement. → Read More

Will Elizabeth Warren's strong ground game propel her to an Iowa caucus victory tonight?

The senator from Massachusetts built a statewide organization that has been hailed as the most sophisticated by Iowa and national campaigns. → Read More

What to watch for in three crucial counties during the Iowa caucuses

Results in Clinton, Johnson and Polk counties may tell the tale of the Iowa caucuses. Watch these precincts, candidates and patterns on caucus night. → Read More

Brown and Black Forum spotlights diversity issues in increasingly white presidential field

Eight presidential candidates convened in Des Moines on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss issues affecting brown and black communities. → Read More

Jersey Mike's Subs opens on Des Moines' east side

This is the third Des Moines metro location for the sub chain. → Read More