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Rick Perry's four-day Iowa itinerary

desmoinesregister.com — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be politicking at the state fairgrounds, a backyard barbecue, an ice cream social, a winery, a grocery store, a business association office and other classic Iowa summer political venues during a four-day swing here.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @JenniferJJacobs: Rick Perry's 4-day Iowa sched: politicking at state fairgrounds, a backyard barbecue, ice cream social, winery, etc. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jul 30, 2014

Rick Perry's 4-day Iowa sched: politicking at state fairgrounds, a backyard barbecue, ice cream social, winery, etc. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Acquisitions push Dice net income down 9.5 percent

desmoinesregister.com — A series of Dice Holdings acquisitions that began in July of 2013 cut into profits during the second fiscal quarter of 2014, as net income dropped 9.5 percent year-over-year. However, company officials say the overall results in the quarter, during which Dice's overall revenues jumped 27.9 percent, were positive.
Jul 30, 2014

Check out how @DiceTechJobs did during its last fiscal qtr. Income down, but revenue up. fb.me/36aBiDBF1

Ted Cruz will be in Iowa this weekend for influential private bash

desmoinesregister.com — The Texan will be a guest of GOP fundraiser Bruce Rastetter, an aide tells The Des Moines Register GOP influencer Bruce Rastetter throws a party every year at his rural Iowa home and invites everyone from neighborhood farmers to powerful politicians. For this year's invitation-only bash, which happens this Saturday, Texas U.S.
Jul 30, 2014

The candidate Bruce Rastetter's raising $$ for at event before summer bash? Iowa's GOP US Senate hopeful @JoniErnst. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jul 30, 2014

Iowa's Bruce Rastetter, a wealthy agribusiness leader, first met Texas US Sen Ted Cruz when he was here 4 months ago. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Dept. of Cultural Affairs to end 21-city tour Thursday

Jul 30, 2014

What #iowastories need to be told? @IowaCulture wraps up 21-city listening tour Thursday in Des Moines. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/201…

Reception Thursday for Smith, long-time WDM city clerk

desmoinesregister.com — West Des Moines City Clerk Jody Smith will work his last full day Thursday, more than 25 years after starting his first job with the city. Smith, 61, has held the city clerk title since 1990 after being hired in 1989 as a finance director for West Des Moines.
Jul 30, 2014

ICYMI: Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Jody Smith, WDM City Clerk of 20+ yrs. Farewell reception in City Hall desmoinesregister.com/story/news/loc…

Police remove 46 rats from home

desmoinesregister.com — Animal control officers removed 46 pet rats from a Des Moines house this week but the homeowners won't face any charges, officials said. Officers went to the house in the 600 block of Southeast Hackley Avenue on Monday after receiving an email tip about conditions in the house.
Jul 30, 2014

They cautioned residents to separate remaining rats by sex, after removing 46 rats from #DSM home via @RZilbermints: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/loc…

Overtime sports bar and grill has new owners

desmoinesregister.com — Overtime sports bar and restaurant, 4810 86th St., Urbandale, has new owners. Cindy Barnes-Stone, owner of Cindy's Corner Cafe in Urbandale, and Ron Biondi, owner of Ron's Dawg House bought the business from Jerry and Kim Cobb. Barnes-Stone said the Cobbs are living in Arizona and their daughter Kristi Cobb had been running the business.

Eric Engelmann starts up Iowa's first accelerator

Jul 30, 2014

."Bullheaded" @EricEngelmann: high-risk failure "doesn't bother me at all." Read more about IAAccelerator as its... fb.me/19BGquZmE

Elections official: Bad idea to involve state in Iowa caucuses

desmoinesregister.com — A state elections official says he disagrees with the Democratic secretary of state candidate's call for government staff to help with technology for the Iowa caucuses. "It's not appropriate for the Secretary of State's Office to play a role in the Iowa caucuses," Charlie Smithson, the office's legal counsel and an adjunct professor of election law at Drake University School of Law, said in a statement this morning.
Jul 30, 2014

"Enhancing the credibility and accountability of the caucuses should be a priority for all Iowans," @BradAndersonIA. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jul 30, 2014

Elections official: Bad idea to involve state in caucuses. @BradAndersonIA plan could hurt Iowa, @wcsmithson says. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Rand Paul seeks expanded electorate

desmoinesregister.com — Rand Paul is the only likely presidential candidate peddling his message these days to voters of all philosophies - traditionally Democratic voters, those who are liberal on social issues like same-sex marriage and abortion, independents, libertarians, business Republicans and staunch conservatives. Paul, a Republican U.S.
Jul 30, 2014

Rand Paul won't be at 2 big events for Iowa Christian conservatives next wk but will do private lulnch with pastors. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @carolhunter: Rand Paul attracting young voter interest like dad, but seeks much wider audience, @JenniferJJacobs story. desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Jul 29, 2014

Rand Paul is the only likely 2016er peddling message to voters of all philosophies. Pre-Iowa interview w @DMRegister: desmoinesregister.com/story/news/pol…

Informant says David Flores raped her, sues Ankeny police

desmoinesregister.com — A woman who worked as a confidential informant in a drug-dealing investigation into convicted criminal David Flores has filed a lawsuit against the Ankeny Police Department, saying Flores sexually assaulted her after officers failed to take steps to protect her safety.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @GrantMRodgers: An informant is claiming she was raped by David Flores & Ankeny PD officers failed to protect her: http://t.co/pbI5Jv1ef…

Jul 30, 2014

Informant says David Flores raped her, sues Ankeny police. Exceptional reporting from @GrantMRodgers dmreg.co/1n11odS

Jul 30, 2014

RT @GrantMRodgers: An informant is claiming she was raped by David Flores & Ankeny PD officers failed to protect her: http://t.co/pbI5Jv1ef…

Jul 30, 2014

A confidential informant is suing Ankeny police and says David Flores raped her. Exclusive story by @GrantMRodgers: dmreg.co/UKLGg1

Jul 29, 2014

RT @DMRegister: Exclusive: Informant says she was raped by David Flores, sues Ankeny PD for failing to protect her. dmreg.co/1pDsQzU