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Restaurants feeling the pinch as prices rise

JOHNSTON, Iowa — It's been a hard year and a half for restaurant owners dealing with the pandemic. And now rising food prices are weighing on them as they try to figure out how to give customers a bargain and protect their margins. Flame the Taqueria owner Arturo Mora says...
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'Maybe he'd have been home longer': New Alzheimer's drug gives families hope for the future

PERRY, Iowa — A first-of-its-kind treatment is giving Alzheimer's patients their first real shot at fighting the disease instead of just treating the symptoms. "With Alzheimer's disease, there is an abnormal accumulation of a protein called amyloid," said Dr. Robert Bender, section chief of the Geriatric and Memory Center at Broadlawns Medical Center. "This new medicine attacks that and reduces the load of that abnormal protein in the brain with the hope that the brain will function better."
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Ames, Valley high schools among highest ranked in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Four central Iowa schools made the state's top 10 in U.S. News & World Report's latest public high school rankings. Valley High School ranked fourth on the list, followed by Ames in fifth, Gilbert in eighth and Centennial in ninth. All four schools have graduation rates above 95% and offer Advanced Placement courses. They also rank within the top 2,000 of more than 13,000 public high schools nationally.
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Nonprofit educates community on LGBTQ immigrants who are activists

DES MOINES, Iowa — During the month of June, the nonprofit organization Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice is educating the community on the importance of local and national LGBTQ activists who are also immigrants. "June is Pride Month but it's actually also Immigrant Heritage Month," Alejandro Murguia-Ortiz, community organizer for...
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Victim in intensive care following Sunday stabbing in Knoxville, police say

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Police say one person is in custody and the victim is still in the hospital after a Sunday night stabbing in Knoxville. First responders were called to the 400 block of E. Montgomery Street around 11:45 p.m. Sunday where they found the victim, Christian Durham, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital before being airlifted to a Des Moines hospital where he remains in intensive care as of Monday night.
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Polk County residents can now get cash for being vaccinated

DES MOINES, Iowa — Polk County officials want more residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so they have created a lottery to incentivize people to get the shot. Residents already fully or partially vaccinated can register to win cash prizes or scholarships for young people right now. When registering either online, by paper, or over the phone, Polk County residents will have to provide the following information:
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Polk County residents can now get cash for being vaccinated

DES MOINES, Iowa — Polk County officials want more residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine, so they have created a lottery to incentivize people to get the shot. Residents already fully or partially vaccinated can register to win cash prizes or scholarships for young people right now. When registering either online, by paper, or over the phone, Polk County residents will have to provide the following information:
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State Rep. Ras Smith announces campaign for governor

IOWA, USA — Democrat Ras Smith announced Tuesday morning he will be running for Governor of Iowa. The announcement was posted to his Twitter page along with a video describing who he is and why he wants the position. In his announcement, Smith used the slogan "Iowa's greatest days are...
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Des Moines police investigate 3rd shooting around Court Avenue District since April

DES MOINES, Iowa — A shooting on Court Avenue in Des Moines over the weekend marks the third shooting in that area in the span of three months. "The evidence we have indicates the suspect had been in an altercation somewhere inside the Entertainment Zone," said Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department. "It appears that he left the area, came back with a gun, tried to confront the people he was in an altercation with, fired off a round and struck two bystanders."