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Two public electric car charging stations would be built under a proposal that goes before the Des Moines City Council this evening.
Why it matters: They would be the first charging stations in city-owned garages, at 9th and Locust Streets and Fourth Street and Grand Avenue.Construction would be phased in over the next two years.
Chicago-based Cure Violence is assessing Des Moines as a possible new site for its global program to reduce violence in major cities, Charlie Ransford, the group's senior director of science & policy, told Axios.
Des Moines is trying to shrink the number of lanes on major roadways, especially four-lane undivided thoroughfares.
Why it matters: Safety is the primary motivator, city engineer Steven Naber tells us.