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Des Moines police would not be able to investigate complaints about health care providers that facilitate access to abortion under a resolution shared with Axios that was drafted by city councilperson Josh Mandelbaum.
- It would also direct city staffers to draft an ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing or employment against someone who has had an abortion or accesses reproductive health services — similar to those that protect sexual orientation and gender identity.
Mariela Maya, the owner of Panka Peruvian Restaurant along Ingersoll Ave., is opening her second location this October, "Panka Rotisserie Chicken."
Driving the news: Rotisserie chicken is so big in Peru, the country's signature dish, "pollo a la brasa," even has its own holiday.
- Maya wants to bring the juicy, crisp-skinned dish to Des Moines in a casual restaurant setting.
Comedians "Chad Kroeger" and JT Parr spoke before the Des Moines City Council Monday night for their right to "bare arms."
Catch up fast: The duo is from "SoCal."
- Kroeger's real name is Tom Allen. His stage name is the same as the lead singer of Nickelback, a band that is often the subject of mockery, VICE Magazine reports.
A limited number of monkeypox vaccines are being made available this week to gay or bisexual men and transgender adults in Polk County. They are considered the highest risk for contracting the virus.
Why it matters: Vaccines have been in short supply and, until now, there was no public sign up option to get one.
The average young adult who grew up in Des Moines moved about 161 miles away for their job, according to data by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies (CES).
- That's about 20 miles less than the national average.
A soy-based asphalt technology discovered by accident last year at Iowa State University will be nationally available for commercial use next year.
Why it matters: It could save consumers and governments big money.
Households in Des Moines' historic redlining district are some of the most likely to face insecurity and seek help from a food pantry, according to a new report by the Des Moines Area Religious Council.
Lawn watering is often unnecessary and maybe even harmful for the grass, according to turf specialists at Iowa State University.
State of play: Most of Iowa is in a drought and a lot of the state's turfs are designed to go dormant, Adam Thoms, an assistant professor in horticulture at ISU told the Des Moines Register last year.