Hoyt Sherman Place unveiled plans last month for a permanent $500K outdoor stage for concerts and community events.
States with medical marijuana programs have lower insurance premiums than those that don't, according to a new University of Iowa study examining insurance premiums.
What they did: Cameron Ellis, a professor at the University of Iowa's College of Business, examined vehicle crash data between 2014 and 2019 by ZIP code.
Polk County is getting nearly $28 million more in federal pandemic emergency rent assistance forfeited by the state, federal documents show.
- Another almost $17 million of Iowa's money was redistributed in late January to other states.
Des Moines' annual Father Daughter Dance is being rebranded as the "Snow Ball Dance" — an event where parents of all genders and their kids are welcome.
Why it matters: It's an effort to eliminate gender-based exclusivity, parks and recreation department spokesperson Peter Zemansky tells Axios.
Violence interruption programs have become more common in the last year thanks to hundreds of millions of dollars of federal pandemic funding, according to a report published this week by ProPublica and The New Yorker.
- Des Moines has allocated about $800K into its own program.
Iowa registered at least 178 synthetic narcotic deaths in 2022, according to provisional data from the state's Health and Human Services department.
- That's down by as much as 35 from a 2021 peak but still at least 125% higher than five years ago.
Trucks are the king of the streets in central Iowa with pickups ranking as the most popular vehicles last year.
Driving the news: Four of Des Moines' 10 best-selling vehicles in 2022 were are pickup trucks, according to vehicle registration data from January through November 2022 by S&P Global Mobility.
Benchmarks for a violence reduction program launched last year were overly ambiguous, according to a recently-published annual report.
Why it matters: DSM homicides increased in 2022 from 2021 and police confiscated a record number of guns.
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