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A federal report released this month found Native American children were removed from homes, severely mistreated and, in some cases, died at more than 400 boarding schools across the U.S. between 1819 and 1969.
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Des Moines' municipal mosquito control has been outsourced to a private company under a contract approved by the City Council last week.
Why it matters: Less itch.
The baby formula shortage is leaving shelves bare and causing panic among families and caregivers, particularly in Iowa.
- The scarcity is largely because of supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls.
Driving the news: Nearly 50% of Iowa's expected formula stock was absent from shelves the week of May 1, according to Datasembly, a retail software company. In comparison, the nation averaged around 43%.
Des Moines may reinstate a mask policy if cases continue to escalate, Mayor Frank Cownie warned during a council work session Tuesday.
Driving the news: Iowa averaged around 505 new COVID cases per day in the last week, according to The New York Times tracker. That's more than double the average two weeks ago.
Early voting for Iowa's primary election starts today.
How to vote via absentee ballot: You can either vote by mail or in-person at your county auditor's office.
Hold on to those elaborate proposals you had planned at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park because "LOVE" is currently missing.
Driving the news: The Des Moines Art Center is performing scheduled repair and maintenance of the iconic red artwork.
Des Moines will launch a study this year into how to convert Grand Avenue and Locust Street into two-way roads, city engineer Steven Naber told council members in a meeting last week.
Why it matters: Grand and Locust are two of downtown's main arteries.