🎉 It's Friday and you made it. Time to celebrate.
- Cooler temps today with a high of 77.
🍎 Situational awareness: Eight candidates filed before yesterday’s deadline to run in five Des Moines Public School Board elections.
- Incumbents Rob Barron, Kyrstin Delagardelle and Kalyn Cody aren't seeking reelection. Teree Caldwell-Johnson is unopposed.
- Board appointee Kim Martorano is running against Shelley Skuster to fill out the remaining two years of the term vacated by Heather Anderson last year.
Today's Smart Brevity count is 922 words, a 3.5-minute read.