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A vacant buildings directory might be part of an upcoming Des Moines property improvement initiative.
Why it matters: Vacant buildings can be dangerous, diminish nearby property values and have been linked with an increase in crime.
Knotfest was one of Iowa's largest music events of the year, but attendees reported long waits for essentials like food and water.
State of play: 30,000 metal fans descended upon the National Balloon Classic field just outside Indianola on Saturday.
Sen. Chuck Grassley's seat is considered safe this upcoming election.
State of play: Grassley has always faced an onslaught of criticism from Democrats online, but people within his own party are trolling him for acknowledging President Biden's election win and supporting the president's infrastructure bill.