Happy Friday, Des Moines! Let’s start today on an enlightened note. Here’s everything happening in Des Moines today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Clouds and sun; windy, warmer. High: 51 Low: 25.
Here are the top three stories from today in Des Moines:
- As the end of March Madness of 2022 approaches, Des Moines is already gearing up for 2023. Next year, Wells Fargo Arena will host games in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament., making it the third time the city has hosted in seven years. According to Catch Des Moines President and CEO Greg Edwards, “Our community is totally embracing this event, you’ll see restaurants hanging up banners for the different schools. Everyone is getting in on it.” (WHO TV 13 Des Moines News & Weather)
- On Wednesday morning, about 100 students from both Waukee high schools came out to protest Iowa’s new transgender athlete law. The students walked out of the school and across the street to a park, where they took turns giving speeches. The young speakers discussed how high school sports isn’t just about winning, it’s about community, and they don’t want their transgender friends kicked off their teams. (KCCI Des Moines)
- Des Moines police responded to an accident that knocked out a utility pole and fire hydrant just north of downtown. Yesterday morning, a driver lost control at 14th Street at University Avenue, at which point he hit and broke a utility pole as well as a fire hydrant. Although the car’s airbags were deployed and the front of the car was shattered, the driver suffered only minor injuries, police said. (KCCI Des Moines)
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- Following multiple incidents of violence on site, The Yacht Club will not lose its liquor license; however, the city’s board of adjustment plans to modify his license to reduce crime. (KCCI Des Moines)
- Loretta Stone, the “real Des Moines dragwife,” was featured in an interview with Little Village. Get to know the drag queen before you see her around town. (Little Village Magazine)
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