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Put some spice back in your life as the World Food & Music Festival returns to downtown Des Moines.

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.

Mid-May is decision time for network TV series. We've got you covered with a status report on all your favorites.

Mark Wahlberg, known for his strict fitness regimen, is ditching his ripped physique for an upcoming film role. See his drastic body transformation.

Opinion: Ioway Creek in central Iowa follows a trend throughout the country to acknowledge the derogatory nature of previous names, writes Sarah Dees.

Opinion: Investing $80 billion in the agency that goes after fraud is a great plan, writes the Register editorial board. Right, Senator Grassley?

Yankee Doodle Pops is coming back, but without the crowd — and apparently, the fireworks.

When asked about concerns that the proposal signals that transgender people aren't accepted for who they are, Reynolds said, "It doesn't say that."

A bout with COVID-19 reminds country star Lee Brice about what's important as he heads back out on the road to Iowa's Big Country Bash.


Opinion: The Register editorial board endorses Joe Biden for president. He is the better choice for the challenges facing the United States.

@elizabethforma ’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office, the Register’s editorial board #IAcaucusrites .

The Register's editorial board wrote: "The outstanding caliber of Democratic candidates makes it difficult to choose just one." But the board did: It is backing @elizabethforma :

Mollie was nobody's victim. Nor is she a pawn in others' debate.

Opinion: Many Iowa medical workers were not vaccinated before our junior senator, who just months ago suggested we were exploiting COVID-19 for money, writes Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller.

The Des Moines Register's editorial board calls on U.S. Rep. Steve King to resign. #ia04  #iapolitics 

Andrew Yang deserves our attention because he is focusing on issues that will likely become central to the lives of more and more Americans in the decade ahead, whether or not voters hold President Donald Trump to one term, columnist writes.

At this moment, when the very fabric of American life is at stake because of inequality, @elizabethforma  is the president this nation needs, the Register's editorial board writes. Read the endorsement:

Register editorial board: @HillaryClinton  has needed knowledge, experience: #IAcaucus 

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