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The Des Moines Register is the daily morning newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States. A separate edition of the Register is sold throughout much of Iowa. As of March 31, 2005, the Register has a circulation of 150,907 for the daily edition and 239,367 for the Sunday edition. [1] Des Moines skyline Des Moines (pronounced in English, in French) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Iowa. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack (D) Senators Chuck Grassley (R) Tom Harkin (D) Official language(s) English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Best-selling English language daily newspapers as of 2002, with circulation: The Sun 3,541,002 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mail 2,342,982 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Daily Mirror 2,148,058 United Kingdom (tabloid) The Times of India 2,144,842 India USA Today 2,120,357... Sunday is considered either the first or the seventh day of the week, between Saturday and Monday, and the second day of the weekend in some cultures. ...

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History

The first newspaper in Des Moines, the Iowa Star, was founded in 1849. In 1855 the Iowa Citizen began publication; it was renamed the Iowa State Register in 1860. In 1902 the Register merged with the Des Moines Leader, a descendant of the Star, to become the Des Moines Register and Leader. In 1903, Des Moines banker Gardner Cowles purchased the Register and Leader; the name became the Des Moines Register in 1915. Cowles also acquired the Des Moines Tribune in 1908. The Tribune, which merged with the rival Des Moines News in 1924 and the Des Moines Capital in 1927, served as the evening paper for the Des Moines area until it ended publication on September 25, 1982. 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Under the ownership of the Cowles family, the Register became Iowa's largest and most influential newspaper, eventually adopting the slogan "The Newspaper Iowa Depends Upon." Newspapers were distributed to all four corners of the state by train and later by truck as Iowa's highway system was improving. The Register employed reporters in cities and towns throughout Iowa, and it covered national and international news stories from an Iowa perspective, even setting up its own news bureau in Washington, D.C. in 1933. During the 1960s, circulation of the Register peaked at nearly 250,000 for the daily edition and 500,000 for the Sunday edition – more than the population of Des Moines at the time. The Register & Tribune Company eventually acquired other American newspapers as well as radio and television stations, but almost all of them were sold to other companies by 1985. There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For further uses of the word truck, see Truck (disambiguation). ... Mitchell Freeway in Perth, Western Australia For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1906 the first front-page editorial cartoon, illustrated by Jay Norwood Darling, was published; the tradition of front-page editorial cartoons continues today under Brian Duffy. In 1943 the Register became the first newspaper to sponsor a statewide opinion poll when it introduced the Iowa Poll, modeled after the national Gallup poll. Sports coverage was increased under sports editor Garner "Sec" Taylor – for whom Sec Taylor Field at Principal Park is named – in the 1920s. For many years the Register printed its sports sections on peach-colored paper, but that tradition ended for the daily paper in 1981 and for the Sunday Register's "Big Peach" in 1999. Another Register tradition – the sponsorship of RAGBRAI – began in 1973 when writer John Karras challenged columnist Donald Kaul to do a border-to-border bicycle ride across Iowa. 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This early political cartoon by Ben Franklin was originally written for the French and Indian War, but was later recycled during the Revolutionary War An editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is an illustration or comic strip containing a political or social message. ... Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1887-1962) was an American cartoonist and conservationist. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Opinion polls are surveys of opinion using sampling. ... A Gallup Poll is an opinion poll frequently used by the mass media for representing public opinion. ... Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium located in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America and in Australia as the Roaring Twenties . In Europe it is sometimes refered to as the Golden Twenties. ... Peach is a pinkish orange color. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... RAGBRAI (pronounced RAG-brye) is a massive cross-state bicycle ride across Iowa that is well known throughout the U.S. and the world. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... This racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ...


In 1985, faced with declining circulation and revenues, the Cowles family sold the Register & Tribune Company to Gannett. In 1990 the Register began to reduce its coverage of news outside of the Des Moines area by closing most of its Iowa news bureaus and ending carrier distribution to outlying counties. Although an "Iowa Edition" of the Register is still distributed throughout the state, many of the Register's news stories and editorials focus on Des Moines and its suburbs. Gannett Company, Inc. ... This article is about the year. ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ...


The Register opened a new printing and distribution facility on the south side of Des Moines in 2000. The newspaper's offices are located in downtown Des Moines. On June 1, 2005, the Register launched a weekly tabloid publication, Juice, which features entertainment and lifestyle stories targeted at the 25- to 34-year-old demographic. They also launched dmJuice.com in conjunction to the free weekly publication. This article is about the year 2000. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...


Current Register columnists include Rob Borsellino, Rehka Basu, John Carlson, Nancy Clark, Marc Hansen, Sean Keeler, and political columnist David Yepsen. Look up Politics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Politics (disambiguation) Democracy History of democracy List of democracy and elections-related topics List of years in politics List of politics by country articles Political corruption Political economy Political movement Political parties of the world Political party Political psychology Political sociology Political...


Awards

The Register has won 15 Pulitzer Prizes over the years: [2] [3] Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...

The Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting has been awarded since 1948 for a distinguished example of reporting on national affairs. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... This article is about the year. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing has been awarded since 1917 for distinguished editorial writing, the test of excellence being clearness of style, moral purpose, sound reasoning, and power to influence public opinion in what the writer conceives to be the right direction. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1922 for a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In 1968 the Pulitzer Prize for Photography was replaced with the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography has been awarded since 1968 for a distinguished example of feature photography in black and white or color, which may consist of a photograph or photographs, a sequence or an album. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service has been awarded since 1918 for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper through the use of its journalistic resources which may include editorials, cartoons, and photographs, as well as reporting. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  • Friedricks, William B., Covering Iowa: The History of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Company, 1849-1985 (ISBN 0813826209). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 2000.

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Des Moines Register - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (890 words)
The Des Moines Register is the daily morning newspaper of Des Moines, Iowa, in the United States.
In 1935, The Register and Tribune Company founded radio station KRNT-AM, named after the newspapers' nickname, "the R 'n T." In 1955, the company, renamed Cowles Communications some years earlier, founded Des Moines' third television station, KRNT-TV, which was renamed KCCI after the radio station was sold in 1974.
Although an "Iowa Edition" of the Register is still distributed throughout the state, many of the Register's news stories and editorials focus on Des Moines and its suburbs.
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DES MOINES The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced this morning that Iowa ethanol refineries will produce 1.5 billion of gallons of the corn-based fuel this year, up from 1.1 billion gallons produced in...
Des Moines fire investigators say a man smoking in his apartment was the cause of a Saturday morning fire that left him hospitalized.
A Des Moines man was charged with serious domestic assault and child endangerment after scuffling with his girlfriend who was holding their infant daughter.
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