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Iowa activist on Westboro pickets: 'Ignore them'

Jan 25, 2015 • KCCI Des Moines
Cora Egherman, senior at Roosevelt High School said the counter protest will be filled with messages of love, acceptance and community. “The students that will see their message need to know that there is a community out there for them,” Egherman said. More

Surveillance video released in Git-N-Go robbery

Jan 19, 2015 • KCCI Des Moines
The Git N Go is just over a half a mile north of Roosevelt High School ... Which put the school on a short lockdown this morning. This is the third robbery involving a female suspect in less than two months. Des Moines police arrested 28-year- old ... More

Roosevelt swimmers get new dos

Jan 28, 2015 • DesMoinesRegister.com
The Roosevelt boys' swim team held its annual hair-cutting ceremony Jan. 18 at Pope's On 35th Hair and Tanning. As in past years, Pope's opened its doors and allowed the Roughrider amateur hair stylists to work their magic on fellow swimmers. More

School district plans to hire more than 300 teachers

Jan 10, 2015 • KCCI Des Moines
Friends and proud University of Northern Iowa graduates Katie Stafford and Patience Lensing were two of nearly 700 teachers at the Educator Career Fair Saturday morning hoping to land a job with the Des Moines Public School District. “This is a great ... More

People to Watch in 2015 nominees

Dec 31, 2014 • DesMoinesRegister.com
Heath Bullock, West Des Moines. He launched the Iowa Markets Brokerage division of Jones Lang LaSalle in 2014, and this group will make development announcements in 2015. Meredith Burkhall, Urbandale. The 6-foot-3 Roosevelt High School senior ... More

Two Iowa high school basketball players suspended after burglary charges

Jan 13, 2015 • USA TODAY High School Sports
Jordan Johnson and Rakim Tullis were taken into custody at Roosevelt High School on Monday afternoon in connection with a Jan. 7 garage break-in at a home on the 2200 block of 52nd St. According to Des Moines police reports, the resident told officers ... More

No. 1 Watchdog issue: Central College sexual assault

Dec 29, 2014 • DesMoinesRegister.com
In a year when conflicts surrounding race were at the fore of our national consciousness, for example, Jabre White's account of being told to say "Yes, sir, master" by a teacher at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines drew particularly strong reaction ... More

Transgender Iowan seeks public's understanding

Jan 4, 2015 • DesMoinesRegister.com
When Alex Shearer read the online suicide note from an Ohio teen last week, it hit him hard. "It fit me to a 'T'," said Shearer, 22, who lives in an apartment on Des Moines' south side. The note by the Cincinnati teen, born as Josh Alcorn but signing ... More

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