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Good Tuesday morning to you!
Welcome to Round 2 of The Daily Umbrella email newsletter. Or, if you just signed up, welcome to your first edition. Either way, we are glad to have you as part of our family of readers.
   First, a clarification from yesterday where we published results from one of our CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines poll questions. It was not clear that those were from the 2020 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines poll. Results from the 2021 CITYVIEW poll will be out in February, and we will start publishing those results in this email at that time.
   Second, would you like to see your photos published in The Daily Umbrella? It’s easy. Just email them to our editor, Tammy Pearson, at tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com for consideration.
   And, as always, I welcome your input on how to make The Daily Umbrella even more valuable for you each and every day. I appreciate all your comments so far.
   Thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
Des Moines Weather
The high today will be 42 degrees with a few clouds. The low tonight will be 29 degrees.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Protesters decry mask use, vaccinations as Iowa Legislature opens

DES MOINES, Iowa — Lawmakers gaveled in the first session of the 2021 Iowa Legislature Monday. A large but peaceful group of protesters that has concerns about mask mandates and vaccination guidelines gathered inside the Rotunda. The group is called Informed Choice Iowa and about 200 of them gathered at the Statehouse. … READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Residents and Staff at Iowa Veterans Home Receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — According to the Department of Public Health, more than 96,000 Iowans have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Iowa Veterans Home has partnered with Walgreens on what they call, “Operation COVID Freedom”. Both residents and staff at the veterans nursing home will be receiving the vaccine Tuesday.  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV 13

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Des Moines seeks federal help for struggling renters

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines City Council is asking for up $7 million in federal money to help provide rental assistance to residents struggling to pay housing costs during the pandemic. The majority of the money — 90% — would go to direct financial assistance to help pay rent, past-due rent, utilities and other expenses related to housing. … READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Best Of 2020

Best of 2021 coming in February!
Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2020 CITYVIEW’s Best Of Des Moines readers’ poll. CITYVIEW readers said the Best Local Women's Clothing Store were:
1. Apricot Lane Boutique
2. The Funky Zebras
3. Empress Threads

What do you think? See the results in all 250 categories from the original and most relevant readers’ poll in the area.
Watch for the Best Of Des Moines 2021 winners in February’s CITYVIEW!

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The thrill of the hunt

“I buy and sell comics and have a pretty large collection,” says Jeremy Downs. The 34-year-old Des Moines-area resident might be understating reality a bit. “I’d have to get back to you on a count, but probably around 10,000 right now, at best guess.” Downs buys comic book collections of all sizes.


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Things To Do
Wash the car!
With temperatures rising up into the 40s today and tomorrow, it's the perfect time to wash the car. But don't be surprised if there is a line!
So long 2021 New Year's Resolutions. We hardly knew ye. Any buffet will do. Photo by anonymous.
Would you like to see your photo in The Daily Umbrella? Email it to editor@dmcityview.com and maybe it will be chosen!
Digital Editions

Iowa Living magazines are published each month and mailed to every household in the communities of Johnston, Urbandale, Grimes, Dallas Center, Norwalk, Adel, De Soto, Minburn, Waukee, Winterset, Indianola, Altoona, Bondurant, Ankeny, Polk City, Sheldahl, Elkhart and Alleman, as well as the Jordan Creek neighborhood of West Des Moines. Each edition, as well as the archives, may be viewed at www.iowalivingmagazines.com. View a sample digital edition from this week here.

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Poll of the Week

What SHOULD the speed limit be on U.S. interstates?
55 mph
65 mph
75 mph
85 mph
No speed limit

Results of last week's poll: If you had to move, which one of these bordering states would be your LAST choice?

Illinois 35%
Nebraska 25%
South Dakota 20%
Missouri 16%
Minnesota 4%

Morning Chuckle
Why couldn't the duck drive very well?

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