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Iowa will lose a seat in U.S. House

Despite growing populations, Iowa will lose a seat in the U.S. House when districts are redrawn next year. "It's not like Iowa swings a lot of weight in the house," says Drake politics professor Dennis Goldford. "So whatever weight Iowa swings is through seniority."

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Des Moines' sexiest people

The alternative magazine Cityview named Drake Law School alumna Ashley Tousley one of Des Moines "sexiest people." Tousley graduated with honors and was admitted to legal practice in September 2009.

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If Walls Could Talk

Larry James, a 2001 Drake Law School alumnus, and his wife Jennifer bought and restored an abandoned 1886 Victorian house on the campus of Drake University. The Jameses appeared on an episode of HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk."

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The future of Des Moines: Sparking a tech boom

Drake University alumnus Igor Dobrosavljevic, chief operating officer of BitMethod in Des Moines, said people often ask whether working for the startup company that builds smartphone and web apps is a money-making proposition. "We wouldn't be at the top of the Liberty Building if we weren't paying ourselves," he said.