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Women’s March in downtown Des Moines speaks out against Trump, Barrett nomination

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A Women’s March in Des Moines joined the national Women’s March in Washington, D.C. — and others across the country — on Saturday to express dissent against President Donald Trump and his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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The event started with a moment of screaming, rather than the typical moment of silence, to let out frustrations before marching through downtown Des Moines.

“Just scream away, just go crazy,” one of the Des Moines Women’s March organizers, Hailey Dixon, told a crowd of about 150, including families with children, before they marched from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to the Neal Smith Federal Building and back.

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Protestors at the Des Moines Women’s March criticized Barrett as a “dangerously conservative” judge that would harm the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her fight for women’s rights.

“In this weeks’ hearings, Amy Coney Barrett has made it clear that she supports revoking marriage equality rights, she is staunchly anti-abortion, she’s in favor of revoking DACA rights, she calls climate change a controversial topic instead of what it is: A fact,” Dixon said during the event.

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Downtown streets to close for Women’s March

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The march takes place days before an expected U.S. Senate vote on the nomination of federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and less than three weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. Participants are expected to protest Barrett, who would replace the late justice and feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the reelection campaign of President Trump.

Metro is planning regular Saturday service on Metrorail and Metrobus, transit agency officials said. But drivers should be aware of potential street closures and delays. D.C. police said parking will be prohibited from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the following streets: 14th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to F Street NW; 13th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to F Street NW; Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 15th Street and Third Street NW; Constitution Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Louisiana Avenue NW; E Street NW from 14th Street to 12th Street NW; Third Street NW from C Street to Independence Avenue SW; Fourth Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW; Sixth Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW; Seventh Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW.

All vehicles parked in violation of emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed, police said.

Streets closed to traffic from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. include: 14th Street NW from Constitution Avenue to F Street NW; 13th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to F Street NW; E Street NW from 14th Street to 12th Street NW; Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 15th Street and 12th Street NW.

Police said intermittent closures could occur between noon and 3 p.m. on several streets based on the march’s route. They include: Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 12th Street and Third Street NW; Constitution Avenue NW from Third Street to Second Street NE; Louisiana Avenue NW from Constitution Avenue to C Street NW; First Street SE from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue SW; Third Street NW from C Street to Independence Avenue SW; Fourth Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW; Sixth Street NW from E Street to Constitution Avenue NW; Seventh Street NW from E Street to Constitution Avenue NW; Ninth Street NW from E Street to Constitution Avenue NW; 10th Street NW from E Street to Constitution Avenue NW; 11th Street NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 12th Street NW from E Street to Constitution Avenue NW.

An opening rally will be held on the steps of Freedom Plaza at noon. The march will begin at 1 p.m. down Pennsylvania Avenue NW toward the U.S. Capitol. Demonstrators will circle the Capitol on Constitution Avenue NW, First Street NE — passing the Supreme Court — and Independence Avenue SW before marching up Third Street SW and arriving at the National Mall.

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Great Shopping in Downtown Spartanburg

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The city of Spartanburg, in South Carolina's Upstate region, has a vibrant downtown area to explore. The center of town is Morgan Square, the site of festivals and events such as Music on Main. Nearby is the Chapman Cultural Arts Center with its museums and theater. Downtown is very walkable, with a variety of trendy restaurants and shops. Here are some of downtown Spartanburg's most popular shopping destinations.

Petit Armoire, at 156 E. Main Street, is a cute children's boutique. Owner Nita Lawrence stocks clothing, shoes, and accessories for children in sizes ranging from newborn to size 14. Some of the fun, contemporary brands carried include Ella Moss, Ragdoll & Rockets, Young Colors, Appaman, and Tea Collection. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am-5pm and Saturday from 11 am-4pm.

Pink On Main, at 156 W. Main Street, is a Lilly Pulitzer via shop carrying colorful apparel for women and girls, including resort wear and accessories. The shop stocks other brands as well, including Elizabeth McKay, Vineyard Vines, and Toy Watches. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am-5pm and Saturday from 10 am-4pm.

Two Doors Down, at 100 E. Main Street, is a moderately priced women's boutique. The shop carries LTB and Silver jeans, Mac & Jac, and a selection of Brighton jewelry. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 11 am-6pm and Saturday from 11 am-4pm.

Lemon Peel is a women's boutique offering unique items at affordable prices. Shoppers will find trendy shoes, clothing, handbags, scarves, jewelry, and accessories. Lemon Peel features many regional designers. The shop is located at 183 Dunbar Street and hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am-6pm and Saturday from 11 am-4pm.

The Sock Basket, at 182 E. Main Street, specializes in dance wear and exercise clothing for adults and children. This is the place to go for yoga clothing, ballet leotards and other dance apparel, gymnastics and skate apparel, tights, and socks. They also carry tap, ballet, and clogging shoes. Store hours are Monday-Friday from 10 am-5:30pm and Saturday from 10 am-5pm.

Prices' Store for Men has been Spartanburg's premier men's wear store since 1903. The family owned and operated store carries sportswear and tailored clothing. Brands include Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Jack Victor, and Kingsridge. They also carry college logo items and can custom order items made exclusively for Wofford College. In-house alterations are available. Price's is located at 196 E. Main Street.

Gallery East, at 512 E. Main Street, is a Lifestyle Art Gallery featuring original art from local artists. The gallery also carries furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories, and one-of-a-kind custom pieces. They are open late for Artwalk on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Art openings and special events are scheduled regularly. Business hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5pm and Saturday from 10 am-2pm.

Home & Garden Classics, near Converse College at 147 S. Pine Street, provides a variety of items for your home and lifestyle. Shoppers will find fine accessories, invitations, and stationary, as well as distinctive gifts for the home. In addition, the store …