Wife of Would-Be GOP AG Candidate Criticizes Ames Homelessness After Celia Barquin Arozamena’s Murder

The wife of the Iowa Republican Party’s would-be candidate for attorney general drew fire late last week over a post in Ames People, a...

Kim Reynolds’ Private Airplane Problem

By now, you'd think Iowa public officials would know better than to take ethically dubious flights with their political allies. In 2016, Associated Press...

Cullen: Hubbell Wants to “Eliminate the Corporate Chokehold on Iowa State”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell supports a strong increase in state funding for higher education including for Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable...

Iowa College Campuses Respond To Bias- And Hate-Related Incidences

As soon as students get off Highway 30 and arrive at Iowa State University, in Ames, they are greeted with bright yellow banners saying,...

The Story County GOP’s Deafening Silence on Steve King

IN OCTOBER 2016, the Story County Republican Party hosted its seventh annual Wendy Jensen Memorial Chili Supper, named in honor of a local volunteer...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, April 24, 2018: Rental Cap, Downtown Gateway Zoning, and Draft Complete...

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m., and I'm wagering on a six-hour meeting. The agenda includes (but is not limited to): Item 40:...

Weekly News Roundup: Prominent Conservatives Criticize Ames Library Drag Workshop

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. The Ames Public Library recently announced plans for a four-day youth workshop in...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, April 10, 2018: Rental Cap Discussion and Healthy Life Center

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes (but is not limited to): Item 33: Housing ordinance discussion of rental concentration and...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, March 27, 2018: Lincoln Way Redevelopment, Campustown Plaza Concept, and RAGBRAI

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes (but is not limited to): Item 38: Campus and Community Commission presentation of report...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, March 20, 2018: Rental Housing Code Modifications

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 1: Motion approving additional program for proposed 2018-19 annual action plan for Community...