The Mountebank of Main Street

I “A major catalyst for Ames” Thursday, November 8, 2018, was another good day for the Ames Chamber of Commerce, or so it seemed at the...

Counter-Demonstration Planned for Westboro Baptist Church in Ames

Word spread quickly at the beginning of this week after the notorious Westboro Baptist Church announced 10 upcoming locations for its "picket schedule" that...
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As Steve King Again Accuses the Times of Misquote, Leaked Chat Logs Reveal White...

Steve King’s 2018 re-election bid was enthusiastically supported by an American white nationalist organization with extensive neo-Nazi ties known as Identity Evropa, chat server...

Steve King Uses Meeting with Ames Finance Director for Positive Spin on Committee Removals

Saturday at a town hall in Primghar, Steve King attempted to put a positive spin on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's decision earlier this...

The Businesspeople Who Have Helped Enable Steve King’s Rise

Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a series on Steve King's top individual donors. Read Part 2 here. This article has been revised...

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...