Despite Eased Coronavirus Restrictions, Some Downtown Ames Bars Proceed Cautiously

As positive test results for COVID-19 continued to rise in Story County, Governor Kim Reynolds’ latest proclamation to further reopen businesses went into effect...

Ames Protest for George Floyd Highlights Community-Police Relations

Although some Ames residents variously raised concerns about the potential for property destruction and lack of information about who had organized the event, more...

Former ISU College Republicans Prez Accused of Sexual Harassment, Racism

Past and present members of the Iowa State University College Republicans are accusing a former president of the officially recognized student organization, Jacob V....

No Prison Time for Griffen in State Case; New Corner Pocket Liquor License Under...

Find all of our reporting on the fallout from Scott Griffen’s dishonest business practices, including our exclusive expose from last August, by clicking this...

Mara Spooner, Organizer for Maximum Ames Music Festival and Pridefest, on Their Cancellations

Mara Spooner is a board member of the LGBTQ advocacy group Ames Pride, entertainment coordinator for Ames Pridefest 2020, and a co-producer of the...

Maximum Ames Music Festival, Pridefest Canceled Over Coronavirus

Organizers of the annual Maximum Ames Music Festival announced in a Tuesday morning press release that the 2020 festival has been canceled in the...

Ames Creative Community Adjusts to Life Under Coronavirus Pandemic

When Elliot Thompson returned to Ames on Monday, March 9, after a short trip out of state, first to Missouri on Friday and then...

Ames USDA Lab Confirms Bronx Zoo Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19

Update, 4/5: Since the Informer (and many other news outlets) covered this story earlier today, a number of readers have questioned why a COVID-19...

ISU College Republicans Embrace the Nativism of Trump

As part of an effort to fill administration positions with Trump loyalists, the White House in early March hired Anthony Labruna, who at the...

Smartphone Location Data Suggests State, Story County Could Do More to Limit Coronavirus Spread

Update, 4/5: Since this article was published, Unacast has downgraded Iowa's rating from a C to an F. Story County's rating has dropped from...