Brittany Prater: The Informer Interview

Brittany Prater is a New York-based filmmaker and artist who grew up in Ames and set her first two documentary features in her hometown....

Fact-Checking Jamie Pollard’s Cyclone Fanatic Interview

On the Cyclone Fanatic podcast last week, the website’s publisher, Chris Williams, interviewed Iowa State University Athletics Director Jamie Pollard about the past two...

On Mask Mandate, Story County Goes Back to the Drawing Board

Six days after a mask mandate went into effect in the city of Ames but without any means of enforcement, the Story County Board...

After Iowa State Backtracks on Football Fans, Ames Mask Mandate Takes Effect

An ordinance requiring masks to be worn in public within the city of Ames goes into effect today, although local authorities have no means...

Ames Council Moves Ahead on Toothless Mask Mandate As School Board Takes Gov to...

“I think no matter which way you go on this, you’re going to have people that are upset,” Ames city attorney Mark Lambert said...

Griffen Gets 4 Months in Prison As Plan to Reopen His Former Bars Inches...

Find all of our reporting on the fallout from Scott Griffen’s dishonest business practices by clicking this link. After presenting himself as a longtime victim...

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...

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...

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...

Scott Griffen Already Pleaded Guilty to One Felony. Now He Faces Three More.

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...