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

As Gov. Kim Reynolds faces increasing pressure to announce a shelter-in-place directive, residents across the state could be more proactive in isolating themselves to...

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

Last week, the Story County attorney’s office filed three felony charges and an additional serious misdemeanor against former Ames businessman Scott Griffen for tax...

The Mountebank of Main Street, Revisited

Since August, when we published our exclusive, 12,000-word report on Ames businessman Scott Griffen’s decade-long track record of deceit and brazen disregard for the...

Court Rules Scott Griffen, Olde Main Owe Sysco More Than $200k

Ames businessman Scott Griffen and the downtown brewpub he once ran, Olde Main Brewing Co., collectively owe the food products distributor Sysco Iowa Inc....

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...

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 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:...

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...