Dan DeGeest’s Council Review, November 13, 2017: Rental Occupancy, Healthy Life Center

Annotating the Council Preview in highlighted text Hello friends, I apologize for the delay in getting this Council Review finished. The last few weeks have been...

Ames Council Preview, November 13, 2017: Downtown Development Issues, Joint Housing Study Proposal

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 15: Resolution approving major final plat for Bricktowne Ames subdivision (residential development...

Urban Chicken Farming in Ames

Editor's note: This article was originally published in October 2009 in Volume 4 Issue 2 of the now-defunct Ames Progressive zine. Unlike in neighboring...

Weekly News Roundup: Governor Asks for Review of Saudi-Funded Lobbying, GOP to Create HR...

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Gov. Reynolds Asks Ethics Board to Review GOP Officials’ Lobbying for Saudi Arabia Gov....

Progressive Credentials Not Enough for Szopinski to Emerge as Ames Mayor

Backed by the current mayor and a host of other prominent community members, John Haila, a widely respected local architect, won a decisive victory...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, October 24, 2017: Rental Unit Occupancy Limits

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 23: Options for limiting occupancy for rental units As part of our ongoing...

Iowa State Announces $1.7 Million Charles Koch Foundation Gift

Iowa State University's economics department will receive $1,685,000 over five years from the Charles Koch Foundation for its program studying underperforming Midwest markets and...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, October 17, 2017: Criminal Justice Briefing from Ames Police Chief, County...

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 2: Criminal justice briefing for Ames and Story County This report, presented by...

Dan DeGeest’s Council Review, October 16, 2017: Council Balks on Enforcing Earl May Ordinance...

Annotating the Council Preview in highlighted text Hi Friends, The meeting began with the mayor proclaiming Oct. 8-14, 2017 as Coming Out Week. This proclamation reaffirmed...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, October 10, 2017: Crawford School Redevelopment, FEMA Flood Mitigation

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 20: Resolution approving major final plat for Quarry Estates subdivision, second addition This...