Local Government

After facing a few hurdles, the effort to name the Ames skate park for the late skater Georgie Tsushima succeeded Tuesday, with the City...

Ames’ Human Relations Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the controversy surrounding a vendor’s display of a Confederate flag at the...

Members of the Ames Progressive Alliance were initially going to hold an organizational meeting Thursday at Torrent Brewing Co., a popular downtown hangout that’s...

Last week, after a gunman fatally shot five Dallas cops during a Black Lives Matter protest against recent police killings of African American men...

At a reconvened convention Saturday, Story County Democrats nominated Gilbert resident Linda Murken, a member of the Ames League of Women Voters and former...

Update, 7/2: On Friday, Story County Supervisor Wayne Clinton, a Democrat, officially announced that he will run for re-election this November as a no-party candidate...

On Tuesday, the Main Street Cultural District made its first public acknowledgement of the racist Confederate flag on display from Cool Biker Stuff at...

After the Informer published photos of Confederate flags — including one flying atop the truck of Cool Biker Stuff, the main vendor invited to...

Last year, the Main Street Cultural District and its new director, Cindy Hicks, decided to start ramping up entertainment options in downtown Ames. One of...

The following is an excerpt from Dan DeGeest's Council Review, a regular email newsletter that the Ames software engineer and former City Council candidate...