In Wake of National Tensions, Residents Meet to Discuss Racism, Inclusiveness in Ames

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...

Story County Sheriff’s Deputy Defends “Civil War” vs. Police Comment

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

Dems Nominate Bakken Pipeline Foe Murken for County Supervisor

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

As Clinton Rethinks Retirement, Story Dems Endorse Olson for County Supervisor [Updated]

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...

MSCD Apologizes for Display of “Politically & Socially Charged” Confederate Flag

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

Yes, the Confederate Flag Is Racist and Has No Place on Main Street

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

Photos: The Confederate Flags of Ames Bike Night

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...

Ames’ Problematic Development Pattern

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...

Ames Council Dismisses Skate Park Naming Wait Period as “Arbitrary”

The effort to name Ames' currently unnamed skate park after the late skater and local scene icon Georgie Tsushima took another step forward Tuesday...

Heddens Calls on Council to Support Naming Skate Park for Georgie Tsushima

Last month, Ames lawmakers Herman Quirmbach, a state senator, and Lisa Heddens, a state representative, attended the city's monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meeting...