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...

Dakota Access Lawyer Says Company Needs Road Improvements for Project It Denies Involvement In

On Tuesday, Bret Dublinske, a Des Moines attorney working for Dakota Access LLC on its Bakken pipeline project, was in attendance at the Story...

This Time as a Democrat, Lauris Olson Announces 3rd Bid for County Supervisor

Ames resident Lauris Olson, a small businesswoman and former local government reporter, announced Wednesday that she will run for the Story County Board of...

Steve King Predicts “Very Nasty” Primary vs. Bertrand

In an interview with the Iowa State Daily about a week and a half after state Sen. Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City, announced he would...

Friends, Local Lawmakers: Name Skate Park for Georgie Tsushima

For the second time in as many months, dozens packed City Hall’s council chambers Thursday afternoon to request that the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Weekly News Roundup: Nancy Reagan Brought the Drug War to Ames, ISU Continues Pot...

Following the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan on Sunday, the Ames Tribune interviewed Youth and Shelter Services founder and former CEO George...