Bronwyn’s Council Preview, March 6, 2018: 321 State, Downtown Gateway Zoning, Budget Approval, and...

The City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 24: Staff report on 321 State Ave. residential development options If you've been following...

Bronywn’s Council Preview, February 27, 2018: Pedestrian Safety Study Results, Facade Grant Approvals

The City Council meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 2: Presentation of pedestrian safety study phase II results This report details phase II...

Is Emmalee’s Law Unconstitutional? Probably Not.

Constitutional concerns about an Iowa bill that would allow for stricter penalties in hit-and-run cases involving injury or death would likely not block its...

Weekly News Roundup: Former Cyclones Star Monte Morris Linked to FBI Probe of College...

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Yahoo Sports reported Friday on documents and bank records it reviewed stemming from...

Ames Reps Heddens, Wessel-Kroeschell Criticize Closed-Door Medicaid Meeting

Ames' Democratic state Reps. Lisa Heddens and Beth Wessel-Kroeschell this week criticized a decision by Iowa's new Medicaid director, Mike Randol, to hold a...

Fred Kirschenmann Looks Beyond 2018 for Leopold Center’s Future

The two remaining staffers of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture after GOP lawmakers cut its state funding last year remain committed...

Bronywn’s Council Preview, February 13, 2018: Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Wrap-Up

The Ames City Council budget wrap-up meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. The regular council meeting will immediately follow budget wrap-up. The agenda includes: BUDGET WRAP-UP...

Ames Chamber Lobbies Against Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”

A week ago, the Ames Chamber of Commerce's Statehouse lobbyist Drew Kamp declared the organization's opposition to a bill that would allow businesses and...

Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Has Introduced a Bill to Re-Fund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

On Tuesday morning, a grassroots coalition called Iowa Sustainable Agriculture met in Des Moines to call for new funding for Iowa State University’s Leopold...

Ames Chamber Is Opposed to Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

In December, the Informer reported on the inclusivity statement the Ames Chamber of Commerce adopted in January 2017 reading in part that the organization...