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...

The Most Extreme Bills Proposed So Far in the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

As the Iowa Legislature enters its fourth full week in the second consecutive year of total Republican control, the party seeks to continue its...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, February 2, 2018: Budget Overview for Recommended 2018-19 Fiscal Year

The budget overview Ames City Council meeting starts Friday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 1: Budget Overview for Recommended 2018/19...

Weekly News Roundup: State GOP Hires HR Director, Ferentz Goes to War with Neighbors

The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Reynolds Gives First Condition of the State Address Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Kim...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 12, 2018: Saturday Goal-Setting Sessions

There are two special meetings of the Ames City Council coming up this Saturday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 8 a.m....

ISU’s Unconstitutional Marijuana T-Shirt Ban Costs Taxpayers Upwards of $343,000

The long saga of two former Iowa State University students' legal battle against the university for prohibiting them from printing pro-pot T-shirts finally neared...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 9, 2018: Old Middle School, 3rd Reading of Rental Occupancy...

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 18: 415 Stanton Ave. contract rezoning agreement (Old Crawford School) (Tabled from...

Bronwyn’s Council Preview, December 19, 2017: The Return of Trinitas, Greekland Abatement, and Old...

We're back for another meeting, one week after the last one. This week is dominated by housing-related items, including a tax incentive for Greek...

Ames Chamber Members Have Given Over $25,000 to Steve King

The Ames Chamber of Commerce recently refused to comment on anti-diversity tweets that echo white nationalist rhetoric by Republican Congressman Steve King, a recent...