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...

The Ames Scene: June 24, 2016

Charlie Parr at Prairie Moon Winery The Duluth-based guitarist Charlie Parr has slowly, steadily seen his reputation grow through a long career on the road...

Niang and Nader Selected in Late 2nd Round of NBA Draft

Two Iowa State standouts — including one of the best and most beloved Cyclones ever — were selected at the tail end of the...

Think Legalizing All Drugs Is Crazy? Check Out the Iowa GOP’s Platform

The Iowa Democratic Party has been getting a fair amount of flak after its grassroots adopted a platform plank that supports “legalizing all drugs”...

Bakken Pipeline Stop-Work Order Lifted, But Project Foes Press On

A stop-work order issued to Dakota Access LLC late last month by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over the potential disturbance of Native...

King Fails to Block “Racist,” “Sexist” Plan to Put Tubman on $20 Bill [Updated]

Update, 6/21: Steve King's amendment to keep Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill will not get a vote. This evening, King reportedly said that it would be "racist"...

The Ames Scene: June 17, 2016

ISU's Student Union Board Announces Phantogram on Oct. 15 The ISU SUB bookers have been rolling out some very solid headliners for their fall program...

Bob Vander Plaats’ Tone-Deaf Response to the Orlando Massacre

In an email today from anti-gay organization The Family Leader titled "Repercussions of Orlando shooting," failed gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats laments that "some...

Clovis to GOP: Support Trump “or Just Shut the Hell Up”

Morningside College economics professor and former talk radio host Sam Clovis, who serves as a national co-chair of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has a...

Terry Branstad’s Son to Run Trump’s Iowa Campaign

Eric Branstad, the son of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, will run Donald Trump's presidential campaign in Iowa, according to a report in the National...