Local Police Joke About 420 As They Continue to Arrest People for a Habit...

For 420 yesterday, Ames and Iowa State University police joined in on what’s become an annual tradition for departments around the country: taking to...

The Trump Inauguration and the Rising Tide of Far-Right Nationalism in America

At noon on the eve of Inauguration Day, a few short hours after arriving in Washington DC on an overnight road trip from Ames,...

GOP Budget Cuts Might Shutter State Transparency Board

The Des Moines Register's Jason Clayworth reported yesterday that included in Iowa Republicans' plan to slash $110 million from the state's current fiscal year...

Paul Pate Plays the Press on Voter ID Push

Nearly two weeks after Secretary of State Paul Pate announced his proposal on Jan. 5 to finally bring voter ID to Iowa with a...

KCCI’s Racist Response to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest

KCCI isn’t exactly a paragon of journalism ethics, but the central Iowa TV news station took things a step further than usual last weekend...

Cityview’s Switch to a Monthly a Sign of the Alt-Weekly’s Sad Decline

Shane Goodman, owner and publisher of Des Moines alternative weekly Cityview, announced last Wednesday that his newspaper would no longer run each week and...

Sheldon Adelson, the Ames Tribune, and the Plight of the Newspaper Industry

Last December, the media world was abuzz with speculation about who was behind the mysterious News + Media Capital Group LLC after an announcement...

Triumph of the Gaystapo

When talk radio host Steve Deace invited Bob Eschliman to appear on his show the week before Christmas in 2014, so that he could...