Iowa Utilities Board Appears Ready to Allow Bakken Pipeline Construction to Begin

The Iowa Utilities Board could give Dakota Access LLC the go-ahead as early as this week to begin construction on its crude oil pipeline...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Revokes Sovereign Lands Construction Permit for Bakken Pipeline

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources on Thursday ordered that Dakota Access LLC stop all construction work for its Bakken pipeline in the Big Sioux...

Branstad, Pate Defend Voter Disenfranchisement Policies Ahead of Landmark Court Ruling

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule next month on a landmark voting rights case that could narrow the scope of those who...

Cruz Drops Out, Leaving Trump as Presumptive GOP Nominee

It sounded like a joke just months ago, but tonight Donald Trump has become the presumptive GOP presidential nominee after cruising past Ted Cruz...
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Finn Bullers, Former Local Journalist, Remembered in Ames

On Saturday afternoon at downtown music venue DG's Tap House, friends and family of Finn Bullers, a longtime newspaper journalist-turned-disability rights advocate, gathered for...
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Joni Ernst Endorses Steve King in 4th District Re-Election Bid

Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst has endorsed Steve King in his latest bid for re-election in Iowa's Fourth Congressional District. "Steve has stood strong for...

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...

Fund Run by Ames Exec Is Main Donor to Defense vs. Water Works Lawsuit

After a request by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council for more information about the private donors to the defense fund that's helped cover...

Tony Smith: The Informer Interview

Tony Smith is a professor of philosophy at Iowa State University and the author of a number of books, most recently publishing Globalisation: A...

Report: Unnamed Donors Funding Counties’ Defense in Water Works Lawsuit

According to a report published tonight in the Des Moines Register, the majority of the money spent to defend Buena Vista, Calhoun, and Sac...