This Time as a Democrat, Lauris Olson Announces 3rd Bid for County Supervisor

Ames resident Lauris Olson, a small businesswoman and former local government reporter, announced Wednesday that she will run for the Story County Board of...

Paul Engler: The Informer Interview

Paul Engler is the co-author, with his brother Mark, of the new book This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First...

Steve King Predicts “Very Nasty” Primary vs. Bertrand

In an interview with the Iowa State Daily about a week and a half after state Sen. Rick Bertrand, R-Sioux City, announced he would...

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...

Weekly News Roundup: Bakken Pipeline Fast-Tracking Rejected, Iowa Senate OK’s Gun Silencer Bill

Request to fast-track Bakken pipeline rejected: On March 16, less than a week after the Iowa Utilities Board became the last of four states...
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Polk County Dem Leaders Defend Convention Process

In the days following the Democratic county conventions last weekend, controversy continued to swirl over the handling of the one in Polk County. There...

State Sen. Rick Bertrand to Primary Steve King

State Sen. Rick Bertrand, a Sioux City businessman and developer, has announced his intentions to primary Congressman Steve King for his 4th congressional district...

Grassley Sticks to His Guns on Vow to Block SCOTUS Nominee

At a Rose Garden press conference this morning, President Obama announced Merrick Garland, an appeals court judge (and second cousin of Gov. Terry Branstad),...

Des Moines 1st Grader Stars in Profane Trump Videos

If it's not appropriate for a first-grader to say, then should a presidential candidate be saying it? That's the premise for a new YouTube video...
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Taunt vs. Iowa Tomato Thrower Featured in Anti-Trump Ad

With Donald Trump's presidential rallies increasingly erupting in chaos, including his supporters assaulting protesters and a Chicago event Friday cancelled as the two sides...