IUB Issues Pipeline Construction Permit to Dakota Access

The Iowa Utilities Board ruled today that Texas crude oil pipeline company Dakota Access LLC has complied with its pre-permitting conditions and has issued...

Heddens Calls on Council to Support Naming Skate Park for Georgie Tsushima

Last month, Ames lawmakers Herman Quirmbach, a state senator, and Lisa Heddens, a state representative, attended the city's monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meeting...

Dakota Access Lawyer Says Company Needs Road Improvements for Project It Denies Involvement In

On Tuesday, Bret Dublinske, a Des Moines attorney working for Dakota Access LLC on its Bakken pipeline project, was in attendance at the Story...

Dakota Access Disputes Questions of Pipeline Construction Violations

In response to concerns that Dakota Access LLC might be moving forward with pipeline construction efforts before complying with the conditions required in order...

IUB Rejects Dakota Access Confidentiality Claims, Warns of Possible Construction Fines

In an order issued Thursday (embedded below), the Iowa Utilities Board largely rejected an argument made by Dakota Access LLC that insurance information about...

Iowa Democratic Party Forms Caucus Review Committee

In the wake of the widely criticized caucuses Feb. 1, Iowa Democrats have organized a 26-member committee, as promised last month, to "conduct a...

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...