Is Emmalee’s Law Unconstitutional? Probably Not.

Constitutional concerns about an Iowa bill that would allow for stricter penalties in hit-and-run cases involving injury or death would…

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Weekly News Roundup: Former Cyclones Star Monte Morris Linked to FBI Probe of College Basketball Violations

Max Goldberg/Wikimedia Commons The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. Yahoo Sports reported Friday on…

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Ames Reps Heddens, Wessel-Kroeschell Criticize Closed-Door Medicaid Meeting

SHARE Facebook Twitter Ames Democratic state Reps. Lisa Heddens, left, and Beth Wessel-Kroeschell. Ames’ Democratic state Reps. Lisa Heddens and…

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Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 12, 2018: Saturday Goal-Setting Sessions

SHARE Facebook Twitter There are two special meetings of the Ames City Council coming up this Saturday, Jan. 13, and…

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Bronwyn’s Council Preview, January 9, 2018: Old Middle School, 3rd Reading of Rental Occupancy Limitation Ordinance

The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 p.m. The agenda includes: Item 18: 415 Stanton Ave. contract rezoning agreement…

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Bronwyn’s Council Preview, December 19, 2017: The Return of Trinitas, Greekland Abatement, and Old Crawford

We’re back for another meeting, one week after the last one. This week is dominated by housing-related items, including a…

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Ames Chamber Members Have Given Over $25,000 to Steve King

Matt Converse, a 2017 member of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and donor to Congressman Steve King. Photo via LinkedIn…

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Ames Chamber Silent on Steve King’s Racist Tweets

Ames Chamber of Commerce The Ames Chamber of Commerce has refused to comment on the recent white supremacist-boosting and anti-diversity…

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Bronwyn’s Council Preview, December 12, 2017: Rental Occupancy, 321 State, and the Budget

This meeting the council reviews the Council Budget Issues/Guidelines (item 35). The Ames City Council meeting starts at 6 pm.…

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Director Expresses Frustrations, Optimism for Leopold Center’s Future

Leopold Center director Mark Rasmussen speaks Monday at Iowa State University’s Hansen Learning Center. Photo: Gavin Aronsen/Iowa Informer Mark Rasmussen,…

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