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Early morning June 11, the pride banner hanging outside Ames United Church of Christ was torn down and burned in the street. The church added a new banner which has the words “God is love.”
Ames City Council will discuss internet improvements and flood mitigation in its meeting Tuesday.
Kimberly Graham never thought she would run for office, but now she finds herself several months into a senatorial campaign, aiming to change the way the country operates.
Ross Wilburn, diversity officer and associate program director for community and economic development for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the vacant Iowa House District 46 seat.
John McCarroll, executive director of University Relations at Iowa State, will retire from his position effective July 2. Jacy Johnson, director of advancement for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will succeed McCarroll as head of a revamped unit the next day.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Jim Kurtenchbach as director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services. He will take the position effective July 1.
Former vice president and frontrunner for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, Joe Biden, faced pushback for comments he made at a fundraiser in New York Tuesday night — remarking on his ability to work with senators who had opposed desegregation and espoused white supremacy.
The concerns Iowa State students and others who rent in Ames have with renting properties were laid out before the City Council by the Ex Officio Student Liaison Devyn Leeson during Tuesday’s meeting.
Ambiguity hangs in the air as the Ames City Council works to balance its goals of increasing affordable housing options and preserving the character of owner-occupied neighborhoods. With state legislation invalidating the rental cap ordinance, the council looked toward the enforcement of previous ordinances, but not without a word from the public.
Ex Officio Student Liaison to Ames City Council Devyn Leeson discussed issues important to those who rent in Ames, such as health and safety hazards, during Tuesday’s council meeting.
An act signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds ended the city’s ability to enforce residential rental-caps, so the council is left to consider whether the current rental housing code is sufficient to deter rental property encroachment in historically owner-occupied neighborhoods.
Sen. Joni Ernst formally began her re-election bid during her now-annual “Roast and Ride” fundraiser in Boone on Saturday.
Joe Van Erdewyk’s growing City Council campaign grilled hot dogs and veggie burgers and laid out drinks and snacks at a pavilion at Emma McCarthy Lee Park for their "kick-off party" Saturday.
Collin Richards pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Friday in the killing of Celia Barquín Arozamena on Sept. 17.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) selected the lineup for the two presidential debate nights in Miami June 26 and June 27 on Friday.
In his first 2020 campaign visit to Iowa, former vice president Joe Biden found himself in a heated discussion about his record on supporting women, ending with his finger in the face of Wisconsin womxn’s activist K.C. Cayo.
The destruction of a queer pride banner in Ames early Tuesday morning demonstrates how LGBTQIA+ people continue to face violence, discrimination and harassment — despite the strides towards equality the community has achieved, and the pride on display this month.
The lifeboat that is the first debate for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary has reached capacity, leaving some candidates to drown in the free media coverage the qualifiers will receive.
Ames City Council did not pass the Guest Lodging zoning ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting, amid concerns it would not be enforced. The ordinance would have required short-term rentals (less than 31 day stays) to operate as Guest Lodging properties.
Editors Note: A clarification has been sent to the Daily by Thomas Parks, communications manager for the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). President Trump was referring to the CRA and more than 950 other food and agriculture groups who wrote to call on Congress to support the ratification of USMCA when he said nearly 1000 groups endorsed the plan.
Of the three Democratic candidates currently running in their party’s primary for U.S. Senate in 2020, attorney Kimberly Graham is the only one to have never previously run for elected office.
The City Council is set to vote for the creation of a new chapter in Ames municipal code on Tuesday night.
The Capital City Pride Fest Parade provided an opportunity for corporations, political aspirants, religious congregations and organizations of all kinds to march and show their support for, or pride in being a part of the queer community Sunday in Des Moines.
There was a cloudless blue sky and the temperature soared into the mid-80s for the Big Tent on the Prairie hosted by the Story County Democrats. County Chair Maddie Anderson said “at least” 400 people attended the event, at which three Democratic presidential candidates spoke and many other campaigns had a presence.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was briefly in the hospital Thursday, after experiencing chest pain.
Central Iowa will get a taste of 'Big Apple' politics this weekend as the Story County Democrats 'Big Tent on the Prairie' summer fundraiser plays host to three presidential candidates from the New York area.
Josh Opperman is once again seeking a spot on the Story County Board of Supervisors after losing his 2018 campaign for the position by .96%.
Tuition at Iowa State is officially going up for the next academic year.
A new assistant city manager for the city of Ames has been selected after a vigorous recruitment process. Debra Schildroth, selected from a nationwide pool of 70 applicants, replaces Bob Kindred who served the city for nearly four decades, retiring in the spring.
U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Storm Lake, was removed from his committee assignments in January in the wake of racist comments he made during an interview with the New York Times. King is now attempting to re-join congressional committees.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is requesting all Roman Catholic dioceses in the state to provide records of sexual abuse in the church to his office.
Theresa Greenfield became the latest Democratic candidate to enter the race to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in 2020 when she announced her campaign in a video Monday.
The Ames City Council will be joining the Ames Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday for a public forum to vote on previously-deliberated zoning agreements. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
The issue of abortion has entered the political conversation in the United States multiple times in the past few months, including in Iowa.
New York Democratic senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand discussed guns, abortion rights and border security in her town hall with Iowa voters Sunday on Fox News.
Presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, spoke Saturday at the Ames Public Library about the cost of college, the American middle class and his political ideology. Ryan is among 24 Democratic primary candidates seeking to take on President Donald Trump.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa filed a lawsuit Friday, calling for a temporary injunction to block the implementation of a law allowing for the denial of Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals.
Iowa Representative Lisa Heddens, D-Ames, said she will be putting her name in the running for Story County Supervisor.
Wednesday, the Polk County District Court issued a temporary injunction of the implementation of a law that would have blocked Planned Parenthood from being eligible to receive grants for funding sexual education in Iowa.
Editor's note: The following story contains sensitive content regarding sexual harassment.