Legislative candidates discuss local control, Branstad

20 October 2014, 11:38 pm

Ames candidates for contested seats in the state Legislature met Monday evening in City Hall’s council chambers, discussing issues including how the success of Ames financial software business Workiva could be mimicked, whether to implement local control over hoglots and the track record of Republ... Read More »

Sanders challenges Olson on transparency

20 October 2014, 11:38 pm

Challenged again about his commitment to transparency as a Story County supervisor, incumbent Republican Rick Sanders flipped the question on its head, asking independent challenger Lauris Olson at a Monday forum why she hadn’t written a story about a questionable practice of a past board when San... Read More »

Local candidates forums set for Monday

18 October 2014, 10:38 pm

Story County voters will have two opportunities Monday to hear local candidates for county and state offices make their cases ahead of the Nov. 4 election.... Read More »

Iowa State University Early Voting This Week

16 October 2014, 10:46 am

AMES, Iowa- Students at Iowa State University have been voting early this week. This is prior to the election deciding who our next Governor, U.S. Senator, and Congressman will be. Story County Auditor Lucy Martin said conversations began last January of 2013 with Iowa State as to the possibility of... Read More »

County candidates discuss juvenile justice issues

13 October 2014, 5:38 pm

Candidates for county attorney and the Story County Board of Supervisors met in Ames Monday to discuss issues of importance to at-risk youth with local advocates.... Read More »

Con-Struct awarded trail resurfacing contract

9 October 2014, 12:10 am

The Story County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded Con-Struct Inc. of Ames a $111,342 contract for the resurfacing of portions of the Heart of Iowa Nature Trail and Prairie Rail Trail that were washed away by flooding last year.... Read More »

Story County hosts County Candidate forum

5 October 2014, 6:17 pm

Candidates for elected offices in Story County met for a county candidate forum in the council chambers of the Ames City Hall Oct. 2.... Read More »

Board of Supervisors candidates discuss pipeline, transparency

3 October 2014, 4:09 am

The controversial recommendation in favor of a Milford Township hoglot, a proposed Texas crude oil pipeline and supervisors’ alleged lack of openness and transparency took center stage at a forum for the four candidates for Story County Board of Supervisors.... Read More »

Trial set for Palo defamation suit

1 October 2014, 9:38 pm

A trial for the defamation lawsuit former Ames High School and Iowa State University basketball player Bubu Palo filed against a woman who accused him of rape and the alleged victim’s mother has been set for Sept. 22, 2015, according to Story County District Court documents filed Wednesday.... Read More »

Candidates discuss poverty in Story County

1 October 2014, 1:09 am

At a sparsely attended forum hosted Tuesday evening by Mid-Iowa Community Action — an anti-poverty nonprofit based in Marshalltown — Ames-area candidates for the state Legislature and Story County Board of Supervisors discussed how they would work to fight poverty in the county.... Read More »