“Transatlantic Turnaround” My husband, Peter, and I are returning from Spain by boat. The whole idea started when Peter read a book about the sinking of the Lusitania. “That sounds like fun!” Peter told me, as he read.
The holiday season is officially in full swing and with it, unfotunately, comes more than “comfort and joy.” Don’t get me wrong: the last three months of the year are my favorite, and not just because of the holidays.
Landlords and duplexes Dear Dave,
Q: What’s the progress report since the EPA approved year-round sales of E15?
Q: Why is November celebrated as National Adoption Month?
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Rural communities are struggling to keep health care services available to their residents. Like most Americans, Iowans share growing concerns about the rising cost of prescription drugs, out-of-pocket health expenses and surprise medical bills. In states such as Iowa and Nebraska, we also face...
“Second Sunset” I spent the last couple weeks visiting my parents. I’ve been lucky in the parent department. It’s fashionable to recall some pivotal incident that occurred when we were eight and extrapolate how every difficulty experienced in our life since is a result. But I’ve never seen any...
A spectacle. An embarrassment. Another statement sufficient to render even the quickest tongues immobile. That is the manner is which Iowa’s fourth district—our district—is showcased via the abhorrently ignorant rhetoric of Representative Steve King. In the eyes of the nation, that is who we are—...
Iowa’s economy is witnessing incredible growth. Our state’s GDP is growing faster than the national average, outpacing neighboring states like Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. This steady growth is good news for our state and for hardworking Iowans. It equates to new jobs, revenue and...
By Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) & former Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.)   The question of how best to address environmental challenges has increasingly become a partisan flashpoint. So, when there is a green solution on which many Republicans and Democrats see eye-to-eye, as we do, it’s worth...
I remember as I was growing up, I always thought school was free. I mean, I understood that private school costs money, but I went to public school, and I didn’t think a whole lot about the expenses associated with it. Now that I’m older, I realize how much parents actually spend on their kids...
“Made to Last” She wore it for one day in 1919 and it looked as if it was sewn with this in mind. My grandma’s wedding dress was more than a little worse for wear. It had been folded up in a small box and kept safe by my cousin, Jill. (How Jill ended up with it, I do not know.) I’m guessing the...
Q: What draws people to the Iowa State Fair year after year? A: With countless attractions, there’s something for everyone at the Iowa State Fair. This world famous agricultural and industrial exposition began 165 years ago and has grown into the largest family friendly celebration in the state of...
War . . . What is it good for? Those with fingers in dangerous places (i.e. weapons) would say “profit.” But what is the price of life? At the beginning of the month, the U.S. withdrawal from a 1987 Cold War period treaty with Russia (known as the INF treaty) was revealed; and with the dissolution...
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually. That’s roughly 30 percent of total U.S. pork export revenue, which totals more than $6 billion each year. Mexico and Canada are two...

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