AMES, Iowa -- As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Dunnegan, who specializes in family life issues.

Q: Why is the month of November celebrated as National Adoption Month?

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017, to honor those killed and injured in Sunday’s mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This order is in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s order that was issued Sunday.

Life Protection Formula Available in All Stores

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2017) — A beloved family pet is the inspiration behind the best-selling line of wholesome, natural pet foods, BLUE Life Protection Formula, that Hy-Vee, Inc. is proud to begin offering in its stores.

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing on Nominations

November 1, 2017


Legislation reforms Foreign Agents Registration Act to increase transparency and enforce disclosure requirements

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has sought information about the process by which the Homeland Security Department reviews the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. 

CLINTON, Iowa – Family Resources will hold an open house 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, November 2 to celebrate the new Clinton office at 240 N. Bluff Boulevard. The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to speak with staff and learn more about Family Resources.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley is urging Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to review which employees were responsible for wasting at least $64.8 million on a plane intended for counter-narcotics work in Afghanistan that never flew a single such mission and now is to be sold at auction.  Grassley called the plane a “hangar queen” and a prime example of the kind of wasteful spending Mattis sought to stop in a strongly worded July memorandum to Department of Defense employees.

<Rock Island, IL> The Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College Thomas Tredway Library marked National Library Card Sign Up Month by announcing the signing of a formal reciprocal borrowing agreement that opens their library collections to each other's cardholders.