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Sea Urchins are Rising in Forest City

Sea Urchins are Rising in Forest City

A local produced movie is about to hit movie theaters that combines local talent, local script writing, and lots of late night brainstorming. The movie is called “Rise of the Sea Urchins” and portrays Ted Biddles, an unassuming, insecure teen from an overprotective sports averse family. His goal is to become a leader in Iowa

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Ernst Introduces Iowa Farmer to Speak on Iowa Water Issues

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced Mrs. Darcy Dougherty Maulsby, a fifth-generation farmer and small business owner from Lake City, Iowa, to the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Mrs. Maulsby testified before the committee on the impact of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, and shared her personal experience with the Environmental



Q: Senator Grassley, you are the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and you recently introduced bipartisan legislation reauthorizing juvenile justice programs.  The bill updates longstanding programs aimed at serving and protecting youth who come into contact with the criminal justice system, and provides additional accountability measures to ensure program funding is being used to help the


Sunday Talk with Senator Charles Grassley on Foster Care Month, Medicare, and Government Openess

 Q:  Why is the month of May designated to observe the nation’s foster care system? A: It’s a good opportunity to highlight an important issue that affects 400,000 children in America.  Every year 255,000 kids enter the foster care system and the average stay lasts two years. For nearly three decades, we have observed National

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Ernst Issues Statement on Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement after voting for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act: “Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act is a critical step forward to ensure congressional review of any deal with Iran. It certifies that no congressional sanction can be lifted during the review period and safeguards


SUNDAY TALK WITH SENATOR GRASSLEY: Discussing the Bill to Enhance Section 529 College Savings Plans

Legislation from Senator Chuck Grassley to enhance the already successful Section 529 college savings plans program has passed out of the Finance Committee on a unanimous 26 to 0 vote. Grassley addressed the topic in a video: The bill plays a key role in the ability of parents to fund their students college education. “These reforms