Posts With Keyword ‘Iowa’

Three of Iowa’s Best Workplaces in Washington

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

An annual list of the Top 100 Iowa Workplaces includes the Washington Community School District. The list is based on surveys by the employees in those workplaces.

A total of 266 people are employed by the school district. They were listed as number twelve in the mid-sized employers.

Two statewide companies were also named that have local connections: Fareway Grocery Stores and Optimae Life Services.

Notable Iowa Veterans Exhibit Includes Man from Washington

Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A recently opened exhibit at a museum near Des Moines highlights the lives of notable Iowa veterans.

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Drought Continues in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The drought that started this summer persists in the State of Iowa.

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Louisa, Iowa Counties Could Help Decide Election

Posted: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 6:25 am

A few Counties in southeast Iowa may help decide the outcome of this year’s presidential election.

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Iowa’s No Child Left Behind Waiver Request Denied

Posted: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 6:24 am

The State of Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request has been turned down.

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Cyclones and Hawkeyes Go Bowling Today

Posted: Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 7:21 am

Washington, IA – With the high school season set to get started back up on Tuesday next week, today is a big day for the college boys in the state of Iowa as the Cyclones and Hawkeyes get set for bowl appearances today.

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Tuesday Night Basketball Finals/Notes

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 8:52 am

All 20 of the basketball teams at the 10 area schools were in action last night…

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Washington County Income, Higher then Iowa’s

Posted: Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

The median household income in Iowa rose by less than $1,000 between 2007 and 2009, and the poverty rate climbed nearly 1 percentage point, but Iowans fared better than people in many other states hard-hit by the economic recession, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Washington County Supervisors Approve Application For Joint Four County Housing Trust

Posted: Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 6:28 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors has joined Benton, Jones and Iowa counties to form a housing trust through the East Central Iowa Council of Governments.

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Small Business Disaster Loans Available In Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 6:26 am

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Disaster assistance is available for small businesses in 52 Iowa counties, including several in southeast Iowa.

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Iowa Grain Prices Down

Posted: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 at 7:47 am

Iowa corn and soybean prices are down slightly this month and are significantly lower than this time last year.

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Iowa Ranked “Top 10 for Business”

Posted: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 7:16 am

A southeast Iowa state lawmaker is touting a rating the state is receiving from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Unemployment Edges Up for Iowa, Huge Drop in Washington Co.

Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 6:45 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate edged up a o.1% last month, while Washington County’s saw a nearly 1% decrease.

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Iowa, Washington Co. Have High Census Response Rates

Posted: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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When it comes to responding to the 2010 Census Iowa is among the top five states.

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Registration for JEL Conference in Iowa Open

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 7:15 am

Registrations are being taken for teens to attend an annual summit on supporting tobacco prevention. The JEL program or Just Eliminate Lies is an Iowa youth led tobacco prevention group.

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Spring, and General Economic Turnaround Expected to Bring Jobs

Posted: Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 6:46 am

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Spring has sprung, and along with recreation, another outdoor activity will soon be picking up, working.

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What’s in the New Cell Phone Laws?

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:54 am

Measures that ban texting while driving bounced between the Iowa House and Senate several times during this year’s legislative session, undergoing multiple changes. What did we end up with?

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U of I Economist Comments on Revised REC Numbers

Posted: Monday, March 15th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Iowa’s Revenue Estimating Conference has released a slightly more pessimistic outlook for state tax collections this year.

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Cigarette Sales, Consumption Down

Posted: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:25 am

A new report shows a sharp drop in cigarette sales in Iowa.

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Bill Would Allow Larger Loads for Trucks

Posted: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 6:55 am

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A bill in the Iowa House would allow trucks to carry larger loads.

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