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11 Killed En-Route to Kalona Wedding

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 6:00 am

11 people en-route to a wedding in Kalona were killed in a crash in Kentucky yesterday.

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Obama Outlines more than Healthcare in IC

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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President Barack Obama’s speech this week in Iowa City was about more than just healthcare.

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Schmitz Applauds Domestic Violence Law

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Fairfield State Senator Becky Schmitz is applauding a new law that aims to reduce deaths from domestic violence by prohibiting someone with a no contact order against them from possessing a firearm.

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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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Jeff Yoder Wins Radio-Active Bingo

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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Washington resident Jeff Yoder is two-thousand dollar richer.

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Dickinson Named to USAA

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:50 am

A Washington High School student has been recognized in the United States Achievement Academy.

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Riverside Lions Cleaning up 92

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:48 am

The Riverside Lions Club is preparing clean up some area roads.

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YMCA Spring Fling

Posted: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 5:45 am

The Washington YMCA is hosting their first annual Spring Fling Formal.

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Obama Speaks in Iowa City

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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President Barack Obama began his campaign to win public approval for the healthcare overhaul in the same state he started his bid for the White House. Obama spoke yesterday in Iowa City. Below are some audio highlights from that speech

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Iowa GOP Responds to Obama Visit

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:02 am

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Iowa’s Republican Party continues to rally against the healthcare overhaul and what they see as out of control spending.

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TEA Party Organizer: Threats of Violence not Justified

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:51 am

A local TEA Party Chapter is planning a meeting this weekend in the wake of the passage of the new healthcare law. Organizer Laddie Oliver says they see measures such as these as fiscally irresponsible. Oliver stresses that while people may feel upset over government spending, it’s not an excuse to resort to violence.

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Literal Cross Country Runner Returns to Washington

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:50 am


A Chicago woman who ran from Massachusetts to California, with a stop in Iowa, is retracing her steps as part of a speaking tour.

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WACO Presents Beauty and the Beast

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:44 am

WACO High School is putting on a production of Beauty and the Beast this weekend.

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Registration Open for Iowa Agricultural Youth Insitutute

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute’s 30th year of the conference is coming up in June.

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Summer Camps Offered at Marr Park

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Washington Conservation Board is offering five different summer day camps available for four age levels, preschoolers through eighth graders this year.

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Power Struggle at IRE

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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A trial date has been set for a lawsuit centered on a power struggle amid the board of directors at a local biodiesel company.

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WCHC CEO Comments on Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:59 am

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The CEO at Washington County Hospital and Clinics says the healthcare bill signed into law by the president this week won’t do a lot to address the cost of medical care.

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M-P, Keota Aim to Get Healthier Foods on Lunch Menu

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Two local schools are undertaking an effort to serve healthier foods.

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Heavier Truckload Measure Moves to Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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The Iowa House has sent a measure to the Senate that would allow triple axle trucks to carry heavier loads on state highways.

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Washington Co. Starting “Adopt a Gravel Road” Program

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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Washington County is willing to accept some help maintaining secondary roads.

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