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DOT Public Transit Report Completed

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:39 am

Two years ago, the legislature ordered a study of public transit in Iowa, with the focus on the needs of seniors and how the system could achieve energy independence.

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Winter Has been a Challenge for Meter Readers

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:38 am

Alliant Energy meter readers have been challenged by winter snowfall this season.

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Community Chest Meeting Tonight

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:29 am

Community Chest of Washington has its annual meeting tonight. The organization is hoping to raise more than $51,000. So far, nearly $30,000 has been pledged. The meeting is at eight tonight in the West Reception Room at the Jones-Eden Funeral home.

WCHC Hosting Cancer Forum

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Cancer Consortium will be holding a forum to share information about their efforts.

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Chamber Seeking Award Nominations

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 6:25 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the business of the year, citizen of the year and community service awards.

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State Reorganization Debate Begins This Week

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:19 am

A Southeast Iowa State Lawmaker says it will be difficult to get this year’s budget to balance out,

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Veteran’s Day Bill Moves to Full House

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:18 am

Iowa Veteran’s could be getting another paid day off work under a proposal in the State House.

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Poll Shows Grassley Leading Democratic Challengers

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:17 am

At least one recent poll suggests that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will get to keep his job.

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Loebsack to Visit Hills

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:16 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is visiting Hills tomorrow.

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Main Street Iowa, Washington Fair Well With Federal Funding

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:16 am

The Main Street Iowa Program saw one of the largest federal appropriations this year.

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IMS Gets Grant to Install Solar Panels

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:15 am

Iowa Mennonite School is getting more than $10,000 in state grant money to install solar panels.

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Hospice Holding Compassionate Heart Luncheon

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:12 am

Hospice of Washington County is having a Compassionate Heart Luncheon & Memorial Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony Friday, February 12th, from 11:30 to1:00pm at the Washington Public Library.

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St. James Hosting Royal Ball

Posted: Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:12 am

St. James Church in Washington is putting on their annual Royal Ball this month. Fr. Paul Appel says it’s a great way to support the church and it’s missions while doing something special for your Valentine. The Royal Ball is February 13th at the KC Hall. Tickets can be purchased as St. James Parish Office.

Wayland Truck Driver to Seek State Senate Seat

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 6:00 am

Rick Marlar

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An over-the-road truck driver from Wayland plans to challenge Becky Schmitz for Iowa’s 45th District Senate seat.

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Washington Council Begins Budget Process

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Washington City Councilors have begun forming next year’s budget.

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Raber Proposes Partnership for Local Housing Trust Fund

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:56 am

Raber Addresses Washington County Supervisors (1/36/10)

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Washington County could be partnering with some neighboring counties in an effort to be eligible for state money through a housing trust fund.

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IDPH Report: Domestic Violence Deaths Up

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:54 am

A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health indicates domestic violence related deaths are on the rise.

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Very Different Reponses to State of the Union

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:52 am

Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says President Obama’s State of the Union Speech

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Kalona Student Among Those Being Honored By Loebsack

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:38 am

A Mid-Prairie student will be honored by Congressman Dave Loebsack at a reception for students who are applying for acceptance at the United States Service Academies.

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Herbert Hoover Scholarship Announced

Posted: Friday, January 29th, 2010 at 5:36 am

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch is sponsoring a scholarship award for juniors in Iowa High Schools.

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