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Some Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords in Interviews

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:23 am

The US Department of Justice is looking in to the legality of asking for a Facebook password in a job interview. The practice has been growing in popularity among employers, who use the password to look at Facebook accounts that are set as private.

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Animal Industry Scholarship Deadline Tomorrow

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Scholarships applications for upcoming college freshmen or current undergraduates at Iowa State University majoring in animal science or animal industry related field are due tomorrow for current undergraduates.  

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Community Bank Makes Large Donation to Louisa Fairgrounds

Posted: Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Louisa County Fairground will hopefully have a new addition soon. The Fair Board is gathering capital to build a Youth Center at the fairgrounds. Community Bank donated $25,000 to the cause.

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Washington Page

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Debbie Stanton from the Washington Public Library lists several events going on at the library in April.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mid-Prairie Transportation Director Steve Hollan and Washington School District Transportation Director Woody Harden talk about background checks for bus drivers.

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Students Learn About Finances at Financial Fair

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Students from Mid-Prairie Middle and Washington Junior High Schools took part in an event yesterday that capped off a year’s worth of financial study and career exploration.  

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General Enrollment for Medicare Benefits Ends Tomorrow

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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Tomorrow is the last day for general enrollments to be accepted for Medicare Parts A and B.  

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When Does Your Plate Need to be Replaced?

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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The IDOT is planning license plate replacements for all Iowa plates. A replacement has not been mandated since 1997 and plates are reaching the end of their usable life. In the past plates have been replaced all at once, but this time, the state is implementing a rolling system of replacements.

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Public Hearings on Stables Subdivision in Kalona

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Kalona City Council will hold two public hearings regarding expansions to Stables Subdivision. Both hearings will be Monday night. The first hearing will deal with potential TIF financing for the subdivision.

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Spring Field Day to Discuss Use Cover Crops Next Week

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The Iowa State University Extension is getting ready to educate area farmers about farming methods that can help them throughout the year.  

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Trayvon Martin Shooting Death Used in “Stand Your Ground” Bill Debates

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:23 am

As previously reported by KCII, the controversial “Stand Your Ground” Bill has passed the Iowa House. It’s also been called “Castle Doctrine Extension” because the bill expands on a current Iowa Law that allows a person to defend themselves in their home, business, or place of employment. This new bill, House File 2215, would extend that to any place a person is legally allowed to be at, including public places. 

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Female High School Graduates Have Access to Scholarships

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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Women of Washington County who have been out of high school for at least one year are eligible for a scholarship.  

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Teen Book Discussion Tonight

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Washington Public Library is holding a book discussion tonight about the book The Hunger Games.  

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Washington Page – March 29, 2012

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Mary Lou Farmer from Crooked Creek Christian Camp talks about some upcoming events going on at the camp.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you’ve been outside and seen the gnats, and even mosquitoes, then you know we have more insects in the area than usual for this time of the year. But the cause isn’t just the early spring. Hear about how winter, even though most people don’t like it, has benefits for the spring, including keeping bugs in check.

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Tomorrow we’ll be talking with the Transportation Directors at Mid-Prairie and Washington School Districts about the new bill that would require schools to background check bus drivers.

June Primary Election Filings

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am

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Many Washington County residents have submitted applications for the different election positions in this summer’s primary election.  

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City Council Holds Workshop to Discuss Ordinances

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Washington City Council held a workshop last night and discussed different approaches to ordinances within the city.

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School Bus Drivers May Need Background Checks

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are hoping to pass a bill into law that requires schools to background check school bus drivers. The bill is in response to a Des Moines Register investigation that showed some drivers in large school districts have been charged with serious crimes in the past, including drunk driving.

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New Construction Project in Washington County

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am

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A new construction project has been awarded in Washington County.  

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State Funding for Community Colleges at a Low

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

News coverage of tuition debates for Iowa’s public universities is everywhere, but another form of post-secondary education isn’t talked about as much. Community colleges in the state have seen rising enrollment numbers for the past years, but state funding hasn’t kept up. Community colleges are increasingly relying on tuition for funding now.

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