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Closed Captioning Arrives on the Internet

Posted: Saturday, December 26th, 2009 at 7:33 am

Most of the television shows broadcast over-the-air feature closed captioning, but groups advocating for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community say it’s a whole different story when it comes to video on the Internet.

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Harkin On Healthcare

Posted: Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 6:00 am

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Iowa’s Tom Harkin was among the Democrats casting a yes vote in this week’s passage of the healthcare bill in the Senate.

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H1N1 Nasal Spray Recalled

Posted: Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 5:58 am

Iowa received nearly 47,000 of a batch of intranasal H1N1 vaccine now being recalled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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WCRF Announces 4th Quarter Grants

Posted: Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 5:56 am

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The Washington County Riverboat Foundation is doling out nearly $182,000 in grants during the fourth quarter.

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Kalona Native Completes Airforce Training

Posted: Friday, December 25th, 2009 at 5:54 am

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A Kalona native and graduate of Mid-Prairie High School has completed Air Force basic training.

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Winter Storm Pushes Towards Iowa From Southern Plains

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:56 am

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a winter storm over the southern plains pushes northward towards Iowa early Thursday Morning (National Weather Service Radar)

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A wintry mix is expected this Christmas Eve.

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Winter Storm Helps Clear Air Over Eastern Iowa

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:49 am

Environmental officials say the winter storm has helped clear the air over eastern Iowa.

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Grassley Plans to Visit Numerous SE Iowa Communities

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:48 am

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Senator Chuck Grassley is visiting several southeast Iowa communities next month

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H1N1 Nasal Vaccine Recalled

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:47 am

Iowa received nearly 47,000 doses of a batch of intranasal H1N1 vaccine now being recalled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Kalona Native Completes Air Force Training

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:45 am

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A Kalona native and graduate of Mid-Prairie High School has completed Air Force basic training.

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Pastor Says Generosity Continues Despite Economy

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:38 am

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A local pastor says the economic downturn has not had too much of an affect on charitable donations this holiday season.

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Hacap Donations Consistent With Previous Years

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:27 am

Hacap is also reporting donations consistent with previous years in Washington.

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Loebsack Visits Modine Plant in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:53 am

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Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says lawmakers can play a part in getting people back to work

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Ice Expected to Stay North of I-80

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:33 am

Winter weather and potential flooding are the orders of the day

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Head On Crash Sends Keswick Woman to Hospital

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:32 am

Slippery road conditions are being blamed for a head on crash in Keokuk County Monday

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IDPH Warns of Slips and Falls

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:31 am

Freezing rain and sleet are expected to be part of the wintry mix hitting Iowa.

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Iowa, Washington County Unemployment Numbers Up

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:27 am

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Iowa’s unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point last month

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IBBB Warns of Holiday Scams

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:24 am

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The Iowa Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about holiday scams.

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Holiday Closures

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:19 am

Tomorrow (12/24) is Christmas Eve. Most government offices and many businesses will either close early or not be open at all.

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Last Day to See Santa in Washington

Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 7:18 am

Washington residents have one more chance to see old Saint Nick before Christmas

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