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Severe Weather Possible this Weekend

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 7:17 am

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Severe weather is possible this weekend.

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Tenative Agreement Could Save 9 Jobs in Washington School District

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 7:15 am

The union representing teachers in the Washington School District are slated to vote on a proposal that could save nine jobs.

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Washington Schools Financial Status Improves, State Cuts Hamper Progress

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:57 am

The Washington School District’s financial situation has improved over the last two years, but progress has been hampered by state budget cuts.

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WACO, WMU Could Share Supt.

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:56 am

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press play to hear from WACO School Board Pres. JoEllen Jepson

WACO Schools could be sharing a superintendent with another local district next year.

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Economic Development in an Economic Recession

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:52 am

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press play to hear from Chamber Executive Dir. Tim Coffey

Economic development: it’s become a big challenge for many communities in light of the recession.

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Fairfield Voters Asked to Divert Local Sales Tax Money

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:49 am

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Voters in Fairfield will consider changing how their local option sales tax, is used during a special election next month.

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“Off The Grid” Building Construction Begins in Fairfield

Posted: Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 6:47 am

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Maharishi University of Management put up the walls and roof on a new building that is completely off the grid

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Washington School Board Gives Final Approval for 90 Acres

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 am

Washington School Board members have given final approval for the sale of 90 acres of land to the city of Washington.

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DNR Releases Annual State of Environment Report

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:33 am

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press play to hear from DNR Director Richard Leopold

Today is Earthday. A day set aside to call attention to environmental issues. How is Mother Earth in Iowa?

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Annual Tree Giveaway this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 am

The Washington Tree Beautification Committee is having its annual tree giveaway this weekend.

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MWA Warns of Illegal Dumping

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 am

Today is Earth Day and everything from tires to appliances can be found dumped illegally across Iowa,

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Mild Weather Expected to End this Weekend

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 am

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press play to hear from State Climatologist Harry Hillaker

Iowa is on pace to have one of the warmest Aprils on Record.

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Corn Prices Fall Amid Good Planting News

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:15 am

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Corn prices took a dive this week in the wake of warm weather that allowed farmers to make major planting progress.

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Practice Safe Grilling

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 6:26 am


Warming weather means more people are grilling.

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Bridge Repair Project on Iowa 1 Near Brighton

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 am


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The Bridge over Highway 1 North of Brighton will have lane restrictions on it next week

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Washington Co. Supervisors Asked to Support Wind Farm

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:42 am

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press play to hear from Ed Raber of the Washington Economic Development Group

A Kansas based energy company is asking the board of supervisors to issue a letter of support for a wind farm project in Washington County.

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Corn Planting Way Ahead of Schedule

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:35 am

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Southeast Iowa farmers are leading the charge this planting season.

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Rainy Forecast Welcomed by Produce Growers

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:34 am

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press play to hear from Sherry Sass

It’s been a nearly ideal planting season for most Iowa farmers. But for vegetable and other produce growers, things are a little on the dry side.

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IRS To Mail Tax Credit Info to Business Owners

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:23 am

More than 57,000 Iowa businesses are expected to receive information in the mail about new tax credits they’re eligible for through the health care reform legislation.

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Volunteers Cleanup Iowa River

Posted: Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 7:22 am

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More than 30 volunteers with Jon boats and ATV’s descended on the banks of the Iowa River near Columbus Junction over the weekend for a cleanup project in honor of Earth Day.

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