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Washington Yard Waste Rates Double

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:37 am

Washington residents are now paying more for yard waste bags.

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Loebsack Supports “Cash for Caulkers”

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:36 am

Eastern Iowa’s congressman is supporting a measure frequently referred to as the cash for caulkers program.

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M-P Homeschoolers to Host 2nd Congressional Candidates

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:35 am

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A Mid-Prairie home school civics class is hosting a panel discussion with at least two of the Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District next week.

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Rural Wellman Bridge Slated for Replacement

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:31 am


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A bridge in rural Wellman is slated for replacement this summer,

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Stamp Out Hunger Today in Washington

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:25 am

Washington letter carriers are participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive today.

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Sticker Shock in Keokuk County

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:24 am

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The KC STAAR Action Team is bringing a message to the community —“If You Buy Alcohol for Teens, Then You Pay the Price.”

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School Board Recognition Week

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 7:11 am

Next week in Iowa kicks off School Board Recognition Week.

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Safety Meeting to Focus on Taverns

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:57 am

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A Washington public safety committee meeting next week will focus on the responsibilities that city liquor license holders have to fulfill.

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Senators Tout Veteran’s Legislation

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:55 am

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Two state senators are touting new benefits Iowa veterans and active service members are eligible for under legislation passed this session.

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ISU Professor: Oil Spill Highlights Biofuel Benefits

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:52 am

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A professor at Iowa State University says oil spill off the gulf coast illustrates the potential that exists in biofuels.

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Stark Remains Opposed to Speed Limit Hike

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:40 am

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A Washington City Councilor remains defiant to a proposal from the Iowa DOT to raise the speed limit on highway 92 on the east side of town.

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Washington Chamber Looks to Compile Thursday Night Live History

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:34 am

The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s Thursday Night Live Activities get started this month, and they’re trying to figure out the history of the event.

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Wood Crafting Event Planned in Wayland

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:33 am

A wood crafting fair is being planned this summer in Wayland.

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Volunteers Needed for Flower Planting

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 7:32 am

Volunteers are needed to help plant flowers for hanging baskets to be placed around downtown Washington.

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Washington Councilors Delay Liquor License Renewal

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Washington City Councilors are delaying a liquor license renewal at a local bar until after the public safety committee holds a meeting later this month.

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Loebsack Looks at Anti-Age-Discrimination Legislation

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:22 am


Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack is looking into legislation that would overturn a Supreme Court Decision that made it more difficult for older workers to file a claim of age discrimination against an employer.

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Fairfield Voters Approve Sales Tax Use at Convention Center

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:18 am

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Voters in Fairfield have approved diverting part of their local sales tax money to the city’s Arts and Convention Center.

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Sheriff: Celebrate Responsibly

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 7:01 am

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Area high school seniors will soon be entering a new phase of their life. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says it’s important to celebrate the milestone of graduation, but to do so in a safe, responsible way.

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Women’s Health Week

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Next week has been set aside to spotlight women’s health issues.

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WOB Adds 1 More “Hair” Performance

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:53 am

Fairfield’s Way Off Broadway’s Production of the musical Hair reports the highest opening and second weekend ticket sales, and prompted them to add one last performance this Sunday.

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