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Obama Speaks in Iowa City

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:20 am

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President Barack Obama began his campaign to win public approval for the healthcare overhaul in the same state he started his bid for the White House. Obama spoke yesterday in Iowa City. Below are some audio highlights from that speech

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Iowa GOP Responds to Obama Visit

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:02 am

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press play to hear from IA GOP Chairman Matt Strawn

Iowa’s Republican Party continues to rally against the healthcare overhaul and what they see as out of control spending.

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TEA Party Organizer: Threats of Violence not Justified

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:51 am

A local TEA Party Chapter is planning a meeting this weekend in the wake of the passage of the new healthcare law. Organizer Laddie Oliver says they see measures such as these as fiscally irresponsible. Oliver stresses that while people may feel upset over government spending, it’s not an excuse to resort to violence.

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Literal Cross Country Runner Returns to Washington

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:50 am


A Chicago woman who ran from Massachusetts to California, with a stop in Iowa, is retracing her steps as part of a speaking tour.

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WACO Presents Beauty and the Beast

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:44 am

WACO High School is putting on a production of Beauty and the Beast this weekend.

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Registration Open for Iowa Agricultural Youth Insitutute

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute’s 30th year of the conference is coming up in June.

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Summer Camps Offered at Marr Park

Posted: Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 6:42 am

The Washington Conservation Board is offering five different summer day camps available for four age levels, preschoolers through eighth graders this year.

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Power Struggle at IRE

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 7:09 am

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A trial date has been set for a lawsuit centered on a power struggle amid the board of directors at a local biodiesel company.

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WCHC CEO Comments on Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:59 am

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The CEO at Washington County Hospital and Clinics says the healthcare bill signed into law by the president this week won’t do a lot to address the cost of medical care.

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M-P, Keota Aim to Get Healthier Foods on Lunch Menu

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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press play to hear from M-P/Keota Supt. Mark Schneider

Two local schools are undertaking an effort to serve healthier foods.

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Heavier Truckload Measure Moves to Senate

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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press play to hear from State Rep. Larry Marek (D-Riverside)

The Iowa House has sent a measure to the Senate that would allow triple axle trucks to carry heavier loads on state highways.

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Washington Co. Starting “Adopt a Gravel Road” Program

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:48 am

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press play to hear from Interim Engineer Jacob Thorius

Washington County is willing to accept some help maintaining secondary roads.

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Census Deadline Approaching

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

People have until the end of the month to return their census questionnaires.

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WCDC Receives 29th Consecutive 3 Year Accreditation

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:23 am

A local organization that acts as an advocate for people for disabilities has received its 29th consecutive three year accreditation.

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Water Garden Presentation in Keokuk Co.

Posted: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Keokuk County Master Gardeners are offering locals tips for their water gardens this season.

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Supervisors Set Salary, Job Description for Zoning Admin.

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:55 am

Washington County Supervisors are prepared to pay a zoning ordinance administrator between $35,000 and $45,000 annually.

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WCSD Secures $1-Million Grant for Geothermal System

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:54 am

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Washington’s Stewart Elementary School is getting a geothermal heating and cooling system.

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KCII Recognized as Main Street Business Partner of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:53 am

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KCII Radio is being recognized as Main Street Washington’s Business Partner of the Year.

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Stoufer: Volunteerism is Backbone of Community

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:52 am

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A spirit of volunteerism is one of the backbones of the Washington community. That’s according to resident Dave Stoufer. He was the guest speaker at this week’s chamber of commerce awards ceremony.

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Hospice to Recognize Volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 6:49 am

Hospice of Washington County is gearing up for National Volunteer Week.

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