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Kids Against Hunger

Posted: Saturday, January 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Science and religion are teaming up. St. James Church in Washington is taking part in the Kids Against Hunger Program.

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Warming Trend

Posted: Saturday, January 9th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Eastern Iowa has been hit with heavy snow and frigid temperatures this week, but that’s expected to change soon.

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Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Wapello Co. Sex Abuse Case

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 9:57 am

The Iowa Supreme Court will not take up a sexual abuse case from Wapello County.

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Travel Still Hazardous in Much of Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 9:16 am

Areas where travel is not advised

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Snow Gives Way to Dangerously Cold Weather

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 6:02 am

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Arctic high pressure building into the area will bring bitter cold temperatures today and tonight.

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Farm Bureau, Free County To Have Zoning Town Hall Meeting

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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Two Washington County groups with very different opinions on a proposed zoning ordinance are planning a town hall style meeting on the topic next week.

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Branstad Plans Stops in Eastern Iowa

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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Former Governor and current Republican gubernatorial hopeful Terry Branstand will be visiting several area communities

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Local Hawk-I Interest Up

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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It’s been a little more than half a year since Iowa’s free health insurance program for children was expanded

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Cow Calf Meeting Planned at Washington Co. Extension

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:54 am

The Washington County Extension office is hosting a cow calf meeting this month.

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Democrats Consider 2nd Stimulus Package

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:42 am

Democrats in Congress are talking about a second economic stimulus package.

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Crop Advantage Series

Posted: Friday, January 8th, 2010 at 5:40 am

The Iowa Crop Advantage Series is coming up, and climate change will be a featured topic

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WCSD Approves Purchasing 20 acres for $500K

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 6:00 am

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The Washington School District is purchasing close to 20 acres of land just south of the junior high.

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Conesville Man Charged in Connection With November Chase

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:58 am

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A Conesville man is facing multiple criminal charges in connection with a high speed chase in November

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Washington Sheriff Weighs in On Shall/May Carry Debate

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:56 am

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Several gun rights advocacy groups want Sheriff’s in Iowa’s counties to have less say over who is issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm.

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Loebsack Announces Job Training Money

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:54 am

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Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack has announced that the Hawkeye State will receive federal funds for job training.

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Catholics Call for Payday Loan Reform

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:52 am

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The Iowa Catholic Conference is calling for payday loan reform.

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IUB Ruling Holds Rates Steady

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:50 am

IUB LoboThe Iowa Utilities Board issued a ruling this week saying Interstate Power and Light would not be able to increase their electric rates beyond a hike implemented last March.

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$1.1 Million Coming for Iowa Food Shelters

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:48 am

Iowa has been awarded over 1.1 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

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Flu or Carbond Monoxide Poisoning?

Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2010 at 5:46 am

Symptoms of headache, nausea and fatigue are normally associated with the flu, but they’re also a warning sign of another serious health problem

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NEWS UPDATE – Conesville Man Charged in Connection with November Chase

Posted: Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at 11:28 am

A Conesville man is facing multiple criminal charges in connection with a high speed chase in November

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