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School Board to Discuss Potential Land Purchase

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:42 am

Washington School Board members have a special meeting scheduled today to discuss a potential real estate purchase.

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Washington Dentist Comments on ADA Healthcare Hopes

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:40 am

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The American Dental Association wants to be included the in the healthcare debate.

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Principal Would Like to See More Cyber-Bullying Regulation

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:38 am

Email, texting, Facebook ; cell phones, instant messages, and online social networking sites have transformed the way we communicate,

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Leftover Christmas Trees Can “Swim with the Fishes”

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:36 am

Area residents are invited to have their leftover Christmas Trees “swim with the fishes.”

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New Garbage Sticker Deadline Approaching

Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:34 am

The City of Washington is reminding residents to get their new 2010 garbage can stickers. Annual garbage can stickers for next year can be purchased at city hall for $75.00. The stickers must be on garbage cans before the first pickup in January.

Marek, McCarthy to Visit Washington Today

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:56 am

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Iowa House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is visiting Washington today.

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Council Approves Mills Seed Building Move

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:52 am

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Washington could be getting some more television exposure.

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County Hopes to Widen Wayland Road

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:50 am

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Washington County is hoping to widen the shoulders on the Wayland Road.

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Retailer Wants to See Longer Hours for Downtown Businesses

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:48 am

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A retailer in downtown Washington says businesses need to stay open later.

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Ice Fishing Will Soon Be Here

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:46 am

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press play to hear from DNR Biologist Mark Flemming

Area lakes are expected to be ready for ice fishing in the coming weeks.

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Loebsack Announces $11 Million in Defense Projects

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:44 am

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Congressman Dave Loebsack in announcing more than $11 million in defense projects for Eastern Iowa.

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AARP: Holidays a Good Time to Talk Long Term Care

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:42 am

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press play to hear from Ann Black with AARP of Iowa

A new report finds nearly a third of Americans are acting as a caregiver for a loved one.

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IFPN Will Cover Reproductive Healthcare

Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:40 am

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press play to hear from Planned Parenthood’s Laura Dickey

With health insurance benefits being cut, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland wants women in Iowa to know

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Brighton Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:42 am

A convicted child molester from Brighton is having an additional 20 years added to his sentence

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Supervisors Approve Zoning Changes, Draft Phase is Next

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:41 am

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Washington County Supervisors have approved several revisions to a proposed zoning ordinance.

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Mental Health Move Would Mean Higher Costs For Washington County Sherriff’s Office

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:33 am

The proposed closure of Mt. Pleasant’s mental health facility would create financial burdens

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H1N1 Vaccines Recalled; CDC: Safety not an Issue

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:28 am

Certain lots of the H1N1 vaccine are being recalled.

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Winter Storms Strain area Blood Banks

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:25 am

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Last week’s winter storm is putting a strain on the area’s blood supply.

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Washington School Board To Get Architect’s Update

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:23 am

Washington School Board members are slated to get an update on the new high school from

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M-P Board Votes to Continue Supt. Sharing With Keota

Posted: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 7:22 am

Mid-Prairie School Board members have decided to extend their contract

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