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Candlelight Tour of Homes

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 6:12 am

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The Washington Chamber of Commerce’s 19th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes is tonight and tomorrow night. The chamber’s Anne Moore says holiday decorations will be featured at four homes: the Huber Residence in the Water’s Edge subdivision, The Mannings on East 13th, Merle Davis and Linda Brown’s on West Tyler and the Ballou Home at Lake Trio.

Open House at Paws and More

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:56 am

Paws and More Animal Shelter is having an open house today.

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Marshalltown Public Library Honered

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:55 am

The ‘best of the best’ are being recognized in Iowa.

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Construction Season Comes to a Close

Posted: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at 5:53 am

Construction season is coming to a close this year, therefore Lee County Road X-38 at U.S. 61 is open, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. 

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Police Chief Explains Lack of Information Surrounding Homicide

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:57 am

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Few details are being released about a homicide investigation in Washington.

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Poll Takers Feel Riverside Needs to Resume Payments

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:54 am

An online survey at KCIIRadio.Com indicates people feel Riverside should continue to pay Washington County under a revenue sharing agreement being contested in court.

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Schmitz: Rural Iowans Pay the Most for Healthcare

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:50 am

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According to a new report by the Iowa Policy Project, up to 37 percent of families in rural Iowa buy their own health insurance

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Harkin Co-Sponsors Bill to Protect Medicare

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:46 am

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Iowa Senator Tom Harkin yesterday praised the passage of Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Iowa Orchid Among Those Threatened by Climate Change

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:43 am

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Press play to hear from Leda Huta with the Endangered Species Coalition

A rare, native Iowa plant has made the list of America’s ten “Hottest Species.”

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Washington Co. Moves Forward with Hazard Mititgation Plan

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:25 am

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Washington County is moving closer to implementing a hazard mitigation plan.

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Yard Waste Center No Longer Offering Weekend Hours

Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 6:21 am

The City of Washington’s Yard Waste Center is no longer offering weekend hours.

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Police Seek Public Help Identifying “Persons of Interest” in Homicide Case

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 7:25 am

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Washington Police are looking for two “persons of interest” in a homicide investigation.

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Washington Co. Edges Towards Agreements With Two Unions

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 7:18 am

A proposed contract between Washington County and its secondary roads department is now pending ratification by union members.

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Senate Candidate Sees Training as Key to Afghan Success

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 7:10 am

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A Fairfield man who’s running for U.S. Senate says the key to success in Afghanistan is training.

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Washington Co. To Vacate Town of Paris/Valley

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:55 am

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Washington County is abandoning the town of Paris, also known as Valley.

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Discussions Continue on New Comm Center

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:46 am

Washington County’s 911 and Communications Boards will continue discussions tonight on the plan and timeline for a new communications facility.

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Holiday Bizzare

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:45 am

Washington’s Holiday Bizarre is coming up.

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Alliant Offering Community Service Scholarships

Posted: Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:44 am

The Alliant Energy Foundation is offering scholarships to young community leaders.

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Loebsack on Obama’s Afghanistan Strategy

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 7:33 am

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Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack says he plans to hold the Obama Administration to the same level of scrutiny

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Iowa, Washington Co. Continue to Have Lower Unemployment Numbers

Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 7:31 am

Iowa Continues to have a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country.

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