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It hasn't been hard to notice the increased flow of traffic moving through downtown Blair since flooding along the Missouri River closed Interstate 29 in Iowa from Loveland to Crescent.

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Social media can be quite powerful. There are amazing stories to be learned through Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. But there can be a dark side, too.

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In the wake of a tragedy, a community can show its strength.

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When floodwaters from the Elkhorn River poured into the fairgrounds in Arlington in March, members of the Washington County Fair Board could have easily thrown up their hands.

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The Fourth of July is an opportunity for families to gather and celebrate with fun, food and fireworks — a tradition that dates back to the first celebration when fireworks lit up the sky in 1777.

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The sun was shining for another successful Gateway to the West Days festival, which drew thousands of people for concerts, the car show, a 5K run, food events, and of course, the parade.

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The City of Blair recently put 5 acres of land up for sale which it had purchased from the Blair YMCA in 2013. There are two parcels just east of the YMCA facility that make up the 5 acres. While it’s true that the city could always use some extra cash, we hope the possibility for community …

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When the floodwaters rose in early March, no one could have predicted the damage the fast-moving water would leave behind.

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Late last year, the Nebraska Board of Parole published a notice in newspapers across Nebraska, including the Washington County Enterprise, that it would no longer publish notice of parole board public hearings in newspapers, effective Jan. 1. 

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 In 1884, Danish Lutheran immigrants founded Trinity Seminary. It's purpose: to train young men for the ministry.

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On Oct. 11, six candidates vying for three offices on the state and local level stepped up to debate the issues and answer questions from the public.

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Tariffs are taxes on imports. They are meant to protect domestic business and put foreign competitors at a disadvantage. But those same taxes can also place a burden on U.S. businesses and consumers, which pay more for imported products.

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A 20-year-old University of Iowa student disappeared while jogging July 18, sparking an extensive month-long search near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa, a rural community east of Des Moines.

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The 100th Washington County Fair ended with a bang Wednesday night as fireworks lit up the sky in Arlington. The event — two years in the making — went off without a hitch.

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Recently, a photo of a boy on a bicycle was posted in a Blair area Facebook forum. The post accused the boy of riding his bike in front of a vehicle, causing the driver to have to stop short to avoid hitting him. The driver complained that the parents and the schools should teach the child h…

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