Local news

Road closure - 10/2/14 - Alder Street at Spokane Street

Alder Street will be closed Thursday at Spokane Street for water main work. Traffic will be detoured on Poplar Street around the work area. Parking will be allowed on Alder Street up to the work area. The Alder Street Library parking lot will remain open. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass.

Distillers find new use for Walla Walla wines

A pair of distillers are turning to the crowd for funding to help launch a distillery that aims to produce brandy from Walla Walla wines.

Incubator facility serves up new location for Food Truck Night

Food Truck Night will roll up on a new location Monday evening.

Sports

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Braves get best of Wa-Hi in MCC match

The Blue Devils ‘showed how competitive and tough we can be,’ coach Kim McDaniels said, in the three-set loss to Kamiakin.

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Blue Devil girls pick up MCC swim win over Lions

Wa-Hi honors 12 seniors in the final home meet of the season, a 117-51 win over Kennewick.

Tigers take GOL match from Mac-Hi

La Grande jumps on top of the Pioneers early and rolls to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-9 victory.

Business

Distillers find new use for Walla Walla wines

A pair of distillers are turning to the crowd for funding to help launch a distillery that aims to produce brandy from Walla Walla wines.

Incubator facility serves up new location for Food Truck Night

Food Truck Night will roll up on a new location Monday evening.

Medicaid clients can now go to SonBridge Dental Clinic

SonBridge Dental Clinic is now accepting clients on Medicaid, who in this state may know their insurance as Apple Health, according to the clinic’s director, Dr. Mel Lang.

Editorials

Reinstating taxes to fund state parks isn’t solution

Resurrecting two unpopular taxes to help stabilize Washington state’s park system funding is a terrible idea. These taxes will likely be even less popular the second times around.

Greenhouse gas reduction isn’t state’s priority

If Gov. Jay Inslee is serious about proposing legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would result in consumers in this state paying more at the gas pump, he needs to get himself some fresh air. He needs to snap out of it.

Forest Service can’t ban access based on film’s content

The U.S. Forest Service was bashed in the media last week when it proposed banning media filming in wilderness areas. News organizations were outraged.

Letters to the editor

Letter - How much ‘hope and change’ can we tolerate?

“Women invited to apply for Ranger school” (Army Times, Sept. 22). Brought to us by the progressive über alles (party over country) Democrats and el Presidente Obama.

Letter - Sheriff’s Office felony closure rate is low

The current sheriff, John Turner, would have the public believe he has done a fantastic job during the last four years as sheriff. There is one alarming fact that really says it all.

Letter - Lack of transparency on Cooper’s health concerning

I attended the candidates forum the other week at Walla Walla Community College. I especially wanted to hear Tom Cooper. I was disappointed.

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