Local news

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Doctor disillusionment

Two doctors who quit Walla Walla VA’s operational area tell of a dysfunctional agency more interested in policy than people.

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A fair selfie

Amanda Ornelas takes time for a selfie with her daughter and a friend after being loaded onto the Spyder at the Southeastern Washington Fair & Frontier Days.

VA another battle for vets

A wounded Vietnam vet who became a VA clerical worker talks about endless challenges for medical treatment.

Sports

EWU erratic in rout of Montana Western

The Eagles have room for improvement as the team readies for No. 25 Washington.

St. Louis Rams release seventh-round pick Sam

Including Michael Sam, the St. Louis Rams released four late-round draft picks to reach the 53-man roster limit.

Jets cut wide receiver Hill after only two seasons

The New York Jets have waived wide receiver Stephen Hill, parting ways with the 2012 second-round draft pick after two seasons marked by injuries and inconsistent play.

Business

Sykes hangs up on Milton-Freewater call center

Many of the call center’s more than 200 employees will have an opportunity to work from home.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Sykes Enterprises Inc., the community’s third-largest employer, will close its customer call center in December and transition its reportedly more than 200 employees to work-from-home positions, officials said.

Washington wineries tackle Miami market

Washington grapes are headed for the Florida gridiron.

All eyes will be on Quail Run for potato-themed event

It’s an open house with a-peel.

Editorials

State AG’s refresher on separation of powers welcome

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson gave the state Supreme Court justices a needed reminder of basic civics last week.

Manipulating memories could be boon — or disaster

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully implanted a false memory into a mouse’s brain by manipulating its brain’s circuitry.

Appeals of ACA rulings should not be linked to politics

Obamacare has become the name for the Affordable Care Act, particularly when trying to make political points — negative or positive. Republicans use Obamacare as a pejorative while Democrats use Obamacare as a point of pride.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Highland Road needs to be fixed

The neighbors who live near or on Highland Road would be more open to a city pool if the city would consider a new street.

Letter - ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ was well-done show

I, my husband, some family members and friends attended “Fiddler on the Roof” on July 11. Wow, what an evening of great entertainment!

Letter - Let’s discuss what is really disgusting!

Sue Flemming’s personal attack on me is utterly ridiculous. She obviously did not investigate Tom Cooper’s background.

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