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Thanksgiving day closures

Thanksgiving day closures

Minutes - Walla Walla County Commission - 11/24/14

Walla Walla County Commission

Minutes - College Place City Council - 11/24/14

College Place City Council

Sports

Wolves women fall to Simpson University

The Walla Walla University women’s basketball team fell to Simpson University, 76-42, on Monday.

Time to cue Apple Cup jokes

Cue the Apple Cup-week jokes, starting with this knee-slapper: For the 7:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday night in Pullman, there’s a good chance of showers, with a high in the upper 30s and a low in the upper 20s.

M’s give Seager $100-mil deal

Third baseman Kyle Seager’s All-Star season earns him a seven-year extension with the Mariners.

Business

New engineering manager takes over at HDJ Design Group

A regional design group has named a new head of civil engineering in Walla Walla.

Milton-Freewater bakery calls it a day

A Milton-Freewater bakery and book and gift shop is shutting down.

Washington, Oregon gas prices continue fall, but trend slow

The average prices for gasoline in Washington and Oregon showed signs of leveling off from recent steep declines.

Editorials

Editorial: Washington state can’t afford lower class-size mandate

The voters have spoken, and Initiative 1351 will become law. A bad law, but a law nevertheless.

Editorial: Lawmakers should take slow approach to boosting state education funding

The state’s economy seems to finally be growing.

Editorial - NFL star’s beating of his child was abuse

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson abused his 4-year-old son when he repeatedly beat the child with a small tree branch, leaving him bloodied and bruised. That behavior is abhorrent and should not be tolerated in society.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Salmon runs back with dams in place

Several people have asked what is going on with the Columbia River salmon.

Letter - A lot of hot air in talk about wind machines

Regarding Jeff Popick’s Sept. 18 discussion on running wind machines during this latest siege of cold nights, we have information to offer that indicates his comments are a bunch of “hot air.”

Letter - The Thanksgiving to-do list

Thursday: Church to give thanks. Check.

Poll question

  • Yes, and it should be done through donations and volunteers. 47%
  • Yes, and it should be managed by the city or county governments. 3%
  • Yes, and it should be a public-private partnership (volunteers and government). 47%
  • No. 3%

36 total votes