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Many firefighters move on as fire reaches 'significant turning point'

Many of the hundreds of men and women who have been battling the Blue Creek Fire were packing their bags this morning.

Charles Smith opens Seattle wine operation

SEATTLE – In a move that could change the course of the Seattle wine industry, Walla Walla’s Charles Smith has landed in Georgetown in a huge way.

Walla Walla Bruins win state baseball title

The Walla Walla Bruins won the state American Legion AA tournament today, 4-3 over the Kennewick Dusters in Olympia.

Sports

Castro’s late three-run homer lifts Astros to sweep of Angels

Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

LOS ANGELES — Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV.

Walla Walla Bruins win state baseball title

The Walla Walla Bruins won the state American Legion AA tournament today, 4-3 over the Kennewick Dusters in Olympia.

Business

Charles Smith opens Seattle wine operation

SEATTLE – In a move that could change the course of the Seattle wine industry, Walla Walla’s Charles Smith has landed in Georgetown in a huge way.

Nominations sought to laud employers for those with disabilities

Know of an employer who goes the extra mile to hire those with disabilities?

Longtime appraiser wins lifetime achievement award

Walla Walla real estate appraiser John “Jack” Fredrickson earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Appraisal Institute during the operation’s annual meeting Wednesday in Dallas.

Editorials

Editorial: Executive order not way to impose carbon emissions cap

Gov. Jay Inslee plan to use his administration’s executive authority to impose a binding cap on carbon emissions is bold, yet ultimately misguided.

Editorial: Boy Scouts right to lift ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America made the right call on Monday when it finally ended its ban on gay adult leaders.

Editorial: Federal judge wisely seeks deadlines for nuclear cleanup

Spilled water at a grocery seems to be treated as a more serious hazard than the 53 million gallons of radioactive nuclear waste stored in leak-prone tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. At least when the floor is wet, somebody grabs a mop to quickly clean it up.

Letters to the editor

Letter - The $135,000 cake and rainbow White House

From Seattle’s rainbow sidewalks, painted at taxpayer expense, to the White House awash in rainbow night lighting, to the courts discovering a nonexistent constitutional mandate to redefine marriage, we see government behavior increasingly influenced not by the objective rule of law, but by the subjective rule of feelings, emotionalism and lately, by an alarming trend toward activism against nonconformists.

Letter - Rest on the day chosen by God

In reply to the letter by Sonia Mathieson Trapani.

Letter - How do we decide which day is Sabbath?

Sonia Trapani’s letter July 12 raises the question as to whether or not we can know for certain today which day is the seventh?

Poll question

  • Absolutely — can't wait for Mumford & Son and Foo Fighters. 38%
  • Yes, but only plan on going downtown. 3%
  • Not sure — waiting to see what it all looks like. 9%
  • Leaving town 50%

34 total votes