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Etc - Tickets on sale for Community Hospice dinner, auction

Tickets are on sale now for Walla Walla Community Hospice’s annual Evening of Elegance. The dinner and auction fundraiser is just a month away.

Psychiatric care for elderly gets boost

Walla Walla will have another dozen aids in battling mental illness by the end of 2016.

Stay safe when staying warm this winter

Home heating fires can be a burning issue, so the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office has released information to assist in preventing them.


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Seahawks get past Steelers, 39-30

SEATTLE — After spending the first half of the season hearing about their late-game failures, the Seattle Seahawks once again controlled the fourth quarter.

Sluggish Wolves men drop hoops decision to Wildcats

ELLENSBURG — Walla Walla University’s men (2-4) had a sluggish start in a 119-82 basketball loss to Central Washington here Saturday.

UW, WSU potentially headed to Holiday, Independence bowls

SEATTLE — Representatives from the Holiday Bowl and the Independence Bowl attended the Apple Cup on Friday, and those bowl games appear to be the most likely destinations for the Cougars and Huskies, respectively.


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Company can save wineries a barrel of money

When it comes to winemaking, a longer lasting barrel is no drop in the bucket.

Produce in Costco salad linked to E. coli is being recalled

Federal officials say a business is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.

Bankruptcy court approves sale of 47 Haggen stores

Haggen on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has confirmed the sale of 47 stores. Stores approved for sale are in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Proposed buyers include several without a presence in the Northwest, but the primary buyer, Alberstons, is on the list with 30 stores located in all five states.


Editorial - Making tax-break information public is good government

Did Washington state make a mistake in granting The Boeing Co. an $8.7 billion tax break to keep the aerospace giant from moving more than 1,000 well-paying jobs to another state?

Editorial - State must do better at transparency

Many voices — including ours — have bemoaned the trend of government efforts to cloud transparency in Washington state.

Editorial - Obesity remains a public health crisis in US

The latest results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an authoritative federal source, is that the country's obesity rate hasn't budged over the course of this decade, despite unprecedented attention and public health campaigns devoted to the issue.

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