Local news

American Legion plans golf tournament to raise funds

Milton-Freewater American Legion Post 24 will host the Legion Classic Golf Tournament two-person scramble on Sept. 13 at the Milton-Freewater Golf Course. The shot-gun tee off is at 8 a.m. The cost is $35 per player plus greens fees. There’s a $10,000 Hole-in-One prize and mulligans are available.

Exceptional Rodeo planned for Columbia County Fair

The Columbia County Fair in Dayton will host its first Exceptional Rodeo at the fairgrounds for those with special needs, produced by the non-profit Rascal Rodeo.

Emergency Services - 8/28/14

Emergency Services - 8/28/14

Sports

Mariners fall apart in 12-4 loss to Rangers

SEATTLE — Three months into his major league career, Rougned Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003.

Sweets’ Mendenhall all-WCL first teamer

WALLA WALLA – Hitting was the name of the game this season for the Walla Walla Sweets, and outfielder Andrew Mendenhall led the charge.

Cougar game to be aired on FS1 on Dish after deal reached

SEATTLE — An agreement has been reached between Fox Sports and Dish Network, removing a planned blackout of four college football games this weekend, including the Washington State-Rutgers game Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, a Pac-12 spokesman said Wednesday.

Business

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

It’s an open house with a-peel.

Wine tastings OK'd for Downtown Farmers Market

Call it a farm-to-table-wine experience.

Indoor range for gun club finds new life with Port fence vote

WALLA WALLA — Behind a new fence, the Walla Walla Gun Club may be on target for that indoor pistol, rimfire and archery range, after all.

Editorials

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.

Bringing back grizzlies to NW too dangerous

It is unfortunate grizzly bears that once roamed the wilds of the Pacific Northwest were killed and squeezed from their natural habitats by man. But what’s done is done. There is no magic time machine to bring the past back.

VA probe of care delays meaningless

Investigators for the Veterans Affairs Department found no proof delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix.

Letters to the editor

Letter - What is more disgusting than truth? Deception

In reply to Sue Flemming’s recent letter attacking Robert Phillips for telling the absolute truth. I am disgusted by her lack of knowledge (or honesty) regarding Tom Cooper’s habits.

Letter - Gun initiative goes too far with requirements

I-594 goes far beyond just expanding background checks to private firearm sales. Allowing a friend or family member to handle your firearm in your home or shoot it on your land would be a gross misdemeanor the first time, a felony the second.

Letter - Interview with Stiglitz worth watching

This letter follows up general remarks I made in an earlier letter (published Aug. 10 in the U-B) on aspects of the federal tax system in the United States today.

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