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Four Walla Walla neighborhoods named finalists for ultrahigh-speed Internet

For the past six weeks, Walla Walla’s residents have been jockeying online for their neighborhood to be chosen as the first to receive fiber powered internet as part of PocketiNet Communications Inc. Gigabit Country program.

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Vince Gill bound to be sweetly soothing for Southeast Washington

Vince Gill was not talking about Southeast Washington when he recorded “Look at Us” in 1991. No, the longstanding country music star was crooning about a married couple having made it through the many hurdles of marriage.

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Council nixes code exemption for homeless center

With more gavel work in 90 minutes than he said he’s done in two years, Mayor Jerry Cummins brought Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to a close after members dealt a setback to a plan to build a day shelter for the homeless on Pine Street.

Sports

Rookie shares spotlight of M’s 8-2 win

Ketel Marte scores twice, and Nelson Cruz belts his 39th homer helping Felix Hernandez to his 15th win, 8-2, over the A’s.

Felix Hernandez and Nelson Cruz were outstanding throughout the Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field, just as they’ve been — with a few notable blips — all season.

Column: New Hawk tackle loves life in Seattle

Just call him “Tuba.” It’s probably easier.

Sounders fall to CD Olimpia, 1-0, in Champions League

The Sounders didn’t go to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to dazzle.

Business

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Four Walla Walla neighborhoods named finalists for ultrahigh-speed Internet

For the past six weeks, Walla Walla’s residents have been jockeying online for their neighborhood to be chosen as the first to receive fiber powered internet as part of PocketiNet Communications Inc. Gigabit Country program.

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Wine crush starts unseasonably early

A mild winter, warm spring and hot summer are yielding the earliest harvest in memory for Washington state’s wine growers.

Editorials

Editorial - Senate GOP should focus on education funding

Senate Republicans (and one Democrat who sides with the GOP on many issues) have arched their collective backs to challenge the state Supreme Court’s recent order fining the state $100,000 a day for not fully funding basic education.

Editorial - School is open! Focus on driving in school zones (and all roads)

The school year has started. Make sure to be aware of and slow down in school zones.

Editorial: Madison Park plan for homeless not sustainable

The City Council has been asked by the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless — a newly formed group that includes Councilwoman Barbara Clark — to exempt from the state building code some requirements as it seeks to establish a day center and microhousing for the homeless on a piece of land off Pine Street it is calling Madison Park.

Letters to the editor

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