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Emergency Services - 11/26/14

Emergency Services - 11/26/14

Assault charge filed in overdose case

WALLA WALLA — The brother of a woman who died from an accidental overdose last winter has been charged in Superior Court with beating a man he believed supplied her with the drugs.

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‘Cinderella’ musical puts ‘community’ in community theater

Just about everyone is familiar with the story in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical play “Cinderella.”

Sports

Waitsburg-Prescott still trying to shake off numbing defeat

All losses are not equal. Sometimes the sting lasts longer and hurts more. That’s the way it is for coach Jeff Bartlow and his Waitsburg-Prescott football players this week as they come to grips with last Friday’s 17-14 loss to undefeated Lind-Ritzville in the Washington Class B-11 state quarterfinals. They’re still suffering.

Wolves women fall to Oregon Tech

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Walla Walla University women’s basketball team fell, 87-27, to Oregon Tech on Tuesday.

Seahawks' Sherman, Baldwin critical of NFL policies

RENTON, Wash. — Whether Richard Sherman still thinks Michael Crabtree is me-di-o-cre will have to wait.

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

State insurance commissioner’s candor refreshing

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is a Democrat, but he isn’t anybody’s yes man — including President Obama’s.

Education reform remains elusive in state

Education has been reformed so many times in Washington state it seems to have come full circle. The state is starting over.

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.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Stop president from violating Constitution

The day JFK was assassinated, I was in school. A few years later my fiancee and I were glued to the TV as Neil Armstrong took “one small step.” When the 9/11 attacks occurred, I was on my way to work.

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.”

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