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Etc: Athena student wins P.E.O. Oregon Scholarship

P.E.O. Chapter AP of Milton-Freewater scholarship applicant Chandra Phillips of Athena received a P.E.O. Oregon Scholarship.

Walla Walla VA to hold Memorial Day commemoration

A Memorial Day commemoration honoring members of the military who gave their lives for their country will be held 9 a.m. Monday at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s campus chapel.

Summer arrives for downtown Walla Walla clothier

It’s summer at Walla Walla Clothing Co.

Sipid Bites to throw open doors to second location

An eatery that’s been serving through a downtown window will open the door on a secondary location Monday.

MumFoo ticket winner pounces early

It took the first winner of Whitman College’s Gentlemen of the Road Facebook contest just 10 minutes to spot the embedded Mumford & Sons lyrics in a status update.

Luring suspect set for mental competency evaluation

A mental examination has been ordered for a Denver man accused of trying to arrange sex for pay with an underage girl in Walla Walla in January, then luring a different girl he encountered downtown.

Walla Walla, College Place schools make personnel changes

Walla Walla and College Place school officials this week announced several key personnel changes that included a new middle-school principal, a change in elementary principals and hiring a firm to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

Rape case against Walla Walla man dismissed

The criminal case against a man accused of raping a woman at his North Bellevue Street residence in March has been dismissed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Pros, cons heard at permit review for first Walla Walla pot shop

A conditional use permit for Walla Walla’s first retail marijuana store was reviewed Thursday by a hearings examiner, who has 10 working days to issue his decision.

Emergency Services - 5/22/15

Emergency Services - 5/22/15

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Sol food: Sun’s energy to fuel artisan food center

DAYTON — No doubt a surge of activity will be under the roof of Blue Mountain Station’s Artisan Food Center as the summer-season market gets underway Saturday.

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Unsettled weather due for holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend looks to start cloudy, but should turn sunny by Monday in the Walla Walla Valley.

Walla Walla social worker eligible to practice after state suspension

A Walla Walla social worker has completed state-imposed sanctions and is eligible to practice again.

Suspect in Walla Walla drive-by hit with eight charges

A Walla Walla man was charged Thursday in Superior Court with eight crimes in connection with a gang-related, drive-by shooting last weekend on West Chestnut Street.

Etc: Middle school inducts honor society members

Forty Garrison Middle School seventh-graders were inducted into Garrison Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society chapter.