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Thanksgiving day closures

Thanksgiving day closures

Minutes - Walla Walla County Commission - 11/24/14

Walla Walla County Commission

Minutes - College Place City Council - 11/24/14

College Place City Council

Columbia County hospital bond squeaks by

DAYTON — After counting 28 remaining ballots, a $5.5 million Columbia County Hospital District capital improvement bond narrowly passed with a margin of eight-hundredths of a percent.

Emergency Services - 11/25/14

Emergency Services - 11/25/14

Trial date reset in explosives threat case

WALLA WALLA — A new trial date has been set for a man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park in September.

Alleged horse killer now charged with witness tampering

WALLA WALLA — A man already facing 11 criminal charges, including two in which he’s accused of killing horses in Walla Walla County in October, now finds himself in more trouble.

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Umatilla County deputies hunt stateline area business burglar

PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing four commercial burglaries in Milton-Freewater.

Thanksgiving Day closures 2014

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is Thursday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.

VA sacks Helman as Phoenix chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it had “formally removed,” Sharon Helman, the director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, where the largest nationwide scandal in the agency’s history first came to light earlier this year.

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Local blues scene red hot at 2014 awards

WALLA WALLA — A sweep was followed by a bash and a jam as local musicians and one venue owner celebrated winning big at this year’s Inland Empire Blues Society Awards.

Emergency Services - 11/24/14

Emergency Services - 11/24/14

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.

Pain medication overdose deaths in state slow

WALLA WALLA — While statewide changes to prescribing practices for prescription pain relief in the past few years has helped lower overdose deaths, the quest for electronic sharing of information to ensure drug safety continues to need tweaking.