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Carnegie Picture Lab seeks volunteers

Carnegie Picture Lab is on the lookout for volunteers to work with area students.

YWCA plans party for a cause

“Believe” is a party with an important purpose, according to a release. It supports the mission of the YWCA, which historically speaks out and takes action on behalf of women and children. Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, the Y’s executive director, added that “This party is a chance to celebrate that legacy and open our hearts to a cause we believe in.”

Agenda - Walla Walla School Board - 9/2/14

Walla Walla School Board

Agenda - Columbia County Commission - 9/2/14

Columbia County Commission

Walla Walla County to hear from public on marijuana businesses

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County could have regulations for recreational marijuana operations — or a continued ban — following a public hearing Tuesday morning before county commissioners.

Emergency Services - 9/1/14

Emergency Services - 9/1/14

Court report - 9/1/14

Walla Walla County Superior Court

Road closure - 9/2-3 - Poplar from Third to Second

West Poplar Street from South Third to South Second avenues will be closed for emergency water line repairs from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Emergency vehicles will not have access.

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Buddy helps to etch Vietnam War casualty into local memory

WALLA WALLA — A local casualty from the Vietnam War has been symbolically brought home.

Careers in the balance: Fears of retaliation for those who speak up

WALLA WALLA — Dr. Jonathan Hibbs has no doubts speaking out against the Department of Veterans Affairs is risky, despite that he resigned last month after eight years of treating veterans in Walla Walla and Yakima.

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Woman’s VA career pulled up short after raising concerns

WALLA WALLA — This summer Dr. Carolyn Clancy, interim undersecretary for health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, sent a message to all hands systemwide.

Revolving-door staffing tough to slow at VA

WALLA WALLA — Apart from hardships veterans have in obtaining medical services, the Yakima Community Bases Outpatient Clinic also doesn’t get the staff it needs, according to Dr. Jonathan Hibbs.

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

Five things to know: Driving on marijuana

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What’s not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

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At the Walla Walla VA, doctor disillusionment

Two doctors who quit Walla Walla VA’s operational area tell of a dysfunctional agency more interested in policy than people.