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CASA calls for child advocate volunteers

WALLA WALLA — The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is calling for more volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in dependency court proceedings in Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

Waitsburg water rates headed upward

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg City Council voted Wednesday to raise city water rates $6, bringing the monthly base rate to $33.90.

Waitsburg tops Valley schools in achievement

WALLA WALLA – The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards Tuesday, and Waitsburg High School won the most accolades among area schools on the list.

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Mushroom guide created for region's national forests

WALLA WALLA — The Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla, and Malheur National Forests have created a 2014 Mushroom Guide for recreational and commercial harvesters. The guide is available on the forests’ websites and free at ranger district and forest offices. Some highlights:

Hot Poop to join in celebration of vinyl

It will be another Record Saturday for Hot Poop this weekend.

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VA chaplain brings end to ‘Heaven on Earth’ career

Ben Vegors, 91, steps down as the longest-serving VA chaplain in the nation.

WALLA WALLA — If only Ben Vegors' mother could see him now.

Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla

“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It’s about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an organizer for the Walla Walla FamilySearch Center’s second free annual family history seminar A Knitting Together of Generations.

Prescott librarian to depart job in May

The Walla Walla Rural Library District is hiring a supervisor for its Prescott Branch.

Reader note: Technical problems delay evening delivery

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Emergency Services - 4/16/14

Emergency Services - 4/16/14

Agenda - Dayton School Board - 4/16/14

Dayton School Board

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Prescott gets glimpse of future community park

PRESCOTT — Come June, a vacant, burned-out lot in Prescott will be reborn as a community gathering space.

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Walla Walla SWAT team armors up

Walla Walla SWAT team members will travel in military style and security with the addition of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle to the Walla Walla Police Department.

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Senator lauds local effort to save, expand Walla Walla VA

WALLA WALLA — A bevy of federal, state and local officials turned out Tuesday to dedicate a new facility that will provide medical care to hundreds of local veterans.

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Ducky Derby fundraiser tickets go on sale

WALLA WALLA — Tickets for the annual Ducky Derby, to be held May 17, are now on sale.