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Prosecutor decides against charging teacher

Wa-Hi industrial arts teacher Robert Maib was placed on administrative in October by the Walla Walla School District while the Sheriff’s Office investigated him on allegations made by three students who said they were inappropriately touched by Maib. Prosecutors concluded there was insufficient evidence to take the case to trial.

Bright's Candies' treats sweeten Christmas Season

The candy flies off the shelves as fast as they can be stocked.

Rain increases flows through Mill Creek

Although flow levels are anticipated to remain well below flood stage, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff advise people to use caution around the cold, fast-moving water in Mill Creek and other rivers, streams and creeks throughout the region.

Milton-Freewater City Council's Monday meeting canceled

There is not enough business to require a meeting.

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The unsimple tale of Simon the cat

Simon, a tuxedo cat missing since August, is reunited with his family.

Albertsons to change hands again

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pavilions markets from Washington to Arizona will be made over with the Haggen identity, known for its commitment to sustainable local food economies through support of Northwest farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses.

It takes a village to stock a food bank

While agencies and organizations and boards are all part of the team, the “community” factor of Dayton's community food bank is supplied by local people and civic groups who live in the area and care about their fellow residents.

Navigating the ‘December Dilemma’ can be tricky for members of Jewish faith

For Jews, the month brings up question about how to protect Hanukkah traditions.

Column: Christmas carols express joy at birth of Jesus

The chief reason we honor the birth of Jesus is because of the life he lived before God from cradle to grave.

Column: And here's why I love Christmas...

Although the particularly Christian message of Christmas does not belong to me as a Jew, there is a part of Christmas that does belong to me as an American, because Christmas is bigger than Christ.

Walla Walla Port director gets pay bump

Port of Walla Walla Executive Director Jim Kuntz will start the new year with a salary increase.

Valdez admits involvement in Olivos killing

A year after the fatal shooting of a young woman shocked the community, the primary suspect has admitted involvement in her death.

Two injured in collision at Highway 11 intersection

Two Walla Walla women were injured in a collision caused when a Milton-Freewater man ran a stop sign Thursday night at East Appleton Road and Highway 11, according to the Oregon State Police.