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Walla Walla Alliance provides postal boxes for homeless

People living in homelessness can have difficulty getting their mail, but a local nonprofit organization plans to address the issue.

Homicide victim identified as Pasco teen

The teen killed in a Pasco shooting near the cable bridge has been identified as George Garcia Thacker, a former student at New Horizons High School.

Strictly - SBA holds competition for businesses serving women, families

Organizations and people offering services or products that support women and families can join in the 2016 InnovateHER Challenge.

Etc - School retirees group to meet at SEA-TECH

Legislators and group goals are on the agenda when members of the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association meet for lunch at noon on Monday in the SEA-TECH Skills Center, 525 Campus Loop, on the Walla Walla Community College campus.

Strictly - Service shop launches fundraiser for veterans

Oil Can Henry’s salutes veterans this month with a campaign to benefit the National Military Family Association.

Strictly - Insurance, real estate firm launches coat drive

Lloyd’s Insurance & Real Estate is collecting Coats for Kids through the end of this month.

Etc - Wa-Hi students share AVID enthusiasm with Exchange Club

Walla Walla High School juniors Yasmeen Flores and Hunter Swopes are enthusiastic about their experiences with the Advancement Via Individual Determination program.

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County votes to stay silent on levee clearing

Walla Walla County commissioners voted unanimously to not intervene in a local coalition’s request to halt a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project that will clear a 5,000-foot-long stretch of trees and brush along Mill Creek levee.

Teen charged in June gang shooting

A 14-year-old girl is accused in Walla Walla County Superior Court of shooting at rival gang affiliates near Second Avenue and Newell Street last summer.

State rolls out new rules on pot pesticides

Washington state announced new rules for pesticide testing in pot as the first product liability lawsuit was filed against the pot industry in Colorado over pesticide use.

Etc - 'Bootcamp' participants donate school supplies

While participants in Walla Walla High School teachers Marc Yonts’ and Scott Tibbling’s The Cardio Strength Bootcamp program worked out, they also donated school supplies for students in the Walla Walla School District.

Etc - Umatilla County Extension official visits Lebanon

Umatilla County Extension Agent Clive Kaiser visited Lebanon for two weeks in March, sponsored by the USAID Farmer to Farmer Program to work with cherry growers there. He talked about his experience during a presentation to members of Milton-Freewater Rotary Club recently.