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Road closure - 10/2/14 - Alder Street at Spokane Street

Alder Street will be closed Thursday at Spokane Street for water main work. Traffic will be detoured on Poplar Street around the work area. Parking will be allowed on Alder Street up to the work area. The Alder Street Library parking lot will remain open. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass.

Distillers find new use for Walla Walla wines

A pair of distillers are turning to the crowd for funding to help launch a distillery that aims to produce brandy from Walla Walla wines.

Incubator facility serves up new location for Food Truck Night

Food Truck Night will roll up on a new location Monday evening.

Medicaid clients can now go to SonBridge Dental Clinic

SonBridge Dental Clinic is now accepting clients on Medicaid, who in this state may know their insurance as Apple Health, according to the clinic’s director, Dr. Mel Lang.

Minutes - Pomeroy School Board - 9/29/14

Pomeroy School Board

Sleep doctor throws support behind later school starts

WALLA WALLA — A local doctor who is a pioneer in sleep medicine added his voice Tuesday evening to a growing din advocating for later school start times for middle and high school students Tuesday evening.

Walla Walla Council OKs aviary construction timeline

WALLA WALLA — The, City Council has approved a timeline for new Pioneer Park Aviary construction and an agreement to have the city pay to run the facility if Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary falls short of money when the nonprofit is expected to take over operations in 2016.

Updated: No mistrial in Craigen case, verdict expected soon

The murder trial of George West Craigen in Pendleton is on the verge of a mistrial.

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Walla Walla handweaver gains national attention

WALLA WALLA — For Kim Nemeth, a chance introduction to the craft of handweaving has blossomed into a business that is gaining recognition from the arch-maven of crafts, Martha Stewart.

Arson suspected in fire at unoccupied house

WALLA WALLA — A fire Tuesday night that heavily damaged an unoccupied house on Division Street is being investigated as arson, Walla Walla Fire Department officials said this morning.

Housing vouchers allotted to homeless vets

WALLA WALLA — Washington state will gain 335 federal housing vouchers for homeless veterans, with 10 of those set to be administered by Walla Walla Housing Authority, according to Sen. Patty Murray’s office.

Police eluder sentenced to two months in jail

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater man was sentenced Tuesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court to two months for leading authorities on a 7-mile pursuit from College Place into Umatilla County last spring.

State proposes new water quality rule

State officials Tuesday released proposed new water quality standards based, in part, on how much fish people eat.

Cascade Natural Gas requests 5.6% rate hike

Cascade Natural Gas customers in Washington could see their gas bills rise by 5.6 percent this winter if the company’s request is granted by the state.

Psychology takes center stage in second week of Craigen trial

George West Craigen’s defense team rested Monday and the defendant did not take the stand during his murder trial. But the battle concerning his mental state continues.