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WW woman injured in I-82 rollover

A Walla Walla woman was injured Tuesday night after her vehicle went off the road and rolled when she fell asleep driving on Interstate 82 near Ellensburg, according to the Washington State patrol.

Man now faces hit-and-run charges in pickup-bicycle collision

A man arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after his pickup collided with a bicyclist Wednesday also faces at hit-and-run charge, Walla Walla police said this morning

Strictly - Williams Team Homes gets new broker

Christy Barber has joined Williams Team Homes as a licensed Real Estate broker.

Strictly - Pioneer House names executive director

Pioneer House Assisted Living has named JoAnne Mohrland as its new executive director.

Strictly - Wheat farming organization appoints policy director

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers has appointed Keva Herron Guszkowski to serve as the organization’s first policy director. Guszkowski started her job with the Ritzville-based industry group on Thursday.

Strictly - Providence St. Mary dials in to telemedicine

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is now equipped to offer telemedicine through the Providence Health eXpress program that allows patients to get medical visits through a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Alder road work delay strains businesses

Downtown merchants affected by the Alder Street construction project have been growing impatient, especially after a lack of observable construction combined with a drop in sales.

Columbia commissioners endorse $100M pulp mill bond

Columbia County commissioners have put their stamp of approval on Columbia Pulp’s $100 million Solid Waste Disposal bond from the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority.

2 of 3 plead guilty in Burbank beating

Two of three suspects accused of beating up an acquaintance in Burbank earlier this year pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge.

Man admits he assaulted woman in plea deal

A local man could be locked up for a year for attacking a female acquaintance in February.

State passes legislation aimed at 'patent trolls'

Requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the Patent Troll Prevention Act will help shield businesses from predatory and bad faith patent infringement claims and demands. The bill passed the Senate 41-6 in February and was approved Monday by a 94-3 vote in the House. It can now be signed by the governor.

Etc - Boy Scout cleans up stream for Eagle project

Should you drive by the stream that runs through Lions Park in College Place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on May 2, you may spot Life Boy Scout Brandon Smith on a mission.

Etc - AAUW hails 'Equal Pay Day'

Equity in economic stability results in healthier households, as well as healthier communities, said Gretchen Hormel, board secretary with Walla Walla Branch American Association of University Women.

Driver arrested after bicyclist struck by car

A bicyclist was struck in Walla Walla by a car Wednesday evening driven by a man who was arrested two blocks from the scene for suspicion of driving under the influence, officials said.

Etc: New officers officially join Walla Walla police force

April 1 saw two new officers, Travis Goodwin and Mike Bump, join the Walla Walla Police Department during a swearing-in ceremony before Mayor Jerry Cummins in the Chuck Fulton Community Room at the police station on Moore Street.