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Study: Washington last in nation in tax fairness

How fair is the tax system in Washington?

PGG closes out Joseph, Island City locations

Pendleton Grain Growers has announced its stores in Joseph and Island City will start inventory reduction sales today ahead of the closure of the Joseph store and the transfer of the Island City store to a new company.

Corn maze pops open for season

A 6-plus-acre living spiderweb awaits its chance to snare visitors to the annual Walla Walla Corn Maze.

Waitsburg High senior a National Merit semifinalist

Waitsburg High School senior Emma C. Philbrook is a semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Italian Heritage Festa set for October

In November 1985 15 local residents gathered together to talk about how they could emphasize with their children the culture, music, folk dances, language, people and regional geography in Italy from which their parents had immigrated.

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Colorful dance raises funds for local schools

WALLA WALLA — Close to 300 people attended Fiestas Patrias on Saturday night, a fundraiser for Garrison and Pioneer middle schools’ Baile Folklorico dance programs.

Emergency Services - 9/22/14

Emergency Services - 9/22/14

Calls for climate change action gain steam

A day after Sunday’s worldwide, including one in Walla Walla, calling for action on climate change, several new initiatives were to be announced today by big-city mayors, California’s governor.

Updated: Snake River barge and fishing boat collide

A 64-year-old Kennewick man and two teens survived being run over by a barge on the Snake River at about 5 a.m. Sunday after a night of fishing.

Updated: Police investigate death of inmate at Walla Walla County Jail

WALLA WALLA — A 32-year-old female inmate died Sunday night at the Walla Walla County Jail, according to a news release from Sheriff John Turner.

Oregon starts preparing before state votes on legalizing pot

PORTLAND — In the months before a marijuana-legalization measure goes before voters, the leadership of Oregon’s largest agencies quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with it.

Local health providers gear up for flu season

Before flu season comes, there is flu vaccine season — at least for people serious about avoiding the illness.

Sheriff’s round-table to be held in Burbank, WW

A Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office round-table to discuss community concerns will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Burbank at the Columbia High School Library, 787 Maple St.

Volunteers sought for tree planting near McNary Dam

UMATILLA, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks National Public Lands Day volunteers to help Corps rangers plant trees Saturday at the McNary Wildlife Nature Area.