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Agenda - Columbia County - 10/1/14

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. Where: Columbia County Courthouse, 341 E. Main St., Dayton

Suspect in suicide bomb threat charged with two felonies

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park last week was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with two felonies.

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ArtSquared rounds up funding

WALLA WALLA — It was a weekend frenzy for 6-by-6 inch paintings as some 200 people snapped up hundreds of the treasures at the second annual ArtSquared.

Trial set for driver in crash that killed teacher

WALLA WALLA — A man suspected of driving drunk and killing a married mother of two children in a collision this month on State Route 125 at the Walmart intersection is set for trial Nov. 19 in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Task force proposes new taxes for Washington state parks

OLYMPIA (AP) — A task force appointed by the governor recommends bringing back two unpopular taxes to help fund Washington state parks and the outdoor recreation industry.

Suspect in Walla Walla bomb threat appears in court

WALLA WALLA — A man whom police say threatened to commit suicide by blowing up his home made a first appearance this morning in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

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Updated: Stretch of Myra Road closed after ammonia tanker tips over

Myra Road from Rose Street north to the roundabout at Pine Street is closed due to a tip-over of a tanker truck carrying 15,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia on Myra Road, north of Rose Street, according to a news release.

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Ice Bucket Challenge hits it out of the park

Though they were fewer in numbers than hoped, the efforts of volunteers still raised $2,445.68.

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Project shows value in Mill Creek wildfire

Creating defensible spaces helped keep flames from reaching several homes in the blaze.

Local, state candidates to meet in forum Wednesday in Dayton

DAYTON — The Dayton chapter of the American Association of University Women will hold a candidate forum on Wednesday at the Liberty Theater from 7-9:30 p.m.

Rural town's schools at crossroads

It's clear Dayton has lost a significan number of students to other districts. The reasons ...

Enrollment solutions rife with Catch-22s

Many ideas cost money, which the school district doesn't have.

Jalapenos spice up Muddy Frogwatter

Milton-Freewater's Muddy Frogwater saw numerous changes this year in an effort to increase attendance and ...

Furry Fridays for 5/2

Penelope is an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix who is new to the Humane Society. She is friendly and sweet and has experience as both an indoor and outdoor dog.

Furry Fridays for 4/25

Snooki is an 8-year-old calico. She likes gentle strokes and scratches and needs a home where her arthritis can be cared for.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott II

Nevada Slim and Cimmaron Sue sing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" at the Prescott Library.

Cowboy poetry in Prescott

Poem by Olivia Kiefel, 3, read by her dad at a cowboy poetry event at the Prescott Library.

Furry Fridays for 4/18

Jazz is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix. He's friendly, smart and and playful.

Furry Fridays for 4/11

Stoffie is a playful, friendly 6-month-old kitty awaiting adoption at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.

March in support of Walla Walla High School bond

Marchers walked from First Congregational Church to Land Title Plaza to show support for a bond measure soon to face Walla Walla School District voters.

Furry Fridays for 4/4

King is a 1-year-old Staffordshire terrier. He appears to be deaf, but has already started learning hand signals. He is very friendly!

Furry Fridays for 3/28/14

Batty Lou is a 6-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who is waiting for her new home at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Batty is quiet and sweet and is very enthused about patting and treats.

Furry Fridays for 3/21/14

Stella is a sweet, well-behaved 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix. She's looking for her permanent home and lives at the Blue Mountain Humane Society.