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Indoor range for gun club finds new life with Port fence vote

WALLA WALLA — Behind a new fence, the Walla Walla Gun Club may be on target for that indoor pistol, rimfire and archery range, after all.

Port shores up business center funding

WALLA WALLA — The Small Business Development Center will continue in the community with another three-year contract, plus the backfill funds for the operating costs that have been short.

Area pot zoning efforts face resistance

DAYTON — With moratoriums on recreational marijuana businesses set to expire mid-September, Dayton and Columbia County are moving forward with zoning ordinances amid opposition from residents.

Port of Walla Walla commissioners reject idea for raises

WALLA WALLA — Port of Walla Walla commissioners sunk a proposal for raises Tuesday.

Reservoir project seen as key part of preparing for climate change

The Roza Irrigation District is turning a dried lake bed in Washout Canyon into a 39-acre reservoir that will allow the district to pull less water from the Yakima River and better serve customers in the Prosser and Benton City areas.

Washington student test results due out today

SEATTLE — Washington schools get their report cards today. The state is releasing the results from spring student tests later this morning.

Government warns US retailers about hacking software

WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

Lower jobless rate means state Employment Security workers face layoffs

OLYMPIA — Washington’s lower unemployment rate means more jobs in many parts of the economy, but layoffs for the people who help the unemployed.

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Columbia County Fair to host WWCC exhibits

DAYTON — Music, food and a rodeo are standard parts of the Columbia County Fair, but this year, they’ll be joined by a drone, a race car and a stream table.

Financial support for Small Business Center lags

WALLA WALLA — The reopening of the Walla Walla Area Small Business Center a little less than three years ago was considered a revival attributed to the need in the community for business advisory services.