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Trial delayed in motorcycle eluding case

This week’s trial of a motorcyclist accused of leading police in a pursuit in Walla Walla in February and other crimes is being postponed in Superior Court.

Jay Winter

1946 - 2015

Jay Winter, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather

Edward Pepper - Doyle Watkins

1958 - 2015

Edward Doyle Pepper also known as Doyle Edward Watkins

Dalton Peick

1986 - 2015

Dalton Charles Peick, 29, died July 17, 2015,

Afghan intelligence: Taliban leader dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years.

Governor plans tougher enforcement of pollution laws

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee believes he’s found a way to cut carbon pollution without activating a “poison pill” that would cut state money for mass transit, bike and pedestrian projects.

Drought, heat mean uncertain returns for Yakima Valley hops growers

GRANGER — In one hop yard at Carpenter Ranches, where irrigator George Ochoa turns valves off and on to rotate water, vines grow lush, leafy and all the way to the trellis wire high above his head.

Scientists testing grizzly hair to track eating habits

Want to know what bears are eating? Call a barber.

Creation of motion pictures has roots in ancient Greece

Why did people invent movies?

Letter - US flag should not be worn backward

The U.S. Army wears the United States flag reversed on its uniforms.

Wheatland Village to host annual car show

The Wheatland Village annual Classic Car Show will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9 at Wheatland Village, 1500 Catherine St. The show will feature the Walla Walla Cruisers and the smooth tunes of DJ Manuel Maldonado. Complimentary refreshments to be offered include corn dogs, chips, Italian ice and cool lemonade. Donations of nonperishable food items for BMAC food bank will be accepted.

Letter - Services offered at Kelly Place building necessary

Everett Maroon of Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s recent analysis of the Kelly Place building was on the money. I’ll give the county commissioners credit for trying to determine fair rental rates in organizing the Kelly Place social services center. But they weren’t sweethearts.

WWGH to host class for expectant parents

A “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” class will be held from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

Etc: Big year for Army lieutenant from College Place

It’s been a year filled with training and graduations for U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Andrew Scott of College Place.

Letter - Early Start Act will help reduce crime

I’d like to voice my appreciation to the outstanding trio of legislators who represent Walla Walla in Olympia.

Watercolor, photography classes offered for youths

The 4-H program at the WSU Extension Office will host two youth classes next week, one to learn watercolor painting and the other photography.

Washington State Patrol boosts recruiting to offset trooper decline

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol is considering an increase in class sizes at the academy in Shelton to combat a shortage of troopers.

Etc: Couple with Walla Walla ties to talk about aid in Myanmar

Walla Walla native Clarice Swanson is preparing to spend three months this fall in Myanmar, formerly Burma, with her cousin and her cousin’s husband, founders of the Free Burma Rangers.

Letter - Obama cavalier about horror inflicted by enemies

The deaths I know of caused by depression were suicides, not mass murders. Does depression excuse a person from knowing right from wrong?

Births - 7/28/15

Walla Walla General Hospital

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