News for Tuesday, June 22, 2010



First West Nile case reported in Washington

The Washington state Department of Health has been notified by Grant County that a mosquito sample taken June 16 near Moses Lake has tested positive for West Nile virus.This is the first confirmed environmental sample of West Nile virus in a mosquito pool

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Support urged for Initiative 1098

Did you know that according to a recent study of tax fairness across the nation, Washington state comes in dead last? The B&O tax that burdens small businesses, even when they don't turn a profit, is one of the greatest problems.

Shortage of paint makes road striping difficult

Walla Walla County ordered early and is fifth in line to receive its order,

WALLA WALLA -- A national shortage of the paint used to stripe roads is leaving its mark in Walla Walla County.

Buffet, Gates right to call for rich to donate

But those billions are also linked to US prosperity by supporting businesses and jobs. Giving must be done carefully.

What if the ultra rich -- those who have amassed multi-billion dollar fortunes -- gave half their wealth to charitable causes?

ASK MOM - Traumatized teens need therapy, stable role models

Dear Mom:About a year ago, my wife and I gained custody of my sister's 15-year-old son, James (not his real name). When he came to live with us he had been failing school, mainly because my sister was addicted to a variety of drugs and James's academic li

Etcetera - 06/22/10

The Walla Walla High School Class of 1945 will hold its 65th reunion in early August, said classmate Mel Haas. A no-host gettogether at Mill Creek Brew Pub will be 6 p.m. Aug. 6; a 5 p.m. social hour will be followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Wa

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? - Here we go 'round the roundabout

WALLA WALLA -- Walla Wallans enjoy trying new things. When a new restaurant opens it's busy -- really busy -- for weeks, even months.

Walla Walla man arrested in marijuana case

CLACKAMAS, Ore. -- A Walla Walla man was arrested near here Sunday after police found $12,000 worth of marijuana in his car.

Armed robbery suspects arraigned

WALLA WALLA -- Two suspects charged in the armed robbery of a man at his home earlier this month were arraigned Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Cox Jones, Tom's in All-City Little League finale

Tom's Chevron edges Cummins Athletic, 3-2, and Cox-Jones hands MZI an 8-6 defeat to advance.

WALLA WALLA — Cox-Jones and Tom's Chevron earned berths in the championship game of the 35th annual Walla Walla City Little League baseball tournament with semifinal victories Monday night at the Pacific Little League Complex.Nick Roth's two-run, walk-off

Beverly Elaine Gilman

January 2, 1938 to June 17, 2010

Irma F. Mincks

January 14, 1923 – June 18, 2010

Lucille Ashworth

June 16, 2010

Elmer Rand

March 6, 1926 - June 16, 2010

Death Francis Merry

Aug. 8, 1920 - June 21, 2010

DEATH NOTICE - Margaret Stewart

Dec. 18, 1921 - June 21, 2010