SEATTLE (AP) — Two years ago, Richard Sanders lost his seat on the state Supreme Court in an extremely close election, probably due to comments he made late in the race that certain minority groups are overrepresented in the prison population “because they have a crime problem” rather than because of some institutional bias.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Before casting himself as a moderate in the campaign for governor, Rob McKenna met last year with members of a conservative group that has been targeted by activists as being too extreme.
Robert Munson has heard the conventional wisdom: Vice presidential debates aren’t supposed to matter. But in an election this close, he and millions of others tuned in Thursday to a candidate faceoff that many said may not have changed their vote, but firmed their resolve about just how much is at stake.
SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats want to win enough seats in the state Senate to shed the influence of conservatives in their ranks, which has made their control of the upper chamber shaky at best. The Republicans see an opportunity to seize the Senate for the first time in a decade.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The group fighting to overturn Washington's gay marriage law started running its first TV ads in the state on Thursday.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Jay Inslee once speculated that the solar company SunPower could be the Microsoft of its industry.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three former Oregon governors are joining the current chief executive in opposing a proposal to build the state’s first nontribal casino.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops.
SEATTLE (AP) — A new study by an advocacy group looks at how many people have been arrested for marijuana possession in Washington state over the past 25 years, and it’s a big number: 240,000.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s candidates for governor intensified their rivalry Thursday, quarreling in a tart debate that focused on economics while also straying into questions over personal integrity.
NEW YORK — It’s comeuppance time for Anthony Bourdain. And by his tally, he deserves his lickings.
NEW YORK — Tom Hanks will play a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist when he makes his debut on Broadway in the spring.
MOSCOW — A Syrian plane forced to land in Turkey was legally carrying Russian radar parts for Syria, Russia’s foreign minister said today.
MINGORA, Pakistan — Pakistani police have arrested a number of suspects in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot and wounded by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing the fundamentalist Islamic movement, officials said today.
NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out well-known tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center.
WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government
WALLA WALLA — JoAnne Mohrland plans to rock the house Saturday night. The musician — who has been part of the Walla Walla music scene for years — expects to give her fans and friends the party they’ve all been longing for. The one many feared could never happen again.
WALLA WALLA — A Prescott man is in critical condition after riding his motorcycle of Highway 125 Thursday night.
Thefts, Burglaries WW County Sheriff 1400 block of Highland Drive, Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Set of golf clubs from open garage.
The Walla Walla School District and area Realtors will team again for the Care and Share Food Drive Oct. 19-21, according to the online Week in Review.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance’s signature wine event is coming back next year with a new name and broader focus.
Walla Walla Clothing Co. will give away a free pair of jeans and boots this weekend during its Fall Into Fashion event.
The downtown Visitor Center has made a switch to seasonal hours.
Sapolil Cellars and The Moms’ Network of Walla Walla will host an evening of food, bubbly and jewels Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
Downtown Walla Walla’s cupcake shop will host a Sprinkle Party.
Former Milton-Freewater resident Celeste Miranda Brown and Chad Michael Buchaklian, both of Waterford, Wis., wed Aug. 4, 2012, at Wine Valley Golf Course. The Rev. Phil Nesvig officiated.
LONDON — In a remote fishing town on the tip of Scotland’s Black Isle, the last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has died, taking with him a little fragment of the English linguistic mosaic.
Donley “Don” and Maxine Rogers of College Place celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 17, 2012.
In her late teens Ilea Adele Ferris Bennett was a cashier and stocker at Boys Market in Walla Walla before and during the Great Depression.
Recently it was my privilege to attend a full day seminar in Portland, where the presentations were about whole plant foods. There was much good information from six presenters.
Waitsburg School District board members are Ross Hamann, Christy House, Marilyn Johnson, Randy Pearson and Greg Zuger. With Zuger absent Wednesday, the board:
As far as business models go, it is hard to beat the lemonade stand. The costs — lemons, cups, sugar — are paid by the parents. Kids have no overhead and receive all the profit.
LOS ANGELES — Blasted into space by a collision with an asteroid, the jagged hunk of Mars rock tumbled silently through the solar system for 7,000 centuries.
COLLEGE PLACE — Dr. Serena Tonstad will discuss obesity and lifestyle changes during a talk Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Auditorium at Walla Walla University.
County Commissioner Jim Johnson, appointed to the position in the spring to replace retiring Commissioner Gregg Loney, has done a solid job in his first few months in office.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi joins the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy tonight at 7 p.m. when the Blue Devil football team hosts Southridge at Borleske Stadium.
SEATTLE — In this NFL era of prolific offense, the Seahawks have been at their eccentric best. They haven’t just ignored the trend. They’ve gone the opposite way and succeeded in stunning fashion.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Indiana lost a star early in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Fever never lost their confidence.
CINCINNATI — The entire season was a comeback for Buster Posey, so he didn’t think anything of it when San Francisco needed one of the biggest yet to play for a pennant.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Coach Mike Munchak likes his football history, and he told his Tennessee Titans how the 1993 Houston Oilers started 1-4 before winning 11 straight to reach the playoffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll cost another penny to mail a letter next year.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Miguel Cabrera danced on a chair in one corner of the visiting clubhouse, puffing a cigar. Prince Fielder doused his young sons, Jadyn and Haven, with non-alcoholic sparkling wine, then handed them each a bottle to shake and spray.
NEW YORK — Just maybe the Baltimore Orioles’ remarkable run into October is not so improbable after all.
WASHINGTON — Hours before Jayson Werth’s game-ending homer on a 13-pitch at-bat extended the Washington Nationals’ surprising season, before a bullpen trio got eight consecutive outs via strikeouts, before Ian Desmond’s acrobatic catch, a guy who isn’t even on the playoff roster fired up a team facing elimination against the defending champs.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Youth Football League is celebrating its 20th birthday at noon Saturday at Drew Bledsoe Fields on the Veterans Administration grounds.
BELEK, Turkey — Justin Rose beat Lee Westwood by one shot Friday to win the World Golf Final and a career-best $1.5 million in prize money.
NEW YORK — NHL arenas are dark, and now so are its negotiating rooms.
PARIS — The Tour de France will have no official winner for the seven races from 1999-2005 if Lance Armstrong is stripped of his victories by the International Cycling Union.
Two men have left their wives for me. The relationship I had with the first one ended very badly (his choice). The second started shortly thereafter, and I am still with him.
If I’ve learned one essential lesson in more than three decades of my writing career, it’s this: Follow the story. Whenever I get lost, I follow the light of a story and somehow find my way.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi coaches Don Hoepker and Kim McDaniels haven’t given up on their team’s chances when the Mid-Columbia League’s Class 4A district volleyball tournament commences Oct. 25 at home sites.
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Valley Academy handed DeSales a three-set Southeast 2B volleyball defeat here Thursday.
By KATY WALDMAN
WALLA WALLA — AARP Driver Safety Classes are planned through December. Get safe driving tips and possible reductions in insurance premiums. Class fee is $14 except $12 for AARP members. In November, veterans classes are free. For more information, contact Jim Hall 509-529-1100.
WALLA WALLA — Park Plaza, 1400 Dalles Military Rd., is hosting a variety of activities in October.