ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is listen to the ads on an all-news radio station there.
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On Monday, March 4, 2013, the Lord rewarded his good and faithful servant, Fred Reichow,
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Rachel A. Tincher of Milton-Freewater passed away March 4, 2013,
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Elzie Surles died on Feb. 27, 2013, at his home in College Place.
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Marlys Jane Flores, 65, was born April 28, 1947, and passed away Feb. 19, 2013,
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Martha Alice Esters, 96, resident of Walla Walla for 75 years, died March 4, 2013,
WALLA WALLA — Take one nonprofit agency serving disabled adults.
NEW YORK — Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda Morgenstern on television’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Rhoda,” has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
The School Board voted unanimously to hold off on a new request to voters for money to fix up the high school.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board has agreed to wait before attempting another bond to renovate Walla Walla High School.
NAIROBI — A separatist group in Kenya’s coastal region killed at least eight police officers as voting started in the first presidential contest since ethnic violence marred an election in 2007 and curbed economic growth.
WASHINGTON — The United States lost at least $9 billion of taxpayer money set aside to rebuild Iraq, as poor planning and weak oversight allowed waste and fraud to permeate the nine-year, $60.5 billion effort, according to a government watchdog.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way today to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power failures.
AMSTERDAM — The European Union has fined Microsoft $733 million for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company’s flagship Windows operating system.
When a nurse refused to do CPR on a woman it spurred support for laws mandating emergency care. That’s not something that can, or should, be mandated.
Public outrage over a preventable death often leads to loud calls for change in the laws. But sometimes new legislation — particularly when driven by emotion — often causes far more problems than it addresses.
I am on a Walla Walla Community Council Committee studying the issue of communication between citizens and government. State Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, appeared as a member of a panel when we discussed communication with state government.
On behalf of the DeSales Catholic High School senior class of 2013 I would like to acknowledge our community, those outside the community, veterans and local businesses who contributed to our senior class gift in memory of 1st Lt. Mathew Fazzari.
NEW YORK (AP) — What record?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt the impact of short-term spending cuts that kicked in with dire White House warnings a few days ago, with both sides eager to pocket the full savings for deficit reduction as they pivot to a new clash over Medicare.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is back.
LOS ANGELES — Carly Rae Jepsen has a message for the Boy Scouts: Don’t call me.
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, today recalled certain lots of five-ounce cans of tuna products because the cans may have loose seals.
CAIRO — An Egyptian administrative court today ordered the suspension of parliamentary elections scheduled to begin next month, throwing the country’s politics deeper into confusion.
Public comment is being sought on a plan to help improve the work force in Eastern Washington.
RICHLAND — Washington’s governor prepared to travel to the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site to learn more about leaking radioactive waste tanks there today, a day after federal officials acknowledged budget cuts may disrupt efforts to empty the aging vessels.
WALLA WALLA — According to Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner, the decision to hire a retired Los Angeles police officer, John King, to replace Capt. Barry Blackman was difficult, “based on many factors.”
Thefts, Burglaries WW Police Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Avenue. Two rings, valued at $1,538, reportedly stolen.
PORTLAND — A union local has filed an unfair labor practice claim against the owner of a Pacific Northwest grain terminal that locked out employees after alleging a worker sabotaged equipment.
WALLA WALLA — The Enigma, the sideshow performer whose body is covered with puzzle-piece tattoos and implanted horns on his forehead, will be shocking and tattooing locals on Thursday and Friday.
GRANDVIEW — Javier Clara grew up near a vineyard, which later sparked his interest in studying wine.
The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce is revving up for a celebration at Stateline Polaris.
The American Banker’s symposium is tapping the president and chief executive officer of Banner Corp. as a keynote speaker for its upcoming symposium.
A pair of fitness fanatics has brought CrossFit to College Place.
WALLA WALLA — Employees at the local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office have received notice they may face furloughs due to impending federal budget cuts.
WASHINGTON — Nearly six months after President Barack Obama vowed to “bring to justice” the militants who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, the joint CIA and FBI effort to catch the ringleaders has made little apparent progress.
WALLA WALLA — Sooner or later it had to happen. But it’s not likely that anyone close to the Walla Walla Community College women’s basketball program — and you can probably include Warriors coach Bobbi Hazeltine in the conversation — expected it to be this year.
A new network looks to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
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Martha Lydia Strand, 95, died March 5, 2013,
Jenn Suhr wanted to spend their short vacation time in Florida riding roller-coasters at Disney World, while her husband preferred to visit some water parks.
The early hint of spring weathering into the region this week is a game-changer for outdoorsmen, but merely a confirmation of what’s already under way for wildlife.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mike Lynch recorded his second hole-in-one in seven years of golf here Friday at the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course.
WALLA WALLA — Bids are now being taken for the former Walla Walla Gardener’s Association plant and property.
Darlene, Nora the Schnauzer and I turned one of our somewhat regular trips westward from Walla Walla into a full-fledged (ah, a pun!) and surprisingly successful bird-photography excursion.
WALLA WALLA — A property rights forum will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in room 185 at Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.
Wow, winter is slowly dropping out of sight as the sun gets higher over our heads.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College’s women’s basketball team will face the Emory University Eagles in the NCAA Division III Regional semifinals Friday night at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider took a chance on a pro basketball player making the switch to tight end.
PULLMAN — The players aren’t thinking about next season yet. Not with two more chances this week for Washington State to prove itself capable of ending this losing streak, and not with the hope-springs- eternal lens through which the Cougars view the Pac-12 tournament.
WALLA WALLA — STAR Project is looking for just the right person. The agency — Successful Transition and Recovery — serves clients who have been recently released from incarceration. Finding housing is one of the biggest tasks.
The longest losing streak in a decade for Washington State men’s basketball has begun to raise questions about the future of its coach.
Pomeroy Council members are Dennis Gillis, Donna Hunt, James Fuchs, Alesia Ruchert and Kaye Carlson. With Gillis absent Tuesday, the council:
PEORIA, Ariz. — Oliver Perez simply couldn’t say “no” when his country came calling. More important, there was no ounce of him that wanted to say no.
NEW YORK — Fox proved television was ready for a fourth major network, and Fox News took on CNN.
SEATTLE — If a professional basketball career doesn’t pan out, Scott Suggs could be a fabulous professional poker player some day.
SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies began spring football practice Tuesday night with high expectations for the 2013 season, based in large part on a roster filled with returning starters.
PEORIA, Ariz. — The man they call Mr. Mariner was on a back field Tuesday, watching intently as the team’s rawest minor-leaguers ran through their paces.
SEATTLE — MLS commissioner Don Garber has made his goal about as clear as possible: He wants the league to be recognized as one of the world’s best by 2022.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to clear the way for confirmation of John Brennan to run the CIA, the White House is providing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee with access to all of the top-secret legal opinions that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, the committee’s chairwoman announced today.
YAKIMA (AP) — Washington joined a handful of other states with a compact for immigration reform Tuesday, marking another effort by states to push Congress to overhaul U.S. immigration policies.