Fort WW Museum joins Blue Star program

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WALLA WALLA — Fort Walla Walla Museum has announced it is a member of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 2,000 museums in the U.S. As such, it will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel, reserves, National Guard and their families.

Designated museums provide the free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Fort Walla Walla Museum, however, is going one step further and offering the free admission year-round.

Support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

Fort Walla Walla Museum is on Myra Road in Fort Walla Walla Park. For more details call the museum at 509-525-7703 or e-mail info@fortwallawallamuseum.org. The museum’s website is fortwallawallamuseum.org.

Milton-Freewater Council meeting Monday canceled

MILTON-FREEWATER — Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the City Council meeting scheduled Monday has been canceled. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on June 10 at the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 S.W. Eighth Ave.

State confirms wolves killed four sheep near Weston

PENDLETON (AP) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirms that wolves from the Umatilla River pack have killed four sheep on private land near Weston.

The East Oregonian says Fish and Wildlife reports the predators killed three lambs and one ewe on Tuesday in a small penned pasture on the property.

Officials say large tracks were found and bite wounds on the sheep indicate a wolf attack.

WSU votes to limit tuition

hike in fall to 2 percent

PULLMAN (AP) — The Washington State University Board of Regents voted to limit a fall tuition increase to 2 percent, no matter what the Legislature decides concerning the state budget.

University officials say they want to give students and their parents a degree of certainty about the cost of tuition for next year.

Students at Washington’s other four-year public colleges and universities are still unclear about what they’ll be paying next year.

The Board of Regents also OK’d building a 28,000-square-foot Wine Science Center at the WSU Tri-Cities campus and some small student fee increases.

Oregon university students face another tuition hike

PORTLAND (AP) — Students at Oregon’s seven public universities will pay about 5 percent more next year.

A state Board of Higher Education committee voted unanimously Friday to forward proposed tuition increases to the full board for review at its June meeting.

Tuition and fees vary by university, as do the proposed rate increases.

Under the recommendations, students at the state’s most expensive public university, the University of Oregon, would pay nearly $10,000 in tuition and fees next academic year. Eastern Oregon University would remain the least expensive, with a 5.3 percent increase taking its annual tuition and fees to $7,620.

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