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Talk to discuss positive reinforcement for dogs

WALLA WALLA — Teaching your dog to sit, stand and lie down with positive reinforcement is the topic for the free monthly Lunchtime Learning class to be held at noon, Sept. 9, at Animal Clinic of Walla Walla, 2089 Taumarson Road.

Local cadet making mark at West Point

Cadet Lucas Dean “Luke” Fazzari blazed through his first year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Lunch event to tell ‘The Rest of the Story’

DAYTON — The Christian Women’s Connection will present “The Rest of the Story,” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 10, at LC @ The Green (golf course), 209 N. Pine St.

Campaign gears up to give kids in need a boost at holidays

While out shopping the specials for school supplies, consider a few extra items to tuck into the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes as this annual campaign gears up.

Open house set for parent aide volunteers

WALLA WALLA — Children’s Home Society of Walla Walla is in search of volunteers to mentor families. Parent aide volunteers often make the critical difference in empowering parents to succeed in their lives and parenting and help prevent child abuse and neglect, according to a news release.

Column: Pioneer Park’s oblique link to New York City’s Central Park

I have lived in Walla Walla for five years and have heard this statement several times: “You know, Pioneer Park was designed by the same man who did New York’s Central Park.” I was impressed and intrigued, and after much research I have discovered how much truth is in that claim.

Smart Driver courses offered in September

WALLA WALLA — AARP Driver Safety is offering its Smart Driver Course in September. The curriculum was developed to help drivers 50 and older stay current with driving laws and new technologies inside and outside of vehicles.

Annual Eddie MacMurdo Horse Show next week

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley Horsemen Association will present the 43rd annual Eddie MacMurdo Horse Show, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St.

Port of Portland says propane terminal to be built

PORTLAND — The Port of Portland has reached an agreement to house a Canadian company’s propane terminal, importing the fuel by rail from Canada and exporting it by ship to Asia.

How to keep yourself safe as West Nile wings its way into Valley

When I first moved to Walla Walla I was delighted to discover the diversity of bird species that migrate through this area, as I am a bit of an amateur birder. However, the veterinarian in me also became a bit nervous, as all of these migratory birds put us at risk for West Nile virus.

Tickets for annual WWGH fundraiser now available

WALLA WALLA — Tickets for the Walla Walla General Hospital Gala 2014 are now available.

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Keep kids’ private moments all in the family

Can we all just stop pimping our children? Stop selling them out for “Like” and “Share”? Quit scurrying to gather “views”?

Emergency Services - 9/2/14

Emergency Services - 9/2/14

Agenda - Dayton School Board - 9/3/14

Dayton School Board

Court should tread carefully with threats to Legislature

As former Washington governors, we recently took the unprecedented step of joining every other living former state governor, Democrats and Republicans alike, in filing a “friends of the court” brief with the state Supreme Court. We urged the court to give the Legislature the 2015 session to adopt a sustainable basic-education funding plan.

Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

DETROIT — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city’s bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Letter - Turner committed to safety of citizens

Please join me in re-electing John Turner for sheriff of Walla Walla County.

Letter - Admission to the fair is too high

Whoever did the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days website did the public a great disservice.

Slow down! School is open

All schools are now open in the Walla Walla Valley. Make sure to slow down in school zones.