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Column: Funding recreation is a higher priority than habitat preservation

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program was developed 25 years ago through legislation requested by then-Gov. Booth Gardner.

Youth program seeks support as it chases grant

The Summer Youth Program in Dayton is seeking a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant to benefit children there and needs your votes.

Column: Earth’s climate system is approaching tipping points

Like a guest who has overstayed his welcome, carbon dioxide (CO2), a very stable gas produced by combustion of fossil fuel, stays in the climate system for hundreds of years.

Agenda - Walla Walla School Board - 6/2/15

Walla Walla School Board

Letter - Nobody thinks right to bear arms unlimited

I must take exception to Abel Carreno’s scurrilous assertion (“Take action against NRA-promoted laws,” May 31) that “NRA enthusiasts declare that gun rights are unlimited.”

Talk set on resources for older and disabled adults

COLLEGE PLACE — “Resources for Older Adults, Disabled Adults, and Family Caregivers” will be presented 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday at Sunbridge Community Center, 1200 12th St.

Washington drought preparations underway

With Washington state experiencing the worst mountain snowpack in decades and a drought emergency declared two weeks ago, farmers, growers and wildlife managers are preparing for a tough summer as conditions are expected to worsen.

Letter - WWCC’s ‘Something’s Afoot’ should not be missed

I was very impressed with “Something’s Afoot,” a hybrid British drawing room, murder mystery, musical farce at the China Pavilion at Walla Walla Community College.

Agenda - College Place School Board - 6/2/15

College Place School Board

Editorial: City plan to curb downtown park problems moves forward

As the city of Walla Walla seeks to curb problems in its two downtown parks, it is wisely focusing on the source of the problem — unacceptable behavior.

Updated: County commission OKs jail split from Sheriff's Office

Walla Walla County commissioners this morning unanimously approved splitting operation of the county jail from the Sheriff's Office.

Walla Walla police probe weekend shooting

Walla Walla police today continued an investigation into a shooting early Saturday that injured a Walla Walla man.

Emergency Services - 6/1/15

Emergency Services - 6/1/15

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May ends as second-warmest on record

A severe early-evening thunderstorm sent May out with a bang Sunday. It also boosted the month’s rainfall total to near-normal during a month that was, weatherwise, something of a roller-coaster.

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Weekend wrapup

Washington state baseball and softball tournaments, and track and field meets, were held over the weekend around the state. Here are some photos from the events to celebrate area contestants:

Bruins hand Phantoms 17-7 defeat in five

The Walla Walla Bruins improved to 6-0 overall and in Central Washington American Legion Double A league play with a five-inning, 17-7 victory over the Kennewick Phantoms on the Walla Walla Community College field on Sunday.

Bears fall to Spokane Expos, 2-0 and 15-8

Bears fall to Spokane Expose, 2-0 and 15-8 The Walla Walla Bears dropped a pair of summer baseball games to the Spokane Expos Saturday at Murr Field to open their 2015 season.

Griz explode past Knights, 17-8

After collecting just six hits and losing twice to the Richland Knights Saturday at Murr Field, the Walla Walla Griz exploded for 14 hits Sunday and defeated the Knights 17-8 to salvage the third game of an American Legion Single A baseball series.

Young takes over as Bears’ baseball coach

The Walla Walla Bears baseball club opened its 2015 campaign with a new skipper at the helm over the weekend.

Indians outlast Mariners, 6-3, in 12 innings

SEATTLE — The explanations were quick and to the point, because there wasn’t much to be said. “I can sit here and analyze it all I want to,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. “The fact is we got five hits in how many innings, 12 innings? You’re not going to win. We’ve got to swing the bats better.”

How to Beat the Crowd - Ken Fisher