WALLA WALLA COUNTY
“You have cancer” may be the most feared thing a doctor can tell a patient.
WALLA WALLA — A final flurry of filings Friday produced contested races for several city councils and school boards as well as the state Court of Appeals. However, a majority of those who filed for positions last week will be running unopposed.
WALLA WALLA — A special three-day filing period will open Monday for Walla Walla County offices open for election this year for which no one filed during the regular filing week.
The following candidacies have been posted in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties as of Friday.
CHICAGO — An outraged Janet Agranoff watched in 1996 as “60 Minutes” aired a report about “dying rooms” in Chinese orphanages, where infants and toddlers — most of them girls — were left to starve.
Dale and LaRita White of Dayton observed their 60th wedding anniversary on May 15, 2013. A celebration in their honor was Saturday in Dayton.
For work in science, technology and mathematics , 11 area female high school scholars received recognition from the American Association of University Women Walla Walla Branch during a late April ceremony in the Walla Walla Public School District Boardroom.
OLYMPIA — Saturday is the 33rd anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens that killed 57 people, knocked down a forest and filled the sky and rivers with volcanic ash.
TORONTO — A video purportedly of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack has caused an uproar in Canada. Ford on Friday called the allegations “ridiculous.”
NEW YORK — Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it’s fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren’t even more injuries.
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon’s control.
SPOKANE — The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are executing a search warrant Saturday in the case of two letters containing the deadly poison ricin that were intercepted this week at a post office in Washington state.
ELIZABETH, N.J. — Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won’t step down and will instead “face the storm,” raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and his opponents to negotiate an end to the country’s civil war.
PHOENIX — Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered: ulcers, depression, a separation from his wife, nightmares.
Facts and tips on water usage and conservation are presented weekly by the city of Walla Walla, in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
Unions and some Democrats blast Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s push.
WASHINGTON — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.