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James Barber

1921 - 2014

Former Milton-Freewater resident James E. “Jim” Barber, 92,

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FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

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Yakamas file suit to stop Rattlesnake Mountain wildflower tours

The Yakama Nation is asking a federal judge to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from conducting wildflower tours on Rattlesnake Mountain starting this week.

Olympia invention turns cellphone into microscope

OLYMPIA (AP) — A 23-year-old Olympia man who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Washington is finding a market for his invention — lenses that turn your cellphone into a microscope.

Agenda - Prescott School Board - 4/24/14

Prescott School Board

Lawsuit seeks cash after attack by ‘abnormally dangerous’ duck

PORTLAND (AP) — An Oregon duck accused of having “abnormally dangerous propensities” finds itself at the center of a lawsuit that seeks $275,000 in damages.

Agenda - Port of Walla Walla - 4/24/14

Port of Walla Walla

Friends of the Library of Walla Walla to hold fundraising sale

Friends of the Library of Walla Walla’s Media Madness fundraiser will offer a variety of lightly used DVDs, books on tape, books on CD, music CDs, hardback, paperback, children’s and coffee table books, decorative items and games for all ages.

Universities are going to have to get used to a less-white world

It surely wasn’t his intent, but talk-radio shock jock Glenn Beck gave Exhibit A last week of why Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard is so worried about the future of his school.

Birth defect again found at high rate in south-central Washington

YAKIMA — Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties together logged seven cases of the rare birth defect anencephaly in 2013, the fourth year of unusually high numbers of cases, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

Annual quarterhorse show begins Thursday at fairgounds

WALLA WALLA — The Northwest Quarter Horse Association will hold its annual show Thursday through Sunday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 363 Orchard St.

Letter - Be a voice for children

I am a court appointed special advocate (CASA) serving in Walla Walla. A CASA is appointed to advocate for the needs of a child who has been abused, neglected or abandoned by their parent.

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Little Goose lock reopens ahead of schedule

STARBUCK — Barge and boat traffic on the Lower Snake River is back to normal after repairs to the Little Goose Dam navigation lock were finished ahead of schedule.

Emergency Services - 4/23/14

Emergency Services - 4/23/14

Rose Purcell

1921 - 2014

Rose Emma Purcell of Weston passed away April 16, 2014, at her home at the age of 92 years.

Wa-Hi bond defeat will take time to overcome

Voters on Tuesday failed to pass a $10.2 million proposal to build a new science building on the Walla Walla High School campus.

Vicky Flippo

1945 - 2014

Former Walla Walla resident Vicky Ann Flippo, 68, of Walla Walla passed away

Clinton Sloan

1936 - 2014

Clinton L. “Clint” Sloan of Athena passed away April 17, 2014, at

Leroy Beamer

1952 - 2014

Leroy James Beamer, 61, died April 19, 2014, at home.

William Ferguson

1936 - 2014

William “Bill” Ferguson, 77, died April 22, 2014, at home.