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AT&T raises the bars in Waitsburg

AT&T rolls out its 4G LTE network into Waitsburg today.

City goes the extra mile for pedestrians with map

Commuting by foot is easy with picture-perfect directions.

Local home sales through the roof in March

Walla Walla’s real estate market is in full bloom after what’s been characterized as an “active” spring start.

April’s backpack puts capitulation on the run

April’s attitude is cheeky, defiant and contagious. It is like an unruly hairstyle that won’t fit neatly under a hat. It’s surprisingly substantive, however, despite its love-at-first-sight optimistic brashness and its throw-caution-to-the-wind spirit. Its depth takes us off guard.

City Council to vote on Walla Walla firefighters contract

WALLA WALLA — The City Council will vote this week on a three-year union contract for firefighters that will include 2 percent salary increases each year and a return of the 3 percent deferred compensation match that firefighters gave up in 2011 and 2012.

Final day arrives to vote

WALLA WALLA — Today is the last day for voters in the Walla Walla School District to cast ballots for a $10.2 million bond election.

Walla Walla County officials open salary discussions

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County commissioners opened discussion Monday of setting elected officials’ salaries for 2015, noting that any increases may be a tough sell to voters.

Ex-prison officer pleads innocent to smuggling charges

WALLA WALLA — A man who was working as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary last year pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to smuggling a cell phone and marijuana to an inmate at the facility.

Jail vandal, courthouse escapee sentenced

WALLA WALLA — A man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to escaping from the Walla Walla County Courthouse after previously vandalizing the jail lobby was sentenced Monday afternoon in Superior Court.

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Only the best rein on the Royal fair court

WALLA WALLA — Each year the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is represented by the Royalty Court, a queen and two princesses. They make public appearances to represent the fair positively with horsemanship, public speaking, poise and composure.

Wa-Hi boys take third at MCC pod

Blue Devil golfer Parker Dressler fires a 77 to tie for sixth place individually.

Blue Devil girls fire a 377 for fifth

The Wa-Hi girls golf team finishes behind Southridge, Kamiakin, Pasco and Hanford on Monday.

Mac-Hi boys tennis team defeats Buckaroos, 5-4

McLoughlin High’s boys tennis team defeated Pendleton here Monday, 5-4.

Indians rally late to split with Rosalia

The Touchet baseball team overcame a one-run deficit in the seventh inning to manage a split against Rosalia on Monday.

Touchet softball team routs Rosalia

It took Touchet three innings to settle in, but once the Indians did there was no holding them back.

DeSales softball team splits with Colton

After committing seven errors in a 12-8 loss to Colton to open a nonleague doubleheader, the DeSales softball team rebounded to take an 8-4 win in the night cap on Monday.

Hawks acquire Pryor

Seattle trades a seventh-round draft pick to Oakland for QB Terrelle Pryor.

Astros hammer Hernandez, beat M’s

Houston scores four runs on four extra-base hits in the sixth inning to clinch a 7-2 win over Seattle on Monday.

Sounders on pace to set record for fouls

An early pattern has developed into a disturbing trend.

Grizzlies beat Thunder in OT

Zach Randolph leads Memphis with 25 points in the 111-105 victory on Monday.