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Officials issue warning about firefighter impersonators

The King County Sheriff's Office is urging residents to call 911 if a firefighter comes to their home for an unscheduled safety check.

Kapowsin Meats recalls pork from Washington, Oregon, Alaska

Graham-based Kapowsin Meats is recalling more than 520,000 pounds of pork shipped to Washington, Oregon and Alaska after food inspectors found that it may be contaminated with salmonella.

About 67 percent of Washington toddlers vaccinated on time

State health officials say just 67 percent of Washington toddlers get all their vaccinations on time.

Senators: More must be done to prevent future wildfires

As Washington and other Western states battle huge blazes this summer, two U.S. senators said at a field hearing in Seattle that more needs to be done to prepare for and help prevent future wildfires.

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Four Walla Walla neighborhoods named finalists for ultrahigh-speed Internet

For the past six weeks, Walla Walla’s residents have been jockeying online for their neighborhood to be chosen as the first to receive fiber powered internet as part of PocketiNet Communications Inc. Gigabit Country program.

Tickets on sale for ‘Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera’

Tickets for “Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera” to be performed Oct. 23 at the Gesa Power House Theatre are now on sale.

Whitman exhibition, events begin Tuesday

The Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College will present “SEEING STORIES: Traversing the Graphic Narrative,” a semester-long exhibition and series of events, beginning Sept. 1 and running through Dec. 11. Sheehan Gallery is on the Whitman College campus at 920 E. Isaacs Ave.

Pioneer teacher, doctor portrayed at FWWM

The Living History Company at Fort Walla Walla Museum will present portrayals of Sarah Miner on Saturday and Nelson G. Blalock on Sunday.

Banner Days concert Sept. 4

The Banner Days will play 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 4 at Three Rivers Winery, 5641 Old Highway 12.

‘Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom’ opens Saturday

The Shakespeare Walla Walla Masters Series continues with two performances of “Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom” at the Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ai Weiwei artist’s reception to be Sept. 3

The opening reception for the exhibit “Ai Weiwei Walla Walla,” with the sculpture series “Rebar and Case” by internationally acclaimed political dissident artist Ai Weiwei, will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Foundry Vineyards, 13th Avenue and Abadie Street.

‘Be the One’ art contest entries sought

The United Way of Walla Walla is calling for entrants in an art contest themed “Be The One.”

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Vince Gill bound to be sweetly soothing for Southeast Washington

Vince Gill was not talking about Southeast Washington when he recorded “Look at Us” in 1991. No, the longstanding country music star was crooning about a married couple having made it through the many hurdles of marriage.

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Council nixes code exemption for homeless center

With more gavel work in 90 minutes than he said he’s done in two years, Mayor Jerry Cummins brought Wednesday night’s City Council meeting to a close after members dealt a setback to a plan to build a day shelter for the homeless on Pine Street.

Columbia County prepares to open doors to pot operations, sales

Columbia County’s moratorium on marijuana businesses is burning out. With less than a month until the temporary ban on grow operations and retail marijuana businesses within the county ends, Columbia County commissioners met Monday to discuss pot proceedings, the Waitsburg Times reported.

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