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Updated: Soil testing for Valley Fever culprit improves

Washington state public health departments finally have some ammunition to go after a relatively recent — and totally unwelcome — newcomer to the region.

Walla Walla City Council OKs new park rules

The Walla Walla City Council unanimously approved numerous ordinance revisions aimed at curbing unwanted behavior at Heritage and Crawford parks.

First Thursday concert set for June 4

“Four Men, Four Women and Four Instruments,” the First Thursday concert, will start at 12:15 p.m. June 4 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St.

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Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival offers free events

Coveted seats at the some 34 scheduled events of this year’s Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival around the Valley have been selling quickly, but a number of free events are being offered during the June 4-27 run.

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The unconventional square: Landscapes of Gordy Edberg

In the mid-20th century, the term “square” was derogatively used to connote a boring traditionalist, one reluctant to take chances or break out of the box in his or her thinking.

Wa-Hi Orchestra concert set for today on campus

The Walla Walla High School Orchestra concert will be at 7 tonight in the Walla Walla High School auditorium, 800 Abbott Road.

Column: Congress says, “War powers? What war powers?”

A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is cowardly and shameful,” he said. “[T]his Congress, the very body that is so quick to argue against President Obama’s use of executive power... allows an executive war to go on undeclared, unapproved, undefined and unchecked.”

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Thursday's Glance, Scoreboard

Thursday's Glance, Scoreboard

State softball, baseball playoffs heat up

The school calendar may be coming to a close, but for a handful of Washington prep softball and baseball teams, this weekend is the start of things to come.

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Pioneers pummel Cougars, 10-0

Colette Robert leads Mac-Hi in the circle and helps out at the plate in the state playoff victory.

TigerScots topple Oakers in opening-round play

Weston-McEwen’s bats back a standout pitching performance by Jessica Lambert to advance with a 9-2 win over Oakland.

Wa-Hi’s Morrison misses cut

Walla Walla High School junior Tyler Morrison missed the cut after the first round of the state golf tournament on Wednesday.

Pomeroy boys advance at state tourney, as DeSales’ Baumgart leads 2B girls firld

All three of Pomeroy’s boys golfers made the cut at the 1B/2B state tournament at Columbia Point Golf Course on Wednesday.

Annual ‘Battle of the Badge’ game slated on Saturday

Local law enforcement and firefighters will square off once again for the “Battle of the Badge” charity baseball game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Borleske Stadium.

M-F Muni course to close to public part of Saturday

The Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course will close to the public for part of Saturday to host the fourth annual P.E.O. golf tournament.

Pappa lifts Sounders past Rapids, 1-0

Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa rarely even crosses with his weaker right foot, let alone shoots with it.

Warriors end NBA Finals drought

Golden State closes out Houston, 104-90, to face the Cavaliers in the Warriors’ first finals series in 40 years.

Timbers beat East-leading DC United, 1-0

With the return of another key piece of the lineup, the Portland Timbers hope to begin climbing the standings.

Cruz’s homer lifts M’s to sweep

Nelson Cruz’s ninth-inning, three-run blast winds up in Tampa Bay’s stingray tank and gives Seattle a 3-0 victory on Wednesday.

Moos fires baseball coach Marbut after 11 seasons with Cougs

WSU AD Bill Moos says a change is needed after more than a decade with Donnie Marbut.

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