State rolls out new rules on pot pesticides

Washington state announced new rules for pesticide testing in pot as the first product liability lawsuit was filed against the pot industry in Colorado over pesticide use.

Strictly - Food bank fundraiser to roll out next week

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance announces the launch of the annual Barrel Full of Money fundraiser, a partnership of wineries, businesses and nonprofit organizations on behalf of the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank.

Haggen puts additional Northwest stores on for-sale list

Grocery chain Haggen has added six more stores in the Northwest to its list of those it would like to sell.

Strictly - Express employee earns HR certification

Express Employment Professionals administrative specialist Stephanie Robertson recently earned the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional Certification.

Strictly - Record-setting air traffic cruises into September

Another month, another record at the Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Strictly - Banner Bank-AmericanWest merge complete

The completed merger of AmericanWest Bank into Banner Bank gives Walla Walla the second-largest bank headquartered in Washington.

Strictly - Rosy holidays ahead for seasonal retail hiring

Economists with the state’s Employment Security Department are predicting a healthy holiday hiring picture with jobs for more than 15,000 seasonal workers throughout the fall holiday season.

Grocer finds buyers for 36 stores in California, Nevada

Grocery chain Haggen has found buyers for 36 of its stores in California and Nevada.

Wine Alliance to hold fundraising auction

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance has announced a new fundraising auction that will bring one-of-a-kind lots to some of the most devoted wine lovers and raise money for the organization at the same time.

Downtown Walla Walla Foundation lays plans for Halloween

It’s time to plan those scare tactics.

Food Truck Night to ride off into sunset for season Monday

It will be the final serving of Food Truck Night for the season.

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Local businesswomen gather to talk entrepreneurship

Don’t expect Annie Newton to be part of that statistic on women who make less money than their male counterparts in business.

Walla Walla named among most relaxing autumn getaways

What does Walla Walla wine country have in common with Washington’s Bavarian destination and Amish country in Lancaster, Pa.?


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