Buyback offer ordered for more than 500,000 Ram pickups

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

Op-Ed - US Highway 12 improvements just down the road

The Walla Walla Valley’s long-sought goal of a four-lane highway between Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities took a significant step forward with the recent passage of a Washington State Transportation Revenue Package.

Community meeting set for Thursday on music festival preparations

City officials will hold a community meeting dealing Thursday with next month’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover to take place Aug. 13-15.

Job fair set for Wednesday at Walla Walla VA

A four-hour job fair at the Walla Walla VA Medical Center on Wednesday offers job seekers a shot at more than 100 different positions around the region.

Ceremonial Wool holds ceremonial opening for shop

Although it’s not actually new to Walla Walla, there was one ceremony that yarn and haberdashery shop Ceremonial Wool had missed until late last week. The tradition of a ribbon-cutting.

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Martin Archery fire blamed on magnesium dust

The same metal that made fighting the fire at Martin Archery earlier this month such a precarious endeavor is also believed to be what caused it in the first place.

PocketiNet's fiber push travels familiar route for firm

Fun fact about the people who plan to bring fiber-to-the-home in Walla Walla: They’ve done this before.

Company sets course in Walla Walla for huge leap in Internet speeds

Internet speeds at 100 times faster than broadband are coming to Walla Walla about 100 times faster than other rural American communities under a new initiative announced today by PocketiNet Communications.

Walla Walla housing market ranks near top in nation for growth, stability

Those who live in Walla Walla already know it’s a nice place to be. But those who don’t could find a smart place to make a move.

Supreme Court: Washington farm workers must be paid for rest breaks

OLYMPIA — Piece-rate farm workers must be paid separately for rest breaks, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued this morning that is expected to drastically change the way Central Washington's fruit growers pay employees.

At a glance: Amazon's 20 bets in 20 years

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Amazon turns 20 on Thursday. Here's a timeline of 20 investment bets Amazon made in the past 20 years:

New pastry chef joins The Marc

The Marc Restaurant has a new supervisor over sweets.

Pepper Bridge unveils new tours, tastings

Pepper Bridge Winery is offering a new way to taste wine and food.

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Banners a sign of the times as festival nears

The transformation is beginning to take shape.

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Owners start from scratch with new Italian restaurant

If you’re wondering what kind of “Italian” the new Italian restaurant on Second Avenue is going to be, the name gives a hint.

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