IRS watchdog says phone scam has targeted more than 20,000 people

WASHINGTON — More than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake Internal Revenue Service agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen, the IRS inspector general said Thursday.

Plans for straw pulp plant on track

DAYTON — Plans for a straw pulp plant outside of Starbuck are moving forward, along with the possibility of 130 new jobs once it begins operating.

O’Reilly Auto Parts agrees to extend health benefits to same-sex spouses

O’Reilly Auto Parts has agree to extend health-care benefits to same-sex spouses of its employees in Washington and elsewhere, days after the state attorney general filed a petition to force the national chain to answer questions as part of an ongoing investigation.

Port commisioners to tour Wallula, Burbank tenants

WALLA WALLA — Port of Walla Walla commissioners will tour a number of the economic development agency’s Wallula and Burbank tenants, bringing together a quorum of commissioners Thursday with no intent to take official action.

College Place communications company wins accolades

College Place corporate communications company CMBell has received more accolades for its work.

Port of Walla Walla signs lease with grain processor

The Port of Walla Walla is bracing for a big future for wheat at its Burbank Business Park.

Sweets on hunt for interns to round out summer staff

The Walla Walla Sweets are scouting summer staff.

Baker Boyer announces more promotions, new trust officers

Two more employees have been promoted at Baker Boyer Bank, and another two have joined the team as trust officers, the Walla Walla-based bank has announced.

State investigates claim that O’Reilly Auto Parts refuses same-sex health benefits

The state attorney general is investigating whether O’Reilly Auto Parts is refusing to provide the same health-care benefits to same-sex spouses of its employees in Washington state that it provides to opposite-sex spouses, in violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act.

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Amazon easing into $1 billion sideline business: ad sales

In a little more than a decade, Google has upended the advertising world, giving Madison Avenue detailed insight about who is clicking on ads and how often.

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Dayton cafe's new owner expanding offerings

DAYTON — For Mandi Wendt, the Weinhard Cafe was an early first introduction to the world of fine dining.

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Port nears lease deal with major wheat shipper

A new lease at the Port of Walla Walla’s Burbank Business Park could do more than bring new life to a long vacant grain storage and transportation facility.

Free Jazzercise classes planned as seasons change

There will be more classes at Walla Walla’s Jazzercise fitness studio. But some of them will take less time.

Seminar offers window into how to do business with Corps of Engineers

How to do business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the focus of a free seminar coming this month.

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