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Strictly - Salumiere’s big cheese to get the annual ax

It’s not every day somebody throws a big party for a fancy wheel of delicious cheese, but in these parts, we can at least say it happens once a year.

Court affirms sex predator’s lockup

A state Court of Appeals panel in Spokane has upheld a Walla Walla jury’s verdict locking up a man indefinitely as a sexually violent predator.

Local organizations plan service day to commemorate MLK day

A local collaboration is planning a day of service to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the slain civil rights leader’s national holiday, Jan. 19.

Tire store gunman commits suicide

A Walla Walla County man arrested for threatening people in a Milton-Freewater tire store earlier this month has committed suicide, authorities said today.

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Walla Walla cops’ hair-raising experience grows

The city’s finest are turning into some pretty fuzzy “fuzz.”

Gun background check law raises museum concerns

A small museum in Washington near the Canadian border is removing World War II-era weapons from an exhibit to avoid having to comply with a new voter-approved law requiring background checks on gun transfers.

City OK’s mix of tax and fee increases

WALLA WALLA — City Council unanimously approved increasing a current 10.25 percent utility-excise tax to 13 percent in order to raise approximately $700,000 more for roads fixes next year.

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Humorist David Sedaris cozies up with Walla Walla audience

WALLA WALLA — David Sedaris wants to be clear — “You don’t know anything about my family they don’t want you to know.”

J&J Vintners to nestle in at incubator complex

A pair of Walla Walla natives will soon become the newest winery in the Port of Walla Walla’s incubator project.

Trial date moved in vehicular assault case

WALLA WALLA — Another new trial date has been set for an area man accused of vehicular assault in connection with a two-car, injury crash last winter on U.S. Highway 12 near Touchet.

Emergency Services - 11/20/14

Emergency Services - 11/20/14

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Freezing rain leaves a mess in region

WALLA WALLA — Highways were closed, school canceled and numerous collisions reported after freezing rain coated roadways with ice today.

New College Place athletic facilities create buzz

Buzz around the first season of the new College Place High School’s athletic schedule picked up recently as people noticed the bleachers installed at the Hawks’ new stadium.

South Fork Grill to reopen Friday

South Fork Grill, which recently announced a change in ownership, has set Friday as the date to reopen.

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