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Martin Archery takes flight after relaunch

A reorganized Martin Archery has surpassed its hiring goals after nearly going out of business last year.

WALLA WALLA — Martin Archery, Walla Walla’s relatively small but world-renowned bow manufacturer, will have its sights on major expansion in the next two years.

Emergency Services - 7/24/14

Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of area law enforcement and emergency service agencies.

Alcohol, drugs ruled out in triple fatality

WALLA WALLA — Three Walla Walla High School students who died in a rollover crash on May 25 were not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to toxicology results the Walla Walla County Coroner’s Office released Wednesday.

Vista Hermosa Foundation awards 26 scholarships to first-generation students

Vista Hermosa Foundation hosted an alumni and scholarship awards celebration July 17 at Tierra Vida Recreation Center in Pasco.

Masked men assault, steal car from Milton-Freewater shop owner

MILTON-FREEWATER — A Milton-Freewater man was assaulted and tied up by two men, who then stole a vehicle from the 59-year-old’s shop Wednesday night, police said.

Murder trial postponed again

The defense team was granted more time to prepare.

WALLA WALLA — The trial of a man accused of shooting to death a Walla Walla woman is postponed again in Superior Court, this time to allow the defense more time to prepare.

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Council tables decision on golf course use

At issue is whether to ban joggers and dog walkers from the municipal course.

WALLA WALLA — A second City Council attempt to vote on banning runners and dogs at Veterans Memorial Golf Course came up with a whiff as members voted to table the matter for an entire year.

Ecology fines Wallula feedlot for air quality violation

WALLA WALLA — The state Department of Ecology has fined a beef cattle feeding operation in Wallula for violating air quality rules.

Agenda - Touchet School Board - 7/24/14

Where: Touchet School Library, 90 Champion St. When: Tonight, 6 p.m.

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Walla Walla Valley rallies to aid wildfires victims

WALLA WALLA — As the federal agencies mounted up to provide disaster relief and provide additional resources to wildfire devastated towns in Eastern Washington, Walla Walla clubs and businesses set off with donations of their own.

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Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters bring blues to Dayton

DAYTON — It’ll be nothing but blues at Mace Mead Works Friday night when “American Boogie Man” Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters take the stage.

Updates sought for info in souvenir fair program

Cory Hewitt, Walla Walla Fairgrounds manager, said updates are being sought for the section dedicated to past fair court members that will run in the 2014 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days souvenir program.

Local student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

What does Jonathon Klem of Walla Walla have in common with former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley? They’ve all been inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Weston to review candidates for police officer

WESTON — Members of Weston’s police hiring committee will meet Thursday to review background checks on the two finalists for a police officer job.

Local author wins prize in global competition

Martin McCaw continues to score with his brief tales, again on an international scale.