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Navigating holiday traditions in 2nd marriage a tricky waltz

I’m becoming something of an expert on second marriages. On my second marriage, anyway.

Greenhouse project has students raising funds

The thought of spring excites most people, especially gardeners. This year, classrooms full of budding growers are looking forward to spring — and their new project. Grade K-2 students at Rogers Adventist School, taught by Robin Browning, are planning the construction of a greenhouse.

Fundraiser aims to help pay for classroom investment

Dayton Elementary second- and third-grade teacher Ginger Bryan is on a mission to raise funds for a special classroom investment.

Grantwood Winery makes gorgeous reds at great prices in tiny batches

Walla Walla Valley wineries are well known for high-priced, high-quality red wines.

Law enforcement offers tips for safer holiday season

Law enforcement officials often notice an increase in crime during the holidays.

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Kid-oriented business falling short

Has Walla Walla’s bouncy castle palace jumped the shark?

Orthodontics office works to keep kids warm, fed

Collaborators from Walla Walla Orthodontics, Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank and Coats for Kids want to help keep kids of all ages warm and fed this winter with donations of new coats, hats, mittens, gloves and food.

Emergency Services - 12/15/14

Emergency Services - 12/15/14

City leaf crews in third round of pickups

City crews are now on a third round of curbside leaf pickup and today began removing leaf piles for residents with Friday trash service.

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Profits before prisoners: Mattress recycling business goes bust

In a ramshackle warehouse off a Tacoma parking lot is a fledgling company that recycles mattresses with workers who would likely have a hard time finding jobs anywhere else.

Editorial - Dip in gas prices could be chance to improve US highways, bridges

The plunging price of gasoline from about $4 to $3 a gallon has done more than allowed drivers to keep a few more of their hard-earned dollars, it also presents an opportunity to upgrade the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

State's prison industry system puts profits before prisoners

Three decades ago, as get-tough-on-crime laws channeled more offenders behind bars, the state Department of Corrections launched a campaign to leverage profits from prisoners.