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Commissioners to meet on Corps levee plan

Walla Walla County commissioners will hold a special meeting 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to discuss citizen requests to intervene in the U.S. Corps of Engineers' plan to remove trees and other vegetation along a stretch of the Mill Creek levee.

Etc - Take Back Weekend a 'smashing success'

Wowee. If you ask, they will come. And boy did they for the Prescription Drug Take Back Weekend.

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Etc - Middle-school students learn about covered-wagon pioneering

Milton Stateline Adventist School teacher Matt Bryant brought the pioneering experience to life when he and other adults took 23 seventh- and eighth-grade students on a covered-wagon excursion on Lincton Mountain, west of Tollgate.

Strictly - Banner Bank-AmericanWest merge complete

The completed merger of AmericanWest Bank into Banner Bank gives Walla Walla the second-largest bank headquartered in Washington.

Strictly - Rosy holidays ahead for seasonal retail hiring

Economists with the state’s Employment Security Department are predicting a healthy holiday hiring picture with jobs for more than 15,000 seasonal workers throughout the fall holiday season.

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Pot, tree clearings debated at AAUW forum

The defining moments were few, with marijuana being one topic that saw a modicum of debate Monday at a local candidates forum at Walla Walla Community College.

3 charged in gang drive-by on Cherry Street

Formal charges have been filed against three known local gang members suspected of involvement in a shooting last week on Cherry Street.

Ming Court robbery suspect pleads not guilty

An area man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to participating in a robbery following a fight at the Ming Court restaurant in May.

Suspect in police injury faces 5 charges

A local man faces five criminal charges after allegedly injuring a Walla Walla police officer during a struggle Friday and leading law enforcement on a vehicle chase along various streets in the city.

Third suspect in Milton-Freewater kidnap case nabbed

The third and final suspect in a September kidnapping in Milton-Freewater has been arrested in Benton County, police said.

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Etc - Waitsburg 4-H 'fairs' well in 1st year

Started by first-time leader Lisa Morrow in Waitsburg, the new group kicked off with three local kids. “I started the 4-H club so I’d have something to learn and do with my son, Jasper,” Lisa said. “I never dreamed that the experiences and memories I would encounter would be so rewarding.”

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