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Emergency Services - 9/12/14

Emergency Services - 9/12/14

Wildfire contained after threatening Mill Creek homes, horses

WALLA WALLA — A 180-acre fire along Mill Creek that threatened homes and horses was fully contained this morning and expected to burn itself out today.

City police to host seminar on crime-free rental housing

A program that’s helped landlords and tenants alike in the reduction of criminal and nuisance complaints at rental properties is coming to Walla Walla next month.

Gesa members chip in to help communities hit by wildfires

Gesa Credit Union members helped raise $10,000 to benefit the wildfire communities of North Central Washington.

Snake reservoir to be lowered to clean up party trash

POMEROY — A reservoir on the Lower Snake River will be lowered this weekend to help with the cleanup of a popular riverside spot trashed by partygoers last week.

Oktoberfest to leave no stein undrained at Burwood Brewing

One of Walla Walla’s newest taprooms is brewing up plans for an Oktoberfest celebration.

Walla Walla group to push for later school starts

WALLA WALLA — Following a report from the American Academy of Pediatricians that lack of sleep inhibits learning and that schools should start later, a local parents group is joining a national movement to push for later school starts.

Waitsburg schools must repay $38,000 to federal government

WAITSBURG — Waitsburg Schools will repay $38,000 in federal funding for failing to show maintenance of effort in the district’s special education programs.

Minutes - Waitsburg School Board - 9/10/14

Waitsburg School Board

Column: Legal marijuana, let it be, let it be

For the time being, your city can ban marijuana shops, just as it can ban other things that annoy its citizens and give its regulators palpitations. It can even ban things state law specifically accommodates and licenses, as long as it’s not a head-to-head conflict or the Legislature didn’t say shut up and take it. City-by-city NIMBYism gets a pass.

Walla Walla school workers gain recognition

Several Walla Walla Public Schools employees garnered Staff Achievement Grant awards.

Mental health support groups suspended in area

The Family Support and NAMI Connections mental health support groups through the Walla Walla National Alliance on Mental Illness have been suspended for the time being.

Williams-Sonoma sweet on Crush

A Walla Walla wine is being offered as the only Washington selection through the exclusive Williams-Sonoma Wine Club.

Laila Design Studio sewing up move to larger space

A new space is getting decked out for the home of Laila Design Studio.

Court report - 9/11/14

Walla Walla County Superior Court criminal cases