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Walla Walla buys police dog from Sheriff’s Office

A K-9 team will remain together after Walla Walla County commissioners Monday approved the sale of a Sheriff’s Office police dog to the city of Walla Walla.

Etc: Beginner car care class planned at WWCC

Teenagers can take advantage of an automotive class designed for them, Beginner Car Care 101, that will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from April 9-May 7 in the Walla Walla Community College Auto Mechanics Building.

Etc: Clinic hosing alternative spring break for pre-med students

Walla Walla Clinic is hosting a Health Care Alternative Spring Break this week as four University of Washington pre-med students are in Walla Walla to see first-hand how health care is delivered in a rural area.

Etc: Wa-Hi earns fifth at state speech tournament

Walla Walla High School earned fifth-place honors as a team at the 4A State Speech Tournament for the third year in a row. Anna Apostolidis-Morefield placed second in expository with a speech on blackface and in interpretive reading with a theme of humans’ relationship with nature. Amelia Mott placed third in interpretive reading with a theme of imprisonment. Emma Gregoire placed sixth in expository. The team will go to Tacoma for the State Debate Tournament this weekend.

Emergency Services - 3/23/15

Emergency Services - 3/23/15

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WWVA group headed to Jamaica for spring break

Walla Walla Valley Academy Acro-Knight members Jenny Reich, Lucas Kahler (center) and Cody Keller get silly as their bus loads Wednesday afternoon to start their trip to Jamaica for spring break. The group of several dozen acrobats and chaperones will do volunteer work at children’s homes and have several acrobatic performances on the island before returning home March 29.

Walla Walla yarn shop reaches end of its thread

It’s the end of the line for Walla Walla’s yarn shop.

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Food Truck Night prequel on tap April 6

The incubator village known for drinks will be a cluster for cuisine April 6.

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Corps to overhaul Mill Creek Master Plan

Walkers, joggers, bikers, hikers, horse riders, longboarders and bird watchers take note.

Bill on medical marijuana draws heat

Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana market has repeatedly been described as the wild, wild West.

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Gardeners reap more than just produce in community plots

It’s not just tomatoes, lettuce and squash that grow in community gardens in Walla Walla; it’s also the resources and connections necessary to build caring, harmonious neighborhoods.

Emergency planners roll up sleeves for ‘MumFoo’

Before a single note is played at this summer’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover music festival in Walla Walla, an army of local, regional and far-flung providers will have worked for months on event safety.

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