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Court report - 8/23/15

Walla Walla County Superior Court

Candidate officially out of College Place School Board race

An election for one of the seats on the College Place School Board has been fixed, but in a good way.

Emergency Services - 8/23/15

Emergency Services - 8/23/15

Speaker to address Common Core at Democrats’ event

Walla Walla County Democrats will host Tracy Williams, director of curriculum for Walla Walla Public Schools, to unravel the issues around Common Core education reform Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the mezzanine at Sapolil Cellars.

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Homelessness: One problem, two groups working toward a fix

No question Walla Walla has homelessness, housing and health officials agree.

Is there an acceptable level of homelessness?

Just as people and governments wish everyone had a job, they also wish everyone could also have a place they can call home.

City Council to weigh code options

At Wednesday’s 7 p.m. Walla Walla City Council meeting, city staff will present four options for council members to consider for possible exemptions to the building code for indigent housing in existing buildings.

Council member defends right to vote on issue

Walla Walla City Council member Barbara Clark, a founding member of the nonprofit Alliance for the Homeless along with husband Dan Clark, said she does not feel a need to recuse herself from voting on revising exemptions to the city’s ordinance on indigent housing.

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How Madison Park is expected to work

Walla Walla’s newly-formed Alliance for the Homeless has acquired property for what it plans to be a day center with some temporary microhousing for homeless people near a residential area on Pine Street. Neighbors have formed an opposition group, and many in the community are concerned similar projects could come to their neighborhoods if the city permits the Alliance’s Madison Park project to operate.

Minutes - Athena City Council - 8/20/15

Athena City Council

Walla Walla police continue to probe Friday stabbing

Walla Walla police are continuing to investigate a stabbing that happened early Friday morning in the 1100 block of West Elm Street.

Officials: Smoke in Walla Walla due to fires in Northern Washington

The smoky conditions in Walla Walla are from the wildfires burning in Northern Washington, the National Weather Service reported today.

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Grizzly Bear Complex Fire spreads to nearly 60,000 acres

As of Saturday afternoon, the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire had spread to 59,150 acres, a more than 92-square-mile stretch 20 miles southeast of Dayton.

Trial reset for woman facing robbery, assault charges

Trial has been postponed a second time in the case of a woman accused of six crimes related to a robbery at a local convenience store and assaults on two law enforcement officers last November.

Walla Walla police probe early morning stabbing

Walla Walla police are investigating a stabbing that happened early this morning, according to police officials.

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