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WW County gonorrhea rate climbs 70 percent

The annual number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed in Washington state rose significantly again in 2014 following a big uptick in 2013, the Department of Health reported Wednesday.

Community college targeted ongoing hacking attack

Walla Walla Community College is under cyberattack this week by what are believed to be foreign computers that have jammed the college’s Internet systems.

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Dayton students make lemonade to learn business principles

“Make lemonade” is often said the thing to do when life hands out lemons. But for Dayton sixth-graders, making lemonade is also the thing to do when handed the opportunity to become entrepreneurs.

Etc - Swim club's fun run nearly here

Walla Walla Swim Club’s 14th annual fun run is nearly here, said organizer Melissa Gardner.

Etc - CWU student's reception focuses on past, abuse

Jamie Wall presented her work for her bachelor of fine arts degree at a reception on Monday and gave a fiery demonstration at Gallery 231 on the Central Washington University campus.

Umatilla pushes strip clubs, pot shops out of downtown

After struggling to regulate stripper bars, a small town along the Columbia River in eastern Oregon is ready to adopt rules to prohibit new ones in its downtown district.

Strictly - Inland Cellular adds new wireless tower

Inland Cellular has added a new wireless tower in Walla Walla, on the Jones Building at 1 E. Main St.

Strictly - Downtown tasting room to host Pendleton singer

If wine and music go hand-in-hand, you’ll want to know more about who’s coming to Henry Earl Estate Wines tasting room and wine bar this weekend.

Strictly - Kontos Cellars grand-opening party continues into weekend

If you missed the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting at Kontos Cellars’ new spot on Tuesday, fear not. The celebration continues this weekend.

Farmers’ markets to open this weekend

Two farmers’ markets will take root this weekend as operators prepare to open for the season Saturday at downtown and Walla Walla County Fairgrounds locations.

Shelton, Wash.-area mills closing after sale to Calif. company

After nearly a century of operations, Simpson Lumber is closing its mills in Shelton, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and cutting most of its 270 jobs in the area.

3 of child pornographer’s 8 convictions tossed

The former moderator of the “Walla Walla Sweet Onion Burger” Facebook page, serving a decade in prison for possessing and dealing in child pornography, will have another day in court, a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Dayton schools levy just shy of majority

An $800,000 Dayton School District capital levy was failing by a thin margin after votes were counted Tuesday night.

Tompkins returns to public office as CP councilman

The City Council appointed former Walla Walla County Commissioner Greg Tompkins to the Council’s vacant Position 5.

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