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General Hospital concert series aims for the heart

As people entered the sliding doors of Walla Walla General Hospital lobby, they inevitably turned their heads left.

Pay hikes on the table for City today

Approximately 276 city employees — including department heads and union and nonunion members — are expected to receive 2 or 3 percent salary increases in 2015.

Walla Walla city planners OK second pot retailer

After granting local approval for the city’s second pot store, city officials confirmed they will oppose a Washington State Liquor Control Board plan to add even more stores in city limits.

Whitman’s Revere earns spot on National Ultimate Frisbee team

Whitman College student Claire Revere was selected by USA Ultimate — the United States’ national governing body for the sport of ultimate Frisbee — for a spot on the elite National Team.

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Wa-Hi shooter Brewer shines at Junior Championships

Walla Walla High School JROTC rifle team captain Nathan Brewer took first place in both smallbore and air rifle disciplines at the Junior Olympic Rifle Championships held in Spokane on Dec. 6.

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State, 3M, prisons to profit from license plate requirements

Each year, Washington motorists flood state government with complaints about having to buy new license plates every seven years.

County OKs $82.3 million budget

After deciding against any last-minute changes, Walla Walla County commissioners unanimously approved the county’s 2015 budget Monday.

Fairgrounds manager Cory Hewitt to retire

he longtime general manager of the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, Cory Hewitt, has announced her retirement.

Milton-Freewater student answers letters to Santa

The letter was one of the first to arrive at the Milton-Freewater address of “Santa Claus” this season.

Editorial - Rural Library District should drop plans for urban library

Now is the time for the Walla Walla Rural Library District board of directors to rethink the wisdom of its plan to build a central library in the Walla Walla-College Place urban area. The concept made no sense when it was proposed two years ago and nothing has changed to justify its construction.

DUI suspect charged in multiple-injury crash

A motorist suspected of being drunk and causing an injury crash southwest of Walla Walla last spring was charged Monday afternoon in Superior Court with four related crimes.