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Grizzly Bear fire surpasses 100 square miles

More than 600 firefighters are now working to contain the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire, which has grown to cover more than 102 square miles.

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Wine crush starts unseasonably early

A mild winter, warm spring and hot summer are yielding the earliest harvest in memory for Washington state’s wine growers.

Emergency Services - 8/24/15

Emergency Services - 8/24/15

Assessment offers details on Walla Walla’s wine industry

A new assessment of Walla Walla Valley’s vineyards has revealed some surprising facts about the local wine industry.

Fire damages apartments at Walla Walla University

A fire at a College Place apartment complex Sunday is under investigation, fire officials said this morning.

Agenda - College Place City Council - 8/24/15

College Place City Council

Culvert work to shut intersection in College Place

As part of the College Place’s College Avenue-Rose Street reconstruction project, the 10th Street and College Avenue intersection will be closed to all traffic Aug. 31 to allow placement of a new Garrison Creek culvert across College Avenue. The work will also affect College Avenue from Eighth to 12th streets. With the exception of the 10th Street intersection, local traffic will be allowed access in this area as safety and construction allows. Local traffic may be restricted in other active construction zones along the project. For updates, go to bit.ly/1JmV1wG.

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.

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