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Voters’ pamphlet mailed to 3.2M Washington homes

Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters’ pamphlet in the mailbox soon.

Trial set for explosives suicide suspect

A man suspected of threatening to kill himself by blowing up his residence at Kings Mobile Home Park last month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

College Place awaits funds for $13.2M road project

A road project that will reconstruct the main routes through College Place took a step closer to starting Monday.

Garrison Middle students to launch weather balloons

Five high-altitude weather balloons will be cut loose simultaneously on Oct. 23 at Garrison Middle School athletic fields.

Program to discuss sites of WW County Poor Farm, Cemetery

Before welfare programs and federal Social Security, indigents in Walla Walla County could live and work at a poor farm during the Depression in the 1930s.

AARP adds second driver safety course in October

AARP Driver Safety has added a second Smart Driver Course in the area during October.

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Retirement more than just sitting around for Waitsburg antiquers

Sandra and Lupe Torres, retired from their careers at the Walla Walla Post Office in 2003, moved to Waitsburg and became entrepreneurs.

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BMCC Timberwolves sweep Warrior volleyballers

The two time defending NWAACC volleyball champion Blue Mountain Timberwolves lived up to their billing at the Dietrich Dome Monday in (the new) NWAC East Region play.

Hermiston School District votes to separate from IMESD

The Hermiston School Board voted Monday night to notify the InterMountain Education Service District that it plans to withdraw from its services next summer.

Local students named to WSU president's honor roll

A dozen students in the U-B circulation area made Washington State University’s summer semester president’s honor roll:

Events for veterans set for Wednesday in Walla Walla

American Veterans Jonathan M. Wainwright Post 1111’s monthly member meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a potluck dinner, followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. in the Maxson Room at the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center, 720 Sprague Ave.

Walla Walla school worker elected to statewide union board

Benjamin “BJ” Colvin, a technology department technician with Walla Walla Public Schools, was elected a zone director on the Board of Directors of Public School Employees of Washington/Service Employees International Local 1948.