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Flats cause kerfuffle at Cannes

Earlier this week, a group of women in their 50s showed up at the Cannes Film Festival in France and were turned away.

Records offer murky view into Affleck’s ancestor and slavery

A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law’s most valuable property — her slaves.

Art world descends on Cuba amid surging interest

A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals.

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Panorama - Best unpublished images - May 2015

I have always felt pretty blessed not only to be payed for doing what I love, but to have the results displayed for all to see on the pages of the Union-Bulletin. Other photographers in our community would kill for that kind of exposure (Pun intended!).

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Forgotten souls: Oregon memorializes vets who died at Oregon hospital

They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I — but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon’s state psychiatric hospital.

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Panorama - Going wild with the WetWesties

You may not have noticed, what with all of the wine enthusiasts in town for spring release weekend, but Walla Walla was deluged with enthusiasts of another variety last Friday through Monday: Volkswagen camper van aficionados.

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Panorama - Let's hit Broadway

A few weeks ago, on our annual spring break trip to New York City, my wife, Sherry, and I took in 10 Broadway productions.

Keeping a (digital) eye on mom and dad

Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.

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Panorama - Tech ed center a home for art, too

About 450 works of art from Walla Walla middle and high school students went on display Friday for the second annual Walla Walla Public Schools Spring Art Show at SEA-TECH.

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Panorama - Angels among us

As a child, my mother would have a plug-in angel by my bed to keep me company during the nights. It would ease my fear of the dark and was a subtle reminder that I was never alone and that no harm would come to me.

In an eatery or a stadium, cost of ‘promposal’ adds up

Teenagers are still popping the question, but they’re doing it in bigger and bolder ways that can sometimes rival a wedding proposal. Some ask on stadium Jumbotrons or surprise their future dates in class with giant signs.

Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies

Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71.

Just what the cat needed: a hat

It’s not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren — no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats.

Nursing home soothes patients with family videos

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

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Panorama - Camping, Harris Park style

It’s not urban camping. Nor is it the off-the-grid variety.

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