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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.

‘Lincoln never dies’: Finding his resonance 150 years later

In the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone — but always in good company.

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Panorama - The sweet and sour sport of pickleball

The sport is pickleball and, for now, it’s being played throughout the week at the Walla Walla YMCA. But local enthusiasts hope to change that in the not too distant future.

Increasingly, parents seeking urban lifestyles for children

A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown.

College senior gives new meaning to ‘off-campus’ with hut

Dylan Miller has been living for nearly a year in a sturdy yet rudimentary shelter he built for himself in the woods, so you would think he would be looking forward to springtime.

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