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Dispute over gun delays trial

Last-minute evidence contested by defense attorneys is delaying next week’s Superior Court trial of four local gang members accused in a drive-by shooting on Cherry Street in late September.

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

Demonstrators angry about the killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white police officer last year marched through the streets and disrupted Black Friday shopping in Chicago's ritziest retail district.

Deaths cast spotlight on police use of Tasers

Mathew Ajibade had been acting strangely shortly before Savannah, Ga., police officers arrested him on suspicion of hitting his girlfriend outside a convenience store last New Year’s Day.

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Milton-Freewater nonprofit makes waves for 60 years

Citizens TV, a nonprofit organization formed in 1955, is celebrating its sixth decade of rebroadcasting television signals into the Walla Walla Valley.

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Giving the gift of hearing

Neil Aiello waits for that certain moment to happen and it never fails to make him instantly thankful.

Oregon students face obstacles to tuition ‘promise’

High school seniors across Oregon are having visions of free-tuition fairies dance in their heads.

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Sports, action permeate Whitman grad’s art

Nothing is passive about Aaron Hazel’s painting, whether it’s a glowing landscape below roiling clouds or a football player leaping to catch a ball.

County unemployment rate hits ‘terrific’ seven year low

For the second month in a row Walla Walla County posted its lowest unemployment rate in seven years. This time it was also among the lowest in the state.

Christmas comes to life Friday in Dayton with kickoff

DAYTON — The charm and wonder of an old-fashion Christmas will be on full display Friday and Saturday during the annual Christmas Kickoff in downtown Dayton.

Walla Walla schools post survey on later starts

The debate over a later start at Walla Walla High School has moved to an online survey.

Retailers hunt for a win with same-day delivery

NEW YORK — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it?

Candidates get report cards on climate science

WASHINGTON — When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are ‘A’ students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates’ comments.

Grant paves way for Isaacs Avenue rebuild

Funding for the $15 million Isaacs Avenue overhaul between Park Street and Wilbur Avenue is halfway there.

Thanksgiving may bring snow to city

Although winter isn’t supposed to start until next month, Mother Nature appears to have other plans.

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Family idea grows to community feast in Waitsburg

Karen Gleason is used to a lot of company at her home on Thanksgiving.