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Documents: Winds shifted minutes before firefighters killed

Seven minutes after a deputy radioed that the wind from a growing wildfire had shifted direction, dispatchers got a second call: A burn victim needed an ambulance. Five minutes later, another caller said several firefighters were trapped.

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In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man 'waiting to go BOOM'

A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by their former colleague, a journalist who also recorded himself carrying out the killings and then posted the video on social media.

Teen charged as adult in May shooting

A Walla Walla boy has been charged as an adult in Superior Court with shooting at three teenagers in a gang-related attack as they were walking along a city street in May.

Firefighting officials say thanks, no thanks to donations

Officials fighting the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire said today that although they are grateful for offers of donations of food to firefighters, they must ask people to refrain.

Report: Hanford plant for nuclear waste badly flawed

A nearly completed government facility intended to treat the radioactive byproducts of nuclear weapons production is riddled with design flaws that could put the entire operation at risk of failure, according to a leaked internal report.

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Back to school: Students head to class

Among those restarting their studies are the first students at the new College Place High School.

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Grizzly Bear Complex Fire grows; firefighters up containment

Firefighters continued to make progress against the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire today, increasing containment from 5 to 10 percent.

Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

Massive wildfires in the West have led to poor air quality across the region, causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines as well as grounding firefighting aircraft.

Walla Walla teen arrested in May shooting

A Walla Walla teenager faces several charges in connection with a May shooting, according to a police report presented in the juvenile department of Walla Walla County Superior Court this morning.

Cold front may help with Grizzly Bear fire effort

Although flames breached the Wenaha River in Oregon Monday, firefighters were able to stop the Grizzly Bear Complex fire from spreading as they continued to work on containment lines today.

Child ejected from SUV during Columbia County crash

A 4-year-old girl was ejected from an SUV during a rollover crash in Columbia County on Monday evening, Walla Walla fire officials confirmed this morning.

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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.

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.

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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.