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Walla Walla Regional Airport to get $160,000 security fix

Arriving passengers will be unable to return to the runway ramp once they’re inside the terminal.

WALLA WALLA — Passengers entering the Walla Walla Regional Airport from the runway ramp will only get a one-way trip into the terminal building under a new project in the works.

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Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

Water proposal holds potential for making Eastern Oregon bloom

Judging by the sheer number of irrigation pivots sprawled across fields from Hermiston to Boardman, J.R. Cook can understand how some people might get the wrong impression.

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Walla Walla University arts graduate carves out niche

Traditional artists don’t necessarily have to starve if they can adapt to the digital world.

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Feast Walla Walla has it covered

A new tent provided added protection and space for the event.

Tax refund fraud bedevils victims

Identitiy thieves have claimed billions in refunds using swiped Social Security numbers.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter’s tax return and it was rejected hours later.

Walla Walla native killed in Indonesia plane crash

Bob Roberts had been flying Adventist relief missions around the world for nearly four decades.

WALLA WALLA — A Walla Walla native who spent most of his life as a pilot for Seventh-day Adventist relief missions overseas died in a plane crash Wednesday in Indonesia.

Feds give Washington access to FBI database for pot background checks

After a yearlong effort, Washington state can have access to an FBI database when conducting nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses, the U.S. Justice Depart

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.

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Kathleen Sebelius steps down from HHS Secretary post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Spring Fling in Walla Walla aims to fill vendor void on balloon weekend

WALLA WALLA — A two-day community fair at Pioneer Park will fill a void created when new organizers took over this year’s Walla Walla Balloon Stampede running May 8-11.

Updated: 911 service restored after failure in Washington

Emergency 911 service is down in most of the state of Washington. Here's who to call instead.

Heartbleed fix: Use caution

The recently-discovered Heartbleed security bug means your passwords, payment details and other secure information on websites could be vulnerable to theft. That sounds scary, but before you rush to change all of your passwords, here are some things you should know.

Vehicular homicide charges filed in deadly 2012 wreck on Highway 12

WALLA WALLA — A driver involved in a 2012 head-on crash on U.S. Highway 12 that killed two people faces homicide charges.

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Parking restrictions start Thursday in prep for Feast Walla Walla

All signs point to Feast Walla Walla on First Avenue.

Cause of blast at natural gas facility still unknown

A failed pressure vessel could be the source of the March 31 fire and explosion at a liquefied natural gas storage facility near Plymouth, Wash.