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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.

Panorama - From plate to pixels

There it was, all plated up and nowhere to go ... except center stage, that is.

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Church breathes 'Life' into old Hastings building

Saturday morning was a surreal moment for Alan Skay and many others as they bustled about 617 S. Ninth Ave.

State changes story on why Green River killer was moved

The head of Washington’s Department of Corrections said Friday Green River serial killer Gary Ridgway was moved from a Washington state prison to federal prison in Colorado because he had been deemed a security threat who might harm the staff in Walla Walla.

Alliance, church open showers to homeless

The joys of a shower — feelings of cleanliness, being refreshed, looking good, security in knowing you’re not going to appear or smell offensive in public.

Wa-Hi late-start draws more interest

More sleep for high school students — made possible by a later start and finish at Walla Walla High School — roused 40 parents to attend a second community meeting on the topic.