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Commissioners delay decision on jail split until June

A decision on whether to split the County Jail operations off from the Sheriff’s Office will be delayed until June, county commissioners decided Monday.

Walla Walla home shot up in drive-by

A drive-by shooting early Sunday targeted a Second Avenue home occupied by three people, Walla Walla police said this morning.

City awards contracts for aviary work, pool design

The Walla Walla City Council on Monday approved contracts for construction of the new Pioneer Park Aviary and an architect for the new Memorial Pool.

Third suspected Walla Walla tree arson reported Sunday

Another middle-of-the-night fire in trees near a home — the third in a week — was reported early Sunday, Walla Walla police said.

Monster ‘blob’ blamed for weather shifts

A gargantuan blob of warm water that’s been parked off the West Coast for 18 months is part of a larger pattern that helps explain California’s drought, Washington’s snow-starved ski resorts and record blizzards in New England, according to new analyses by Seattle scientists.

Interstate 90 widening project on Snoqualmie Pass resumes

Work on widening Interstate 90 to six lanes on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass has resumed for the construction season, the seventh year of the megaproject to upgrade the freeway.

Bill aims to raise speed limits on Oregon highways

There are 7,900 miles of interstate and state highway in Oregon. Eastern Oregonians spend a lot of time on them.

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Long-awaited CP streets rebuilding to start

Travel through town will start getting a little tricky this week as a $10.5 million road project gets underway.

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City hopes to avoid bumps in Isaacs Ave. project

Driving, cycling and walking along Isaacs Avenue will be three of the key topics discussed at a community meeting this week.

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Looking for hope in all the right places

As can be the case with teens anywhere, the faces around a table at Walla Walla Community College last month wore masks of boredom and polite indifference.

Cox resigns as College Place football coach, JV coach named

College Place High School freshman football coach Kim Cox has officially resigned, officials with the College Place School District will announce Tuesday.

Council to review survey on Clinton-Alder stoplight

An online survey over the stoplight at Clinton and Alder streets will be reviewed by the City Council at a 4 p.m. work session Monday.

Arson suspected in pair of late-night tree fires

Arson is suspected in two late-night tree fires on Home Avenue that occurred Tuesday and today, Walla Walla fire officials said.

State’s House OK’s $7.7B transportation budget

OLYMPIA — Transportation leaders say that negotiations on a revenue package for roads and projects, including money for widening U.S. Highway 12, won’t begin until the middle of next week.

Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money

The initiative approved by voters to legalize recreational marijuana included a specific shopping list for spending the tax revenue, but the state Legislature looks poised to tweak those instructions, or even lose them entirely.