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Customers step out of Inland Octopus beneath the store's mutil-story artwork and on to Main Street in Walla Walla Thursday morning. After a legal battle toy store owner Bob Catsiff has lost his battle, challenging the constitutionality of the City of Walla Walla's sign code.

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UPDATED: High court will not hear Inland Octopus case

WALLA WALLA — Get ready to say goodbye to the giant purple octopus as we know it.

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Catsiff hands Inland Octopus case to Supreme Court

The high court might decide by spring whether to review the case, then it could take another year or year-and-a-half to rule. If the court decides not to accept review, that will end the matter.

WALLA WALLA — The fate of the purple octopus will now be up to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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UPDATED - Supreme Court rejects review of Inland Octopus case

The decision marks an end to the state judicial process for the downtown toy store mural.

WALLA WALLA — The saga of the purple octopus sign may be coming to an end.

Inland Octopus appeal rejected

WALLA WALLA — The giant purple octopus mural has to go. That's the upshot of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeals regarding the controversy that has divided this community since 2010. In an opinion filed this morning, the judges b

Walla Walla city attorney: Octopus can stay through appeal process

Tim Donaldson says the city won't force removal of the mural, though fines will accrue, as the case continues.

WALLA WALLA -- Although Inland Octopus owner Bob Catsiff lost his lawsuit against the city of Walla Walla on Thursday, his giant purple octopus can stay in place for the time being.City Attorney Tim Donaldson said the mural on the toy store at 7 E. Main S

Purple octopus has to come down

In a decision released this morning, Superior Court Judge Donald W. Schacht rejects Bob Catsiff's claims that the city sign code is unconstitutional.

WALLA WALLA -- The purple octopus has to come down.That's the crux of a ruling by Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Schacht, who has rejected claims by downtown toy store owner Bob Catsiff in his lawsuit against the city of Walla Walla.Cat


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