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Oksana Bennion presents the gift of an ocean cruise to her parents, who rarely do anything for themselves, she said. The cruise is set for October, 20 years after the German family came to Walla Walla from Kazakhstan in hopes of building a life of free of violence and hate.

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Dream of citizenship comes true

Vladimir and Katya German celebrated their first Fourth of July as Americans after being sworn in as citizens last month.

WALLA WALLA - The setting could not have been any more traditional at one Fourth of July celebration in Walla Walla.While red, white and blue bunting waved in a gentle breeze, more than a dozen guests topped off a barbecue lunch of burgers, salads and chi


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