WALLA WALLA — Creating regulations for growing, processing and selling marijuana doesn’t promise to be easy, Walla Walla County planners were told Thursday.
WALLA WALLA — A combination of melting snow in the mountains and widespread rain expected Wednesday have prompted a flood watch for Central and Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.
WALLA WALLA — New ways of communicating are spurring new improvements in Walla Walla County’s E-911 system.
WALLA WALLA — Former County Coroner Stephen Ames has announced he will run for the Walla Walla County Commission District 3 seat, which is up for election this year.
WALLA WALLA — Last month’s storms have eased drought worries, but Washington state’s drought committee is still meeting just in case.
WALLA WALLA — February’s icy weather has carried right into March, which is living up to its “in like a lion” reputation. Whether it goes out like a lamb remains to be seen.
People who want to comment will have to wait until a formal public hearing is scheduled.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County commissioners today approved a reorganization of appointed positions in the Sheriff’s Office, but with changes after several meeting on the issue.
The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days concert, with an opening performance by Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band.
WALLA WALLA — Bethany Voss has been named queen for this year’s Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days, which begins in August.
WALLA WALLA — A legal roadblock will force Walla Walla County commissioners to readdress a proposed reorganization of appointed officers in the Sheriff’s Office.
WALLA WALLA — Results of the Feb. 11 election for emergency medical services and school levies were certified Tuesday with no changes in outcomes.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County commissioners Monday approved a proposed reorganization of appointed officers and staff members in the Sheriff’s Office and let Sheriff John Turner decide what those officers will be paid.
The Washington Liquor Control Board also restricted licenses to one per applicant
WALLA WALLA — Concerned about possible overproduction, Washington’s Liquor Control Board took a weed-whacker to would-be marijuana growers Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — Cellphones in Washington state prisons don’t appear to be the problem they are in other states.
WALLA WALLA — Draft principles for regulating marijuana operations in Walla Walla County are on their way to the county Planning Commission.
WALLA WALLA — Load restrictions on Walla Walla County roads have gone into effect due to recent freezing and thawing temperatures.
Voters OK’d the funding measures by wide margins in Tuesday’s elections.
WALLA WALLA — Voters gave levies for emergency medical services and schools in Walla Walla County a big thumbs-up Tuesday.
The proposed 20 percent pay increase drew fire from other county department heads.
WALLA WALLA — A proposal by Sheriff John Turner to give his chief administrative deputy a hefty pay raise sparked protests by elected officials and others Monday.
The largest snowfall in the Valley in several years is heading for a stream near you.
WALLA WALLA — The big freeze is going to give way to a big thaw this week.
WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee is considering an investigation of the No. 4 ranking member of the House Republican leadership, congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state.
In winter weather, the needs are many and solutions fairly simple.
Washington’s U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray this morning welcomed passage of the Farm Bill, saying it contains numerous benefits for local farmers.
The following is a possible conversation somewhere in Seattle today.
A state drought preparations panel is meeting this week for the first time since 2010.
WALLA WALLA — As areas of California wither under the state’s dryest weather in decades, the question crops up: Are Washington and Walla Walla also in line for a drought?
WALLA WALLA — Don’t you hate it when Punxsutawney Phil is right?
WALLA WALLA — At least 33 Walla Walla County entrepreneurs are among the thousands hoping to get in on the ground floor of the state’s nascent marijuana industry, according to the latest list released by the state Liquor Control Board.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County commissioners Monday agreed to have the county Planning Commission take on the task of drawing up draft land use regulations for recreational marijuana operations.
WALLA WALLA — Patches of light, freezing fog and drizzle turned roads and sidewalks into obstacle courses today.
The current levy will expire at the end of this year if not renewed by voters.
WALLA WALLA — The Archdiocese of Spokane is seeking information about a priest who briefly lived in Walla Walla in 1986 and has since been the subject of a substantiated claim of child sexual abuse in Minnesota.
In a building stripped bare and completely redone, the Misbehaven Spa & Salon has a whole new look
WALLA WALLA — The state’s longest-serving death row inmate has lost his latest court appeal.
The Washington attorney general announced his opinion this morning on the controversy.
WALLA WALLA — State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today said cities and counties can ban or severely restrict marijuana-related businesses in their jurisdictions.
WALLA WALLA — The latest chapter in the ongoing story of Washington State Penitentiary has opened.
WALLA WALLA — The window is now open to submit applications for amendments to Walla Walla County’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations.
COLLEGE PLACE — A Saturday morning fire that killed a College Place man was apparently started by the victim, an official said today.
COLLEGE PLACE — The victim of a fatal house fire died of smoke inhalation, Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood said today after an autopsy conducted Saturday .
A dry December culminated the Valley’s second-most-arid year on record.
WALLA WALLA — When it came to rain and snow, last year was a bust for the Walla Walla Valley.
There were 3,746 applications from throughout the state on the latest list with 18 from Walla Walla County.
WALLA WALLA — At least 18 applications from Walla Walla County are among the thousands on the latest list of those seeking licenses for marijuana-related businesses.
Commissioners expressed concerns about the county's rising personnel costs.
WALLA WALLA — After weeks of wrangling, Walla Walla County commissioners approved the county’s 2014 budget Monday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A 69-year old Milton-Freewater man died Monday evening when he was struck by a pickup as he attempted to cross Highway 11 south of Appleton Road.
The Christmas forecast calls for sunny skies and cold weather.
County departments would get a 2 percent increase in their budgets, but questions remain about property tax rates and law and justice funding.
WALLA WALLA — A jury convicted a Washington State Penitentiary inmate of attacking and stabbing a correctional sergeant last year.
WALLA WALLA — A man accused in the shootings of two people this summer was sentenced Wednesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
WALLA WALLA — Organizations in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties have been granted more than $1.25 million for regional salmon recovery projects.
COLLEGE PLACE — The City Council Monday moved to close the city’s Municipal Court and contract its cases to Walla Walla County District Court.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County commissioners continued a public hearing on the county’s 2014 budget a second time Monday.
Potential retailers would sell brands like ‘Lucious Leaf’ and ‘Dynamite Relief’.