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Thomas P. Skeen

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Walla Walla native killed in Indonesia plane crash

Bob Roberts had been flying Adventist relief missions around the world for nearly four decades.

WALLA WALLA — A Walla Walla native who spent most of his life as a pilot for Seventh-day Adventist relief missions overseas died in a plane crash Wednesday in Indonesia.

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Flights of fancy, nature themes of dance production

WALLA WALLA — Nature lost, nature found.

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Weekend events honor veterans

Veterans Day on Monday will be recognized with parades and other events starting Friday.

WALLA WALLA — As the Veterans Day holiday approaches, those who have served will be honored in a number of ways.

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Elephants and tigers and circus, oh wow!

A three-ring circus rolls into Walla Walla for two performances.

A vestige of ancient Rome will be in Walla Walla on Tuesday — in the form of The Jordan World Circus.

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Out with a new CD, ‘Tropical Reflections,’ Non Stop’s music transports the soul

The album is titled “Tropical Reflections,” but the melodic jazz slinking out of your speakers can take you anywhere you imagine you’d like to be or have been before.

Caribbean steel pan music forged out of defiance

WALLA WALLA — When Gary Gibson performs Saturday in Walla Walla, the instrument he will play is one most known to evoke images of sea, sun and breezes at play on a Caribbean island.

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Highway 12 four-lane extension high on state list

But whether it is approved depends on a separate funding bill.

WALLA WALLA — A glimmer of hope that funding for the continued four-laning of U.S. Highway 12 from Lowden west to Nine Mile Hill is tucked into a House Transportation Committee proposal that could come to full House vote next week.

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PROJECT Trio’s appeal spans generations

WALLA WALLA — It’s not your grandparent’s traditional classical symphony when PROJECT Trio’s flautist, bassist and cellist are the guest artists.

Recovery seen in real estate market

A full recovery to the boom times of 2007 hasn’t been reached yet, but 2012 showed positive signs.

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Valley’s real estate market last year was the best in terms of numbers of homes, lots and land sales since before the 2008 financial crash spurred by mortgage loan defaults, according to local data.

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Wit and wisdom meet art

He paints. She writes. And now the Dayton husband and wife team of Steve and Carolyn Henderson are combining their talents and adding ebooks to their repertoire.