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High holiday heat brings burn bans

With the extremely hot and dry conditions, Fourth of July campers in North Idaho and Eastern Washington should consider their campouts fire-free unless they have a fire ring inside a designated recreation site. It’s not as if any people will want a fire with temperatures on Saturday expected to be 97 degrees, but anyone on public land in Washington and Idaho, and on Potlatch-owned lands in Idaho, will face fire restrictions on one of the busiest camping weekends of the year.

Walla Walla wines in a class of their own

WALLA WALLA – Since the 1970s, the Walla Walla Valley has been well-known for producing some of the Northwest’s finest red wines. Little has changed. The valley’s earliest wineries set the standard for high-quality wines – particularly reds – and that continues today.

Laura Stockton leads Gonzaga Prep past Walla Walla in 4A subregional

WALLA WALLA – Senior point guard Laura Stockton scored a game-high 28 points to lead defending State 4A girls basketball champion Gonzaga Prep to a 52-46 victory over the Walla Walla Blue Devils in a subregional game Friday night. The Bullpups, who improved their record to 23-0 and extended their winning streak to 46 games, earned the right to move on to next weekend’s round of 16 with the triumph. Walla Walla (19-3) will host Central Valley tonight at 7 with the winner advancing to the round of 16 and the loser eliminated.

Idaho men use balanced scoring against winless Wolves

MOSCOW, Idaho – The life of a freshman walk-on isn’t often luxurious. When Chad Sherwood comes to practice every day, there is little chance the work he puts in that day will earn him regular playing time. Instead, he usually emulates opposing players to help starters such as senior guard Connor Hill prepare for upcoming games.

EWU sets team shooting record during rout of Wolves

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Certainly it won’t this year for the Eastern Washington basketball team, which rolled past Walla Walla University 95-34 on Wednesday night at Reese Court.

Whitworth men, women set to duel familiar foes in NCAA Division III tourney openers

The Whitworth men’s and women’s basketball teams find themselves exactly where they wanted to be when all those grueling practices started last fall: Playing in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Now the fun begins as the No. 12 Whitworth men’s team (22-5) travels to play against Trinity (19-9) at the campus of University of Texas-Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

Prison psychologist earns award for ‘innovative’ programs

WALLA WALLA – Tamara Russell has found the old saying to be true: Big things do come in small packages. In Russell’s universe at Washington State Penitentiary, tiny has proved mighty for prisoners living with mental illness. So much so that Russell was recently named Outstanding Clinician for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

Walla Walla sweet onion harvest begins

WALLA WALLA — Some farmers in the Walla Walla area have already started harvesting their Walla Walla sweet onions. KVEW reports the harvest is starting about a week-and-a-half early. The Walla Walla sweet onion is the official vegetable of the state of Washington.

Food Zoo

No more ‘Mystery Meat’ at the University of Montana's dining halls, where the 15,700 students will now know that much of their food was raised right here in Montana.