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Scrutiny mounts of legacy of pioneering Northwest missionary

For generations Marcus Whitman has been widely viewed as an iconic figure from early Pacific Northwest history, a venerated Protestant missionary who was among 13 people killed by the Cayuse tribe near modern-day Walla Walla, Washington, in 1847. But this past year has seen a continued reappraisal of Whitman, whose actions have increasingly been viewed as imperialistic and destructive.

Coeur d’Alene, Walla Walla, Lewiston and other ‘metropolitan areas’ could lose that status under federal proposal

On Jan. 19, the day before President Joe Biden's inauguration, the Office of Management and Budget announced its intention to double the minimum population of an metropolitan statistical area's core city from 50,000 to 100,000. Under that new definition, 144 cities could be downgraded to "micropolitan," including six of the seven MSAs in Idaho and four more in Washington.

Former WWCC chief president Derek Brandes dies

WALLA WALLA – Former Walla Walla Community College president Derek Brandes has died after a more than yearlong battle with lung cancer. Brandes, 50, died Friday morning at his home, said Chad Hickox, the community college’s acting president.

Northwest Wine: Double gold indicates extra-special bottle

A double gold medal indicates that a wine earned a gold medal by unanimous vote, meaning every judge on a panel awarded it a gold medal. At a wine competition, a panel typically consists of three to five judges. Getting that many wine professionals to agree on something should be considered rare.