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Police investigating after woman’s body found near Tri-Cities

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A woman’s body has been found in southeast Washington state and authorities are investigating. The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office told the Union-Bulletin that the body …

Postal worker assaulted while delivering mail in Walla Walla

A transient man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a U.S. Postal worker in Walla Walla.

Whitman College will be known as the Blues

Whitman College has chosen a new nickname to replace the old Missionaries. The college’s sports teams will now be known as the Blues.

Walla Walla man contracts West Nile virus

A Walla Walla man has been hospitalized after becoming exposed to the West Nile virus, the first reported case this year in Walla Walla County. The man, in his 60s, …

Spokane man jailed after weekend standoff in Walla Walla

Bail was set at $50,000 this morning for a Spokane man suspected of several felonies in Walla Walla, including first-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Labor officials give back pay to Washington blueberry workers

Some farmworkers are getting back wages and damages, following the settlement of a labor dispute with some Washington blueberry growers.

Whitman College decides to drop Missionary mascot

Whitman College, a private, liberal arts school located in the rolling hills of Walla Walla, has dumped its long-time mascot.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of blackmailing mining tycoon August Paulsen

From our archives, 100 years ago A jury quickly convicted J.O. Dahl, 23, of blackmailing mining tycoon August Paulsen.

Whitman College to drop missionary as mascot

Officials at Whitman College say they’ve dropped missionary as their mascot name and are working on finding a new one.

100 years ago in Spokane: Manito Park Zoo overpopulated with bears

From our archives, 100 years ago The city of Spokane had an unusual problem. It owned too many bears.

Pirates prep for aggressive Whitman team in second round of NCAA tournament

Whitworth can avenge its only loss and earn a spot in the Sweet 16 Saturday night as it faces a familiar foe, No. 11 Whitman, in the second round of …

Women in Agriculture Conference to focus on communication styles

A Washington State University conference this month will bring women in agriculture together at 31 different locations in five states.

Four arrested in Walla Walla kidnapping

Police in Walla Walla have arrested four men in connection with a kidnapping reported early Tuesday.

Dog flu case reported in Walla Walla

Canine influenza, or dog flu, was recently diagnosed in a pet adopted by a Walla Walla family from a shelter in Central Washington, according to a release from Associated Veterinary …

Fresh Sheet: Round-up of food-related news

Olive Garden gets into the catering business, February is for Foodies in Walla Walla and you can learn to keep bees in Coeur d’Alene

Walla Walla winery to open tasting room in Davenport Hotel

Va Piano Vineyards in south Walla Walla County is opening a new tasting room in March on the ground floor of the Davenport Hotel.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Police: Walla Walla “hash oil” explosion sends 2 to hospital

WALLA WALLA — Police in Walla Walla say two men were seriously burned Monday in an explosion that’s believed to have resulted from a process used to extract hash oil …

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. …

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 …

Ex-Walla Walla undersheriff charged in jail thefts

WALLA WALLA — Former Walla Walla County Undersheriff Carole Lepiane has been charged with embezzling funds from the sheriff’s office.

CV thumps Mead for State 4A softball berth

Joe Stanton escaped the Gatorade bath. The Central Valley softball coach was happy to allow the day to soak in, though.

Mesh fence studied to protect Walla Walla bees

Washington State University will be testing a mesh barrier in Walla Walla County this June in hopes of reducing the number of valuable bees being killed by highway traffic.

Crowds of supporters cheer on Ironman competitors

After a wet and cold spring, the weather won best in show Sunday for the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene.

Inmate kills entangled deer at Walla Walla work farm

The Washington State Penitentiary says an inmate on a work crew killed and butchered a deer outside the prison at Walla Walla.

Obama signs law to OK Walla Walla VA renovation

President Barack Obama has signed a law authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs to build a new outpatient clinic at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla …

Explosives stolen from Walla Walla airport

WALLA WALLA – Federal, state and local police are seeking leads in the theft of a large amount of explosives. The explosives, which include TNT, blasting cap boosters and black …

Walla Walla knows wine

You know you’re close to Walla Walla when the brown scablands are interrupted by fuzzy-looking green patches on the hillsides. Those dark green patches are vineyards. The other indicator is …