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100 years ago in Washington: Firecracker explosion kills 11 Chinese residents in Walla Walla

A lighted package of the fireworks inside a building suffocated nearly a dozen residents of the Central Washington city’s Chinese neighborhood.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Inmates file lawsuit alleging poor treatment at Washington State Penitentiary

Five inmates filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Corrections, claiming they were treated poorly, including being placed in solitary confinement without reason, at Washington State Penitentiary.

100 years ago in Walla Walla: ‘Model prisoner’ kills vicious inmate

When McLennan continued to provoke him in the prison yard, Stevens turned on him with a pair of scissors and severed McLennan’s jugular vein. McLennan died “in agony two hours …

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, …

Northwest Wine: Taste of Cascadia returns to Lodge at Columbia Point on Sunday

At 1 p.m. Sunday, Kat Dykes, wine concierge at the Lodge at Columbia Point, will present more than a dozen top wines for ticket holders to judge for themselves at …

100 years ago in Walla Walla: Eastern Washington farmers flock to tractor show as they consider motorization

Nothing illustrated the revolution taking place in Eastern Washington agriculture better than a spectacular event held at Walla Walla.

Dayton teen arrested after Walla Walla High threat

A Dayton teen is in custody after he threatened high school students and staff at Walla Walla High School Tuesday morning. Earlier, classes were canceled for the day because of …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Man pleads not guilty to injuring 8-month-old girl

A Washington state man accused of injuring an 8-month-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Cathy McMorris Rodgers stresses economy, Lisa Brown stresses health care at Walla Walla debate

At the fourth and final debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her Democratic opponent, Lisa Brown, two different descriptions of 2018 emerged.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown to debate one final time in Walla Walla on Wednesday

It’s the final public debate between the two candidates for Eastern Washington’s seat in Congress. Those wishing to watch in Spokane will need to find a computer with Internet access, …

Boise woman faces manslaughter, other felonies for allegedly striking man on Oregon Route 86

A Boise woman faces a number of felony charges, including manslaughter, after Oregon State Police said she struck a Washington man on the side of Oregon Route 86 near Baker …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018

One person dead after officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla

Police say one person is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Walla Walla.

Ranch’s clients learn resilience through therapy with horses

Animals give us unconditional love and that’s good therapy. Longmire Ranch in Touchet, operated by Tracy and Shane Longmire, offers equine-assisted resilience-building.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Woman who bilked Oregon retiree out of $3M gets prison

A judge has sentenced a woman who helped dupe an Oregon man out of $3 million to 21 months in federal prison.

Cork problem shelves 2015 Cayuse wines

A world-class Walla Walla Valley winery is withholding release of many of its 2015 products due to a cork problem.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers closes Walla Walla office

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Walla Walla office has closed following the departure of its sole permanent staff member.

Corrections officer assaulted at penitentiary

Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017

Whitman instructor threatens lawsuit against McMorris Rodgers over response to Facebook posts

Whitman instructor Devon Wootten blames the congresswoman for federal authorities calling his employer and suggesting he has a mental illness. An attorney representing McMorris Rodgers said Wootten’s rights weren’t violated …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

Rural America seeks more doctors

The shortage of rural doctors, especially of primary care physicians, continues to worsen. That is partially due to an imbalance in pay between primary care doctors and specialists. According to …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017

Sexual assault allegation investigated after Democratic meeting

A longtime progressive activist was removed from party positions earlier this year when reports surfaced alleging he sexually assaulted a young volunteer after a state Democratic Party meeting in Walla …

How I almost became a believer: Exploring the Bigfoot phenomenon in Eastern Washington

In pitch-black darkness atop a mountain near Walla Walla, Cliff Barackman let loose the biggest howl I’ve ever heard.

Teacher in sexting case to be tried in Walla Walla

A Tri-City teacher, who reportedly has submitted his resignation, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to three criminal charges related to accusations he was sexting with a Walla Walla County teenager …

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Wine industry transforms town best known for big prison

Walla Walla used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary, where death row inmates once were hanged. But the remote town along the …

Walla Walla man electrocuted in wood art process

Authorities said a man in southeastern Washington has died from electrocution while attempting a technique for sculpting wood.

UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Pink mold plagues Washington wheat fields, surprising farmers and a WSU expert

As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.

‘Where’s Cathy?’ rally to be topic of police chief’s report in Walla Walla

Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber on Wednesday is to report to City Council on his department’s policing activities during the recent “Where’s Cathy?” political rally.

Veterans home in Walla Walla officially opens

The first residents of the new state Walla Walla Veterans Home began moving in Wednesday, just in time for a grand opening ceremony on Saturday.

Names being collected for WWII memorial in Walla Walla

Final submissions are being sought for a World War II memorial planned for Fort Walla Walla Park.

Walla Walla prison restrictions in place after inmate brawls

A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla remains on restricted movement following three recent inmate fights.

Prison unit on lockdown after 2 fights; 1 inmate injured

Two large fights led to a lockdown at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.