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July 24, 2014  RSS feed
Primary Ballots in Voters’ Hands
Walla Walla County Sheriff and Columbia County Commissioner races will narrow after Aug. 5

WAITSBURG – Primary election ballots have been mailed to voters in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties. The voting deadline is August 5. In Washington’s “top-two” primary system, the top two vote-getters in each of the contested races will move on to the general election. More...

Revisiting High School, at Age 38

Members of Dayton High School’s Class of 1994 had a party on their float during the Alumni and Mule Parade in downtown Dayton Saturday. More...

3 Vie for Columbia Co. Commissioner
Candidates Jackson and Nysoe Face Challenge From Write-in Richter

DAYTON – The primary race for Columbia County Commissioner appears on ballots only in District 3, but it gained visibility earlier this month with the filing of a write-in candidate. More...

Devil’s Slide Fire Quickly Doused
Wind-fueled fire threatened city structures

WAITSBURG – A fire on the south end of town was quickly contained early Saturday evening, but not before raising the heart rates of nearby neighbors. Perry Dozier’s harvest crew took a break from their work, just south of town, to keep an eye on the black plume of smoke rising over the recently harvested hill of pea stubble to their northwest. More...

Touchet Valley News

     24 YWCA Fun FactoryPreston Park, Waitsburg2 – 3:30 p.m.Free fun for kids ages5-10. Crafts, games and funactivities. Every Thursdaythrough July 31. 25
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Ken Graham: From The Publisher
Elimination Round
     I n sports they call it “sudden death.” While in many respects, politics has become less polite than sports, we give the current round of elections a more polite name: the primary.
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How Do You Spell Editer?
     I last week’s paper, we made a mistake that was more than misquito-sized. Or should I say mosquito-sized. Even though it was Dena Wood’s article, that one’s on me – I’m the headline guy, as well as the editor, and I didn’t do either of those jobs justice in that case.
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Touchet Valley Life

The Times in Banff
     Heather Hays, husband Chad and daughter Taylor took a recent vacation to Canmore/Banff, Canada where Taylor (l) took a break to read The Times while sitting in the “Canadian” bobsled from the movie “Cool Runnings.”
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     Ten Years Ago July 29, 2004
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      Hudson Lee Lynch was born in Walla Walla on Tuesday afternoon, July 15. Hudson weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. Parents are Cody and Caris Lynch of Waitsburg, Wash.
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