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  1. Wildfire near Walla Walla 50 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Columbian

    Fire officials say they are taking advantage of a low-pressure weather system that could bring showers Monday to strengthen fire lines and put out hot pockets at the edges of the fire. The blaze has destroyed one home and threatened dozens of others.


  2. Hundreds fighting wildfire near Walla Walla; 1 home burnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | The Columbian

    Crews fighting a wildfire in southeast Washington are working to prevent flames from reaching a watershed that provides drinking water for the city of Walla Walla. Fire spokeswoman Amber Mahoney said Thursday that firefighters are removing fuels and securing lines to prevent it from reaching the edge of the Mill Creek Watershed.


  3. Wildfire burning near Walla Walla was human-causedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The Columbian

    Officials say a wildfire that has burned one home and torched nearly 6 square miles in southeastern Washington was likely human-caused. About 600 firefighters on Wednesday are attacking the fire from the ground and air.


  4. Updated Brush fire burns 900 acres in Grant County; I-90 reopensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Columbian

    In eastern Washington, a brush fire burned at least one property and forced a handful of homes in a rural neighborhood to evacuate, said Patty Courson, a spokeswoman with the Walla Walla County Emergency Management. The blaze briefly forced residents to flee about 30 homes Monday.


  5. Pilot survives helicopter crash at Washington wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | The Columbian

    Heather Lee of Walla Walla County Emergency Management told the Union-Bulletin the helicopter suffered a mechanical failure. Meanwhile, Interstate 90 remained closed in both directions in Grant County, east of the Columbia River, because of another brush fire.


  6. Crews fight large fire at Walla Walla archery companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | The Columbian

    Yakima news station KNDO-TV reports that the initial call about the fire at Martin Archery came in about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, indicating the machine shop was on fire. Fire Chief Rocky Eastman told The Associated Press early Thursday that the fire was under control but that some spots would continue to burn for a few hours.


  7. Heat pushes wheat to an early harvestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 5 | The Columbian

    Winter wheat harvest normally gets underway in late July, but some farmers are already at work bringing in their crop or will be soon. Pea harvests also got underway early and have been finished in many places.


  8. Corks & Forks: Merlot's flavor profile a matter of preferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Columbian

    Viki Eierdam The historic Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla plays host to master sommelier Fred Dame and editor-in-chief of Vinous Stephen Tanzer at last week's Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine. Attendees of last week's Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine event were treated to a thought-provoking presentation on merlot-growing at the Gesa Power House Theatre, an historic power station that dates to 1890, in Walla Walla.


  9. Go, Ideas for your weekend: Craft Winefest, Camtown, concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | The Columbian

    The Craft Winefest of Vancouver will feature 150 wines and 25 local beers June 12-14, 2015 at Esther Short Park. ( Travel the state of Washington via its wine during the Craft Winefest of Vancouver.


  10. Washington wineries make cut for U.S. OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | The Columbian

    At least 23 Walla Walla Valley wineries will pour at least 40 wines during the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay, according to online coverage by Great Northwest Wine. What's been described as the most important sporting event to be staged in Washington will tee up what has been judged as the state's best wines.


  11. Western Washington University under review in sexual violence caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The Columbian

    Western Washington University is under investigation for a possible violation of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights opened the case after receiving a student complaint regarding the university's response to a report of sexual violence, according to a statement posted on the university's website on Wednesday.


  12. In Our View: Evergreen, Ever VigilantRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | The Columbian

    While drought conditions in California have garnered national attention - and unprecedented action from the governor - the state does not have a monopoly on the dryness that is plaguing the western United States. Last month, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across three geographic portions of this state.


  13. Will drought declaration reach county?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The Columbian

    Despite a formal drought declaration in other parts of the state, a relatively good water supply in Southwest Washington may keep the area from falling into the same category for this summer. Clark County's water supply is largely tied to underground aquifers, backed up by surface water such as the Columbia River.


  14. Washington struggles with drought due to low snowpackRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Columbian

    Just look at tiny Forks, which bills itself as the wettest town in the contiguous United States. As of Thursday, 26.6 inches of rain had fallen on the Olympic Peninsula hamlet since Jan. 1, nearly twice what Los Angeles averages in an entire year.


  15. Police: Woman apparently abducted from Kennewick parking lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | The Columbian

    Police in Kennewick, Washington, say a 22-year-old woman from nearby Walla Walla was apparently abducted from a grocery store parking lot. The Tri-City Herald reports that police say Samantha Noethe was forced out of a black BMW by a man Thursday morning, pushed into another vehicle and driven away.


  16. 3-day music festival this August in Walla WallaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | The Columbian

    Organizers announced plans Monday for the event that will be headlined by the folk rock band Mumford &Sons and Washington's own Foo Fighters. More than two-dozen other bands are scheduled.


  17. Dredging work to aid barges finished on Snake and Clearwater riversRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | The Columbian

    Dredging work in the Snake and Clearwater rivers near the Idaho and Washington border to aid barge traffic is finished. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the Lewiston Tribune that work wrapped up Thursday, a few days ahead of schedule.


  18. Corks & Forks: Meet the vintner: From oncology to oenologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | The Columbian

    Viki Eierdam Winemaker David Smith blended his interest in chemistry, biology and wine to create a second career at Burnt Bridge Cellars in downtown Vancouver. Through a fortuitous set of circumstances David Smith, winemaker at Burnt Bridge Cellars, took a strong interest in wine and turned it into a second career.


  19. Deal would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinosRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | The Columbian

    Over the years, the number of slot-style machines allowed has been set in prolonged and sometimes difficult negotiations, The News Tribune reported. But under the latest deal, the number - currently about 28,000 - would increase by 10 percent, and then automatically increase as market conditions dictate.


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