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Native American confirmed as head of National Park Service

Nov. 19, 2021 19:10 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nomination of Charles “Chuck” Sams III as National Park Service director, which will make him the first Native American to lead the agency. Some conservationists hailed Sams’ confirmation Thursday...

Eastern Washington steamrolls Walla Walla U 111-71

Nov. 16, 2021 00:48 AM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Freshman Steele Venters had a career-high 27 points and freshman Ethan Price finished with a double-double as Eastern Washington rolled past Walla Walla University 111-71 in nonconference play on Monday night for its first win of the season. ...

Officials destroy $3 million worth of pot on WA farms

Nov. 11, 2021 14:46 PM EST

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — About 13,000 pounds of marijuana valued at around $3 million was destroyed this week outside of three adjoining Touchet, Washington, cannabis farms accused of growing more than allowed by state law. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 02:09 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 68, Curlew 15 Anacortes 13, Everett 12 Arlington 35, Auburn Mountainview 0 Ballard 22, Redmond 20 Bellevue 42, Southridge 0 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 58, Wellpinit 6 Anacortes 34, Cedarcrest 10 Arlington 28, Marysville-Pilchuck 14 Auburn 71, Kent Meridian 20 Bellarmine Prep 34, Rogers (Puyallup) 6 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 28, Centralia 12 Adna 47, Stevenson 6 Almira/Coulee-Hartline 50, Odessa 20 Arlington 55, Marysville-Getchell 13 Auburn Riverside 41, Mt....

Rep. McMorris Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 08, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said Friday she has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. In a statement, the eastern Washington Republican said her symptoms were mild. “I am quarantining at home and...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 02, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 20, Black Hills 7 Adna 42, King's Way Christian School 7 Anacortes 48, Bellingham 0 Archbishop Murphy 46, Blaine 22 Auburn 40, Thomas Jefferson...

Anti-mask disruption halts council meeting in Walla Walla

Sep. 24, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A day after a school board meeting in Walla Walla, Washington was halted because of a person protesting COVID-19 mask requirements, a council meeting was shut down there by a large anti-mask crowd. On Wednesday, about 100 people packed into...

Man refusing to wear mask disrupts school board meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Police were called to a Walla Walla School Board meeting on Tuesday when a man refused to wear a mask and disrupted the proceedings, officials said. The meeting Tuesday was halted and will resume in a virtual format next week, The...