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Unlike in Oregon, the decision to require masks in schools is not being left up to the districts. Students and staff at Walla Walla Valley schools in Washington will be masking up this fall.

There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus, and prevention is the surest way of staying healthy, officials said. So far no virus transmission from mosquitoes to horses or humans has been reported in Walla Walla County.

What started as a grass fire on the south end of Milton-Freewater Wednesday, July 7, grew quickly to about 800 acres and burned wheat fields and multiple structures. As of Thursday morning, the fire was contained, officials said.

Intergenerational centers can serve a traditional senior population base while making room for other age groups. Studies show the combined activities and programs add health benefits for all users, plus promote cohesive social connection.

Walla Walla firefighter James Stovall announced his candidacy for Position 2 on the Walla Walla School Board in this November’s election. The seat is held by Teri Trick, who is running for re-election.

State officials have invited licensed marijuana retail outlets to take an active role in getting more people vaccinated from COVID-19. But after more than a week, reports indicate participating shops are a minority.

Charges of third-degree assault with a firearm enhancement and drive-by shooting are filed against Joshua B. Wilson, 25, of Dayton. Wilson is the suspect in the shooting at Shangri-La River Ranch RV Park west of Dayton, Sunday, June 6.