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Walla Walla City Council will allow downtown streateries, or "parklets," to stay for another three years — with additional rules in place — as staff further assess their impacts. Also the outdoor plaza that's closed a portion of First Avenue will become permanent, and tables on sidewalks can remain

through 2021.

Through her career as a second-generation funeral home owner and director in Walla Walla, Virginia L. "Ginny" Herring Mahan managed to spend close to eight decades serving generations of local families. She died on April 16, 2021, at 87.

Bullets have been flying off the shelves of local retailers. An unprecedented demand for ammunition this year has cleaned out the inventories of stores such as Sportman’s Warehouse at the Walla Walla Town Center, Ranch & Home on Highway 11 in Milton-Freewater, and City Lumber & Coal Yard in Dayton.

The non-mandatory project has students in all grades, K-5, choose a painting and recreate it in a photograph featuring themselves, friends, family and even pets. Students could dress in costumes and use props to help bring the classic paintings to life.

Michael A. Ramos, 26, had three cases pending from 2020 related to stealing from the store, among other charges, and he pleaded guilty to three amended charges Friday, March 26, in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

After a year of leading Walla Walla Online, Carina Stillman is returning to her role as assistant principal at Garrison Middle School. Walla Walla Online fourth-grader teacher Amy Ford will take over leadership of the online school.