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The launch of the family gardening operation in Waitsburg not only fulfills a longtime dream of the late Nancy Aronson, but its recent relocation takes it farther than she could have ever imagined. [SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT]

Final numbers won’t be available for another week, but fall enrollment at Walla Walla Community College appears to be 24-30% lower than it was last year.

The following commercial building permits and permits for residential projects costing more than $75,000 were issued by the city of Walla Walla during the month of August 2020.

Walla Walla is now one of a dozen cities across the country hosting a colorful, trademark Brews Cruise bus that chauffeurs groups of passengers to local craft breweries for guided tasting tours. [SUBSCRIBER ONLY CONTENT]

The after-school program in Dayton will be limited to younger children, for now. And youth are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

DAYTON — In Columbia County’s first jury trial since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, jurors began hearing testimony in the case of William Fletcher, 39, of Dayton, who is accused of a beating a woman with a candlestick holder in January 2019 after apparently helping her with her laundry.

Dayton students are back for the first full-week of in-person instruction, and Superintendent Guy Strot told the district’s board of directors Wednesday about what’s been learned so far.

Spots remain available in a program that provides local middle school students a safe space to complete their school work while they participate in distance learning.