Thursday, September 30
Over the years the occasional bottle of Washington-grown pinot noir has surfaced.
Stephen Colbert is invited to testify before a House subcommittee on immigration.I have often thought that many members of Congress are morons -- lacking in judgment and common sense.I was wrong. They are idiots -- no sense at all!
The people of Columbia County are extremely fortunate to have Rea Culwell as their elected prosecutor. Being a successful prosecutor requires integrity, compassion, hard work and a steady approach to seeking justice.Rea Culwell has proven herself to be ju
I have to chuckle reading all the controversy over the Inland Octopus mural. It seems that Main Street is the only street in Walla Walla that means anything. The city wants to remove a wall painting (that I don't particularly like) but has allowed the onl
Walla Walla County has been fortunate to have had Mike Humphreys, and Bill Jackson before him, as sheriff. Bill White is cast from the same mold.Bill has helped Mike Humphreys make our Sheriff's Office extremely effective even with limited budgets and res
The Take Charge program, administered by DSHS, provides birth control and lifesaving cervical cancer screenings to over 50,000 low-income Washingtonians each year. It is a critical program that has benefitted hundreds of thousands of people during its exi
As we prepare to vote in November, I'd like to remind the fiscal conservatives in our community of one fact: The estimated cost of the conflict in Iraq is $1.08 trillion by the end of fiscal year 2010 (according to the Center for Defense Information and o
It is great to see the Moms' Network becoming involved in the community. However, I could not disagree more with its proposal for Heritage Park. In part because of the original vision, but mostly because of our teens. Ladies, in a short time your children
AK's mobile kitchen will be rolling into downtown Walla Walla next week.The food truck -- a 153-square-foot custom kitchen built in an 8 1/2-foot-by-18-foot trailer -- is relocating from the Walla Walla Regional Airport to a more visible space downtown, s
The Walla Walla Antique Show and Sale will return to the Walla Walla Fairgrounds for its third year Oct. 8-10. The show attracts many antique dealers from across the Northwest.
Every day, hundreds of pieces of glass, pottery and ceramic keepsakes and useable items are thrown away because of breaks or chips. A lot of these items could be repaired and kept as family heirlooms.
The state's largest agency will cut 380 jobs statewide and increase the number of unpaid days off.
The Department of Social and Health Services State ordered spending cuts of 6.3 percent Wednesday, including elimination of 380 jobs and additional unpaid furloughs for employees by June 30. In Walla Walla County, the agency has 52 employees, all of whom
The Sons of Norway Bl? Fjell Lodge, will host the annual Nordic Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Second Ave.
MISSION -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute, 72789 Highway 331, will observe Oregon Archaeology Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with a one-day archaeology celebration.
The True Beauty Modesty Fashion Show will be 5 p.m. Oct. 9, in St. Patrick Catholic Church gymnasium, 415 W. Alder St.
Torch Davis, local singer, songwriter and emcee, will perform 5-6 p.m. Saturday at the eighth annual Sausage Fest, at DeSales High School, 919 E. Sumach St.
On Thanksgiving Day 2007, as the country teeters on the brink of a recession, three generations of the Olson family gather. Eleanor and Gavin worry about their daughter, a single academic, and her newly adopted Indian child. They also worry about their so
DAYTON -- An artist's reception for artist and writer Nona Hengen will be held Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wehaha Gallery.
Tucked inside the doorway of a friend's apartment watching a movie, Nick Cunningham hopes for yard sale customers on a "pretty slow day" on North College Avenue in College Place. Cunningham said he is moving out of a house and a friend had some stuff to s
The event Saturday afternoon includes music, dancing, talks, displays and a salmon bake.
LOWDEN -- Friends and supporters of the Walla Walla Valley's newest historical site are holding a party Saturday to celebrate progress.
Two talks, a film and a display are part of the local observations for October.
WALLA WALLA -- A pair of events and a special display will help mark October's Freedom From Discrimination Month
A 12-year-old suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a small red hatchback this morning, officials say.
WALLA WALLA -- A 12-year-old bicyclist suffered minor injuries this morning when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run collision at Valley Chapel and Frog Hollow roads.
Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Saybaugh, Steve Carlson, Bart Gingerich and Ed Sullivan. With Sullivan absent and Carlson arriving late Monday the board:
WALLA WALLA -- Saturday's Prescription Drug Take Back Day scooped up just over 100 pounds of drugs, according to Vicki A. Ruley, crime prevention coordinator for the Walla Walla Police Department.
DAYTON -- A public presentation to raise awareness of the problems of domestic violence will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Liberty Theater.
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
Now is the time to decide if we are going to send Patty Murray back to the Senate for a six-year, highly paid vacation.Patty has been good at bringing home the bacon. Do you think she knows she is selling a little bit of Washington to China and the grandk
Most of my adult life has included voluntary service to a local rural fire district. During that time I was fortunate to have served as a firefighter, first responder and chief officer. I have just retired from public service but have developed a deep res
Washington state Rules of Judicial Conduct, Canon 7, states that judges shall refrain from political activity inappropriate to their judicial office. Section (A)(1)(B) states that judges shall not make speeches for a nonjudicial candidate or publicly endo
It appears that certain City Council members and the City Attorney Mr. Donaldson are willing to spend a whole lot of taxpayer dollars to "fight" a child-friendly mural.Mr. Donaldson claims the mural is breaking city code in reference to signage. The mural
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The Warriors rally from early holes throughout the match with CBC, but can't scrape together their first league win.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College's quest to pick up their first league win will last at least one more game after the Warriors dropped their fifth straight conference contest at the hands of Columbia Basin in straight sets 26-24, 25-23, 31-29.'
Wa-Hi faces a revamped Davis squad that already has a Big Nine victory this season after going winless last year.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's football team will look again to score its first victory of the Big Nine season Friday, tackling Davis on the road in a game that's critical for the Blue Devils' playoff chances.After suffering a 37-0 Homecoming Night defeat to Chiaw
WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott's volleyball team split a pair of games this week, beating Tri-Cities Prep on Tuesday before falling to Liberty Christian Wednesday.On the road versus Tri-Cities Prep, W-P scored a straight set victory 25-21, 25-17, 25-15 be
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Wednesday, September 29
In the wake of three revealing audits, perhaps it's time to make changes in the Postal Services' top management.
The U.S. Postal Service, despite the growing use of the Internet for communication and paying bills, is still important to this nation.
Tail wagging in excitement, a large dog leans out the passenger window of a white minivan hoping a friend will come over while at a stoplight on the corner of North Ninth Avenue and Rose Street Tuesday.
The rule clarifies how problems are reported in drugs that are being tested.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule on Tuesday that clarifies what safety information must be reported during clinical trials of investigational drugs and biologics such as vaccines, allergenics and gene therapy.
POMEROY _ A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on Phase I of Puget Sound Energy's Lower Snake River Wind Project is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.
Customers may receive e-mail messages that allege to be from the U.S. Postal Service that contain fraudulent information about attempted or intercepted package delivery, according to a news release.
WALLA WALLA -- The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has approximately 25 seats immediately available for the Hunter Education Course that begins Thursday.
The City Council signed off an a plan to combine forces with the county, sending the plan to commissioners, who will take it up next week.
WALLA WALLA -- A proposal to merge city and county planning agencies moved ahead Monday.
The aftermath of the storm included a human drama, seen Tuesday through the experiences of one family.
WALLA WALLA -- In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and quickly overwhelmed the city's remaining occupants. Abdulrahman Zeitoun chose to ride out the storm at home rather than flee with his family, expecting much less. When water began flooding t
Attendees at a City Council meeting criticized the plan because of job cuts it entails.
WALLA WALLA -- A proposed plan to merge the city and county planning departments drew mixed reviews Monday.
Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:
Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With all present Monday night:
The march will start at Whitman College on Saturday afternoon and proceed to the scene of the vandalism, Heritage Square Park.
WALLA WALLA -- A march is planned for Saturday in response to the swastika recently burned into grass at Heritage Square Park.
The county commission terminated David Riggs to bridge a budget gap, a commissioner said.
DAYTON -- Columbia County Public Health Director David Riggs lost his job Tuesday morning to help save the department from a budgetary crisis, an official said.
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
Deciding what to serve for family meals can be daunting, what with our busy schedules. But put yourselves in the shoes of Milton-Freewater School District Food Service Manager Lynn Fluharty, who handles meal planning for all the schools.
Former mid-distance runner John Leier still lives in Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — Their athletic experiences range from baseball in the 1930s, golf in the 1960s and track and field in the 1970s to volleyball and soccer in the 1980s, but the five former greats inducted into the Whitman College Athletics Hall of Fame Saturd
ECHO, Ore. — Helix's volleyball team fell to 1-9 Tuesday with a straight-set loss to Echo. Echo topped the Grizzlies 25-13, 25-23, 25-15 at Echo.'We need to keep working,” said Helix head coach Tammie Parker. 'We need to put our all out there and come tog
PASCO — Wa-Hi's cross country team stepped up despite unseasonable heat at a Big Nine Invite at the Big Cross Course Tuesday.The boys defeated Moses Lake, Chiawana, Kamiakin, Eastmont, Southridge and Wenatchee to go undefeated and continue their undefeate
RICHLAND — The Blue Devils couldn't keep up at George Prout Pool Tuesday. The host Richland Bombers handed Wa-Hi a 131-49 defeat at the Big Nine dual, despite several new personal bests from Blue De
RICHLAND — The Blue Devils couldn't keep up at George Prout Pool Tuesday.The host Richland Bombers handed Wa-Hi a 131-49 defeat at the Big Nine dual, despite several new personal bests from Blue Devil swimmers.'We were kind of soundly defeated,” said Wa-H
DAYTON — It took four sets, and recovery from a first-set loss, but DeSales topped Dayton in Southeast Class 2B volleyball Tuesday.The Irish lost the first set, 25-18, but came back to win 25-22, 26-24 and 25-23.'For us to recover from that first-game lo
W-P, ranked No. 2 in the state Class 2B, follows Elizabeth Xaudaro's hat trick to the soccer victory.
PRESCOTT — Waitsburg-Prescott came out early and never let up on rival Dayton in a 2B Southeast soccer match under a bright, early autumn sun Tuesday.W-P, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 2B soccer, came out on top, 13-0, aided by Elizabeth Xaudaro's ha
POMEROY — Pomeroy came out on top of Touchet in a Class 1B volleyball match Tuesday.The Pirates won, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-15.Kristen Warner led the Indians with three kills. Jose Sewell had three kills and one block and Taylor Jasperson has six assists.'We
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Tuesday, September 28
The former CreekTown Café will reopen early next month as the South Fork Grill.The Southgate restaurant will have new owners and a new identity, but many faces and dishes will be the same when it opens early next month.Among the similarities: Jodi Worden,
Gov. Chris Gregoire has finally decided to face reality. Cuts are going to be made and some people will lose their jobs.Will it be the ones who are raising families or those who have retired and been rehired for the same job and are getting checks from bo
Historic downtown. Historic buildings. Historic this, historic that. Is anyone else out there as tired of "historic" as I am? The mural on the front of Inland Octopus looks great in downtown Walla Walla and it's fun. If the city is seriously going to look
I'm from Japan. It's been two years and three months since my husband and I moved to Walla Walla from Shoreline, Wash. We just found out we are moving to Port Angeles at the end of this month because my husband got a new job.I like to see new places, and
If the Aviary is shut down it's gone for good. It's best to fund the Aviary now and look for a citizens' group to raise funds for future years.
Two years ago city officials considered closing the Pioneer Park Aviary as a way to trim the city budget.
I am a recently retired federal law enforcement special agent with over 33 years of public law enforcement experience. My assignments and responsibilities have included working uniform patrol, conducting criminal investigations and supervising criminal in
Recently, (it made the front page) there was the article with accompanying photos of the "covert sting operation" concerning the j-walking "undercover cop," and oh, yes, it included an official "motorcycle officer as well."Yes "j-walking" is illegal, and
Some 250 to 300 blues fans braved inclement weather to attend the first Walla Walla Blues Festival at primary sponsor Pierce's Green Valley RV Park on U.S. Highway 12.
The report, which officials say is credible, is the second in the city in the past few months.
WALLA WALLA -- City, county and state officials responded to a report of a cougar sighting in the Prospect Point area Monday night.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Public Schools will each get $500 in new traffic safety equipment through a grant by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
DAYTON -- Two Main Street businesses were burglarized Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Three teens were involved in a rollover crash Sunday east of Walla Walla.
Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg's original charges were amended after Timothy Wood died of injuries sustained last month.
WALLA WALLA -- A woman who allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck a man at a bus shelter last month now is formally accused of fatally injuring him.
Sebastian Rodriguez, 23, 1331 W. Pine St., No. 17, was charged Sept. 20 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree driving while license suspended.
A tour of the state for deep-pocketed wine buyers brought several dozen to Walla Walla on Monday.
WALLA WALLA -- A group of wine buyers with very deep pockets visited the area Monday as part of an annual tour aimed at increasing the state's profile with major purchasers.
College Place City Council members are Mayor Rick Newby, William Jenkins, Alexander Scott, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and Scott Duncan. Scott and Jenkins were absent. The council voted as follows at its Monday meeting:
Walla Walla County Commissioners are Greg Tompkins, Perry Dozier and Gregg Loney. With Tompkins absent, commissioners voted as follows Monday:
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.Where: Elementary Room 109
DAYTON - Columbia County Public Health Director David Riggs lost his job this morning to help save the department from a budgetary crisis.Columbia County Commissioner Chuck Reeves said the department suffered a 'triple whammy” when two employees were gran
Keith E. Adams faces five felony charges in connection with the Sept. 17 incident.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who allegedly held a woman and her two young children against their will at his Waitsburg residence this month pleaded innocent Monday afternoon to five felony charges.
Warren D. Summers, in prison in another case, allegedly planned the break for weeks.
WALLA WALLA -- A man accused of breaking out of the Walla Walla County Jail in what officials say was a short-lived bid for freedom last February was arraigned Monday afternoon in Superior Court.
Walla Walla native Jerry Anhorn is at the helm of the Assumption football team — 52 years after his first gig at St. Patrick's.
WALLA WALLA - Jerry Anhorn's football coaching career has come full circle, but that doesn't mean it has stopped turning.The 72-year-old Walla Walla native - he turns 73 next month - accepted his first coaching assignment during his senior year at Whitman
BREMERTON, Wash. - Walla Walla Community College's golfers got their first look at this year's NWAACC competition Sunday and Monday at Olympic and McCormick Woods, and they like what they see."They were great tracks to play, and good tests for the players
Noe Jaimez faces a first-degree attempted robbery charge in connection with an attack near Jo-Ann's in February.
WALLA WALLA -- A trial for a teenager charged in a February attack on a delivery truck driver in Eastgate has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crim
The Warriors edged the Wolves in five sets Monday.
WALLA WALLA — It took five games, but Walla Walla Community College's volleyball team used home-court advantage to hand Walla Walla University the 27-15, 25-12, 16-25, 20-25, 15-12 defeat Monday.'Tonight, we tried out a significantly new lineup and figure
WALLA WALLA — Whitman's women performed true to seeding and home court advantage in the USTA/ITA PAcific Northwest tennis championships. In doubles, senior Elise Otto and sophomore teammate Alyssa Roberg overcame Linfield's Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click 6-
The doubles win is the fourth time in five years that Whitman has won the crown.
SALEM — The men's USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest championships were all Whitman Monday.Missionary sophomore Conor Holton-Burke and freshman Andrew La Cava rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over two of their teammates Monday afternoon at Willamette University in Sa
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As part of the Palouse/Newell Infrastructure Repair and Replacement Project, the intersection of Birch and Palouse streets will be closed Tuesday with a traffic detour in place.
Monday, September 27
Over the next three weeks the Union-Bulletin will be running its endorsements for races and ballot issues on the Nov. 2 election.Whether voters agree with the recommendations is unimportant compared with the importance of making an informed vote.The Union
A dozen paintings were shown at Rooks Park as part of the annual Gran Fondo.
WALLA WALLA -- Tucked away under a picnic shelter in Rooks Park, at about the halfway point of a 4.1-mile walk, for the second year straight, participants in this year's Gran Fondo were treated to an art gallery.But the 12 paintings that hung up at the ou
I have a lofty goal. I am trying to create the greatest toy store in the world. The outside of my store needs to exemplify that ideal. When I moved my store to its current location, I had a wonderful opportunity to do this. The front of the property was c
Whimsical, playful, art displays seem to be a staple of Walla Walla; witness the cadaverous cow in front of the city library, the jolly covered wagon and family in the park, juggling dogs and rotund pigeons on Main Street and more.
You have a businessman in town who I am sure has paid his dues for the past however long he has had his doors opened -- rent, taxes, Foundation dues, etc.
Is it a mural or a sign? That's not the question, nor is it the size.
Perhaps, just perhaps ... if the city and some of the stiff-necks downtown work hard enough they may be able to force Mr. Catsiff and Inland Octopus out of Walla Walla and into College Place because of the addition of a mural to his new location.
I have been hearing rumors that John Turner was spending Ash Hollow's funds for personal expenses. I felt it was important that someone respond.
Justice Sanders' unbending approach does not necessarily serve justice. The truth can be ignored.
Richard B. Sanders has served 14 years as state Supreme Court Justice. During that time Sanders has been a polarizing and controversial member of the court.
Perhaps you noticed how spiffy the Walla Walla Fairgrounds looked during Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days. Some credit is due members of the Walla Walla High School Latino Club, who worked several different days and evenings to make the grounds look sharp
Carlos A. Aldrete-Luna, 36, 615 Military St., was sentenced Sept. 16 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-delivering of methamphetamine.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla police said today a man found dead early Sunday appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
To Jazmin Pedroza and Hector Gonzalez, Walla Walla, a son, Israel Cain Gonzalez, 9 pounds 3 ounces, Sept. 24, 2010.
To Robyn and James(Jimmy) Dunleavy, Walla Walla, a son, Jayden Ryan Dunleavy, 9 pounds 9 ounces, Sept. 23, 2010.
The annual fundraiser for the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center special needs fund is expected to top last year's $15,000 total.
WALLA WALLA -- A record number of participants -- on horses, Harleys, bicycles or just their good old-fashioned feet -- rode, cycled, walked, jogged, ate and drank in record numbers at this weekend's Providence St. Mary Cancer Regional Center Gran Fondo.
WALLA WALLA — The seeding in the singles bracket for the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest women's tennis championship, which concludes a three-run at Whitman College today, was 100 percent correct.
Whitman's men's soccer team hands the Loggers a 3-0 loss a day after falling to Pacific Lutheran by the same score.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — One day after losing 3-0 to Pacific Lutheran, the Whitman College men's soccer team turned the tables on Puget Sound with a 3-0 triumph Sunday afternoon at the Whitman Athletic Fields.
BREMERTON, Wash. — Walla Walla Community College's Dona Dunovant is tied for first place on the women's side after the first round of at a NWAACC league golf match hosted by Olympic College at Gold Mountain's Olympic course Sunday, and the Warrior men sta
Puget Sound scores a first-half goal that holds up in the 1-0 victory over the Missionaries.
WALLA WALLA — The University of Puget Sound women generated just one shot in the first half of Sunday's Northwest Conference soccer battle with Whitman College, but that scant bit of offense was all it took to give the Loggers a 1-0 victory at the Whitman
WALLA WALLA — Today's finals of the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest men's tennis championships in Salem, Ore., won't be an all-Whitman College affair, but it will be close.
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The group's vision is intended to eliminate a place for older youths to hang out and cause trouble.
WALLA WALLA — The Moms' Network is proposing a remake of Heritage Square Park, one that would considerably change the downtown enclave for youths to an atmosphere that is more appealing to families.But those changes are not without their critics.'We just
Sunday, September 26
Colton overcomes Pomeroy's 24-12 lead with 8:18 remaining to edge the Pirates in overtime, 30-24.
COLTON, Wash. — A thrilling overtime loss to the Colton Wildcats, 30-24, Friday moved the Pomeroy Pirates to 0-1 in Southeast Class 1B 8-man football action.Pomeroy's run game and Colton's pass game kept things moving. The Wildcats amassed 314 yards in th
PENDLETON — Walla Walla Community College's Warriors dropped in three sets to the Blue Mountain Community College Lady Timberwolves in NWAACC volleyball action Friday.The Warriors, 0-4 in league, dropped 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22. Blue Mountain is ranked fir
WALLA WALLA - A four-week class on redefining the space in a home is being offered this fall at Walla Walla Community College.The class will meet Thursdays from Nov. 18 through Dec. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 103, and costs $59.Jared Roher, a Tri-Citi
WALLA WALLA - Unity Church of Peace, 810 C. St., near Walla Walla Regional Airport, will hold a pet blessing ceremony at 10 a.m. today. The ceremony will be led by The Rev. Barbara Eckhardt and animal communicator Shirley Scott.Bring your pet or a photogr
WALLA WALLA — Whitman dropped a 3-0 Northwest Conference soccer match to Pacific Lutheran Saturday.The Lutes' Chad Kearns, a 6-foot-4 junior, headed home his eighth goal of the season at 2:09 in the first half to spark Pacific Lutheran's victory. Kearns'
The undefeated Warriors hold Edmonds and Skagit Valley scoreless — and put up 13 goals of their own.
WALLA WALLA — Top-ranked Walla Walla Community College remained undefeated in NWAACC women's soccer action with a pair of shutout victories over the weekend.The Warriors blanked Edmonds, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon after a 10-0 scalding of Skagit Valley on
WENATCHEE — Bad luck struck the Wa-Hi girls soccer team Saturday at Wenatchee as the Blue Devils lost 1-0 in a game they controlled throughout, but their biggest loss may have been due to injury.Forward Ali Zander, who scored three goals in Wa-Hi's previo
WALLA WALLA — Playing on their home court, senior Elise Otto and sophomore Alyssa Roberg won their first two matches in singles on Saturday to advance to the Sunday quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest Tennis Championships, which continue throu
MILTON-FREEWATER — Two goals, centered first off corner kicks, led Mac-Hi to a 2-0 win over Baker in Greater Oregon League soccer action Saturday.Both scoring kicks were booted by Belen Betancourt from near the front of the goal and the girls fought hard
WALLA WALLA — Three first-half goals, two by sophomore Marisa Poorboy, made the difference as Whitman College held off Pacific Lutheran for a 3-2 Northwest Conference victory Saturday.Whitman (2-2 NWC, 4-3 overall) scored twice in the first 13 minutes of
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi had downed Baker 10-0 by halftime when a mercy rule was enacted, ending the 4A soccer action with a Pioneers win.'The whole team played well,” said Mac-Hi coach Jose Garcia. 'We tried to keep possession and control the ball. But
SPOKANE — Waitsburg-Prescott, ranked third in 2B co-ed soccer state-wide, defeated No. 2-ranked St. George, 3-2, Saturday.W-P's Lino Diaz scored on a cross and header, and Miguel Balisco and Francisco Gonzalez scored unassisted goals for the win.'We playe
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FINLEY — It came down to the kicking game for River View and Burbank on Friday night in a narrowly contested game that was decided by a single extra point. Senior kicker Diego Mendoza knocked home the game-clinching tally to give River View a 20-19 win ov
PORTLAND — Wa-Hi's Rachel Nelson placed second in the Division 1 varsity girls 5K in the Nike Pre-Nationals cross country meet Saturday.Nelson finished in 19:25.35, 13 second behind first-place finisher Rachel Atwood, from Auburn-Riverside and in a field
WASCO — Helix picked up its first win of the season after dropping two of three pool games by defeating Sherman County at the South Wasco tournament Saturday.The Grizzlies struggled in their morning pool matches, falling 15-13, 10-15, 15-7 to Condon-Wheel
SALEM — Whitman College dominated Saturday at the men's USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest Tennis Championships in Salem.Led by seniors Etienne Moshevich, Chris Bailey and Quin Miller, eight Whitman players advanced through Saturday's first two rounds of singles
Touchet explodes for 21 second-quarter points and never looks back in a 33-0 drubbing of Sunnyside Christian Friday.
SUNNYSIDE — The Indians stormed the field in their first Southest 1B-8 game, a 33-0 shutout and shutdown of host Sunnyside Christian Friday night.Touchet (3-0, 1-0) was held scoreless in the first quarter, but exploded at 9:31 in the second with a 25-yard
CONNELL, Wash. — The Waitsburg-Prescott boys cross-country team finished first in its 1B division at the Connell Invitational Saturday and placed 12 out of 23 teams overall. W-P only had two girls enter and wasn't able to field a team.Isabel Benito finish
ELGIN — Weston-McEwen's TigerScots volleyball won dual Blue Mountain Conference match-ups with Heppner and Stanfield.The TigerScots defeated Heppner in five, 25-23, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-18.'I was very pleased to get a win against Heppner,” said Weston-McEw
Chiawana spoils Wa-Hi's Homecoming celebration by leaving Borleske Stadium with a 37-0 victory Friday.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi celebrated Homecoming this week and welcomed undefeated Chiawana to Borleske Stadium Friday night for a Big Nine Conference 4A football contest.The Riverhawks proved to be extremely rude guests.Quarterback Luc Graff threw three touchdo
Mac-Hi amasses 324 yards rushing as the Pioneers score 55 first-half points in the rout of Riverside.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi's football team showed on Friday night just how dangerous its ground game can be, amassing more than 300 rushing yards before halftime in a 55-16 home romp over Riverside to even the Pioneers' season record at 2-2.The Pioneers pa
No. 1-ranked WWCC defeats Edmonds 1-0 and Skagit Valley 4-3 in weekend play.
WALLA WALLA — Freshman fullback Louis Poeppel banged home a point-blank shot with 2:31 left in the second half Saturday afternoon to lift No. 1-ranked Walla Walla Community College to a 1-0 victory over Edmonds in an NWAACC men's soccer match at Warrior F
WALLA WALLA — Despite defeating George Fox by 10 points in the first set, Whitman dropped in four (15-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-22) Friday night in Northwest Conference volleyball action in Sherwood Center.George Fox, now 1-2 in the NWC and 6-7 overall, turned
Is last week's vandalism downtown an isolated incident or part of a more serious problem?
WALLA WALLA — One of the community's most diverse public gathering spaces was defaced with an anti-Semitic symbol a week ago after someone burned a left-facing swastika into the grass at Heritage Square Park.The dead patch of grass, as well as what appear
Besides the aviary, the Walla Walla Public Library and several other city departments face significant cuts in the next budget.
WALLA WALLA - Once again, a major budget deficit is threatening the closure of the Pioneer Park Aviary, as city officials look for ways to cut costs to make up for a $1.3 million projected annual revenue deficit for the 20011-12 biennium budget."When I wa
A drunken driver left a local man with serious injuries and without financial means. But he has found a silver lining.
Prior to midsummer, Alvaro Lamprea had just about everything he needed to be happy in life, he figured.Never wealthy, the Colombia native nonetheless felt rich. He lived in Walla Walla, in a community he cherishes. He earned a living with his own handyman
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Information is compiled by the Union-Bulletin staff from the official logs and records of the agencies listed below. Readers with any information on these or other crimes should call the local police or county sheriff's department. By law, victims of crimes may request through law enforcement agencies that their names not be released to the media.
A Whitman College aluma's experiences as a volunteer firefighter in Washington state and smokejumper in California, are being put to good use.The National Fire Protection Agency just named Rachel Smith to an NFPA committee that develops professional quali
A public hearing set for Monday will seek input on combining the two agencies.
WALLA WALLA — Creation of a joint planning and permitting agency for the city of Walla Walla and Walla Walla County could take another step forward this week.The Walla Walla City Council and county commissioners will hold a joint meeting Tuesday at Walla
A merged planning and permitting agency for the city and county will need overseers.
Applicants are being sought to serve on the board of directors for a proposed new joint planning agency serving the city of Walla Walla and Walla Walla County.Creation of the new agency is the subject of ongoing talks between the Walla Walla City Council
The student was the third from Pioneer Middle School to be struck by a vehicle this school year.
WALLA WALLA — A Pioneer Middle School student was struck by a vehicle while riding her bicycle to school Friday, but was not seriously injured, officials said.Pioneer Principal Dana Jones contacted the Walla Walla Police Department after learning that one
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PULLMAN — Wazzu fans have a number of reasons to be down.The last two years — and the beginning of this one — are a good example.
Stateline Community to celebrate new wing's opening
The old hand exercise — 'Here is the Church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people,” is cute, but it poorly describes Christ's Church. Church is not the building. The people do not congregate within the Church. Believers are the Churc
Richard and Betty Gradwohl
Richard and Betty Gradwohl of Walla Walla celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family at Fort Stevens, Ore., during the first week of August. They then spent their anniversary week in September at Crater Lake National Park.The couple met while s
Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centersActivities offered daily at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., include pool and cards from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A complete listing of current center activities, classes and health and welfare prog
The program will be at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 2.
Sometimes a slight adjustment is necessary to keep things flowing smoothly. That can apply to driving a favorite vehicle as well as anything else. Seniors with arthritis or other mobility issues may have trouble pulling a seat belt around themselves or ma
The City Council has no choice but to follow the law regarding what signs are and are not allowed.
Is the huge mural of an octopus peeking over a castle painted on the wall above the Inland Octopus toy store on Main Street art?Absolutely.
Vote "no" on I-1082. This is the Building Industry Association of Washington legislation to privatize Labor and Industries. It adds a middle-man to take a cut of the money.Insurance companies and investment banks would replace the system that has efficien
More details about the game in Sunday's Union-Bulletin and here online.
TEKOA, Wash. — Pomeroy's volleyball team rallied for a five-set win at Tekoa-Oakesdale Thursday to improve to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in league play.After dropping the first two sets 12-25 and 18-25, Pomeroy bounced back to take the next three 25-23, 25-22, 1
WALLA WALLA — Waitsburg-Prescott opened strongly and took a three-set win from DeSales Thursday.The W-P team took its first win, 25-13, 26-24 and 25-12, to improve to 1-4 on the season. The Irish dropped to 1-3. 'It was a really good win,” said W-P coa<sc
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Academy took a five-set match from visiting Liberty Christian Thursday.In back-and-forth play, the Knights (3-2) took the victory from the then-undefeated Patriots 26-24, 21-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-6. 'We've had a bunch of fi
UNION, Ore. — Weston-McEwen's volleyball team carried its strong preseason play into Blue Mountain Conference action here Thursday night, scoring a 3-0 win over Union.The TigerScots rolled 25-12, 25-7, 25-7 over their league opponent to run their overall
TOUCHET — Touchet's volleyball team is still in search of its first win of the season after falling in straight games to Garfield-Palouse at home Thursday.Garfield-Palouse notched the victory 25-23, 25-16, 25-22, although Touchet head coach Stephanie Paul
Problem-solving is one of the most interesting facets of being an editor. At times it's like working on a jigsaw puzzle without any picture to go by.
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You have been walking with me over the last year, as I have written about my journey with the disease of Alzheimer's, the loss of my beloved husband and the resources that are available to everyone dealing with Alzheimer's disease or one of the varying fo
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Providence St. Mary Physician Group has hired Dr. Joanne Perez, an internist who is fellowship-trained in geriatric medicine.
Over the 30 years of my practice career there has been a fundamental change in the dental needs of senior citizens.
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Sitting in an airport, my favorite activity is watching people.
When it comes to wine experts, Walla Walla will be the host with the most Monday.
We launched the new union-bulletin.com almost a year ago. Since then we have been tweaking the site and adding new features.
Seeming to wait patiently for the right moment and then drop abruptly from the wire where he had been perched, a magpie lands just behind another magpie and flashes his best.
Dayton residents Brenda and Charles Lowe will host a bingo fundraiser at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eagles Aerie on Main Street in Dayton to benefit daughter Julie Glasby and her critically ill daughter Hailey Pipari.
Federal involvement could result in a political backlash that would do more harm than good.
Last year well over 5,000 people were killed in crashes caused by distracted drivers.
I urge Columbia County citizens to educate themselves on the ualifications, experience and character of the two candidates running for prosecuting attorney in the upcoming election.
Steven Woolley (U-B Sept. 7) questioned Kenneth Emerson's comments regarding the tea party. I'd like to address three of those questions, not as a Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots member but one who sympathizes (and demonstrates) with them:
I had the pleasure of serving with John Turner for my final six months in Baghdad as part of Operation Iraq Freedom. I can now say that John Turner is a good friend of mine and am extremely happy that the Army provided me with an opportunity to meet a per
I've known Richard Greenwood for 23 years.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made in the liver and cells, and is commonly found in animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy.
Ismael Marquez faces drug charges after the bust, in which cocaine and cash were seized.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team, or BENT, culminated a three-month investigation Wednesday afternoon with seizure of more than five ounces of cocaine and nearly $2,000 in cash, according to Sgt. Rick Jackson, team supervis
Members of the Touchet School Board are Sandra Bradley, Robert Schaeffer, Mandy Thompson, Michael McCubbins and Darren Goble. With Bradley absent Thursday the board:
Members of the Columbia County Health System board of directors are Ted Paterson, Lisa Naylor, Jack Otterson, Jim Kime and Blaine Bickelhaupt. With Bickelhaupt absent Thursday the board:
Members of the Starbuck School Board are Zonia Dedloff, Carol Wildman, Jill Wood, Kelly White and Leo Janes. With all present Thursday the board:
Dear John, I have heard that there are some religions that use drugs, such as peyote and marijuana, in the observance of their beliefs. Why are religious groups able to use these substances when others cannot.
The suspect, Luis 'Chari' Reyna, is believed to have fled to California.
WALLA WALLA -- A charge of first-degree murder has been filed in Walla Walla Superior Court today against a man suspected of a shooting death in Burbank earlier this month.
The Army Corps of Engineers transferred $70,000 worth of communication equipment to local agencies Thursday.
WALLA WALLA -- Talk is not cheap, especially when it comes to emergency communications.
WALLA WALLA -- A plant sale will be held Saturday at the native plant demonstration garden at the Blue Mountain Humane Society, 7 E. George St.
Wa-Hi's girls swim team notches the two Big Nine victories behind a strong team showing Thursday at Harvey Pool.
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's girls swim team opened its regular Big Nine dual meet season with a pair of Homecoming wins Thursday at Whitman's Baker Ferguson Fitness Center/Harvey Pool, defeating Eisenhower and Davis.In the three-team event, the Blue Devils (2-0
WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi's volleyball team evened its record on the season, scoring a home victory over Moses Lake Thursday with a resilient effort.After dropping the first set 25-20, the Blue Devils (3-3) rallied to take the final three frames 25-18, 25-15, 2
Trailing 7-6 at halftime, Kris Cady sparks W-P's 24-0 second half and a 30-7 win over Chiawana's JV.
PASCO — A Kris Cady-less first half found Waitsburg-Prescott trailing the Class 4A Chiawana junior varsity, 7-6, here Thursday at a rain-soaked Edgar Brown Stadium.
The $7 million remodel of the theater will increase its footprint by 10,000 square feet.
Before the dramas -- and the comedies, the one-acts and the musicals -- comes a little drama.
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Who can resist a fresh pear from an orchard just outside of town? A ripe tomato from our neighbor's vines? A wildly crunchy green bean from a favorite Farmers Market vendor?Or, perhaps best of all -- an impossibly juicy red strawberry from our own back ya
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Kirkman House's annual Sheep to Shawl Fall Festival will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 214 N. Colville St.
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The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team, or BENT, culminated a three-month long investigation in Milton-Freewater on Wednesday afternoon with seizure of more than five ounces of cocaine and nearly $2,000 in cash, according to Sgt. Rick Jackson, team
While small players such as wineries worry, others see lower prices and more variety in liquor-related initiatives.
What worries Caleb Foster about Initiative 1100 is not that it would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores and anywhere else beer and wine are available now.
I must say I was very baffled when I saw the results of the Columbia County prosecutor primary election. To me there is only one obvious choice and that is Rea Culwell.
I have always been opposed to Patty Murray and her liberal agenda. My wife and I printed out her voting record and went through just the last two years so we could get the facts straight.
Mick Miller has invested time and energy in getting to know the community and its people.
Mick Miller, the new superintendent of Walla Walla Public Schools, has gotten off to an impressive start.
I would like to respond to Ada Tergeson's letter published Sept. 19.
What has happened to professional journalism?
In January of this year, my husband, Karl Schweinfurth, and I invited a group of our neighbors to meet with representatives of the city of Walla Walla to share our joint concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety in our neighborhood.
Peter G. Vander Griend, a DeSales Catholic High School student, is among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a release from National Merit Scholarship Corp. officials.
At their best, newspapers are a window to their communities.
Tabitha's Closet gathers donated formal wear for local teens to wear to dances.
WALLA WALLA -- As girls have come in and out of Tabitha's Closet, they have almost all been inevitably drawn to the same green dress.
Maria and Raul Orozco.
Board members are Preston Winn, chair; Duane Smalley, vice-chair; Trenda Nichols, Duane Beers, Sterling Allen, and Rod Bonifer. With all present Monday, the board:
WALLA WALLA -- New Beginnings Chapel, 822 W. Main St., will host the Power Night Youth Convention and evangelistic outreach of New Song Hispanic Church at 7 p.m. on Friday.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Stateline Community Church, 85440 Highway 11, will celebrate the grand opening of the church's new ministry wing at its regular services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
COLLEGE PLACE -- Youngsters with an eye to the skies can take off for real Sunday at Martin Field.
Volunteers are being sought to join in a cleanup and learning event Saturday at the McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge, about nine miles south of Pendleton.
Ryan Huff, 17, 1171 Noe Road, Tieton, Wash., was sentenced Sept. 17 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of less than 40 grams marijuana.
Tonya R. Reece, 39, 1445 Francis Ave., was sentenced Sept. 20 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of dihydrocodeinone.
SONSOFDAY traces its spiritual roots to the grandfather of three band members.
WALLA WALLA -- Portland-based group, SONSOFDAY, is enjoying a rapid rise in Christian and secular worlds as they tour and sing of personal introspection, a longing for hope and a love for God.
A group of residents called on the City Council to let the mural at Inland Octopus remain.
WALLA WALLA -- The mountainous mollusk painted over Labor Day weekend on the front of a downtown toy store should be allowed as a permanent fixture, a group of citizens told the City Council on Wednesday.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, will include a secure drop-off downtown.
WALLA WALLA -- Starting with one dedicated day, health-care and law enforcement officials are taking a new step to reduce unauthorized access to prescription drugs and to safely dispose of old medicine.
WWCC coach Tim Toon holds the Warriors for practice after the loss.
WALLA WALLA — Wenatchee Valley could have played on a world stage Wednesday night against Walla Walla Community College at the Dietrich Dome.Or so said Warrior coach Tim Toon after the three-set loss.'Wenatchee is a very good team, but we made them look l
Wa-Hi hosts Chiawana in Homecoming week and looks to recover from last week's loss at Wenatchee.
WALLA WALLA — As Wa-Hi enters Homecoming Friday, the Blue Devils know there is more on the line than school pride after a loss in their league opener against Wenatchee.On the other hand is Chiawana (3-0, 1-0), behind its high-octane offense, led by the gr
Whitman contests the third set but still loses in three to Whitworth on Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — With 20 kills between them, Kaimi Rocha and Amanda Grumbach provided just enough offense to carry Whitworth University to a 3-0 volleyball victory (25-19, 25-16, 26-24) over Whitman College Wednesday in the Sherwood Center.Whitworth, now 2-1
DAYTON — Dayton volleyball pulled out a nail-biter, five-set win over Walla Walla Academy Wednesday at home to even both team's record at 2-2 in league play.The match came down to an intense final frame before Dayton scored the victory 25-20, 16-25, 25-22
PRESCOTT — Waitsburg-Prescott continued its strong season start with a 19-0 victory over Dayton here Tuesday.W-P, which beat then-No. 1 Riverside Christian the first two games of the season to vault to No. 3 in state at Class 2B level, played its varsity
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I just finished a book that read like a fast-paced, can't-put-it-down suspense novel. I didn't expect that it would be so engrossing, what with the dry title, "Passages in Caregiving/Turning Chaos Into Confidence."
British Guitar Goddess Joanne Shaw Taylor will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.
Fort Walla Walla Musuem, 755 Myra Road, brings the story of Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence to life at the 2 p.m. Living History performance Sunday.
Jazz and Wine Among Friends, a two-day event, starts 6-11 p.m. Friday.
The Little Theatre of Walla Walla, 1130 Sumach St., will present "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure," a comedy by Steven Dietz. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. for the Oct. 3 matinee.
YMCA's Family Fun Day will be there from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 340 S. Park St.
In the small southern China town of Chin-kiang, in the last day of the 19th century, two young girls bump heads and become thick as thieves.
In the Mood, the 1940s Big Band Swing Dance Musical Revue, will perform 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Cordiner Hall at Whitman College, 345 Boyer Ave.
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A maker of infant formula has voluntarily recalled some of its product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a press release today.Abbott is initiating a recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas in the United States, Puerto
The Umatilla Basin Water Commission work session at 10:00 a.m. and the regularly scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. for Thursday are canceled. More information, including the rescheduled date, will follow.
The city attorney plans to recommend the city take action to remove a mural at Inland Octopus.
WALLA WALLA -- A mural of a giant purple octopus painted on the front of a downtown Walla Walla building may have a battle against the long arm of the law. Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson plans to recommend removal of the artwork, painted over Lab
The assault is believed to be part of ongoing violence between two Walla Walla gangs.
WALLA WALLA -- An Sunday morning brawl ended with one teen in jail and a man in the hospital. Corey J. Reece, 24, was struck with a baseball bat in what is assumed to be a gang altercation, city police said. The Walla Walla man was transported by ambulanc
It is with great sadness that I write this letter, which I do in the hopes of saving someone else the grief I am suffering.
Poor taste! Incredibly poor taste.
The plan to combine the city and county building departments is wrong.
I read with great interest your editorial on the circumstances of the mural that has been painted for a business on Main Street. I don't think it's a question of art or signage as much as it is this:
Many Walla Walla county voters are watching local and national news to help prepare themselves on how to vote in the local, district and state elections.
Attorney General Rob McKenna said the minimum wage can't be increased because inflation has not risen above the established threshold.
Washington state's minimum wage of $8.55 an hour -- the highest minimum wage in the nation -- isn't likely to increase for the second year in a row.
Big planet, small people and the scale of things with a tree-lined range rising massively beyond rolling countryside, two moto cross motorcycles go mountain biking through fields of stubble at the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Walla Walla High School students participating in the Advancement Via Individual Determination program impressed members of the Walla Walla Rotary Club during an Aug. 26 presentation, reported the Aug. 27 online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review
Officials are sorting through the options to determine which to recommend.
WALLA WALLA -- A call for bids to build the city of Walla Walla's new police station drew an even dozen responses, officials said today.
When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.Where: Starbuck School
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.Where: Dayton General Hospital
When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.Where: School Library
Jacihel Contreras is set to go to trial next month on charges he shot two men in March.
WALLA WALLA -- A judge has denied a defense motion to change the location for the trial of a man accused in a bloody, gang-related attack outside a residence on Center Street in March.
WHEN: 7 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Board Room
When: Thursday, regular session at 7 p.m. following a 6 p.m. work sessionWhere: The regular meeting will be at Ye Towne Hall, 121 Main St.; with the work session at the jimgermanbar, 119 Main St.
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall, 15 N. Third Ave.
Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Tuesday commissioners:
Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice-president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. With Golden absent Tuesday, the board:
It wasn't as easy as last week's 7-0 drubbing, but Mac-Hi takes the 3-2 soccer win over the Pirates.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Pioneers came out on the up side of a 7-0 win against Riverside last week in Boardman.But the rematch on Mac-Hi's turf Tuesday was a different game.'That was a tough match and we played until the last minute,” said Mac-Hi coach Mart
But Nora the Schnauzer just needs her blue raincoat before heading back into the sand and surf.
NEWPORT — Nora the Schnauzer wanted out at 4:34 a.m. one day last week.The cobbled patio glistened in a wind-driven rain. Whitecaps rolling toward the beach looked unnaturally luminous. So did a flock of ghostly seagulls that strutted along the sand at su
WALLA WALLA — DeSales lost a Blue Mountain League 2B volleyball match to visiting Asotin here Tuesday.The Irish (1-2) lost in four sets (16-25, 25-20, 24-26, 11-25).'It was a really scrappy game,” said Irish head coach Lori Blanc. 'We played some good def
YAKIMA — The Blue Devils handled Davis in three sets here Tuesday.Wa-Hi (2-3) took the Big Nine victory, 25-14, 25-20 and 25-10.'Everyone played in this game and everyone participated, and it was a good win for us,” said head coach Audra Cummings.Franny E
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Academy kept visiting Tri-Cities Prep at bay in a volleyball match here Wednesday.The Knights went 3-1 (25-9, 24-26, 25-14, 25-17) in the win.'It was a good game and the girls played well,” said WWVA coach Scott Schafer. '
WALLA WALLA — Ali Zander's hat trick led the Blue Devils to a 4-1 victory against Davis Tuesday.Paige Pontarolo opened scoring for the Blue Devils at 28 minutes in the first half, before Zander's three second-half goals.The Pirate's only score came at 70
WALLA WALLA — Freshman Michael Axelson's hat trick helped Whitman College roll to a 5-0 non-conference soccer victory against Walla Walla University Tuesday night at Whitman Athletic Fields.Axelson, one of seven starting Missionary freshman, notched his f
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi dropped a three-set Greater Oregon League volleyball match to Baker here Tuesday, 25-7, 25-11, 25-10.The Pioneers were 23-of-27 serving, and had 18 hits.Avery Wells, Megan Reed, Jolene Brannan, Meghan Kimball and Nicole Richman r
RICHLAND - Dayton's trip to Richland sent the Bulldogs home after a three-set loss to Liberty Christian Tuesday.The Bulldogs, now 1-2 on the season, dropped to the Patriots, 25-21, 27-25, 25-21."We lacked motivation, we made too many errors and we did not
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WALLA WALLA — An early Sunday morning brawl ended with one teen in jail and a man in the hospital.Corey J. Reece, 24, was struck with a baseball bat in what is believed to be a gang altercation. The Walla Walla man was taken by ambulance to a local hospit
At the cross street of Kenwood and West Rose streets there is a left turn lane off of Rose Street on to Kenwood. This is a left turn lane but there are many drivers who use this for a left turn in to ShopKo.
In my 43 years in the criminal justice system as a defense lawyer, prosecutor and judge, every elected sheriff during that time came up through the ranks.
A young fisherman stands in the circular ripples from his own movement in the water while his line floats in the waters of Bennington Lake, colored with the first hints of approaching autumn reflected from trees along the shore. Those fishing for fall won't have to wait much longer with the circle of change making the seasonal transition from summer on Thursday September 24.
Even though the ruling seems reasonable, the close relationship between the justices could cause the ruling to be questioned.
Last week a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled for and against one of its justices, Richard Sanders, in a public records lawsuit against the state.
Electric meter readings for thousands of local customers will no longer rely on old-fashioned foot power.
Tours in the district throughout the school year pair participants with new Superintendent Mick Miller.
WALLA WALLA -- Some things you may not know about Walla Walla Public Schools' new Superintendent Mick Miller:
People served by Water District No. 4 can expect about a month of needing to use bottled water, officials say.
BURBANK -- Residents in part of town are being advised to drink bottled water as of Monday, public health officials said.
WALLA WALLA -- Children's Home Society of Washington will have a parking lot fundraiser on Saturday, 1612 Penny Lane, at the corner of Tietan Street and Second Avenue.
ATHENA -- The board of the Athena Cemetery Maintenance District No. 1 will meet today at 5:30 pm.
The ratings mean the levees are eligible to apply for federal aid if damaged in a flood or storm.
Levee systems protecting Dayton and Walla Walla received overall ratings of "minimally acceptable" after recent inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With all present Monday:
Fausto Diaz-Lara is accused of assaulting a detective while resisting arrest earlier this month.
WALLA WALLA -- A man pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Superior Court to assaulting a police officer while trying to resist arrest early this month at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days.
If you read my last column, you know I suffered a boatload of trauma as a child -- trauma caused by annual trips to the doctor. I still carry the emotional scars.
I called Garry today.This is a big departure from routine.Do you remember I wrote a column about my husband's childhood friend in 2004? I told you the two had grown up closer than brothers, enduring together abusive, negligent fathers and harsh childhoods
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recognized the work of Daytonian Greg Schlenz in a Sept. 8 ceremony in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WALLA WALLA — Names can be a lot of fun.Especially so in the world of sports, where there seem to be so many athletes with unusual and intriguing monikers.Just ask Chris Berman of ESPN. He's made a living by attaching his own quirky takes to the names of
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TOUCHET - The Walla Walla County Fire District 6 board will hold a special meeting here at 7 tonight.
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Residents of Burbank are being advised to drink bottled water as of today, public health officials said. The bottled-water advisory was issued because a "significant" maintenance project will force the No. 4 water district to rely on a well with nitrate l
WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is presenting it's first general meeting for the 2010-2011 year on Wednesday at the School District offices, 364 S. Park St. The event is open to all. A potluck begins at 6:
WALLA WALLA -- A work session on the proposed creation of an independent city-county planning agency will include city of Walla Walla staff members. The work session by Walla Walla County commissioners will be held at 11 a.m. at the county Health and Legi
COLLEGE PLACE -- Urban forestry will be on the agenda for the city Planning Commission today. Planning commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 625 S. College Ave.A recommendation for the City Council concerning street trees, tree grates and tree s
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla County commissioners were presiding today over a hearing on a grievance filed by a union representing county employees.The hearing started at 9 a.m. at the Port of Walla Walla offices at Walla Walla Regional Airport business par
WALLA WALLA — Older Hondas are hot. Just ask any car thief.The 1992 Honda Accord and the 1995 Honda Civic had the dubious honor of being the most-stolen cars in Washington state last year. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Accord was t
A vote for Mark Franklin is a vote of confidence for Columbia County. Mark is a strong supporter of youth in Columbia County.
Why did you run the graphic, front-page photo of local woman, Frances Hansen, trapped in her car? It seems to me such depictions are only appropriate when they are essential to exposing an important journalistic fact that is otherwise undiscoverable.
New York Yankee Derek Jeter did nothing wrong in acting like he was hit by a pitch when the ball actually hit his bat.
Cindy and Anthony Mulloy.
Matthew T. Schack, 20, 17 S. Hussey St., was sentenced Sept. 13 on one count each unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence and violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possessing less than 40 grams marijuana. The court dismissed two other counts.
A mock plane crash last week kept local emergency services workers busy.
WALLA WALLA -- A disaster drills go, this one went off like clockwork.
A project in Washington Park aims to claim the space for local residents.
WALLA WALLA -- What would an organization with a name like Pomegranate Center be doing camped out at Washington Park, an area notorious for crime and gang activity?
Graduates from the school's first year gathered over the weekend to connect and look back.
WALLA WALLA -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1960 bread sold for about 20 cents a loaf, a dozen eggs was 57 cents and a gallon of delivered milk went for about 52 cents.
The upcoming Walla Walla Association of Realtors Care & Share Annual Food Drive is the perfect opportunity to set aside non-perishable food items for those in need.
PASCO — Whitman senior Brian Barton birdied seven holes, finishing 5-under par 67, as Whitman College dropped a close dual golf match decision to North Idaho College Saturday afternoon at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — Despite outshooting the opposition 13-5 in the second half, the Whitman College women's soccer team saw its comeback hopes fall short in a 2-1 Northwest Conference loss to Pacific University here Sunday afternoon.Whitman, after playin
BANKS, Ore. — Led by Katie Zacijek and Elaine Whaley, Whitman College posted Sunday's second-best team score and finished third overall as the two-day Pacific Fall Golf Invitational came to a close at the Quail Valley Golf Course near Banks, Ore.With Zaji
FOREST GROVE, Ore. — The Pacific University men broke loose with three goals over the final 14 minutes to pin a 4-0 defeat on Whitman College in Northwest Conference soccer action here Sunday afternoon.The Boxers stayed undefeated on the season, improving
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Jeremiah Cox throws for four TDs and the DeSales defense gives up no points in the victory.
WALLA WALLA — Jeremiah Cox threw for four touchdowns and the DeSales defense pitched a shutout as the Irish blanked White Swan, 45-0, here Friday in non-conference football action.'It was a tough week to prepare as they (White Swan) do some unorthodox thi
Waitsburg-Prescott overcomes eight fumbles and more than 100 yards in penalties to take the 40-10 victory.
Burbank's offense is thwarted throughout the game as Royal hands the Coyotes the 32-7 loss.
BURBANK — Burbank's Coyotes didn't have a gentle welcome into South Central Conference East Division league play Friday night.Instead, Burbank (1-2) was handed a 32-7 loss by the Royal Knights (2-1).'It didn't go how we hoped,” said Burbank coach Rich Har
Touchet shuts down the Ione running game in the second half to take the 8-man victory Friday evening.
IONE, Ore. — In Touchet coach Gary Dorman's words, 'It was a typical 8-man football game the first half” here Friday night, with the Cardinals holding a 32-28 advantage over the Indians.The second half was a little different story, as Touchet shut down th
Mac-Hi coach Chuck Pease is happy with his team's improvement as the Pioneers edge Nyssa, 21-18.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi's football team continued its steady improvement, scoring its first win at home Friday by edging Nyssa, 21-18.The Pioneers came out strong defensively, shutting down Nysaa in the first period, while a Josh Rutherford 37-yard dash
A close first half turns into a 27-7 Big Nine victory for Wenatchee over the Blue Devils Friday.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee scored 20 unanswered points as the Panthers pulled away from Wa-Hi Friday night for a 27-7 Big Nine victory.'It's a tough road trip for us,” Blue Devils coach Mike Gobel said. 'It's four hours away, in a stadium with the crowd right
CLARKSTON — Waitsburg-Prescott and Dayton cross country both made strong showings at the Seaport Invite Saturday.Waitsburg-Prescott's highlight was a second-place finish from Seth Deal in the 3-mile run with a time of 16:29.29.
UNION, Ore. — Mac-Hi and Weston-McEwen cross country runners competed at the Catherine Creek Scamper here Friday.The Mac-Hi boys finished fifth overall of nine teams. Lucas Simpson took ninth overall in an individual time of 20:54.Mac-Hi's Emily Childers
SEATTLE — With sophomore Emilie Gilbert placing 23rd and senior Kristen Ballinger close behind in 27th, Whitman College finished seventh among 17 schools in the women's 6,000-meter open race at the Sundodger Invitational here Saturday morning at Lincoln P
SEATTLE — Sophomore Cory Rand was 31st and senior Sam Hennessey 36th to pace Whitman College to a sixth-place showing in a field of 17 schools in the men's 8,000-meter open race at the Sundodger Invitational here Saturday morning at Lincoln Park.St. Marti
The young Missionary team doesn't give up in the five-set loss.
WALLA WALLA — Rookie Jillian Davis swatted 21 kills while sophomores Courtney Brewer and Carrie Cecil split two dozen more, but defending Northwest Conference champion Pacific Lutheran held off Whitman College in five games (25-13, 22-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15
EVERETT — Walla Walla Community College remained unbeaten in NWAACC men's soccer action here Saturday with a 4-1 win over Everett.The Warriors scored three times in the first half and Everett never recovered.
EVERETT — Walla Walla Community College's women outshot Everett14-2 here Saturday in NWAACC women's soccer action.But the Warriors couldn't get any of their 14 shots to find the back of the net and had to settled for a 0-0 tie.
NEWBERG, Ore. — Leland Matthaeus booted his second goal of the season, Conner Bottomly dished two assists and goalkeeper Tim Shu notched his second shutout in three starts as Whitman College defeated George Fox Friday night.The Missionaries won, 2-0.Sam F
Newberg, Ore. — Sophomore Marisa Poorboy scored early in the second half and first-year goalkeeper Emily Davis posted her first collegiate shutout to carry Whitman College to a 1-0 Northwest Conference victory over George Fox here Friday evening.Whitman e
WWCC's Nikki Long and Brittany Dominguez are selected for the all-tourney volleyball team.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College finished fourth in its own seven-team tournament Friday and Saturday.WWCC earned three victories and suffered two defeats in the two-day tournament.The Warriors defeated Southwest Oregon in two sets, 25-15 and 2
Shorthanded Waitsburg-Prescott loses in the semifinal round.
ATHENA — Weston-McEwen dropped only one set on its way to capturing its own Weston-McEwen Booster volleyball invitational tournament championship here Saturday.'I was pleased with the day,” TigerScot coach Shawn White said. '(Pendleton) Round-up week is a
Wa-Hi loses two volleyball matches to Wenatchee, winning just one of seven sets.
WALLA WALLA — The Wa-Hi Blue Devils volleyball team lost a pair of matches against the Wenatchee Panthers, winning just one game of seven on Saturday.Wa-Hi did, however, remain competitive throughout the match scores.The Blue Devils fell in their first fo
When: Monday, 7 p.m.Where: Athena Elementary School, 375 S. Fifth St.
When: Monday, 10 a.m.Where: Commissioner Room, Courthouse.
When: Monday meeting canceled. Tuesday meeting will start at 9 a.m. No afternoon session scheduled.Where: Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.
WALLA WALLA - Recreational boaters will be able to use locks past U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers almost any time during daylight hours this winter.Corps officials said the change from scheduled locking times to on
MILTON-FREEWATER - City Hall will play host to a celebration of its 100th birthday on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m.The building, constructed in 1910, was the former site of Columbia College.The celebratory open house will include cake and tours, including of the
WALLA WALLA - Games, activities and an afternoon of fun at Family Fun Day will kick off this year's United Way campaign on Sept. 26 at the YMCA, 340 S. Park St.The annual event features family-oriented activities hosted by United Way and its partner agenc
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Jess Berry may be the only quilter on hand at the show who makes full-sized quilts with all hand stitching.
WALLA WALLA — There were plenty of men at this weekend's Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival, but very few of them who made quilts.Still, on Saturday morning at the Community Center, two male quilters could be found wandering about the show, spinning a few
Thousands of children in kindergarten through fifth grade will hear Jon Scieszka speak about his love of literature and storytelling.
WALLA WALLA — The 2011 Walla Walla Kids Read event will introduce children's author Jon Scieszka to Walla Walla's elementary school children this spring.Scieszka is to speak March 21-22 at Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus as part of the annual
COLLEGE PLACE - College Place Public Schools offers comprehensive special education services to eligible students in grades preschool through eighth grade.Students above eighth grade receive services from Walla Walla Public Schools.Screenings for children
Fun Day on tap Sunday to kick off United Way campaign
MILTON-FREEWATER - Volunteers are being sought to help clean up local waterways Saturday.The project will be part of the Oregon SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., said Bob Chicken of the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council.
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The 1400 block of Isaacs Avenue between North Bellevue Avenue and White Street will be closed Tuesday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Traffic will be rerouted during the closure.
WALLA WALLA — With hundreds of quilts and spectators on hand, the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival is expected to see record numbers in its 11th year.'Even though the Pendleton Roundup is going on, we are busy. We already surpassed our numbers for Friday
WALLA WALLA — A man who allegedly held a woman and her two young children against their will at his Waitsburg residence early Friday morning was charged that afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court with five felonies.Keith E. Adams, 23, of 360 Pres
Law enforcement agencies in Columbia, Garfield and Walla Walla counties will take part in the National Drug Take-Back event on Saturday.The event is sponsored by the national Drug Enforcement Agency and is intended to give participants the opportunity to
‘Amazing.” In one word, that's Kayla Crain's experience with her People to People Ambassador Student Ambassador trip to Japan in July.'With the help of the community, family, church and friends, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime,” she said via e-m
A wonderful story is told about Rabbi Zusya. Zusya died and went to stand before God for judgment. As he waited for God to appear, he grew nervous thinking about his life and how little he had accomplished. He began to imagine what God might ask him - "Wh
Moms In Touch asks local churches to bless schools
Pat and Marie Martin
Pat and Marie Martin of Milton-Freewater recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in with a reception in Pendleton hosted by their children.The couple met in high school and married Aug. 14, 1960, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Milton-Freewater. Marie'
The ailment occurs more often in developed nations with high-protein diets.
Excruciating pain in a joint, usually the big toe, is often the first indicator for gout. According to about.com, this buildup of uric acid crystals occurs most often in men in their 40s and is much more common in developed nations with high-protein diets
Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centers
Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centersActivities offered daily at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave., include pool and cards from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A complete listing of current center activities, classes and health and welfare prog
WALLA WALLA - Yvonne Segovia and Jazmin Llanes wanted a unique experience for their summer vacation. So together, the girls applied for the Cascades Climate Challenge through the North Cascades Institute.The challenge would take them on a three-week explo
Doctors may choose not to treat for pain, rather than follow onerous procedures.
In state lawmakers zeal to do good — to protect the public from what they saw as lethal pain-killing drugs — they may have done harm.Earlier this year Legislature passed the nation's first law mandating tougher controls on prescribing opiates to chronic-p
Please join Karen and me in supporting Richard Greenwood for Walla Walla County coroner.Richard was our foreman for Disposal Services for over 20 years. He was primarily responsible for most of the drivers who worked for DSI. When a new driver was needed,
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A new executive director has been named to lead the Tri-State Steelheaders.
Kyle L. Zenk, 15, 320 West St., Waitsburg, was sentenced Sept. 10 on one count third-degree theft.
Patrick C. Spitzer, 28, 508 S. Second Ave., was sentenced Sept. 13 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of methamphetamine.
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WALLA WALLA -- Wa-Hi's senior girls will square off against the juniors at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Powder Puff game at Borleske Stadium.
ASOTIN -- Waitsburg-Prescott dropped a five-set nail-biter to Asotin on the road Thursday.
COLTON, Wash. -- Touchet struggled at Colton, while falling short in its quest to score a first win on the season.
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IMBLER, Ore. -- Weston-McEwen's volleyball team continued its strong start Thursday at Imbler, rolling to a 25-23, 25-6, 25-18 victory.
Weston-McEwen QB Dallas Reich racks up the yardage as he leads the TigerScots past Dayton, 25-2, Thursday.
ATHENA -- Dallas Reich piled up the yardage -- 195 passing and 99 running yards -- from his quarterback position on the way to three touchdowns and a 25-2 Weston-McEwen TigerScots victory over Dayton here Thursday evening.Reich set the tone early for the
My mother called in tears asking if I had seen the Wednesday newspaper. I hadn't, so went to grab it and take a look at the front page.
Several hundred members of Cycle Oregon, a bicycle club, have recently been visiting the Walla Walla Valley. I am sure the business community welcomes this group since it spends a lot of money while passing through.
The 6 percent across-the-board cut is not the best option, but given the Legislature's inability to reach a consensus, it has to be done.
Gov. Chris Gregoire is moving forward with across-the-board cuts as state revenue projections are as bleak as anticipated.
At Pioneer Park Thursday morning, Cycle Oregon participant Rob Henderson, right, waits, as bike mechanic Brett Flemming helps another rider during a rest stop at the park. After spending Wednesday night in Waitsburg, hundreds of riders came through the city Thursday headed for Pendleton on the final day of the ride.
City planners hold the future for successful and vibrant cities and towns. As cultural generations change, so have our cities and neighborhood streets.
Keith E. Adams allegedly threatened a woman with a gun and held her and her two children captive early today.
WAITSBURG -- An early-morning standoff in which a man allegedly threatened a woman with a gun ended peacefully today.
More than two dozen people received warnings or citations during a police sting Thursday in local crosswalks.
WALLA WALLA -- More than two dozen motorists received citations or warnings Thursday morning, and many more were observed making traffic violations, during a crosswalk and traffic sting by the Walla Walla Police Department.
H.V. 'Bill' Zuger will be honored as part of the annual festivities.
WAITSBURG -- Retired farmer H.V. "Bill" Zuger will be honored as Pioneer of the Year at the Pioneer Fall Festival on Sunday at the Bruce House Museum.
The Washington State Patrol and Auditor's Office are looking into an allegation of financial improprieties, officials say.
WALLA WALLA -- Two state agencies are investigating an individual in the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office for possible financial improprieties.
Joel Vasquez pleaded guilty this week in connection with a chase last month.
WALLA WALLA -- A man who led authorities on a high-speed vehicle chase in the western part of Walla Walla County into Franklin County last month was sentenced this morning to a year and four months in prison.
The Public Health Department now posts inspection results for the food facilities it inspects.
WALLA WALLA -- Folks eating out in Walla Walla County have a modern tool at hand to help them decide which restaurants to patronize.
WALLA WALLA -- Sustainable Walla Walla will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse St. The purpose of the meeting is to share ideas, projects and progress toward long-term community sustainability.
With the price of gold over $1,000 per troy ounce, people have asked me if they should sell Great Aunt Edna's rings and bracelets. Is the price of gold going to go up more based on fears of economic troubles?
Board members are Doug Case, chair; Marci Knauft, vice-chair; Todd Stubblefield, Brian Maiden and Troy Fitzgerald. With all present Thursday, the board:
Members of the Dixie School Board are Javin Berg, Debra Tiner, Richard Berrier, Kelly Dabulskis and Gene Wilks. With Wilks and Tiner absent Thursday the board:
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The state Auditor's Office and Washington State Patrol are looking into a possible misappropriation of funds, officials say.
WALLA WALLA — Two state agencies are investigating an individual in the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office for possible financial improprieties.
The Walla Walla County Public Health Department now posts inspection results for the food facilities it inspects.
WALLA WALLA -- Folks eating out in Walla Walla County have a modern tool at hand to help them decide which restaurants to patronize.The county Public Health Department is now posting its food facility inspections online, a move it's been working on for ne
WALLA WALLA -- What started as a single concert at the Whitman College Reid Campus Center then progressed the following year to two days of music that included several downtown venues and a main performance at the Walla Walla Foundry is once again augment
Kirkman House needs helpers for its eighth annual Sheep to Shawl Fall Festival on Sept. 26.
The Mid-Columbia Master Singers will perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St.
The annual Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds, 360 Orchard St.
We're moving into the fall season of new wine releases, and open houses abound.
PORTLAND (AP) — The unemployment rate in Oregon still has not budged after nearly a year.The latest jobless figures show the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in August, unchanged from 10.6 percent in July.State officials say the Augu
After four consecutive months of dropping, Washington state's unemployment rate held at 8.9 percent last month, state officials said Wednesday.Walla Walla continues to enjoy a lower rate than the state figure. The jobless rate for the month was 6.7 percen
The ultimate goal must be to ensure folks inside and outside the city have access to library services. The offer would seem to be a step toward that end.
I wish to acknowledge Dan Nims for his well-stated condemnation of the slanderous political cartoon that appeared in the U-B on Aug. 30.
Members of the American Association of University Women Walla Walla Branch will host their annual membership reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Le Chateau Winery, 175 E. Aeronca Ave. (in the building painted like a French Chateau at the airport).
YAKIMA -- Walla Walla Community College fell to 0-2 in league play with a narrow loss to Yakima 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-9 on the road.Nikki Long led the way for WWCC with 18 kills and 15 digs, while Brittany Dominguez added 14 kills and Sharsti Gof
Wenatchee, 2-0, and Wa-Hi, 1-1, meet on Pirate turf Friday.
WALLA WALLA -- With Wenatchee coming off a pair of narrow victories and Walla Walla coming off its own squeaker of a win, Friday night's showdown in Wenatchee figures to be a classic opener to Big Nine play for the pair of 2009 playoff teams.Wenatchee, fr
But will an uptick in hiring translate to longer-term growth and job creation?
WALLA WALLA -- Shannon Bergevin considers it a good day for the economy when she has to consult her dry-erase board.
POMEROY -- "Don't Fence Me In," is the theme of the three-day Garfield County Fair which opens Friday.
Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Joe Huether and David Bailey. With Fritze absent Wednesday:
POMEROY -- A "Wel-come to Autumn" Pataha Valley praise gathering will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Pataha Flour Mills.
WALLA WALLA -- YWCA Walla Walla, 213 S. First Ave., will host folding of origami peace doves from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday An invocation for peace will wrap up the day starting at 5:45 p.m.
PRESCOTT -- The monthly Prescott community breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in Lions Hall. Cost is $6 for all you can eat.
DIXIE -- Due to a lack of quorum, the Dixie School Board meeting set for Wednesday was postponed for the second time this week. The board will meet tonight at 6 at the school.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.Where: Board room at Sager Middle School gym, 1755 S. College Ave.
WALLA WALLA -- Local children, families and volunteers will host a celebration event this evening to kick off the 2010 Operation Christmas Child season in which they aim to collect more than 2,650 shoe box gifts.
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WALLA WALLA — A Portland man struck by a vehicle last month as he stood near or inside a Rose Street bus shelter has died, and more-serious charges are expected to be filed against the driver, officials say.Timothy R. Wood, 51, died Tuesday at Seattle's H
After I hooked and released a third 8-inch rainbow trout without removing it from the South Fork Umatilla River, I paused and pondered. I had cast half-a-dozen times, so 3-for-6 means a .500 catching percentage.Usually my percentage hovers in the .085 or
Mac-Hi takes an easy 11-1 win, as the second half turns into a shooting clinic.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Mac-Hi took a match with The Dalles-Wahtonka and turned it into a clinic on how to take apart a soccer team. The Pioneers (2-0-0) led 3-0 before the first 10 minutes were over, and 6-0 after the half. By the end, it was an 11-1 blowout
ASOTIN -- It came down to the fifth game, and Dayton held a 14-13 lead and serve.But after Asotin's coach argued with the referee, the Bulldogs' 14th point was taken away, as was their momentum, and the Panthers pulled out the Blue Mountain League Class 2
HELIX -- Helix volleyball dropped its fifth straight match, but may have started to turn the corner against Embler at home on Tuesday in a 25-8, 25-8, 27-25 defeat."We're getting better," said Helix head coach Tammie Parker. "It took until game three for
TOUCHET -- Touchet lost its second straight match Tuesday at home, falling to St. John Endicott 15-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-22.A strong service game paced Touchet, which had a 91 percent serving percentage, and the team was led by eight kills and three blocks
RICHLAND -- DeSales dropped a tight match at Liberty Christian on Tuesday, 25-23, 29-27, 25-23. "We led in every match," said DeSales head coach Lori Blanc. "We just couldn't finish them off and we let them get on some runs late in sets."
RICHLAND -- Walla Walla High School volleyball fell to 1-1 in league play with a 25-9, 25-8, 25-8 loss at Richland Tuesday."It was a disappointing loss," said Wa-Hi head coach Lori Blanc. "Mentally our girls weren't there, which was tough for us."The Blue
RIVERSIDE -- Mac-Hi easily handled Riverside in a girl's soccer match here Monday.The Pioneers (2-0-1) trounced the Pirates 7-0 in the nonleague game."We controlled through most of the game," said head coach Martin Martinez.
KENNEWICK -- Wa-Hi's boys cross country team swept its Big Nine competitors at the first league meet at Irene Reinhart Park here Tuesday.Aaron Nelson's first-place finish of 15:18 over the 3.1-mile course paced the Blue Devils past Davis, 17-41; Eastmont,
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Applications are available for the 2011 Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse Royalty Court. Candidates must be in high school, and able to ride a horse.A mandatory parent and candidate pre-tryout meeting is schedule for 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at th
WALLA WALLA -- Jan Johnson and Jan Harvey emerged as the Walla Walla Country Club's Women's 18-hole best-ball champs during play that was completed recently at the club. Johnson and Harvey were declared champions of the first flight, with Dona Dunovant an
A work of art or a sign?
Grant Hendley is Milton-Freewater Rotary Club's outbound youth exchange student, the club reported on Aug. 17 . He left for Taiwan on Aug. 25, headed to Taoyuan City, in the northwest corner of Taiwan, for his stay overseas.
I would just like to publicly acknowledge two wonderful ladies.
How refreshing to read some positive comments in the paper that urge us to think of others more than ourselves for a change.
The ski resort is important to the economy and the recreation opportunities improve the quality of life.
When word surfaced this spring that Ski Bluewood was in danger of permanently closing it was as gut wrenching to skiers as the prospect of taking on a double black diamond run covered in ice.
WALLA WALLA -- An 83-year-old city woman was injured Tuesday after her vehicle struck a tree, road sign and power pole before flipping onto its top, authorities said.
PRESCOTT -- Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputies returned two runaway 12-year-old boys to their homes before 11 a.m. this morning.
WALLA WALLA -- A POW/MIA remembrance ceremony will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. on the parade grounds of the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. in the theater in Building 78.
Members of the Starbuck City Council are Katherine Shearer, Veronica McCoy Keith Wharton, Richard Ells and Fred White. Mayor is Darcy Linklater. With White and Shearer absent Tuesday the council:
Garfield County Commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Tuesday commissioners:
Council members are Steve Heimbigner, Doug Venn, Dave Base, Gene Alandi and Chris Scudder. Mayor is Libby McCaw. With Scudder absent Monday the council:
Board members are Don Miller, chair; Duane Geyer, vice-chair; Dennis Burks, Tim McElrath, Sharee LaRue-Wright, George Gillette and Ken Sloan. With all present Tuesday, the board:
College Place City Council members are Mayor Rick Newby, William Jenkins, Alexander Scott, Marge Nyhagen, Bernie Yanke, Larry Dickerson, Steve Dickerson and Scott Duncan. With all present Monday, the council voted as follows:
Christina Rodriguez, 24, 205 Woodland Ave., was charged Sept. 13 with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree driving while license suspended.
The proposal perished Monday when a tie vote failed to move it forward.
DAYTON -- A controversial proposal to allow off-road vehicles to travel on Dayton city streets died a quiet death Monday when the City Council failed to approve the first reading of the ordinance.
But the offer to pay $188,408 a year for the next two years comes with conditions, including hiring a consultant to study how costs are shared.
WALLA WALLA -- The county Rural Library District board Tuesday approved an offer to reimburse the city of Walla Walla for library services to rural residents.
Elzora Loop residents protested to City Council they're getting too many parking tickets.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- A group of unhappy neighbors descended on the City Council meeting Monday night to protest a recent spate of parking tickets being written in their neighborhood.
To Melissa and Justin Heath, Milton Freewater, a son, Jonathan Matthew Heath, 8 pounds 1 ounce, Sept. 12, 2010.
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Ricky J. Palomino is charged in connection with a drug bust and another incident in March.
WALLA WALLA -- A new trial date has been set for an admitted gang member facing drug, weapon and burglary charges. Ricky J. Palomino, 17, of 258 Willard St., had been scheduled to face a Walla Walla County Superior Court jury Sept. 2 and 3. But the procee
His silence on California's initiative to legalize marijuana does seem to be hypocritical. But the federal marijuana law ignores reality of medical uses.
Will President Obama take legal action to stop California from legalizing marijuana just as he has done to block Arizona's immigration law?
I am a retired special agent of the FBI. During my 27-year career as a federal law enforcement officer, I investigated many and varied federal and local violations.
I won't dispute Mr. Davis' support of John Turner, though it seems to be more of a support for the conflict in Iraq.
WALLA WALLA -- Junior Club of Walla Walla has new members, a new board and core projects for the 2010-2011 year.
WALLA WALLA --The Toastmasters clubs of Walla Walla is trying to get out the message: the organization is not just for those who dread public speaking.
WALLA WALLA -- There was a bumper sticker popular among sewers and crafters a few years back that read, "Whoever dies with the most fabric, wins."
Falkenbergs Jewelers is offering more bang with the bling this week.
The Columbia School District, facing falling enrollments, finds a full-day program actually saves money.
BURBANK -- The Friday morning lesson for Columbia Elementary School kindergartners was the same in each of the two classes.
Sheriff's officers believe a teenager and young man involved in last week's shooting in Burbank have fled to California.
Joel Vasquez faces more than a year in prison in connection with the chase last month.
PRESCOTT -- A man pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to leading authorities on a high-speed vehicle chase in the western part of Walla Walla County into Franklin County last month.
Herman Rankin Jr. is accused of attacking a woman at knifepoint in July.
WALLA WALLA -- Trial for a local man charged with raping a woman at his apartment on Ash Street in July has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Christ Lutheran Church's Youth Committee is beginning a program called Tabitha's Closet, which allows teens access to rent-free formal wear for special events, including homecoming and prom.
For her work at the Y, Walla Walla native Wendi Griffith got a little bonus, one that paid big dividends.
WALLA WALLA -- Hard work can go a long way in making a dream come true.
When: Wednesday 6:30 p.m.Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: Dixie School
Officials believe the shooting, in which a 5-year-old fired a rifle, hitting his brother, was accidental.
WALLA WALLA -- A family outing turned into tragedy for a Walla Walla family late Monday afternoon.
Pomeroy School District Board members are Paul Ruark, Lori Saybaugh, Steve Carlson, Bart Gingerich and Ed Sullivan. With Slaybaugh absent Monday the board:
Carl G. Bell Jr. is accused of rape, exploitation and possession of child pornography.
WALLA WALLA -- The suspect in a recent sex abuse case pleaded innocent Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court to 15 felony charges.
Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg faces a variety of charges in connection with a crash that badly injured a Portland man.
WALLA WALLA -- A woman accused of crashing into a bus shelter last month, severely injuring a man and then leaving the scene, was arraigned Monday afternoon in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Jay D. Jeffrey faces assault, endangerment and weapons charges in connection with a shooting in May.
WALLA WALLA -- A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of shooting at a College Place police officer in early May.
James M. Clontz III, 18, 231 Cowell Drive, Prescott, was charged Sept. 7 with second-degree theft. Clontz is accused of wrongfully obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over merchandise belonging to Wal-Mart between Aug. 24 and Sept. 5.
WALLA WALLA - On Monday afternoon, Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate a firearm related death that occurred on Electric Ave. in Walla Walla County.According to sheriff's report, the parents of the 1-year-old victim were working
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Valley Academy picked up its first volleyball victory of the young season Monday, taking a five-game match from visiting Waitsburg-Prescott here.The Knights won 25-20, 25-17, 19-25, 20-25 and 15-12.Kelsie Schafer had 12 kills t
MILTON—FREEWATER — A total of 22 teams, with 88 players, competed in the Milton-Freewater Occupational Hazard Golf Scramble at Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course Sunday.Two teams tied for first gross honors, with Duane Warner, Doug Warner, Barry Warne
HERMISTON — Mac-Hi cross country runners were among those that participated in the Brooks Runner's Soul XC Fest at Sandstone Middle School here Saturday.Lucas Simpson led the Pioneer boys with a 23rd-place finish in 18:01.32.Hermiston's Eduardo Juarez won
NEW YORK — Wa-Hi grad David Wagner won the doubles wheelchair quadriplegic championship in the U.S. Open Monday.Wagner graduated from Wa-Hi in the mid-1990s.Wagner are countryman Nicholas Taylor defeated Sweden's Johan Andersson and Britain's Peter Norfol
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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, Obama's puppet in tenny runners accuses Dino Rossi of taking money from lobbyists.
First -- the change in the comic section is atrocious. The old, interestingly funny ones were great!
A judge wisely ruled that Washington's restrictions regarding initiative campaigns are unconstitutional.
The incredible amount of money raised by politicians and spent on political campaigns is outrageous. It can also be distasteful. It creates the impression elections are being purchased.
Sheriff's officers are searching for two suspects in connection with the Friday homicide.
Details began to emerge today about the fatal shooting of a man in Burbank early Friday.
WALLA WALLA -- Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe will present Sufi teachings and gnostic wisdom from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1433 W. Pine St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Walla Walla County Rural Library District board members also will hear an update on a planned storefront branch.
WALLA WALLA -- Agreements for library services will be on the table Tuesday when the Walla Walla County Rural Library District board meets.
Gene Teal proves a man's home can include a back yard castle.
WALLA WALLA -- The past two years have been filled with towers, dragons and moats for Gene Teal as he worked to create a castle in his back yard.
Blue Ridge and Prospect Point elementary schools got a $380,000 boost.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla Public Schools is among 27 districts to receive energy efficiency grants through the state's education agency.
It was 5:30 p.m. and the start of the vineyard photography class at Walla Walla Community College. I flipped the switch near the lectern and the 8-foot screen slowly lowered into position in front of the class. Almost on cue one of the students walked ove
When: Today, 7 p.m.Where: St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Hall, 112 S. First St.
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: McLoughlin High School music room, 120 S. Main St.
Members of the council are Eric Pickard, LaVerne Mitchell, John Shafer, Deborah Hayward and Carol Speed. Mayor is Charles Vickery. With all present Thursday the council:
To Victoria Lidzbarski and Peter Yenney, Walla Walla, a daughter, Reese Kasia Yenney, 7 pounds 12 ounces, Sept. 4, 2010.
To Esther and Rogaciano Hernandez, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Maritza Lysette Hernandez Luis, 7 pounds 11 ounces, Sept. 8, 2010.
To Maria Cuellar and Raul Ramirez, Walla Walla, a son, Christopher Ramirez Cuellar, 7 pounds 6 ounces, Sept. 3, 2010.
Frog-themed embroidered bookmarks created by Jane Jones, a local artist, are currently for sale at the Milton-Freewater Public Library, 8 N.W. Eighth Ave.
ELLENSBURG — Wa-Hi registered individual wins on both the boys and girls sides here Saturday during the Ellensburg Invitational cross country meet at Irene Rheinhart Park.Aaron Nelson and J.P. Wolpert finished 1-2 to lead the boys to a second-place finish
NAMPA, Idaho — A second-half goal negated by an offsides ruling was costly as the Whitman College men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 non-conference decision to College of Idaho Sunday afternoon in Nampa, Idaho.Whitman, slipping to 1-3-1 on the season, though
NEWBERG, Ore. — Led by sophomore Caitlin Holland, the Whitman College women's golf team placed second at the 18-hole George Fox Fall Invitational on Sunday at the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg, Ore.
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Bealey could become the permanent director at the end of his 14-month stint.
WALLA WALLA -- For the third time in two years, city officials hired a new public works director, this time as a 14-month temporary to give city officials a chance to see if he's the right person for the job. Ki Bealey, 36, who is a native of Kodiak, Alas
The tour was expected to raise $10,000 for Walla Walla Community Hospice.
WALLA WALLA -- As hundreds of flashy classic cars lined up along Main Street for the Wheelin' Walla Walla car show and the 10,000 car lovers it usually attracts, a much smaller crowd of enthusiasts chose to spend their Saturday walking through serene landscapes to raise money for a good cause.
Each of the fires burned between 50-100 acres.
WALLA WALLA -- Two fires at opposite ends of the county burned somewhere between 50-100 acres each on Friday and Saturday.
Few details are available in the shooting death of a Hispanic man.
BURBANK -- The Walla Walla County Sheriff's office is investigating a homicide where the victim was shot multiple times, possibly on Friday morning.The call of a dead man in a shed at the 500 block of Basin Drive was made to emergency dispatch operators a
His wife and daughter are surprised by the discovery. They will return his ashes to the mountain he loved.
Laurel Holland had nearly given up believing the call would come. For 21 years there had been nothing new for authorities to say about the disappearance of her father, William "Bill" Holland, in April 1989.The mountaineer had been away from his wife and t
Saturday, September 11
DeSales rallies back from 18-13 down to pull within 18-16, but then Colfax scores 20 fourth-quarter points.
WALLA WALLA — Colfax, the 2009 state Class 2B football runner-up, made big plays when it had to and broke open an 18-16 game with 20 fourth-quarter points as the Bulldogs handed DeSales its first loss of the season, 38-19, here at Ty Baffney Field Friday.
Wa-Hi coach Mike Gobel says the game is one of the best he's ever been a part of after his team rallies to the victory Friday.
Waitsburg-Prescott fires on all cylinders in a 34-14 win over Pilot Rock that wasn't as close as the final score.
WAITSBURG — Waitsburg-Prescott coach Jeff Bartlow had a goal after last week's season-opening 6-0 victory at Kamiah, Idaho, headed into Friday's home opener against Pilot Rock.'We wanted to finish drives,” he said following the 34-14 victory over the Rock
CONDON, Ore. — Touchet opened its season with a bang on the road against Condon, rolling off 40 points before letting its opponent get on the board in a 40-14 non-league win.The Indians jumped out to an early lead when Jake Hodnefield hit Eric Hines for a
Fouls abound in the Pioneer girls' 1-1 draw with Hermiston Saturday in Milton-Freewater.
MILTON-FREEWATER — 'The Hermiston Bulldogs were vicious,” Mac-Hi girls soccer coach Martin Martinez said. 'They played really aggressive. I expected them to be more tactical, but they were not.”Out of the 10 fouls for either pushing or tripping, one turne
Weston-McEwen winds up on the winning end of a 41-40 score against rival Mac-Hi in an ‘offensive show, no joke!'
ATHENA — 'Holy cow!” Weston-McEwen coach Kenzie Hansell said. 'The game was an offensive show, no joke!'The game was a lot of fun,” he said. 'Neither team gave up, both played offense really well and everybody saw what both teams could do.”The final score
In the highest-scoring game in Pomeroy 8-man history, T-C Prep wins the 64-32 decision Friday.
POMEROY — It was a record setting night for Pomeroy 8-man football, but unfortunately for the Pirates when the final whistle blew their record did not improve due to a 64-32 home loss to defending state champion Tri-Cities Prep in the highest scoring game
Oscar Flores scores four goals and has an assist in the 9-0 shut out of the Class 5A Bulldogs Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Senior striker Oscar Flores scored four goals and had one assist in a 9-0 Mac-Hi Pioneer boys soccer victory against Hermiston here Saturday.'I'm happy to beat a bigger school, 5A Hermiston,” Flores said. 'It was fun, but it wasn't my s
WALLA WALLA — Waitsburg-Prescott volleyball capped off a strong weekend Saturday by winning four of five matches at Walla Walla Community College to win a six-team tournament after defeating Pilot Rock at home on Friday night.W-P edged Pilot Rock 20-25, 2
WALLA WALLA — Three second-half goals broke open a tight contest Saturday afternoon as defending NWAACC champion Walla Walla coasted to a 4-0 over Whatcom in women's collegiate soccer action on the Warriors' pitch.WWCC improved its record to 5-0 and has n
The WWCC volleyball team takes second of 12 teams at the annual tournament.
SPOKANE — Walla Walla Community College finished second out of 12 teams that competed here this weekend at the annual Community Colleges of Spokane tournament.The Warriors dropped a 25-23, 25-9, 20-25, 25-19 decision to North Idaho in the championship mat
WALLA WALLA — Sophomore Mikey Ramos scored twice in a brief second-half stretch of play Saturday afternoon to lift Walla Walla Community College to a 3-2 victory over Whatcom in an NWAACC men's soccer match at Warrior Field.Walla Walla upped its season re
WALLA WALLA — What should have been a victory, felt like a loss and ended as a draw played out Saturday afternoon for the Whitman College men's soccer team in its home opener against Warner Pacific.Whitman, now 1-2-1 on the season, let a 2-0 lead slip awa
WALLA WALLA — Two early goals proved sufficient as the Whitman College women's soccer team won its home opener, a 2-1 victory over Northwest Nazarene Saturday afternoon at the Whitman Athletic Fields.It took Whitman, now 2-1 on the season, just 90 seconds
BOARDMAN, Ore. — Mac-Hi's volleyball squad finished third in round robin play and then lost to Elgin in pool play at the Riverside Tournament Saturday.The Pioneers split with Imbler, 13-20 and 20-19; lost to Riverside, 14-20 and 13-20; and beat Stanfield,
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla Valley Academy's volleyball team fell in five sets to Asotin Thursday, 25-15, 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-10.Asotin was led by the 11 kills of McKayla Swearingen and 26 assists by Taylor Davison.
YAKIMA — Weston-McEwen volleyball continued its stong start with a trio of victories in Yakima on Friday to run its mark to 7-1 in non-league play.After a challenging start to the day that saw the TigerScots drop two of its three pool play matches before
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Finishing its stay at the Cal-Lu-fornia Invitational on a strong note, the Whitman College women's volleyball team knocked off Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in four games (25-22, 25-23, 15-25, 25-18) here Saturday afternoon.
RICHLAND — The Wa-Hi girls swim team competed in its first meet of the season Eastern Washington Relay Meet in Richland Thursday. The meet was attended by all Class 2A, 3A and 4A schools throughout eastern Washington, with relay events only as an early se
Chiawana's Erin Huisingh has a hat trick in the 5-0 victory over the Blue Devils Saturday on the Wa-Hi pitch.
WALLA WALLA — Chiawana's Erin Huisingh spoiled Wa-Hi's Columbia Basin Big Nine Class 4A girls soccer league opener and first-year varsity girls coach Jesse Cruz's home coaching debut here Saturday at the Wa-Hi pitch.Huisingh, who has signed to play soccer
HERMISTON — Waitsburg's Seth Deal finished seventh and Isabela Benito placed 12th here Saturday during the Brooks Runner Soul Cross Country Fest.Deal was clocked in 17:08.54 in the boys race while Benito finished the girls meet in 22:06.58. Both races wer
A total of 354 vehicles were entered in this year's Wheelin' Walla Walla event. Itwas originally started in 1995 and run by the foundation for the next five years.
Officials at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center are reaching out to area churches to prepare clergy and congregations for returning veterans.On Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the VA will offer a free, three-part seminar t
PORT OF COLUMBIA
BURBANK - The Columbia School Board has canceled its Monday night board meeting.
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13th Avenue from Rees to Carrie will be closed starting Monday as part of the 13th Avenue Rees to Carrie Water and Sewer Improvement Project. This closure will be for approximately two weeks. Following this two-week closure, the road will be opened to traffic temporarily while work on the side streets takes place then 13th Avenue will be closed again for road work until the end of the project, which is mid-November. There will be a detour in place.
Are searches of computers and phones unreasonable? It depends.
Searches by law enforcement officials today are far more complex than anyone could have imagined over 200 years ago when our Bill of Rights was adopted.Yet, the Constitution's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures still applies. It is up
I am writing in support of John Turner and to tell you of what a tremendous opportunity you have for your community. Being a graduate of The Citadel Military Academy and a United States Army platoon leader in combat, I recognize character, competence and
The trail to a better tomorrow is hard to find for many of us in this day and age. Yet, we're in danger of losing the American dream all together if we continue to follow U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' lead. Look at the economic mess we're in, clearly
On Sept. 11, 2001, my cousin, Michael Francis Lynch, a firefighter temporarily assigned to Engine 40, Ladder 35 in Manhattan, entered the south tower of the World Trade Center not very long before it collapsed. He was 30 years old and engaged to be marrie
When you hang around something long enough – including the fair – you start to see trends.Blue jeans, cowboy boots and hats and something more.
Boy, I tell you, I needed a pretty stout constitution to process the 200-plus e-mails that amassed during my three-week vacation out of town.I came back to a desk buried under hard-copy press releases, notes, letters and a pretty vase with six roses from
Several research groups have come up with a shocking statistic. More people in our world today are held in some form of slavery than at any time in history. Almost 80 percent are female, and at least 50 percent are young children.We know the situation is
Moms In Touch urges churches to pray for schools
Activities and weekly lunch menus at area senior centers
Jack and Margy McDonald
Jack and Margy McDonald of Walla Walla celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a family gathering hosted by their children. The couple met while attending Whitman College and married after graduation on Aug. 19, 1950. Margy's maiden name is Burr.
Quilter Judy Benzel has been at it ‘seriously' for 20 years, originally for utilitarian reasons.
Quilting is art and tradition, mixed with practicality. And it's much more, according to experienced quilter Judy Benzel. It's relaxing, and that is very important to her.Benzel initially learned to sew and quilt from her mom but she's been 'seriously” qu
More details will be available in Sunday's Union-Bulletin and here on our website later today.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla's Matt Watson threw for 150 yards and three touchdowns to help the Blue Devils defeat the Southridge Suns at Borleske Stadium. More details in Sunday's Union-Bulletin and later today on our website.
Friday, September 10
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Dear John, My ex-husband and I got a divorce two years ago. Since then, he has not paid child support or visited our son, JJ, now age 4.
Some are concerned the downtown painting could spur more murals. Other don't see a problem. All sides should have their say.
I am a sergeant with LAPD SWAT and I write this letter in support of John Turner for sheriff.
Organizers added entertainment and activities to attract larger crowds.
DAYTON -- A reinvented Columbia County Fair opened today and continues through Sunday.
ENTERPRISE -- Dayton football struggled for a second consecutive week, falling 34-0 at Enterprise Thursday night.
ATHENA -- Weston-McEwen's volleyball team picked up a pair of victories in Athena Thursday to run its record to 4-1 on the season, defeating Riverside and Helix in straight sets.
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Whitman's women's soccer team was unable to hold on to a 2-1 halftime lead and fell in overtime, 3-2, to Northwest University Thursday.
WALLA WALLA -- DeSales High School has endured its share of tragic moments down through the years.
Sitting in an airport, my favorite activity is watching people. As I sit quietly, myriad humans pass me by. Quick-stepping high heels talking on a cell phone, skipping sandals singing happily, and shuffling orthopedics being steadied by a kind arm, they
PEO Chapter AP is hosting From Our Garden To Yours! to raise funds for its scholarship projects. The event will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Nadine's Country Garden, 83618 Chuckhole Lane, off County Road in Milton-Freewater.
FORT ROCK, Ore. -- A former Walla Walla woman was killed this week in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 31 south of here in northern Lake County.
Oh the glory days of meeting new faces, writing term papers and tailgating for Saturday football games. As fall approaches, college is an exciting time for young adults to embrace freedom and explore talents and life possibilities.
A fire in the historic downtown building at 109 E. Main St. on Thursday isn't dampening plans for a weekend event at the neighboring Walla Walla Clothing Co.
May 24, 1991 -- Brown carjacks Holly Washa, 21, at knifepoint near Sea-Tac Airport. Over the next 36 hours he rapes and tortures her, then strangled and stabbed her, leaving the body in the trunk of her car. He flees to Palm Springs, Calif., where he was
Cal Brown died early today at Washington State Penitentiary after being injected with a lethal dose of sodium thiopental.
WALLA WALLA -- The appeals took years. The death took only minutes.Cal Brown, 52, died early today at Washington State Penitentiary after being injected with a lethal dose of sodium thiopental. It was the fifth execution in Washington state since 1993 and
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Thursday, September 9
WALLA WALLA -- An arrest has been made in the stabbing of a 19-year-old man this week during a fight in an alley near Eighth Avenue and West Poplar Street.Jessee A. Guerra, 27, who has no permanent address, was taken into custody Thursday morning without
The law requires a 45-day window to receive and return ballots. Washington allows at least a 51-day window.
Washington state's Republican Party has joined Fox News in being outraged over Secretary of State Sam Reed's handling -- or, as they contend, mishandling -- of military and overseas ballots.
Mr. Boyd stated in the Union-Bulletin on Aug. 29 that "I can stay silent no longer." This brings to mind the quote by Abraham Lincoln that it is better to remain silent.
SPOKANE -- A Walla Walla man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Spokane to conspiring to defraud the federal government by filing false income tax returns for refunds.
The cause of the fight wasn't immediately known, but police don't consider it gang-related.
WALLA WALLA -- A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his chest early Wednesday during a fight in an alley near Eighth Avenue and West Poplar Street, police said.
With the school year still fresh and new, kids speed off to Prospect Point Elementary to classes on a recent sunny morning.
When: 7 p.m. today.Where: City Hall, 215 S. Currant.
Pomeroy City Council members are Dennis Gillis, James Fuchs, Michael Akers, Stephanie Newberg and Donna Hunt. Mayor is Alan Gould. With all present Tuesday the Council:
Columbia County commissioners are Chuck Reeves, Dwight Robanske and Dick Jones. With Robanske absent Tuesday:
Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. With all present Tuesday, the board:
WESTON -- Four children were recognized by the Weston City Council on Wednesday for their actions in summoning help for a resident who had fallen into Pine Creek.
Veterans, service members and their families will be offered a complimentary breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until the food runs out on Saturday.
Members of the Council are Bill Boyd, Chet Mills, Juan Avila and Dennis Snider. Mayor is Duane Thul. With all present Wednesday the Council:
Members of the Waitsburg School Board are Ross Hamann, Marilyn Johnson, Terry Jacoy, Randy Pearson and Greg Zuger. With Jacoy and Pearson absent Wednesday the board:
Council member are Kevin House, Orville Branson, Marty Dunn, Karl Newell and Scott Nettles. Mayor is Walt Gobel. With Gobel absent Wednesday the Council:
WALLA WALLA -- Emergency crews responded to a fire at 109 E. Main St. this morning that apparently was caused by construction sometime earlier.
The Community Council explored businesses that use agricultural resources.
WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla is ripe for new businesses with a focus on value-added agriculture, the results of a more than six-month study revealed Wednesday.
Council also voiced concerns over possible environmental impacts to Yellowhawk Creek and too narrow of streets.
WALLA WALLA -- The proposed Provenance subdivision was unanimously remanded Wednesday night because Council members feared adding 189 homes would exacerbate current traffic problems in the area, especially on Alder Street near Assumption Catholic School.
Cheers to Walla Walla's Gramercy Cellars for its "Best New Winery of the Year" designation from Food & Wine Magazine.
When Sheep Creek filled my boots, I relaxed and waded the rest of the way to the falls.No matter that a witness saw me slip on a rock, swing from a log and, mumbling, drop into the knee-deep current.Stuff happens.I had parked earlier at the trailhead for
When it comes to how art is created, you might that there is no single method set in stone -- unless you are making stone intarsia.
The Cycle Oregon 2010 Round-up Ride will pass through Waitsburg. The town will feature music, wine tasting and other activities.
WAITSBURG -- This town of 1,250 residents is gearing up to be the "host with the most" when 2,000 or more cyclists drop in for two nights and a day of rest and exploration.
England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo -- some say a mermaid is on board.
The WWCC volleyball team wins the first two sets, but drop the final three, against Spokane Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — The Warriors led for the first two-and-a-third sets against the Spokane Sasquatch, but it wasn't enough to win the NWAACC volleyball opener for both schools Wednesday at the Dietrich Dome.Walla Walla Community College won the first two sets,
WAITSBURG — Dayton came away the winner of the volleyball opener against Waitsburg-Prescott Wednesday.The Bulldogs won in four (25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12) to open all play for the season.'Our defense, teamwork and heart won that game,” said Dayton coach
WALLA WALLA — Being from the Upper Midwest, and having visited there recently, I took particular interest over the weekend when the Minnesota Twins celebrated the 50 greatest players in franchise history.For someone who was 17 years old when the Twins pla
UMATILLA — Mac-Hi's volleyball team lost in five sets to Umatilla Tuesday.The Pioneers (25-23, 17-25, 18-25, 25-19, 10-15) won two sets but couldn't close out the final for the game win.'The girls didn't win, but I could not be more proud of the way they
The Blue Devils, after suffering a four-turnover opening-game performance at Hermiston, host Southridge Friday night.
WALLA WALLA — With both perennial Big Nine powerhouses Walla Walla and Southridge coming off opening week losses, Friday's showdown at Borleske Stadium between the Blue Devils and Suns may have added importance as the team's final tune-up before entering
SALEM — Walla Walla University men's soccer lost its third game of the season here Tuesday.The Wolves (0-3) were shut out to Corban, 4-0.Corban's Warriors scored first and early, in the fifth minute — a 1-0 lead that held through the half.Corban exploded
VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Walla Walla Community College men's soccer team took its first loss of the season to Peninsula Wednesday.The Warriors, 3-1 overall, lost 3-2.Peninsula scored first at three minutes in.WWCC tied it off Marco Acevedo at 24 minutes, bu
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mac-Hi's girls soccer team opened its season with a flurry of goals in a home victory over The Dalles-Wahtonka Tuesday, earning a 6-4 win thanks to a potent offensive attack.Mac-Hi jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead behind a pair of earl
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Wednesday, September 8
WALLA WALLA -- A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his chest early Wednesday during a fight in an alley near Eighth Avenue and West Poplar Street, police said.Officials located the man when arriving at the scene shortly after 2 a.m. He was transpor
I am 91/2 years old and my mom is Debbie Benavides, and she is the supervisor of elections.
New restaurant Dominick's on the Runway has quietly taken off at the Walla Walla Regional Airport.
This in response to the letter written by Tom Nolette published Aug. 29. Evidently he has no idea how counting ballots works.
Inland Octopus owner Bob Catsiff says he can find no legal proof that his mural violates city code.
WALLA WALLA -- A larger-than-life purple octopus painted on the front of a downtown building over the weekend has city and downtown officials up in arms.
Club members hope to attend the Technology Student Association national convention in Washington.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Money raised from the second annual "Tour de Frog" cycling event will go to send local high school students to Washington, D.C., for a national convention.
WALLA WALLA -- A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary is on restricted movement today following a fight between inmates.
RICHLAND -- A Gathering for Freedom and Respect for All Religions will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
The execution is scheduled for early Friday.
SEATTLE -- A King County Superior Court judge has rejected a request to stay Friday's scheduled execution of Cal Coburn Brown.
The call for action came after two Pioneer Middle School students were struck by a vehicle while crossing in a crosswalk.
WALLA WALLA -- Concerned parents are forming a task force to address increasing traffic concerns as children come and go to school.
Officials were trying to detain Fausto Diaz-Lara, who was wanted on a Superior Court warrant.
WALLA WALLA -- An area man has been formally charged with assaulting a police officer while trying to resist arrest last week at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days.
Weston-McEwen takes control of the meeting with DeSales early and wins in three straight sets.
WALLA WALLA — Weston-McEwen entered Tuesday night's volleyball match at DeSales looking to build off of a promising showing in their season debut at Hermiston over the weekend, and met that goal in a major way.The TigerScots (2-1) beat the Lady Irish (0-1
PASCO — Walla Walla High School volleyball scored a dramatic win on the road against Chiawana in its season opener Tuesday, scoring a 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-15, 15-13) victory.Tianna Cummings led the Blue Devils with 19 digs, while Kennedy Snyder ad
ROSALIA — Touchet's trip to Rosalia helped expose some kinks in a young volleyball team, said Indians coach Stephanie Paulson.The Indians lost 3-0 (25-23, 25-13 and 25-11).'It was a very good first game to work out the kinds,” Paulson said. 'We came off t
SALEM — Walla Walla University volleyball went down in three sets to Corban Tuesday.Walla Walla's Heather McFadden led the Wolves with nine kills, but it wasn't enough in the 25-16, 25-23, 25-16 loss.Torrey Haddad had 17 assists for WWU.Walla Walla is 0-1
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Walla Walla Community College's men's and women's soccer teams posted wins against Clark Tuesday. The Warrior men won 2-1 off goals by Talon Wyatt and Mikey Ramos.The women dominated with a 5-0 victory. Dominique Alston scored twice and
ARLINGTON, Ore. — Arlington got the best of Helix, handing the Grizzlies volleyball team a 3-1 (21-25, 17-25, 28-25, 13-25) loss in their season opener.Chyanne Hack led Helix with 12 kills, but the Grizzlies couldn't capitalize on their early cushion.'We
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Tuesday, September 7
WALLA WALLA -- Two teenagers have pleaded innocent to raping a 15-year-old girl in June while in a vehicle off Mill Creek Road.Cager J. York, 18, of 2363 S. Wilbur Ave., is scheduled for trial Oct. 26 in the adult division of Superior Court. He entered no
WALLA WALLA — A second unit at the Washington State Penitentiary is on lockdown today after a fight among inmates.The lockdown in Unit E in the prison's West Complex was implemented after four inmates started fighting in a common area of the unit this mor
The Walla Walla Police Department released security camera pictures from Saturday's armed robbery at the Ninth Avenue branch of Banner Bank."We're hoping someone will recognized these pictures," said police department spokesman Tim Bennett. Even more, det
When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.Where: W-A Memorial Hall, 210 E. Main.
When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: 1 Port Way.
When: Wednesday, 8 p.m.Where: Preston Hall
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.Where: Lions Club Community Building, Fairgrounds
POMEROY -- This month's Christian Women's Connection luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15. at the Pataha Flour Mill in Pomeroy.The charge is $9. The luncheon will be catered by the Pataha Flour Mill.
WALLA WALLA -- Providence St. Mary Medical Center will offer a free screening to assess the risk of falling for people with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders at 4 p.m. Saturday, in the Providence Room on Level 1.Information will also be pro
My father was a doctor. Not a kid doctor -- an old people doctor. So he didn't doctor us, but insisted that my mom, Coco, haul my brothers and me to the pediatrician for annual physicals.Every year, Coco dutifully tricked us into her station wagon under s
BURBANK -- A motorcycle accident killed a Kennewick man on Monday.Bart Lee Auckland, 50, was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson Road King on Monument Drive just south of Burbank when he apparently drifted into gravel on the side of the road.The road was dry a
POMEROY -- Willow Landing parking lot and boat launch has been reopened.Located south of Central Ferry State Park, the park was closed earlier this summer for a paving project and additional time was needed before traffic could be allowed on the new surfa
WALLA WALLA -- The pending execution of Cal Brown will close a portion of State Route 125 leading past Washington State Penitentiary on Thursday night.The highway will be closed between its intersections with Harvey Shaw Road and Carrie Avenue starting at
The octopus has a new face.Walla Walla toy store Inland Octopus has experienced a makeover at its downtown building at 7 E. Main St.Local artist Aaron Randall has created a new mural for the front of the building. The bold colors depict a purple octopus p
His attorneys have until today to seek a review by the full court or file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
WALLA WALLA -- A three-judge panel in San Francisco has denied a motion to stay the execution of Cal Brown early Friday.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision Saturday to turn down Brown's motion, said Janelle Guthrie, communications dir
For several hours, I had puzzled over the noise rolling across the valley. It didn't sound like farm machinery, and that was all I could think of. Only after my wife told me there was road construction could I put a picture to the noise. Thus, that mor
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The proposed merger of the city and county planning departments is short-sighted. It seems that the main concern of the leadership is the budget shortfall.If the Council members and commissioners were truly interested about permit acquisition complaints,
The different tax rate between pipe tobacco and rolling tobacco is being exploited.
Nobody likes paying taxes. Yet, they are necessary to fund government services all of us use.So when taxes are imposed they should be reasonable and applied equally.That's not happening with the federal tobacco tax.
A Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputy and his wife are training a bloodhound for search and rescue work.
WALLA WALLA -- Along with all the animals shown at the fair last week, a slobbery bloodhound had his own showing.Though Bentley didn't take home any blue ribbons, there were plenty of people who stopped to admire Walla Walla County Sheriff's Deputy Dale P
Witnesses are being asked to call detectives.
WALLA WALLA -- Police detectives are continuing to investigate an armed robbery at the Ninth Avenue branch of Banner Bank on Saturday afternoon.The holdup at 600 S. Ninth Ave. was reported at 4:50 p.m. after a lone gunman entered the branch with what appe
When: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.Where: District board room, 364 S. Park St.
When: Wednesday 7 p.m.Where: 15 N. Third Ave.
The subdivision could include as many as 199 single-family residences on 77 acres.
WALLA WALLA -- An area known for its babbling creek, wild fields and high bluffs crowned with vineyards could one day be the next major housing development for the city, if approved by Council members on Wednesday.The Provenance subdivision could see as m
The Royal Society of London's first major publication was in 1665. It didn't anticipate this work would be a harbinger for a great leap in understanding of life. Within 15 years this august scientific society would find it necessary to abandon its ideas a
People shopping downtown will periodically return to their cars and find a parking ticket for violating the "continuous parking ordinance."It is not always apparent to them why they were cited. "What did I do?"Most parking violations are easy to understan
DES MOINES, Wash. — The Walla Walla Community College volleyball team finished up Highline Tournament play with a 1-3 record Saturday.The Warriors opened tournament play with a 25-19, 25-22 loss to Blue Mountain Friday, before tourney host Highline handed
MILTON-FREEWATER — Waitsburg-Prescott came to town and left with a three-game non-league volleyball victory Saturday.W-P downed the Pioneers, 25-12, 25-17, 25-22.
The nationally 17th-ranked Lutes overcome a first-game loss to down the hosts and win the title.
WALLA WALLA — The home team landed the first punch early Sunday evening, but it was Pacific Lutheran storming back in Sherwood Center for a 3-1 victory (20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19) and the championship trophy of the Whitman College Volleyball Invitational
SALEM, Ore. — Playing its third game in as many days, the Whitman College men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Colorado College here Sunday afternoon.Whitman, slipping to 1-2 in the win-loss column, outshot the Tigers 13-12, which included a 7-5 ad
Shez Pretty Awesome pays $9.20 to win in the Chet Young Memorial Quarter Horse Futurity on the final day of horse racing at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.
WALLA WALLA — Shez Pretty Awesome sprinted to the finish line first Sunday at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds to win the Chet Young Memorial Quarter Horse Futurity during the third and final day of pari-mutuel horse racing at the Walla Walla Fair.Shez Pretty
Brenda Mays, out of WWCC's Class of 1992, wins her first Frontier Days barrel racing crown at Sunday's rodeo finale.
WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla Community College Warrior returned to her former stomping grounds and stole the show at Sunday night's concluding performance of the 2010 Frontier Days Rodeo at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.Natalie Deking of Burbank, who
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Sunday, September 5
Plenty to good about at this year's Fair, even for the livestock on exhibit, including this goat, appearing to strike a knowing pose for the camera---and show off a Fair smile of pearly whites.
WALLA WALLA -- Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 628 Lincoln St., will host the Bethel Bible Study series Sunday evenings beginning Oct. 10 and ending April 17.Deadline to register is Sept. 15.This overview of the whole Bible is open to the public. There is a $50
WALLA WALLA -- Extraordinary Form of the Latin Mass¬†will be 5 p.m. Sept. 15, at St. Patrick Church, 425 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. Call Michelle at 509-522-1029.On Saturday, St. Patrick Parish, 408 W. Poplar St., holds a welcome home gathering after
COLLEGE PLACE -- Best Weigh, a 10-week weight loss program, begins 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Village Church, 715 S.E. 12th St.Each class is one-hour long. The registration fee is $15. To register, call Mary Lou Tillay, 509-529-2357.
WALLA WALLA -- St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St. will hold a prayer vigil to end the death penalty at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.AT 7 p.m. the film "Dead Man Walking" will be shown. The prayer service begins at 9 p.m. and will include speakers.
WALLA WALLA -- An all community cowboy church service will be 10:15 a.m. today at Amazing Grace Nazarene Church, 717 E. Alder St. Wiley Peterson. will speak. Go to agncww.com or call 525-9493 for information.
WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla Friends Meeting (Quakers) resume their weekly worship meetings at 10 a.m. today in Olin Hall Faculty Lounge at Whitman College. Call 522-0399 or go online to www.wallawallafriendsmeeting.org.
Seniors should think about goals and take a realistic look at themselves.
If you're getting motion sickness from the ups and downs in the financial markets, you're not alone. While everyone's situation and risk tolerance are different, local experts encourage putting together a plan.At Baker Boyer Bank, Chris Avey, director of
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, I think the minds and hearts of all Americans return to those first moments of hearing of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The aftermath of those attacks, the stories of the diverted aircraft, the heroic rescue
When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. after 9 a.m. executive session.Where: 341 E. Main St., Dayton, Third Floor, Suite 4.
When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.Where: City Hall.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Afternoon session begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday workshop will begin at 9 a.m.Where: Walla Walla County Public Health and Legislative Building, 314 W. Main St.
Assuming the Planning Committee advises the City Council to approve the Provenance Development of 265 homes on the east side of Walla Walla, there are serious defects to address. I question how attuned Council members are to what will end up being a subst
COLLEGE PLACE -- Two local state representatives were recently recognized as champions of early learning in the state.Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, and Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-College Place, were recognized as Silver Crayon Recipients during a reception Aug
Two local college students were among the recipients of scholarships awarded through the Independent College of Washington.The ICW represents private liberal arts colleges throughout the state, including Whitman College and Walla Walla University. The gro
The lockdown affected 187 inmates in the close-custody facility.
WALLA WALLA -- The lockdown of a unit at the Washington State Penitentiary is expected to continue through Tuesday morning.The lockdown of Unit G in the prison's West Complex began last week after an inmate assaulted a correctional officer in the unit's d
Saturday, September 4
The Pirates begin their foray into 8-man ball with a 56-0 win against Butte Falls.
DUFUR, Ore. — Pomeroy opened its trip into 8-man ball with a decisive 56-0 win against Butte Falls here Saturday.'It was a good game to open up with,” said Pomeroy coach Scott McGee. 'It was our first 8-man game, I think we came down prepared and were abl
BURBANK — The Columbia-Burbank Coyotes ran over the Granger Spartans, 26-7, here Friday in the season-opening game.On the ground, the Coyotes ran for 244 yards and the Spartans ran for just over 100 yards.Columbia-Burbank was led on the ground by senior b
Tillamook jumps out to a 21-0 lead in the first five minutes, and takes the 35-7 victory over Mac-Hi Friday.
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — The Mac-Hi Pioneers fell behind early and never recovered against the Tillamook Cheesemakers, losing 35-7 here Friday night.Within in the first five minutes, the Pioneers trailed 21-0, but then were able to settle down to play some bette
Victor Mata's field goal in overtime lifts DeSales to the 31-28 win Friday, much as his foot downed the Lightning 10 months ago.
YAKIMA — The last time DeSales and La Salle met, a berth in the 2009 state Class 2B football semifinals was on the line.On that night, 10 months ago on the same field, Victor Mata nailed a field goal in the waning seconds and sent his Irish onto the semif
Wa-Hi scores on its first two possessions, but then can't keep up with the Bulldogs in the season-opener Friday night.
HERMISTON — Wa-Hi's offense ushered in the Mike Gobel era here Friday night with scores on its first two possessions during its non-conference football encounter with the host Bulldogs at Kennison Field.Quarterback Matt Watson finished off the Blue Devils
Weston-McEwen puts up 298 rushing yards en route to the 27-6 season-opening victory over Umatilla.
UMATILLA — The running game and defense of the Weston-McEwen TigerScots led them to victory over the Umatilla Vikings, 27-6, here Friday night.The defense of the TigerScots went unscored upon, as the only touchdown for Umatilla came on an interception ret
KIRKLAND, Wash. — Walla Walla University nearly ended Northwest University's perfect start to its 2010 season Friday, but the Eagles were able to run their record to 3-0 with a 2-1 home win.Northwest got on the scoreboard early, scoring just 2 minutes and
Zach Bartlow's 66-yard third-quarter touchdown run holds up as Waitsburg-Prescott brings home the 6-0 victory.
KAMIAH, Idaho — Zach Bartlow's 66-yard scamper set up a Waitsburg-Prescott third quarter touchdown and W-P made it stand up as W-P opened the 2010 season with a 6-0 blanking of Kamiah in non-conference football action here Friday.Bartlow connected with TJ
KENNEWICK — The Tri-City Ringors 16U softball team is holding tryouts for three positions on Sept. 12.Tryouts are open for pitchers, catchers and a utility player or third baseman. All positions are open.Mark Weber is coaching the team.Tryouts are Sept. 1
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Valley Select Baseball is holding its 2010 Fall Ball Program Sept. 9 to Oct. 3 at Murr Field.Practice is from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 1-3:30 p.m. Sundays.The coaches are Zach Armijo, Mike Needham, Thane Stone, Kev
WALLA WALLA — It was a happy beginning for new coach Heather Cato as her Whitman College women's soccer team booted three goals in the final four minutes to roll past Eastern Oregon 5-1 Saturday afternoon in La Grande.Junior Marisol Fonzeca drilled home w
Whitman and PLU went 2-0 Saturday and face off today in the championship.
WALLA WALLA — A Carrie Cecil kill and Anna Conrad service ace vaulted Whitman College to a 21-19 game-five victory and 3-2 match triumph in Saturday morning's opening battle of the Whitman Volleyball Invitational in the Sherwood Center and set the tone fo
WALLA WALLA — Horse racing in Walla Walla is running along smoothly.Jockey Ruben Camacho rode to three wins on the day, including the top prize of the day, the $2,410-purse Dick Monahan Memorial All-Breed on Call Me A Yankee, trained by John H. Dickinson.
RICHLAND — Walla Walla High dropped their season opener on Saturday, falling 5-0 to Hanford on the road.'We are a very young team and our inexperience showed today,” said Wa-Hi head coach Jesse Cruz. 'Hanford play hard and with the kind of intensity we ne
ANDIES PRAIRIE, Ore. — Mac-Hi's cross country team finished second to Pendleton at a meet hosted by Elgin here Friday.The Pioneers' Lucas Simpson was first overall, finishing the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes flat.Simpson's performance helped Mac-Hi to 36
Whitworth runners take the top four placings in both the men's and women's races Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman finished second to Whitworth University in men's and women's cross country at the Whitman College Invitational at Fort Walla Walla Park here Saturday.The Missionary women had five runners in the top 13, but it wasn't enough to win th
SALEM — Whitman's men's soccer came back from a Friday loss for a 2-0 victory against Minnesota's Bethen University Saturday.With senior keeper Tim Shu posting the shutout, making two saves against seven Bethel shots, Whitman evened its early season recor
The Bulldogs hang with the Tigers for the first quarter, but Stanfield's defense then stiffens to shut Dayton down Friday night.
DAYTON — If preseason prognostications prove accurate indicators of two squads' capabilities on the football field, the outcome of Friday's Southeast 2B-Blue Mountain non-league football matchup was probably predictable as well.Stanfield, favored to win O
HERMISTON — Weston-MeEwen kicked off its pre-league season with a solid showing at the Hermiston Volleyball tournament, taking second place in the consolation bracket in Oregon.In pool play, the TigerScots fell to Burns 25-20, 25-19, split with Grant 14-2
The purpose of the program is to make Oregon BLM mustangs more adoptable.
YAMHILL, Ore. — Jet was stretched out in his stall, dead to the world. He barely managed to open one eye when his trainer, Gabrielle Longmire of Lowden, woke him up. It had been a long day for the young mustang gelding.
It considered areas near Wal-Mart, Plaza Way and the Edith Avenue and Carrie Street neighborhood.
WALLA WALLA — In the midst of working out a reimbursement contract with the city of Walla Walla, the Walla Walla County Rural Library District is also currently working out a deal to open a new branch of its own closer to town and possibly with city limit
The city is looking for ways to make up a projected $1.3 million budget shortfall for next year.
WALLA WALLA — For the second consecutive biennial budget year, the Walla Walla Public Library is looking at a shortfall that threatens a reduction in hours.'I don't feel we can take any more (budget reductions) without a significant decrease in service to
WALLA WALLA — An armed bank robbery was reported at a local bank Saturday afternoon.
Voter turnout for a primary was a record at 47 percent.
WALLA WALLA — The ballot count from the Aug. 17 primary election has been certified.According to the Walla Walla County Auditor's Office, interest in this year's races was at an all-time high with a voter turnout of 47 percent. Out of a total of 30,352 re
Cal Brown is scheduled to die by lethal injection early Friday at the Washington State Penitentiary.
WALLA WALLA — Attorneys for Cal Brown have filed three new actions in hopes of gaining a stay of execution.Brown, 52, is scheduled to die by lethal injection early Friday at the Washington State Penitentiary for the 1991 rape, torture and murder of 21-yea
Another officer was forced to point a taser to keep the crowd back from the scene of the arrest.
WALLA WALLA — An arrest at a busy Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days on Friday night ended with one police officer injured and a second officer having to point his taser at the crowd to keep control of the situation.
Aloha Sushi offers a change of pace — but no raw fish
WALLA WALLA — Ahhh. fair food: Cotton candy, funnel cakes, turkey wings, sushi, corn dogs, french fries...Hold on — sushi?
Apartments are people's homes. And people should be free to smoke in their own homes.
Smoking stinks. Literally. Smoking creates huge health problems in society, often causing premature deaths. And these are just a few of the many reasons we have consistently backed efforts to reduce smoking and to ban smoking in public places, including o
Blue Devils lost 32-17 to the Bulldogs at Hermiston on Friday night. Check back here later and in Sunday's newspaper for more details on the game.
Friday, September 3
On a summer evening Laurel Skorina, 7, spends the last minutes of sunlight leaping from rock to rock in Whitman College's Narnia glenn near Boyer Avenue.
State officials have little choice but to reduce spending in the wake of declining revenues.
It's an ironic -- and sad -- twist that at a time of high unemployment welfare benefits are being cut.
A new service at Walla Walla's food cooperative brings an array of local goods to consumers in one box.
Dear John, When I was a child, back-to-school shopping was all about buying clothes, backpacks and lunch boxes. School supplies like glue, scissors and pencils were all provided by the school. Aren't our students entitled to a free education?
WALLA WALLA -- Two Pioneer Middle School students suffered minor injuries Thurdsay after being hit by a car while crossing the street.
Bragging rights are on the line in a mechanical bull competition that comes to a head Saturday.
WALLA WALLA -- Crowds gathered for the first of two competitions between the Walla Walla area's bravest and finest Thursday night.
Mark Gilbert plans to open the first phase of the project, a Honda dealership, off State Route 125 in March.
From cleaning products to salt lamps, there's an item for every niche at the Fair & Frontier Days.
WALLA WALLA -- "Watch this."With that, Jered Armstrong whipped off his saucer-sized belt buckle and held it up for inspection.
Carl G. Bell Jr. would face at least 20 years in prison if convicted as charged.
WALLA WALLA -- The suspect in a sex abuse case reported this week now is formally accused in Walla Walla County Superior Court of 15 felonies.
Your editorial page cartoon on Monday violated both your journalistic credentials and our community's civic sensibilities.
To Lisa and Shane Randall, Hermiston, a son, Skyler James Randall, 7 pounds 4 ounces, Aug. 31, 2010.
To Martha Pulido and Siro Diaz, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Vivian Rosalie Diaz-Pulido, 7 pounds 15 ounces, Aug. 31, 2010.
Benjamin P. Foster, 34, 105 Newell St., was sentenced Aug. 26 on one count violation of Uniform Controlled Substances Act-possession of methamphetamine.
DAYTON -- A group of concerned citizens is available to help connect individuals and families with available resources in the area.
PENDLETON -- Restrictions on campfires and smoking in the Umatilla National Forest have been lifted.
The disaster in the Gulf has been plenty grim. I don't envy paymaster Kenneth Feinberg who has now taken over BP's $20 billion compensation fund.
WALLA WALLA -- Volunteers are being sought for some disastrous duty.
KIRKLAND, Wash. — A trip west didn't give Walla Walla University's men's soccer team the result it sought Thursday.The Wolves lost to Northwest University, 5-1, in the non-conference match.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — A visit to Oregon gave the Walla Walla Community College women's soccer team its first game — and first victory — of the year here Wednesday, 3-1, at Clackamas.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Walla Walla Community College's men's soccer team defeated Chemeketa, 3-2, on Wednesday, in the first of a four-game road trip.The Warriors opened strong, leading at 3-0 before the half off goals by Nick Wood at 14 minutes, Mikey Ramos a
Holbrook is co-captain of the WWCC volleyball team, and intends to lead the Warriors to the NWAACC championships in her sophomore season.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College sophomore Corrine Holbrook is hoping the success she enjoyed as a middle blocker during her junior and senior years at Wa-Hi — in which the Blue Devils qualified for back-to-back regional tournaments — will carr
WALLA WALLA — Whitman welcomes a pair of fellow Washington schools and one from California to the Sherwood Center for the Whitman Volleyball Invitational this weekend.The Missionaries host Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran, two of their Northwest Conferenc
WALLA WALLA — Friday Night Bowling League at Stardust Lanes begins its new season at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10.Bowlers are also needed for Twilite Ladies League Tuesday nights. The season begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.Anyone interested in the league may show up th
Whitworth is favored on both the men's and women's side, with the host Missionaries right on their heels, in Saturday's meet.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman's cross country teams face their first test at the annual season-opening Whitman Invitational Saturday at Fort Walla Walla Park.The men's 6,000 meters is set for a 10:30 a.m. start and the women's 4,000 follows at about 11:15 a.m.Whi
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MILTON-FREEWATER -- Artists of Pomeroy will be on exhibit at a reception 1-3 p.m. Friday at Suncatcher Studio & Fine Crafts, 508 N. Main St.
Hype is all too common in the wine business, and when a leading producer of inexpensive wines announces that such and such is "the vintage of a lifetime!" my first thought is, "Oh, no, not another one."
The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days are clean and green -- despite whatever business the livestock may conduct -- thanks to Pacific Power's Blue Sky renewable energy program.
The fighting isn't over, but the process of turning Iraq over to the Iraqis is moving forward.
President Obama declared this week an end to the seven-year U.S. combat mission in Iraq.
Kent Boyd should think about some newer material when offering his opinion on the sheriff's race. What he calls "misconceptions" are only his lack of research into the qualifications John Turner is offering the citizens of Walla Walla.
Sen. Patty Murray vilifies Dino Ross in her ads. In doing so she denigrates the stock market. Does she not know the stock market is the hub of private business in the United States?
The year is 1799; the place is Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the "high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island" that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay;
Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, brings the early trader Sam Black to life 2 p.m. Sunday.
Kirkman House Museum, 214 N. Colville St., features "Chapeaux," a collection of over 150 pieces of vintage millinery from the 1890s through the 1960s.
Ravin' Wolf, nominated for "Best Blues Duo of 2010" by the Washington Blues Society, appears at 6 p.m. today on the main stage at the fairgrounds and 8 p.m.
Local students turned to art to make a point about tobacco use.
WALLA WALLA -- It was a certain picture that particularly turned his stomach, explained Drea Retherford, pawing through a stack of mounted photos."Here, this is it," the Walla Walla High School senior said, pulling a rectangle out of the pile. Mounted on
WALLA WALLA -- A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary remained on lockdown today after an assault on a correctional officer.
Area schools followed the state-wide pattern of mixed results in the state's standards exams.
On the heels of a new single, Gary Allan made for a popular show -- and a 20 percent jump in ticket sales Wednesday night.
WALLA WALLA -- "You guys sound good tonight," chart-topping country artist Gary Allan told Wednesday's Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days concert crowd.
Police say Carl G. Bell Jr. took pornographic pictures of a preteen girl and had sex with this summer.
WALLA WALLA -- An area man has been arrested for allegedly taking pornographic pictures of a preteen girl, possessing the images and having sexual intercourse with her on two occasions this summer.
The remains of a person found north of Wallula Junction along the Columbia River have been identified.
WALLA WALLA -- Two Pioneer Middle School students were hit by a car today about 7:20 a.m.
POMEROY -- The second annual Labor Day weekend retreat begins Friday at the Pataha Flour Mill, just east of Pomeroy. The retreat continues through Sunday.
To Vanessa Pulido and Hector Moreno, Milton Freewater, a daughter, Yimena Giselle Morneo, 7 pounds, Aug. 30, 2010.
To Kristi Michels and Jeremy Bender, Walla Walla, a son, Mason Troy Bender, 7 pounds 8 ounces, Aug. 28, 2010.
The Labor Day holiday is Monday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.
Members of the Dayton School Board are Steve Martin, Marchand Hovrud, Tamara Fritze, Joe Huether and David Bailey. With all present Wednesday:
Kim Kammenzind's whirlwind life lands in her hometown at the Frontier Days Rodeo this weekend, competing in barrel racing.
TOUCHET — She's 31 years old and as cute as a button.She's single, too, and according to her Facebook page, it will take someone 'pretty amazing” to change her marital status,She's also financially self sufficient. And she can ride like the wind.For Kim K
The late racing director will have races run in his memory each day.
WALLA WALLA — Dick Monahan, the longtime horse racing director at the Walla Walla Fair, will be recognized during all three days of pair-mutuel this weekend at the fairgrounds.Monahan died last December.The Dick Monahan Memorial Quarter Horse Allowance at
The game counted for the Warriors, while the Missionaries start their season Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College and Whitman volleyball dueled in a final tune up before the Missionaries start their non-conference schedule, and opened WWCC's season, in the Warriors win Wednesday.The Warriors scored a a 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25
The Blue Devils lost to the Bulldogs for the first time last year.
WALLA WALLA — Just under a year ago Hermiston rallied from a ten-point halftime deficit to earn its first victory in school history over Walla Walla when Faafiaula Ena connected with Mark Royer on a 39-yard touchdown strike to give the Bulldogs a 27-23 ed
WALLA WALLA — As Walla Walla University prepared for the 2010 a new, yet familiar face patrolled the sidelines. Head coach Troy Fitgerald is back at the helm after a three year hiatus for a young Wolves team on a quest to help rebuild a program that has s
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Wednesday, September 1
Idaho roper Matt Shiozawa flips and ties his calf in 8.1 second on the first day of the Frontier Days Rodeo. Shiozawa tied with Texan Giovanni Davis for the topcalf roping prize on the day.
I found that Elks really do care, Elks really do share.
Attention fellow comics readers:
Robin and I feel a need to express our support for the re-election of Columbia County Sheriff Walt Hessler.
A little over 10 years ago the state of Oregon decided to sell approximately 93,000 acres of land in Eastern Oregon. And you, the citizens of this state, got ripped off.
I have just finished reading a column written by Lance Dickie in the Union-Bulletin. Mr. Dickie is an editorial writer for The Seattle Times, which happens to own the Union-Bulletin.
I confess to cribbing this from the September/October issue of Journey, a publication of the AAA that is sent to its members.
Sen. Patty Murray has certainly brought home the bacon for such projects of national importance as a waterfront museum in Seattle and new windows for the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Oh, yes, the visitor center is closed and not expected to reopen.
If 14,029 votes were cast, and the votes tallied for four county coroner candidates came to 10,682 there are 3,347 unacounted for.
None dare call it conspiracy, but thinking people can't help but ask: What in the world is happening to our country?
Rea Culwell is the best candidate for Columbia County prosecutor. I have observed her in the courtroom in Dayton and in her former position as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Benton County. She is very professional, has great courtroom demeanor and is prepared and confident in her presentations.
I would like to comment on your "Our Opinion" column regarding state workers health-care costs in the Aug. 20 paper.
I can stay silent no longer. Things are on my mind and they need to be clarified -- some misconceptions about John Turner.
This letter is in response to a recent letter comparing John Turner's qualifications to Bill White's qualifications to be our sheriff.
A correctional officer was treated for injuries and released after an assault Monday that led to the lockdown.
WALLA WALLA — A unit at the Washington State Penitentiary remained on lockdown today after an assault on a correctional officer.
Officials say a child reported having been offered a ride by adults unknown to her.
Milton-Freewater police are asking residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious vehicle.
The quiet leads to a nap before the hike out of the Eagle Cap Wilderness
I woke to a soothing silence after napping beside Maxwell Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.Nora the Schnauzer and I had hiked the four-mile trail over the pass that morning. We explored, and I took photos while several teenagers larked.When they left and
Prices for rodeo and demolition derby do not include gate admission to the fair. Prices for concert do include gate admission.
Delving into the tea-party movement further underlines the disparity between how the main (lame) stream media depicts the tea party and how the tea party positions itself. It's adamantly not a racist, bigoted organization.
One-size-fits-all rules, such as a bike law in Colorado, can have unintended consequences
Colorado is home to a great many outdoor enthusiasts, which is why its state lawmakers approved a law last year mandating motorists give bicyclists three feet of space when passing on any road.
WALLA WALLA -- One unit at the Washington State Penitentiary is under lockdown today after a staff member was assaulted Monday.
TOUCHET -- Orientation for kindergarten students attending Touchet School will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the kindergarten classroom.
WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla School District and all district schools are in some level of needing improvement based on the latest state assessment released Tuesday.
Marsha-Gaye M. Hogg faces felony charges in connection with a crash that badly injured a man early Sunday.
WALLA WALLA -- A woman has been charged in Walla Walla County Superior Court with crashing into a bus shelter last weekend, severely injuring a man and then leaving the scene.
A pair riding through the area today are raising funds to give bicycles to children of service members.
WALLA WALLA -- Two friends and one idea came together one night after a long bicycle ride around the harbor. That idea turned into something that is changing both their lives and the lives of military children across America.
Opening-day festivities for the 144th annual fair include tonight's Garry Allan concert.
Time to saddle up, gather the family and reap some of the heritage of our Walla Walla Valley.
Kurt and Rea Rude.
On Aug. 11 the court dismissed charges against David Leroy Leen for the reason that he pleaded guilty on a cause in Walla Walla County District Court.
Three of Whitman's top four scorers last season graduated this spring.
WALLA WALLA — A new era for Whitman women's soccer begins in 2010 with Heather Cato taking the reins as head coach of the Missionaries, who are looking to improve on an up and down year that saw the team fall just short of .500.Cato, who was a four-year s
But Texas cowboy Giovanni Davis shares the top prize with Idaho roper Matt Shiozawa .
WALLA WALLA — Texas cowboys scooped up most of the tie-down roping money during the first go-around of the Frontier Days Rodeo during a gray Tuesday morning at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds.But one of the boys from the Lone Star State had to share the event
The team returns to Walla Walla fresh off a trip to England, where they went 4-0-1 in exhibition matches.
WALLA WALLA — After one of the most successful years in school history in 2008 the Whitman men's soccer team struggled in 2009, but the Missionaries look primed to return to their winning ways as they head into the regular season fresh off a trip to Engla
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Walla Walla Road Runners are hsoting the 34th annual Labor Day one-mile runs at 9 a.m. Monday at Shockman Field in Milton-Freewater.The event consists of three one-mile runs: one for runners who predict a time under 8 minutes; one f
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Micaela Palomarez has worked with Goodwill Industries for the last five years.
At age 87, Micaela "Micki" Palomarez is about to celebrate her fifth anniversary working with Goodwill Industries. She enjoys staying active while helping others. "I love my job," she said. Although technically retired, she chose to keep working, having l