News for Monday, July 18, 2011



Light bulb debate should be about, well, quality of light

Compact fluorescent bulbs don't all offer the same quality of light as incandescent bulbs.

The Great Light Bulb Debate of 2011 (carried over from 2007) has been framed as a classic liberal vs. conservative battle, yet the sides for and against banning the incandescent light bulb don't necessarily follow party lines.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Whitman Hotel toppling is first of many problems

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When: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.Where: District Board Room, 609 S. Second St.


When: 7 tonight. A budget hearing will be held from 7:15-7:45 p.m.Where: Administration board room, 755 Maple St.

Walla Walla School Board to hold work session before meeting

WALLA WALLA -- The Walla Walla School Board will hold a public work session Tuesday before its regular monthly meeting.

Providence St. Mary's new robot needs name

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is celebrating its new step into social networking by inviting the public to help name the hospital's new robot.

Port of Walla Walla, Council candidates to debate

The free event will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Maxey Auditorium.

WALLA WALLA -- A debate featuring candidates in the upcoming primary election will be held Tuesday at Whitman College.

Wynns judged best team in 'Best of the Road'

Winning communities in each of the contest's categories will be named Thursday.

WALLA WALLA -- The Wynns have won.The road warrior couple who recently visited Walla Walla in a cross-country journey to find America's friendliest town has been named the winning team in Rand McNally and USA Today's "Best of the Road" competition.

Emergency Services - 07/18/11

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

Carvers take leap away from frogs

The Logs to Frogs event was almost devoid of the amphibians.

MILTON-FREEWATER -- The Seventh Annual Logs to Frogs chain saw carving competition drew close to 200 spectators to the closing auction on Sunday.

Walla Walla Pacific 10-11s remain undefeated at state

Walla Walla overcomes Glenwood's seven-run third inning to reach the semifinals with the 12-9 victory.

CHENEY, Wash. — Walla Walla Pacific emerged as one of four remaining undefeated teams here Sunday at the Washington Little League 10-11 state baseball tournament.The Walla Wallans overcame a seven-run pratfall in the third inning in which they committed t

Walla Walla Sweets score early in win over Kitsap

Walla Walla plates two first-inning runs, and three more in the third, in the 6-2 win over the BlueJackets.

WALLA WALLA — Having two runners on base in the early innings is nothing new for the Walla Walla Sweets. Scoring them is. They did on Sunday as Kevin Williams tripled home two in the first and Scott Gottschling cleared the bases with a triple in the third

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