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Sunrise Rotary sets sights on polio eradication

Collecting pennies — small change — added up for the Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary Pennies for Polio project held at several grade schools.

David and Karen Grimm anniversary

David and Karen Grimm of Touchet will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Life Church, 116 S. Third Ave., Walla Walla. Friends and family are invited. The couple request no gifts.

Pugliese-Schilling engagement

Walla Wallans Tony and Beth Pugliese announce the engagement of daughter Michaella Pugliese to Austin Schilling, also of Walla Walla.

A dress becomes a survival reminder

Among items left standing after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake are durable pieces of clothing.

Letter - Greg Barreto is a candidate to like

I don’t trust politicians much, so if I vote at all I’m careful for whom I cast my ballot. A while ago, I heard candidate for the Oregon state House, Greg Barreto, speak. I disagreed with a comment he made, and so emailed him my concerns.

Letter - Simply remodel Wa-Hi science building

Why are we seeing the Wa-Hi building proposal before us yet again? Is this not the same song, second verse?

Letter - Lab experiments critical to science education

As a retired teacher of college chemistry with granddaughters in Walla Walla, I have read every letter to the editor on the proposed Walla Walla High School bond. Open houses offered at the high school allowed me to see what the current science facilities are like.

Letter - Cost of science building too much

I would like to submit a cost comparison for taxpayers to review before they vote. The information can be verified online at

Letter - Bizarre approach to supporting kids is not support

A disturbing and anti-quality-of-education perspective currently is being promoted (as evidenced by recent letters to the U-B) with regard to why a “no” vote is the best vote regarding the Walla Walla High School bond issue.

Support for dueling gun measures perplexing

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Bipolar disorder education program scheduled in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — The presentation “Demystifying Bipolar Disorder” will be held May 2 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Walla Walla County Community Services Center, 1520 Kelly Place.

Idaho escapee gets jail time in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA — A second convict who fled an Idaho prison early this year has been sentenced in Walla Walla County Superior Court for crimes he committed on the lam before he was captured near Touchet.

Court report - 4/18/14

Walla Walla County Superior Court

Pro wrestlers stalked by death

In dying unexpectedly April 8 at age 54, the professional wrestler known as the Ultimate Warrior, whose given name was James Hellwig, had this in common with many of his contemporaries: He expired long before his time.

Today we're liberated; tomorrow, we free others

Today many Walla Walla people of faith celebrate Easter and Passover. All of us reflect on our relationship with God the Creator, deepening our memory of how we are connected to that source of life and godliness, and looking ahead to how that memory can strengthen us in the coming months.

Jesus was resurrected; we will be, too

A mother whose son fell through the ice and drowned does not soon write a song. She does not smile sweetly at a surviving child when her soul is wracked with grief. She may reach for her other child’s hand, but she is not pretending a strength she does not own. A man whose wife died of pneumonia cannot sing at her funeral.

Transitions are like seasons of life

This is certainly one of the most beautiful times of the year to be in one of the most beautiful places. The Walla Walla Valley is blooming on every corner. Every day it seems as though a new tree or flower wakes up and begins to bloom.

GriefShare grief recovery group video seminar slated

WALLA WALLA — GriefShare, a grief recovery group video seminar, will begin April 29 in the Fireside Room at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 628 Lincoln St.

It's the most Peeps-tacular time of the year

We nearly didn’t hear a peep after our announcement of THE FIRST EVER WALLA WALLA UNION-BULLETIN PEEPS CONTEST.

Study sees drop of common major diabetes complications

NEW YORK — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.