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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Clean and plein: The landscapes of Bonnie Griffith

Some people spend a chunk of their day outside — mountain climbers, builders, hotel doormen, and definitely not least on the list — plein-air painters.

Pastor Column-Column - Darkness fails to snuff out hope, gratitude

Cordiner Hall went dark Tuesday night. But Maestro, musicians and music played on.

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Curiosity Watch-Curiosity Watch - Red planet was wet planet, Mars scientists suspect

Billions of years ago, Mars may have resembled Earth more closely than it does today.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - Why God sometimes ignores our prayers, even Jesus'

All throughout the year we have opportunities to recall our many blessings and give thanks. Our ancestors felt that thanksgiving was especially fitting at harvest time. In America, various towns declared days of thanksgiving even before the Revolutionary War.

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Wenaha artists-In her ‘Master’s’ hand: Caprice Scott’s ceramic art

There’s no fixing an exploded piece of pottery.

Comments on Congress-, Opinion-Op-Ed: Washington’s latest deal is little cause for celebration

You can understand why President Obama and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle sought to cast their end-of-October budget deal in the best possible light. They avoided a potentially catastrophic national default. They reduced the possibility of a government shutdown. And they raised the debt ceiling until March, 2017, taking that bargaining chip off the table until the next president is in the White House.

Columns-, A Different View-Column - Those who can’t see can still look good

It was brought to my attention recently that some people with good eyesight have trouble understanding how a blind person could perform tasks like shaving or applying makeup.

Columns-, Northwest-, Op-Ed-Column - Lessons from a 114-year-old Girl Scout

Maybe it sounds a little cheesy to say I loved a 114-year-old woman whom I met only twice, but it’s true.

Columns-, Education-Column - Walla Walla University: Building a lasting foundation

Usually, every year in mid-June, the little town of College Place takes a hiatus. Most students scatter for the summer, leaving the Walla Walla University campus to quietly bask under warm sunny days and fiery evening sunsets.

Pastor Column-Column - Designer religion won’t get the job done

We often claim to be private individuals, with our own, private, designer religion — a look, an accessory, a faith that fits.

What's Up With That-, Local-Understanding Walla Walla's new crosswalk babble

Alder Street is lookin’ good with its smooth, black, pothole free asphalt and new diagonal parking. It’s so chic from Spokane Street to Fourth Avenue that even the traffic signals are showing off. You can’t shut them up — literally.

Pastor Column-Column - A Seventh-day Adventist pastor's open letter to Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump, Greetings from Walla Walla, Wash., a small Pacific Northwest town some 2,800 miles from Jacksonville, Fla., where on Saturday, Oct. 24 you made the following comments in a campaign stump speech:

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Eye to the Sky-Column - Halloween has roots in the stars

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is an astronomical holiday.

Pastor Column-, Religion-We need to know God better than we do

Although it may feel like a constant struggle, we believers know the experience of striving to grow in our faith lives.

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Antiques & Collectibles-, Panorama-What’s old becomes new and still rocks

Early this spring son Nick Emigh and I restored some oak rocking chairs at my antiques shop. These chairs were made by noted Arts and Crafts-era furniture manufacturer Charles Limbert Company of Grand Rapids and Holland, Mich.