Arts & Entertainment-, Now Hear This-Music for and by young people a theme in November concerts

The extraordinary David Kim, in his second year on the Whitman College faculty, will give November’s First Thursday lunchtime concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St.

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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-‘Prayer before paintbrush’ guides artist Michele Davis

For an artist, bringing a viewer to tears is a triumph. Spokane painter Michele Davis has experienced the exultation more than once.

Columns-, Local-, Outdoors-Column - WW Gun Club range plans get boost from $150K grant

There is good news afoot for anyone with a handgun or .22 rifle in our neck of the woods who is looking for a public shooting range.

Comments on Congress-Column: Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

Columns-, Religion-Column - Storytelling connects us in our humanity

I recently returned from the National Story Telling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. It was my third trip, and only this time did I realize that it’s a pilgrimage.

Curiosity Watch-Column - Comet to give Mars an extremely-close flyby, force satellites to move

The latest news from Curiosity is that on Sept. 24 the Mars rover collected its first powdered-rock sample from Mount Sharp.

Columns-Column: Guide dogs like to have fun, too

Did you know our guide dogs like to enjoy life, even if this may not be according to the strict laws of being a guide dog? Here are a few examples of the other side of the guide dog existence.

Science Matters-Environment can alter parent-to-child gene expression

Until recently, genetics has dismissed the idea attributed to naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in the early 1800s that acquired traits were passed from one generation to the next. It was thought that the health and fitness of parents was of no consequence to succeeding generations. Data now suggest this is not entirely the case.

Latino Voices-Column: Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson shows importance of science

I am an eighth-grade student at Pioneer Middle School. I live with my mom, dad and brother.

Columns-Column: Many Indian health ills are due to diets

It was almost 30 years ago, in May 1983, when my wife and I arrived at the Monument Valley Adventist Hospital, which served the sprawling Navajo Indian reservation.

Latino Voices-, Local-Column: Tyson puts life into perspective

I go to Pioneer Middle School and I am in the eighth grade. I have seven sisters, one brother, a half-brother and half-sister, and one stepsister.

Columns-, Local-WW climate march a change for Chinese student

To be honest, the first time I took part in a march was two weeks ago in Walla Walla. It was part of many rallies and marches in the United States and elsewhere to demand action on climate change as the UN prepared for its Climate Summit.

Columns-, Local-WWU applauds first-generation college students

Deborah Silva can’t help but marvel at her own college journey.

Pastor Column-Sukkot, huts, homelessness and hope

Today is a special moment for Jewish people. Today we emerge from the intense period of introspection that lasted 10 days from Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) to Saturday’s Yom Kippur (the Day of Repentance), and we now move into a week focusing on the complex impermanence of our existence. We do this through our celebration of the holiday of Sukkot.

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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Horses, birds, wildlife: the exuberant art of Janene Grende

The lemonade stand. Many successful entrepreneurs remember starting their career with paper cups, a rickety table and a pitcher of a summer cooler.