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Latino Voices-Column - AVID helps establish high expectations

During my freshman year, I was a robot merely going through the motions of attending high school. My previous nine years of public school sufficiently programmed me to be a competent student, but beyond academics, I felt empty.

Pastor Column-We need Jesus now more than ever

We live in troubled times. In the Middle East, innocent people are being put to death by Islamic terrorists, and among the dead are Christians who are remaining faithful to Jesus.

Eye to the Sky-Column: Asteroids, comets have similar origins, different traits

The European Space Agency has a satellite orbiting a comet, and NASA is planning a mission to an asteroid. I often get asked, What is the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

Pastor Column-For Lent, I'm working on loving people I just don't like

Loving the people I don’t like. That was my Lenten discipline last year, and it is again this year. I’ve not made much progress in the last 12 months.

Marquee-, Wenaha artists-Column - Blue Mountain Artist Guild’s eclectic art

There are so many misconceptions about artists, the most pronounced being that they are solitary creatures reluctant to appear in daylight, preferring instead to lurk like hermits in attic-loft studios.

Comments on Congress-Column: Rhetoric aside, president calls the shots with federal budget

It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.

What's Up With That-, Local-, Top Stories-Eskil - News flash: School zone lights blink for safety, not revenue

Driving through a 20-mph school zone from September until June is generally done with caution. Even going a few miles over the speed limit can earn a driver an expensive — and deserved — speeding ticket.

Curiosity Watch-Mars rover on a ‘walkabout’

Curiosity, the Mars traveler, has become Curiosity, the field geologist.

Walla Walla Trends-, Local-, Top Stories-Column: Are Walla Walla's wages growing?

Does it feel like a long time since you’ve received a substantial raise? You’re probably not alone. The latest results on the Walla Walla Trends site point to slow growth in the earnings of the county’s residents, at least compared to a key benchmark.

Columns-Column - Whitman students flock to volunteer opportunities

Every year and often under the radar, more than 1,000 Whitman students volunteer in Walla Walla. It’s the college’s Student Engagement Center that brings them — the students and dozens of local schools, community groups and nonprofits — together.

Latino Voices-Column - Pool bond too expensive for local families

Walla Walla is now voting on a bond on whether to rebuild the Memorial Pool.

Latino Voices-, Local-, Opinion-Column - There are many reasons to support pool bond

In recent years, we voted down bonds for the rebuilding of Memorial Pool in Walla Walla — once in 2008 and again in 2012.

Pastor Column-When we value 'our children,' education system will improve

It began with a casual conversation in which I’d said, “Finland is number one in the world in education.”

Pastor Column-So, why should you go back to church?

I love the local church. It is God’s desire that it reflect His love and outreach to people He loves so much, He sent His only Son to lay down His life for them. Keeping that in mind, you have the chance to make 2015 all that you and God have hoped it would be. Here are 5 great reasons to come back to church:

Columns-, Health & Fitness-, Local-Column - Heard the one about flossing in the shower...?

In a recent list of the world’s shortest books, “Dentist’s Humor” made it into the Top 10. Right after “Things I Can’t afford” by Bill Gates and “Speechless” by Oprah Winfrey.