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Pastor Column-It's easy to be blinded by the obvious

One day a farmer told his wife that he would be going out to plow in the field the next day. He got up early in the morning so he could service the tractor. He needed more oil, so he went to the shop to get it. On the way to the shop he noticed the chickens weren’t fed. So he proceeded to the granary, where he found some sacks of feed.

Taking Care-As parents age, consider finances

heard a story recently of a friend who moved her mother in with her. She and her siblings asked Mom if she had a will and she insisted she did — having drawn it up years before in her home state.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 6/20/14

Facts and tips on water usage and conservation are presented weekly by the City of Walla Walla, in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the Union-Bulletin.

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Simply Digital-Lenses, settings, capture moment of impact

When we hear the word “impact,” most of us think of a crash, but to a professional photographer it also can mean the moment the light hits the sensor.

Columns-Column: Parents, culture provide strength, drive to succeed

I am a Latina, born and raised in Walla Walla. The moment my parents left their small town in Mexico and stepped foot in Walla Walla in 1990, their lives, and eventually my life, were completely changed.

Columns-, Local-Column: Seeing shouldn't always mean believing

Old lager drinkers will remember an advertisement for Rainier Beer. I borrowed a term from that ad. I used, “I Seen ‘Em,” for a lecture I gave in Seattle years ago.

Pastor Column-Fathers make a big difference in a child’s life

Growing up as a child I had two fathers, a biological father and a foster father. My mother died two days after I was born, and because I was a twin, my brother and I desperately needed someone to take care of us while my father worked, and we were placed in the home of friends. This arrangement was supposed to last a few weeks until my father could get things sorted out, but it lasted until I graduated from high school.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 6/13/14

Facts and tips on water usage and conservation are presented weekly by the City of Walla Walla, in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the Union-Bulletin.

Curiosity Watch-Rover probes Mars sandstone to examine wet process that created it

The rock at Kimberley, a science stop for the Mars rover Curiosity enroute to Mount Sharp, is sandstone. Sandstone is usually formed in a two-step process.

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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Sculptors Pat, Peggy Bookey coax art from wood

When you live way up north, what do you do with wood?

Comments on Congress-Column: What our country needs from the press

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t. It had its genesis in a late-April report on CNN that as many as 40 veterans may have died waiting for appointments at VA hospitals in Phoenix.

Columns-, Local-Column: More effort needed to get Hispanics involved in elections

In recent years, issues of minority young-adult political participation have increasingly entered into the national political discussion.

Columns-, Education-Column: WWCC Foundation plays vital role for students in financial straits

The Walla Walla Community College Foundation exists to eliminate financial barriers to students’ educational success.

Columns-, Local-Column: Program helps open doors for first-generation college student

As a first generation student, I prayed that I would somehow figure out the puzzle that was my future. Graduating from high school and going to a four-year university has always been my dream.