Columns-, Sound Mind, Sound Body-Column - My detox experiment pays off

A month ago, I set out on a mission: to have more energy, to learn how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my daily diet, to curb my crazy sugar addiction, to manage my stress and anxiety and to feel healthier in general.

Comments on Congress-, Opinion-Column: Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.

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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Column - Beautiful lizards — the pottery of Roberta Zimmerman

Even the most urban-based child manages to find enough dirt and water to create mud pies at least once in their lives, but for Dayton potter Roberta Zimmerman, three out of four of the sacred elements — Earth, Air and Water — were an integral part of every childhood summer. (Fire, she added when she was an adult.)

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Antiques & Collectibles-Column - The shifting life of the manual typewriter

When we began in the antiques business 21 years ago, large black office typewriters were called boat anchors.

Pastor Column-, Religion-Column - Freedom of Religion via US Constitution

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Curiosity Watch-, Local-Column: Mars rover Curiosity back to work after break

Curiosity had a break from its normal workload for most of June because Mars was in solar conjunction. This means that Mars was almost exactly behind the sun as seen from Earth.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 7/17/15

Walla Walla Water Watcher - 7/17/15

Water Woman-Water Woman - Planning for water, planning for growth

The Valley’s population is increasing. Although the rate of growth isn’t as high as some folks wish — and is greater than others would prefer — the direction is definitely toward more people living here.

Pastor Column-Column - Skeptical? Examine the evidence

Having doubts about important matters is a good thing. In our present culture, we are surrounded by many deceptions and false claims. To doubt their worth is to take a positive step. The next step is to examine the evidence.

Columns-Column - At WWU, we train soldiers of peace

In Ephesians 6:10-20 the apostle Paul offers a vigorous call to battle, portraying the followers of Christ as God’s well-equipped army. Believers, says Paul, are soldiers who must dress themselves for the battlefield. They must “put on the whole armor of God” and become energized combatants in the battle between good and evil.

Latino Voices-, Local-Column - My summer break will be spent working the fields

The Monday after I graduated from Walla Walla High School I woke up at 2 a.m. I got into the car with my mom and dad and traveled to a cherry orchard by the river just east of Pasco. My three brothers were still in school so they didn’t have to go with us.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Water Watcher - 7/10/15

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.

Columns-, Health & Fitness-Column - Excessive acidic drinks juice up kids’ dental bills

My grandparents took me to the store once a week after school. There, they purchased the “fixins” for our weekly root beer floats and a few candies from the Brach’s Pick a Mix bins.

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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Column - Timelessness a hallmark of Dayton painter’s wildlife art

Some things — not cellphones — never change. And in a world where the news of 15 minutes ago is hopelessly outdated, it is good to know there is another world, a quieter one, where things move at a slower pace.