Pastor Column-In all things, God works for good

After doctors, nurses and staff, perhaps pastors make the most visits to hospitals.

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Walla Walla Trends-City water leakage ‘astonishingly’ high

“Whiskey’s for drinking. Water’s for fighting over!”

Pastor Column-Resurrection reality can be experienced

You don’t have to be much of a Bible reader to realize that, in the Gospels, there is not just one account of the Resurrection. On Easter Sunday, we might hear the story about the women going to the tomb and their not telling anyone, or about Mary Magdalene suddenly recognizing a resurrected Jesus.

Latino Voices-, Local-Column: Quinceañeras important celebration in Latino culture

As a Mexican with traditional Mexican parents, I have experienced many different traditions.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 7/11/14

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-Mars rover discovers curiosities on way to buttes

Mars rover Curiosity is making steady progress toward Murray Buttes, at the base of Mount Sharp. The science lab on wheels will cross the basaltic sand dune field at Murray Buttes and begin the final approach to the layered, clay-rich rocks of Mount Sharp.

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Marquee-, Wenaha artists-Dayton woodcarver has an eye for local trees

DAYTON — Sustainability. It’s contemporary, fashionable, sensible, beautiful. And for woodcarver Jordan Henderson of JDC Woodcarving, there is an art to doing it right.

Comments on Congress-Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.

Pastor Column-Patrick Henry: Defender of religious freedom

“Give me liberty, or give me death.” These are the most famous words of Patrick Henry.

Science Matters-Science starts where anecdotes leave off

On a number of occasions I’ve explained how scientific data is collected, analyzed, interpreted and presented. I’ve told how scientists must reveal their methods so others can try reproducing their results. I’ve stated that results are always tentative until new discoveries confirm or contradict them.

Columns-, Local-Learning should be lifetime obsession

Of the more than 2,500 diplomas I have presented to our graduates during my eight years as Walla Walla University president, I would count one recent certificate as the most memorable.

POV: Science-Column: Beware of the ‘Madmen’ of medical marketing

The business of selling cures has relied on anecdotes since the days of the traveling snake oil salesmen. In fact, it was practiced widely in Athens, at the time of Hippocrates. Healers hawked their wares from house to house.

Latino Voices-Column: Willingness to study adds up to improvements in English, math

Just looking at a math problem, my mind seems to flood with thoughts and feelings of intimidation. When I have to decipher math problems, it becomes a game of time, especially when I do not understand the concepts that are being explained.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 7/4/14

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.

Columns-Trip to New York shapes plans for future

This year during spring break, I took a seven-day trip to New York City to explore the city and the arts. It was an awesome experience because I got to travel across the country and visit one of the most famous cities in the world.