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.

Comments on Congress-Column: November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

Columns-, Local-Port explores downtown investment opportunity

The Teague Motor Company has approached the Port of Walla Walla concerning its interest in selling its downtown Walla Walla real estate holdings to the Port.

Pastor Column-Yes, indeed, the Bible is authentic

We call it a book, but in reality it is not a book; it is a collection of 66 books and letters under one cover. The book is the Holy Bible. It has been cussed and discussed down through the centuries, and even today. It has been condemned, burned and has been forbidden to be read — even under penalty of death.

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Eye to the Sky-Solar wind shapes, colors northern lights

In the past few weeks I’ve been asked several questions about the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis. In this month’s column I will answer some of these questions and introduce you to this mysterious and unpredictable display of light in the night sky.

Arts & Entertainment-, Now Hear This-Autumn concert season returns with an ‘Enigma’

It’s not just the weather change; be happy with the coming of autumn also for the return of the concert season. Whitman College, Walla Walla University and the Walla Walla Symphony all have offerings for us.

Pastor Column-God has a purpose for you — for everything

We like to think we are in control of our lives, but reality keeps reminding us otherwise.

Ask Mr. Dad-, Health & Fitness-Column: Stop telling your kids how much to eat

My son, age 8, is very overweight. We’ve talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise. But he doesn’t want to play sports because the other kids make fun of his weight. And even though I’m trying to change his diet — by making him eat more vegetables and taking away his dessert privileges — his weight isn’t changing. Just the other day I found a bunch of candy wrappers in his room. What can I do?

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 9/19/14

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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Arts & Entertainment-, Wenaha artists-Painter brings world of experience to life and art

DAYTON — From the Old West to the Far East, world traveler Craig Whitcomb captures it all in watercolor, pastel, graphite, acrylic and color pencil. And one who is not stuck to any one subject, Whitcomb, who has settled in Lewiston, Idaho, doesn’t limit himself in the medium used as well.