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.

Pastor Column-Seated in heavenly places

“... And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” — Ephesians 2:6 In our modern day efforts to make the Gospel palatable, inclusive and relevant, we have shortchanged ourselves of the holiness and majesty of God, particularly in the area of music. That which from old time went before the battle and ushered in the presence of the Lord (II Chronicles 5:13; 20:21) now has itself become the battle, even repelling the very presence of the Holy Spirit in the church.

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

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.

Science Matters-Fossil record shows whales evolved from land to sea

Whales and dolphins are among the most fascinating animals on the planet. That they descended from four-legged land animals makes their story compelling.

Columns-Immigration reform, if passed, would only be 1st step

Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been on the horizon for a decade and a half. But with partisan disputes, it has never really moved from its frustrating spot in the distance.

POV: Science-Changes in prostate cancer scoring system reap false benefits

“When Okies moved to California, the IQ improved in both states.” Meant as an insensitive joke, the statement was improperly attributed to humorist Will Rogers. Yet the idea has been adapted to explain certain medical reporting errors.

Columns-Column: Pressing your ear to the door to listen to life’s secrets

It was that time of the year again when I was to write the list of wishes. We were allowed to write a list of what we wanted for Christmas and then narrow it down to five items.

Pastor Column-Fear can keep us from our destiny

Cattle guards. We had a cattle guard at our driveway entrance when I was growing up. My foot got caught in it a few times when I wasn’t paying attention. Our cow wouldn’t cross over the grate, but she had no problem pushing over the split-rail fence in her pasture to go see other cows down the street.

Walla Walla Water Watcher-Walla Walla Water Watcher - 5/30/14

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 Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.

Tease photo

Eye to the Sky-Clear summer nights offer stories in constellations

As summer approaches, the nights will be getting clearer and we will have better chances to view the stars. This is a good time to learn some of the stellar constellations.

Arts & Entertainment-, Now Hear This-The musical fruits of summer return to Walla Walla

I remember from my very earliest years, at Green Park Elementary School, rejoicing in the beginning of June.

Comments on Congress-Column: Why I still have faith in Congress

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself.