Noah’s ark under construction in Ky.

In a rolling Kentucky pasture, the first few wooden ribs of a giant Noah’s ark tourist attraction have begun to sprout up.

Panorama - A Model A meeting

Tuesday evening was plenty warm when Don and Nonda Gibbard began driving to Waterbrook Winery west of Walla Walla.

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Panorama - Whitman College’s Glean Team harvests produce for charity

Gleaning, the collecting of excess produce from farms, gardens and farmers markets to give to people in need, is a win-win for everyone. According to the Blue Mountain Action Council, one in seven Walla Walla residents are food insecure, meaning they lack access to fresh, affordable or healthful foods and are at risk of going hungry.

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Panorama - Foot on the floor, dirt in my teeth!

It was pedal to the metal time at the Walla Walla County fairgrounds last week.

Aging nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life.

Marriage today: Rich-poor gap, later vows, gays gain access

Through two decades of debate on whether America’s gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, opponents of such unions depicted their resistance as “defense of marriage.”

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Panorama - Buffalo Soldiers: Black military history comes to life

Though hearing the term “Buffalo Soldiers” might get reggae fans to start humming the Bob Marley song, a Puget Sound-based living history group by that name holds meaning far beyond pop culture.

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Panorama - Kicking off Memorial Day with a swing

Monday’s turnout was only a microcosm of the turnaround taking shape at Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

Flats cause kerfuffle at Cannes

Earlier this week, a group of women in their 50s showed up at the Cannes Film Festival in France and were turned away.

Records offer murky view into Affleck’s ancestor and slavery

A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck’s great-great-great-grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law’s most valuable property — her slaves.

Art world descends on Cuba amid surging interest

A surge in interest in all things Cuban is extending to paintings and sculpture, with U.S. art collectors and dealers descending on Havana for a monthlong exhibition amid expectations that art prices will rise because of the detente between the former Cold War rivals.

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Panorama - Best unpublished images - May 2015

I have always felt pretty blessed not only to be payed for doing what I love, but to have the results displayed for all to see on the pages of the Union-Bulletin. Other photographers in our community would kill for that kind of exposure (Pun intended!).

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Forgotten souls: Oregon memorializes vets who died at Oregon hospital

They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I — but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon’s state psychiatric hospital.

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Panorama - Going wild with the WetWesties

You may not have noticed, what with all of the wine enthusiasts in town for spring release weekend, but Walla Walla was deluged with enthusiasts of another variety last Friday through Monday: Volkswagen camper van aficionados.

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Panorama - Let's hit Broadway

A few weeks ago, on our annual spring break trip to New York City, my wife, Sherry, and I took in 10 Broadway productions.


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