Alfred Diaz

Reporter

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A graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in journalism, Alfred Diaz has worked for a variety of news media in a career that, so far, spans more than two decades. He got his start as a reporter for the Back Country News, a weekly publication that served the rural areas of San Diego County. Over the next decade, his career saw him writing for real estate publications, business journals and working as a managing editor and eventually publisher for the San Diego Commerce, published by the Daily Journal Corporation. His career entered the broadcast arena when he took a position as on-air reporter, videographer and editor for KNDU in the Tri-Cities and KBCI in Boise. He got back into newspaper journalism when he was hired by the Union-Bulletin in January 2008 as a general assignment reporter. Along with writing, he also serves as a photographer and videographer on occasion. His currents beats include covering the city — which include the politics and management of the City of Walla Walla — compiling Emergency Services reports, writing for Marquee and weekend reporting.

Recent Stories

Contaminated wells could force Milton-Freewater annexations

MILTON-FREEWATER — State officials are moving forward with proceedings that could one day force city officials to annex a mile-long section north of town to provide safe water to residents with wells contaminated with harmful bacteria.

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One-man band bops back to town to stay in tune with beginnings as a busker

WALLA WALLA — Engineer and busker Nick Moyer had a homecoming of sorts over the weekend, both for his music and alma mater.

Milton-Freewater switches transit operator from local firm to out-of-state company

MILTON-FREEWATER — A switch to an out-of-state transit manager will cost the city as much as an extra $19,395 per year.

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Feast Walla Walla has it covered

A new tent provided added protection and space for the event.

Spring Fling in Walla Walla aims to fill vendor void on balloon weekend

WALLA WALLA — A two-day community fair at Pioneer Park will fill a void created when new organizers took over this year’s Walla Walla Balloon Stampede running May 8-11.

Medical condition blamed in string of 14 crashes

WALLA WALLA — What looked like a case of road rage that sent a bicyclist to the hospital and left 14 vehicles damaged Friday is now being attributed to a motorist who suffered a medical condition.

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Cyclist injured, a dozen cars damaged in wreck at college

WALLA WALLA — A multivehicle collision that ended near Park Street and Boyer Avenue left one bicyclist injured and a dozen vehicles damaged by a driver who police say was suffering a medical condition.

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City awaits Memorial Pool rebuilding study

WALLA WALLA — A new plan to rebuild Memorial Pool is treading water as city officials await word from an aquatic design and engineering hired to study reusing and rebuilding the facility.

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Flint tops Blue for orphaned cougar’s name

WALLA WALLA — An orphaned cougar cub from the Tucannon River area of the Blue Mountains that was captured and relocated in a Kansas zoo now has a name.

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Saving Lincoln

WALLA WALLA — Built in 1927, Paine Elementary School, also known as Lincoln High School, was a good representation of schools of the era. The brick work and fenestration (design and placement of windows and doors) contain appealing elements of neoclassical architecture, according to a 2013 Lincoln Alternative High School Report that studied the feasibility of keeping the structure.

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