The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended banning smoking in and around city playgrounds but passed on kicking the habit entirely out of all public parks and community events.
A $3.2 million agreement for contamination remediation at Sudbury Landfill has been reached between Walla Walla and the state’s Department of Ecology, with the understanding that the state will fund 75 percent.
The Walla Walla City Council unanimously approved numerous ordinance revisions aimed at curbing unwanted behavior at Heritage and Crawford parks.
Walla Walla Community College and Central Washington University have worked out an agreement for students wanting to stay here but earn a four-year bachelor’s of applied science in information technology and administrative management.
Supporters of a Walla Walla charter school this month submitted an application to the state to open a new public middle school in 2016.
Walla Walla and College Place school officials this week announced several key personnel changes that included a new middle-school principal, a change in elementary principals and hiring a firm to conduct a search for a new superintendent.
A conditional use permit for Walla Walla’s first retail marijuana store was reviewed Thursday by a hearings examiner, who has 10 working days to issue his decision.
Work crews today will remove tripping hazards on Main Street between Isaacs and Fourth avenues, as the city continues to inch forward on the goal to fix deteriorating, buckling and often missing city sidewalks.
Fountains for Youth, the soon-to-open splash pad at Washington Park, won’t be gushing with water this Memorial Day weekend due to construction delays.
Voters said yes to a $23 million college bond but no to a Milton-Freewater School District appointed incumbent who was seeking election this year.
The last day to file for office saw increases in contested races for Walla Walla and College Place city councils and candidates for College Place School District, among other positions throughout three counties.
Candidate filings in Walla Walla, Columbia and Garfield counties over the first two days of filings this week have been relatively slow, with mostly incumbents submitting declarations of candidacy for city council, school board and other special district elections.
The Downtwon Walla Walla Foundation is seeking $20,000 to boost its MumFoo efforts.
Ten weeks after announcing the Gentlemen of the Road Tour Stopover was coming to Walla Walla, city officials have no contract, have been hit with increasing planning costs — including a recent $20,000 lodging-tax funds request — and are facing the question of what guarantee is there that the show will go on.
Walla Walla and College Place teachers voted against leaving their classrooms for a day to protest state funding shortfalls for education. But they said yes to wearing red shirts to show their support for teachers in other districts who walk out.
The Walla Walla School District this week will try a new online forum that is a bit like Facebook and other social media sites, where viewers can read other people’s comments.
Walla Walla and College Place teachers expect to know late today if they will join other teacher unions across the state for a one-day walkout to protest a lack of funding to lower class room sizes and to provide cost-of-living increases.
Walla Walla High School will get a new all-weather synthetic track next fall.
A Whitman College student was found hanging at Pioneer Park early Monday, officials said.
About 450 works of art from Walla Walla middle and high school students went on display Friday for the second annual Walla Walla Public Schools Spring Art Show at SEA-TECH.
Walla Walla Community College is under cyberattack this week by what are believed to be foreign computers that have jammed the college’s Internet systems.
A 65-year-old musical classic that has had several Broadway revivals since its debut — not to mention a movie version with Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando — will have a local revival next week.
An $800,000 Dayton School District capital levy was failing by a thin margin after votes were counted Tuesday night.
The core downtown area, especially Heritage Square and Crawford parks, will see increased police enforcement and social outreach programs this summer.
BURBANK — A Burbank woman’s home was destroyed by fire Saturday morning, killing her dog.
Firefighters responded to three more possible arson fires since Friday, one of them leaving a century-old house on Merriam Street heavily damaged.
City officials this week will introduce a plan that will reach out and help out the downtown park users who have been the bane of some business owners and citizens.
A $94,560 contract for a six-year utility rate study drew dissent of a lone Walla Walla City Council member, though the body voted unanimously on several resolutions aimed at taking advantage of lower interest rates.
The traffic signal at Clinton and Alder streets — the focus of weeks of controversy about its proposed removal — will stay put.
A proposal to ban smoking in Walla Walla city parks was met with suggestions of moderation by residents at a second public meeting on the idea Tuesday.
The fate of a stoplight at Clinton and Alder streets could be settled this week.
The Oregon Senate unanimously passed a bill that could help stop a forced annexation in Milton-Freewater.
Out of a statewide pool of about 2,000 secondary schools, three area high schools received High Progress awards from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools.
City officials will discuss the possibility of joining a bandwagon with other municipalities that have recently banned smoking in public parks at a community meeting on Tuesday.
Downtown merchants affected by the Alder Street construction project have been growing impatient, especially after a lack of observable construction combined with a drop in sales.
The Walla Walla City Council on Monday approved contracts for construction of the new Pioneer Park Aviary and an architect for the new Memorial Pool.
Driving, cycling and walking along Isaacs Avenue will be three of the key topics discussed at a community meeting this week.
College Place High School freshman football coach Kim Cox has officially resigned, officials with the College Place School District will announce Tuesday.
An online survey over the stoplight at Clinton and Alder streets will be reviewed by the City Council at a 4 p.m. work session Monday.
Arson is suspected in two late-night tree fires on Home Avenue that occurred Tuesday and today, Walla Walla fire officials said.
The absence of four of seven Walla Walla City Council members postponed votes on contracts for the Pioneer Park Aviary and Memorial Pool, but those who were there heard updates on the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover concert expected to dominate the town in mid-August.
The Walla Walla City Council on Wednesday will review and vote on contracts for construction of the new Pioneer Park Aviary and an architect for the rebuild of Memorial Pool.
A $23 million Blue Mountain Community College bond measure will be the topic of a Milton-Freewater community meeting Tuesday.
College Place School District officials stood their ground last week over hiring practices and curriculum polices that have been recently criticized by an undetermined number of parents.
Blue Mountain Action Council gave away 37 refurbished bicycles to smiling young faces Thursday, but also turned away about another 30 families after the supply ran out in half an hour.
The Children’s Museum of Walla Walla was burglarized early Tuesday morning, leaving the facility with and estimated $2,000 in damages, officials said.
The Walla Walla School Board on Monday approved taking a two-year waiver on a state-mandated increase to high school graduation requirements.
The Walla Walla School District is expected to join numerous other districts across the state that have asked the state for a delay of increased high-school graduation requirements.
WALLA WALLA — At their Wednesday night meeting, City Council members were given the projected cost to police for this summer’s four-day Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, Aug. 13-16.
The City Council tonight will review and vote on an increase to room fees charged patrons of the city’s nearly 670 city hotel and motel rooms.
Walla Walla County is leading the state in per-capita cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.