WALLA WALLA — Whitman College will no longer allow its pool to be used for city Parks and Recreation swim classes, which will most likely mean a shortage of swimming and water safety classes this summer.
WALLA WALLA — City Council Member Shane Laib will not run for re-election but will remain in politics, he announced this morning.
The scale reflects a 2-percent increase approved earlier this year.
WALLA WALLA — An ordinance authorizing a 2 percent pay-scale increase in 2013 for all non-union city employees, including department heads, has been approved by the Walla Walla City Council.
WALLA WALLA — A controversial plan to reduce Rose Street to two traffic lanes and a middle turn lane has been ditched in favor of maintaining its current four-lane configuration.
WALLA WALLA — In spite of each being low on produce and high in winds, two farmers markets held their season openers on Saturday.
MILTON-FREEWATER — After a two-year hiatus, Cinco de Mayo will return to Milton-Freewater this weekend — this time as a street fair.
The YMCA’s junior roller girls toughed out a loss, but gained experience.
WALLA WALLA — The YMCA Wild Scallions junior roller derby team had their first full bout on home turf Saturday, and for many it was the first chance to see how demanding the sport is on girls who range from 8 to 17.
WALLA WALLA — Of the four main dog trial and judging events at this weekend’s Walla Walla Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, confirmation still greatly outnumbers the other three events.
Several business owners say city plans to reconfigure the four-lane arterial is a bad idea.
WALLA WALLA — A handful of Rose Street business owners at Wednesday’s City Council meeting lambasted plans to remove two lanes of through traffic after a repaving and stoplight project is completed later this year.
WALLA WALLA — Thou mayest enjoy surfeit pleasures amongst court dancers whilst partaking of the accustomary frolicking amongst the polyethylene champions of the field overmorrow at the faire.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls will see some key changes this year in derby rules and lineup, but another notable change for Saturday’s bout will be the home-track debut of the Wild Scallions. The Scallions — the Sweets junior derby league with skaters ranging from 8-17 — will play their first home bout this Saturday.
WALLA WALLA — It was green light go for the season opener and what is expected to be another growing year for the Walla Walla Drag Strip.
WALLA WALLA — Pro and cat racers one through five had some new competition this year from kid cat racers two through nine, at least when it came to winning the hearts of the adults who sponsored children in four Tour of Walla Walla children’s races on Saturday monring.
WALLA WALLA — A one-hour search involving a four-block area southeast of Providence St. Mary Medical Center ended with the suspect getting away.
WALLA WALLA — Police are now searching a six-block section southeast of Providence St. Mary Medical Center for a male suspect.
WALLA WALLA — Charles Smith Wines tasting room will soon see a performance that doesn’t usually step into the private venues of downtown businesses.
WALLA WALLA — The city fire department’s new $850,000 ladder truck is back in operation after a $30,000 repair job required after it was damaged during a routine emergency run earlier this year.
WALLA WALLA — A man was shot and wounded in an alley in the 1700 block of Portland Avenue this morning.
WALLA WALLA — WALLA WALLA — A man was shot and wounded in an alley in the 1700 block of Portland Avenue early Saturday morning.
WALLA WALLA — Several hundred people feasted on treats under the giant tent downtown at Feast Walla Walla on Saturday.
The City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to halt further proceedings
WALLA WALLA — Scaling back a southside annexation proposal by more than half wasn’t good enough for City Council, who voted to nix the entire plan Wednesday night.
WALLA WALLA — The south side annexation proposal was defeated at Wednesday's City Council meeting.
The annexation would cover 871 acres of homes and rural areas south of Walla Walla’s city limits.
WALLA WALLA — In the six weeks since City Council voted to move ahead with a plan to annex 871 acres on the south side, opposing residents have registered dozens of complaints with the city ranging from environmental concerns to loss of personal property rights to just plain not wanting be in the city.
WALLA WALLA — A man died in a shooting this morning at 1265 Belle St. At 6:35 a.m., dispatchers called police to the area after a male caller informed them he had shot his friend with a shotgun, according to emergency scanner recordings.
WALLA WALLA — The annual Exchange Club of Walla Walla Children’s Easter Egg Hunt took a little longer than expected this year, but not because there weren’t enough kids to scoop up 480 pounds of bite-size foil wrapped chocolate eggs.
The Manga Club meets at the Touchet Library on Friday afternoons.
TOUCHET — Take a small rural library with barely enough room for one study table. Surround it with a few shojo girls. Provide a tub of Pocky, a few pencils and plenty of paper and what you get back is the Touchet Library Manga Club.
WALLA WALLA — Rose Street, the bumpy four-lane traffic arterial on the west side of town, will lose its bumps after a major road improvement project is completed later this year stretching from Ninth Avenue to Myra Road.
Opinions were mixed at a gathering Tuesday to discuss the proposal.
WALLA WALLA — City officials held an open house Tuesday evening to discuss a proposed 870-acre south-side annexation.
WALLA WALLA — The second annual Walla Walla Home and Outdoor Show is under way this weekend at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
WALLA WALLA — Science, technology, engineering and math may not be the most popular topics with girls, but you wouldn’t have known it by the numbers of participants in this year’s Great Explorations workshops.
WALLA WALLA — The seventh generation, sustainability, public art, punishment, Latinos and the future of food.
WALLA WALLA — Fifteen acres of Eastgate land off of Isaacs Avenue could one day be the newest location for a big-box retailer, but not before the city passes a number of hurdles including a public hearing Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — A box of abandoned puppies was discovered in the driveway of a house on the 300 block of Craig Street.
WALLA WALLA — Police are investigating an organized teenage street fight that was captured on video and posted on the Internet on Thursday night.
WALLA WALLA — A “Fountain For Youth” is the latest Rotarian project that aims to help families cool off this summer.
WALLA WALLA — The City Council approved a new ordinance on absenteeism on Wednesday night, but failed to pass any guidelines that would have given members direction in determining what constitutes an excused absence.
A run-bike-run challenge was held Sunday on the trails around Bennington Lake.
WALLA WALLA — The area’s first official run-bike-run mountain bike race saw 72 contestants running, pedaling and coasting — but mostly pedaling — through several miles of trails surrounding Bennington Lake on Sunday.
Some representatives from the tour will go to Washington D.C.
This year’s festival was longer, included more bands and attracted larger audiences.
WALLA WALLA — The Enigma, the sideshow performer whose body is covered with puzzle-piece tattoos and implanted horns on his forehead, will be shocking and tattooing locals on Thursday and Friday.
WALLA WALLA — They came with books, crafts and hats to Reid Center on a Sunday, their mission to show kids reading makes for a fun day.
WALLA WALLA — The State Auditor’s Office reported it was in error when it included a reference to a Citizens Hotline investigation in a Walla Walla County Rural Library District audit.
WALLA WALLA — The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation is the new operator of the city’s farmers’ market, again.
WALLA WALLA — City Council members who missed recent meetings are off the hook, temporarily, as the city continues to work on a new absenteeism policy for its paid elected officials.
WALLA WALLA — A proposed 871-acre annexation on the south end of the city got its first review at a regular City Council meeting, and its first public outcry opposing it.
WALLA WALLA — The first Awesome Race fundraiser went to the Walla Walla Rollergirls, who raised $1,125 for the YMCA’s Sustain The Youth program.
WALLA WALLA — Mayor Jim Barrow was one of dozens of Washington state mayors who recently signed a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington state Legislature in support of a gasoline tax increase.
WALLA WALLA — Several dogs were rescued in a fire this morning that claimed the life of at least one family pet.
BURBANK — A Kennewick man was arrested Tuesday morning by deputies after the man reportedly stopped traffic on U.S. Highway 12 and jumped into a stranger’s SUV in an attempt to escape.
WALLA WALLA — Harlem Shake, the latest viral video dance craze, has already had one locally produce version released on YouTube and a second is expected to go online today.