Ben Wentz

Copy editor, assistant web editor


Ben Wentz is a copy editor and the assistant web editor. He is a 2009 Washington State grad and a fan of Cougar athletics. In his spare time, Ben likes to think about exercising when watching TV. He has a wife named Shayla, a daughter named Jackie and a son named Jimmy.

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Panorama - Dog Days of Autumn

For some, sheepdog trials are a fun way to blow off steam for hard working sheepdogs and their owners. For others, it’s a way of life. And for others, it’s a fun hobby that lets energetic dogs get their yips out.

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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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Large format photographer speaks at Fort Walla Walla

Jay Decker’s “field camera” weighs about 12 pounds, sans lens. It has a maximum shutter speed of 1/30th of a second and holds a whopping one piece of film at a time, and one piece of film can cost as much as $15.

Updated - Warming center finds home at First Congregational

After coming up empty at first, the Walla Walla warming center task force has found a place to house local homeless people during the current winter blast.

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SEA-TECH gets students ready for the real world

Andrew Kowalski had to tear himself away from the small “apartment” he was working on — a small wood-frame cubicle that simulates a home — to come and talk to a reporter.

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CPHS embraces project-based learning

The fake blood pitter-pattered down onto the brown paper below, some of it spattering into perfect circles, some of it colliding with other drops and shooting droplets of red goop in all directions, and some of it missing the paper altogether and sinking into the orange ’60s-era carpet.

Sleep doctor throws support behind later school starts

WALLA WALLA — A local doctor who is a pioneer in sleep medicine added his voice Tuesday evening to a growing din advocating for later school start times for middle and high school students Tuesday evening.

Whitman adds new computer science chair

WALLA WALLA — For Whitman College, “liberal arts” no longer excludes a highly technical field like computer science.

Walla Walla district delays search for new schools boss

WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District Interim Superintendent Bill Jordan might just be the school administrator equivalent of a baseball utility infielder for awhile.

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Tyson airs thoughts on future

Walla Walla got a taste of the stars last week, and Neil deGrasse Tyson got a taste of Walla Walla wine country.

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