Ben Wentz covers education and sports for the Union-Bulletin. 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.
Ben’s family never could decide which area of the U.S. it liked the most. As a result, he has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, California and now Washington. His parents have since moved to L.A., then back to Georgia, and now reside in Chicago. He hopes he can stay in the Pacific Northwest — although the weather was great in California. Yes, better than Walla Walla. Sorry.
WALLA WALLA — Running bond elections, or any election for that matter, is not cheap.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board on Thursday passed a resolution to put a $10.2 million bond to build a new science building at Walla Walla High School before voters in the April 22 special election.
WALLA WALLA — By a vote of 4-1 the Walla Walla School Board passed a resolution to put a $10.2 million bond to build a new science building at Walla Walla High School before voters in this April’s special election on Thursday afternoon.
WALLA WALLA — School and community members urged the Walla Walla School Board to move forward with a plan to build a stand-alone science building at Walla Walla High School, despite the district’s Community Facilities Task Force recommendation Tuesday not to do so.
Discussion will continue at tonight’s Walla Walla School Board meeting.
WALLA WALLA — Despite concerns from its Community Facilities Task Force, the Walla Walla School District may yet forge ahead with a plan to build a stand-alone science building at Walla Walla High School.
One teacher nurtured his passion for music while another lit a fire for studies.
WALLA WALLA — On the heels of a pair of failed bond elections to fund a complete renovation of Walla Walla High School, district officials are forwarding a dramatically scaled-back plan to build a new stand-alone science building and leave the remainder of the renovation plans to a later bond issue.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College President George Bridges announced in an email to college alumni Wednesday that he plans to resign in June 2015.
It’s an annual shell game at Walla Walla University, with the goal to keep the shell intact.
COLLEGE PLACE — One by one, with names like Fabulous Unicorn, the Eggsecutor and Team Viper, egg-preserving contraptions tumbled down from the roof of Walla Walla University’s Kretschmar Hall.
Wa-Hi students are taking to the digital media tech class like, well, fish to water.
Wa-Hi students are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a simulation of the Lower Granite Dam as part of their Wa-Hi digital media technology class.