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 — With brown hair cascading over a blue Nike pullover, Opportunity Program student Cristal Quezada is the picture of a normal high school senior.
A man fleeing what police believe was a home burglary caused a 45-minute lockdown Tuesday at Berney Elementary School.
WALLA WALLA — After six years of service in Whitman College’s highest academic post, Provost and Dean of Faculty Timothy Kaufman-Osborn is stepping down.
The 172 Walla Walla Valley Academy students use the devices more than pencils and paper.
COLLEGE PLACE — The most striking thing about Tyler Anderson’s eighth-period U.S. government class at Walla Walla Valley Academy on a recent day wasn’t the row of metallic iPads students propped up on their desks.
Whitman’s team has been suspended from official competition over federal Title IX concerns.
WALLA WALLA — Whitman College’s debate team has been suspended from some functions because of Title IX infractions in late October according to a recent report in the school’s student newspaper, the Whitman Pioneer.
It will be her first featured spot with the Walla Walla Symphony, but at just 17, Kyli Humphreys is an accomplished French horn soloist.
They’re at a loss for a renovation measure they think voters would accept.
WALLA WALLA — How do you persuade a community to pass a bond that will accomplish less but likely cost the same or more than one voters had already shot down?
COLLEGE PLACE — College Place broke ground for its new high school Wednesday morning, marking the culmination of decades of efforts to build the city its own secondary school.
WALLA WALLA — With just more than 80 percent of the vote, Sam Wells was elected Tuesday to the Walla Walla School Board.
The district got an upgrade at no additional cost because of the delay in the project.