The former Eastern Washington congressmen is sponsoring a student tournament in history and government.
WALLA WALLA — Using the same modest charm that helped him unseat then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley in 1995, former U.S. congressman George Nethercutt captivated a classroom of eighth-graders at Pioneer Middle School Thursday.
The East End Rod and Gun Club nearly doubled its membership to 800 over the last year.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A surge in gun sales nationally and in the Walla Walla Valley over the past year has led to explosive growth at the East End Rod and Gun Club.
DIXIE — The Dixie School Board approved a resolution at a special meeting Tuesday night to put a six-year, $450,000 capital levy before voters this February.
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.
WALLA WALLA — For this fall’s production of “Flowers for Algernon,” Walla Walla High School drama teacher Brian Senter wants to get the audience close to the action.
The School Board is weighing a two-phased approach to renovations amid a fractious voter climate.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School District is closer to meeting its enrollment goals than it originally thought, school officials announced Tuesday at a school board meeting.
The Southeast Area Technical Skills Center is expected to open for classes by summer 2014.
WALLA WALLA — The $11.5 million Southeast Area Technical Skills Center is on time and on budget construction officials said during a tour of the facility by the Walla Walla School Board.
Results of Washington state’s yearly check on its goal of closing the proficiency gap among public school students by half for reading and mathematics shows there is work to do.
Oregon’s redesigned report cards for public schools and districts — a new 5-tier rating system placing more emphasis on student gains rather than meeting specific scores — gave mixed marks for Valley schools.
Differences between projections and actual enrollment can affect program funding and staffing
WALLA WALLA — October enrollment reports are out and school districts around the area are finding out how close they were with their enrollment projections — and whether they’ll have to scrimp or be able to spend with a degree of comfort this school year.
Wells, a financial advisor at Edward Jones, is the only remaining candidate actively running for the position after Josh Gonzales announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the race due to time conflicts with a new job.
COLLEGE PLACE — The future of the city’s new public high school is becoming clearer by the day.
STEM teaching comes to Blue Ridge Elementary in a ‘real life’ format.
WALLA WALLA — The young scientists looked crestfallen, the wheels just having fallen off their test vehicle.
WALLA WALLA — Attending Washington State University football games for Walla Wallan Beth Swanson has held a special significance for the past few years.
WALLA WALLA — With the foreboding towers of the Walla Walla State Penitentiary in the background, local law enforcement officials lined up at a news conference Thursday to announce their support for an Obama administration proposal to increase federal spending on early-childhood learning.
WALLA WALLA — Cut the lights. Cue the music. Walla Walla is making its debut on the national breaking stage.
The Warriors failed to win the East Region for the first time in coach Chad Bodnar’s eight-year career with the Warriors, and the first time since at least 2003, which is the farthest back records are kept on the NWAACC’s website.
The WWCC men boast sophomore leadership and talented newcomers this season.
Larry Kirk makes a stop in Walla Walla as part of his plan to play disc golf in 50 states in 50 days.
If there was any doubt as to the turnout to be expected at the 2013 American Legion Class AA state tournament, which began Saturday and runs through Thursday, Friday night’s bar-be-cue likely settled those.
Lightning can’t heat up Walla Walla’s bats in a 4-1 West Coast League loss to Cowlitz on Tuesday night.
Offense comes at a premium as Hanford and Walla Walla put on a pitching clinic.
The 37th Blue Mountain Sports Awards recognize the achievements of area athletes and coaches at Baker Boyer Bank Wednesday.
DeSales High School’s baseball team faces off Friday with Liberty Bell in the Class 2B state championship semifinals and is just two wins from another state title.
Wa-Hi sends a huge contingent to Spokane today and Saturday to compete for spots in the state meet.
WALLA WALLA — For the majority of a decade, Waitsburg-Prescott has dominated District 9 in boys track and field.
Dean Atkinson ties for second at the district golf tournament to lead the Blue Devils to the team mark.
PASCO — Jessica Huntsman played bogey golf Tuesday at the final round of the girls District 5 golf tournament and, although she wasn’t entirely happy with her 12-over 84, it was good enough to get her to state.
WALLA WALLA — The last time DeSales High School’s softball team played Waitsburg-Prescott
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla High School needed to at least split against last-place Pasco Friday to have a chance at the Mid-Columbia Conference No. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs and it did that — barely. The Blue Devils squeaked out a 3-2 victory over Pasco in eight innings in the opener, and held a 5-3 lead after six innings
Jerod Konen edges Ryan Baumgart for the boys medal, and Emily Baumgart wins for the girls.
Michelle Seitz signs an NLI with Montana State after a record-setting sophomore season.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla Community College’s Case Rada will be departing campus a year early.
WALLA WALLA — Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde each made appearances Friday at Murr Sports Complex.
WALLA WALLA — Dakota Baker had never shot in the 70s competitively before Monday.
WALLA WALLA — On Tuesday Walla Walla High School picked up its first loss of the season to Class 1A Connell because of dominant pitching — the Blue Devils ran into BYU softball commit Ashley Thompson in a 5-0 loss.
WALLA WALLA — The season isn’t won or lost in a doubleheader, and that was Walla Walla High School coach Keith Gradwohl’s message Tuesday after the Blue Devils dropped a pair of Mid-Columbia Conference games to Richland at the Murr Sports Complex.
DeSales sophomore Lucas Lyons edges favorite Ryan Baumgart at the District 9 meet at Veterans Memorial on Tuesday.
The Waitsburg Elite gears up for its inaugural season with former high school and college players.
WALLA WALLA — Luke Reardon stepped up to the plate for Walla Walla High School’s baseball team with the game on the line Friday night.