The school district-sought grant pays for mobile data systems in city patrol cars.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater police will now have mobile data systems and laptop computers in their patrol cars to assist with tackling crime in the city.
WALLA WALLA — A regional winemaker and industry consultant, who is also an expert on soil and geology, has been named the new director of Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College.
A Wa-Hi presentation on risks the local pollinators face is generating buzz about widening Highway 12.
WALLA WALLA — The setting is a community meeting. Officials from the Department of Transportation and farmers share different views on a proposed highway expansion. A newscaster offers an introduction and commentary, and a moderator guides the discussion.
Max Carrera's last day will be Aug. 1.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School Board member Max Carrera will be leaving the board Aug. 1.
WALLA WALLA — The local branch of the American Association of University Women recognized 11 high school seniors as outstanding scholars in science, mathematics, engineering and technology education.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School Board member Max Carrera confirmed this afternoon he intends to resign.
The School District says it is treating the matter as a personnel issue and would not identify the member.
WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla School Board will be asked to accept the resignation of a fellow board member during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Whitman College’s student mentorship of elementary schoolers celebrates its second year.
WALLA WALLA — A Whitman College program that mentors area children marked its second year of service this week with an art show.
Walla Walla education administrator Kirk Jameson will start his new job July 1.
COLLEGE PLACE — A long-time Walla Walla Public Schools administrator has been chosen to lead the new College Place High School. The College Place School Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire Kirk Jameson as principal of the city’s new public high school, to open for the 2014-15 school year.
Three films by Walla Walla middle schoolers will screen at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.
Gina Yonts and Christy Krutulis were selected in a school board meeting this morning.
WALLA WALLA — New principals for Green Park Elementary and Berney Elementary schools were selected this morning by the Walla Walla School Board.
School officials are focusing on ways to trim project development and other costs.
WALLA WALLA — Ideas for scaling back plans to improve Walla Walla High School facilities that would focus on reducing project development costs were discussed in a meeting Tuesday.
The goal is to get students to continue their educations beyond high school.
WALLA WALLA — A culture of college is taking shape at Sharpstein Elementary.
The two candidates, both from Walla Walla Public Schools, are Kirk Jameson and Dan Calzaretta.
COLLEGE PLACE — The Hawks is an odds-on favorite to become the new College Place High School’s mascot.
The Walla Walla high school’s new $95,000 lab and curriculum is part of Project Lead the Way.
WALLA WALLA — A former computer lab at Lincoln High School has been transformed into a modern science laboratory.
ATHENA — The Athena-Weston School District is nearing the construction phase of a new running track.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater School Board has approved cutting seven teaching assistant positions for next school year, offsetting the loss of state revenue from declining enrollment.
WALLA WALLA — As a child, Savannah Fuentes caught a glimpse of flamenco — the Spanish art form of song, music and dance — while watching television one day.
Local author Patrick Carman started Walla Walla Kids Read six years ago.
WALLA WALLA — The 2013 Walla Walla Kids Read takes place today and Tuesday at Cordiner Hall on the Whitman College campus. Over the two days, children in first through fifth grades will hear two bestselling children’s authors present on their craft and the power of literature.
The event brings people invested in early learning together to share ideas and success strategies to fully prepare children for school.
WALLA WALLA — A discussion on how to prepare children for kindergarten — and how to improve the transition to school from preschool and child care — was the focus of the second annual Dinner and Dialogue event Thursday at Walla Walla Community College.
The college tied with another in California as the nation’s top community college, taking home a $400,000 prize.
Walla Walla Community College will share the top prize of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence with Santa Barbara City College in California.
WWCC students will stage an original operetta this week in the college Music Room.
WALLA WALLA — The voices of more than a dozen music students lift in song in the music room at Walla Walla Community College. Their songs about creatures that go bump in the night, and a princess who simply loves to sing, are part of this year’s “Fairytale: An Original Operetta.”
The science fair was open to middle and high school students in the region.
A local option levy, which would raise about $1.5 million over five years and garner a $1.7 million state match, would address multiple needs, officials say.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater School Board has agreed to seek a local option levy that would help pay for district maintenance and upkeep over the next five years.
The School Board voted unanimously to hold off on a new request to voters for money to fix up the high school.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board has agreed to wait before attempting another bond to renovate Walla Walla High School.
The American Trucking Association expects the industry will need nearly 240,000 new drivers by 2022.
Meeting attendees said the project's size and how it was pitched contributed to its failure.
WALLA WALLA — Dozens of community members turned out for a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the recently failed bond to renovate Walla Walla High School. More than 60 residents showed up for the meeting, hosted by members of the Walla Walla School Board and Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Mick Miller.
Several online “crushes” pages have cropped up locally in the last week, displaying a new aspect of online social interaction among teens that has raised red flags with adults.
WALLA WALLA — Early into the planning for this year’s Winter Wish Week program, Walla Walla High School’s ASB students had to come up with a theme.
WALLA WALLA — Local education leaders spoke out recently in support of a bill that would establish a second high school diploma in Washington state.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A new superintendent has been chosen to lead the Milton-Freewater School District.
Milton-Freewater School District might need to cut anywhere from $532,000 to as much as $900,000.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Enrollment at almost all Milton-Freewater schools has been declining for the last several years, and the drop is expected to have a major impact on funding next year.
The $69.6 million project had 53.3 percent approval as of Tuesday’s vote count.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla residents have rejected a proposal to overhaul the city’s main high school, based on preliminary election results made available Tuesday night.
Matthew Holm, half of the ‘Babymouse’ series, will be the featured author at this year’s event.
WALLA WALLA — The 2013 Walla Walla Kids Read event will feature Matthew Holm, illustrator of the popular children’s graphic novel series “Babymouse,” and bestselling youth and young adult novelist Patrick Carman.
Fifteen students representing the school competed in Kennewick this week.
WALLA WALLA — Students in Walla Walla High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed at a regional conference earlier this week.
Students will be able to take courses in construction, welding, renewable resources and health occupations at the new center.
WALLA WALLA — Construction of a regional skills center for high school students moved forward Tuesday night after a vote by the Walla Walla School Board.
WALLA WALLA — From an Alabama jail cell in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an open letter to his critics defending his call to action through peaceful protest and civil disobedience in a town not his own. Whitman students dispersed to schools the past two weeks to teach about the civil rights movement.
‘Caring, consistent’ adults are sought to build positive relationships with area youngsters.
COLLEGE PLACE — Julie Nordgren welcomed several new volunteers to Davis Elementary on Tuesday and in time for a busy lunch. Students who had been waiting to be matched with a mentor enjoyed their first lunch with a new friend.
Students have been folding origami cranes to send to Newtown, Conn.
WALLA WALLA — One thousand paper cranes are traveling from Walla Walla to Newtown, Conn. this week.
WALLA WALLA — Throughout his artistic career, Dale Chihuly has set the standard and broken the boundaries of glass as art.
The district wants to do a $69.6 million renovation of the school.
The district wants to do a $69.6 million renovation of the school.
A federal grant will pay for education, outreach and locally produced food.
WALLA WALLA — Children in Walla Walla Public Schools will see more local, fresh foods in school lunches thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
WALLA WALLA — As a young woman, Victoria Thorpe followed a strict conservative and Christian upbringing, one that told her evil was perpetrated by evil people, and that something like the death penalty was justly merited when handed out.
'College Place High School' and 'John Sager Middle School' were approved Thursday.
COLLEGE PLACE -- The College Place School Board has approved official names for its new middle and high schools.
The board has not decided what to do about any leftover funds from the Wa-Hi bond, if it passes.
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School Board plans to hold a special meeting before Dec. 28 to decide what to do with any excess funds from a Walla Walla High School bond should the measure pass in February.
ATHENA — Students at Athena Elementary will soon have new tablet computers to use for learning in classrooms.
The building, which has roots that date to 1906, will be demolished and a new school built.
COLLEGE PLACE -- Change is fast approaching for Davis Elementary, which will be rebuilt into a larger, modern facility starting next year thanks to a bond measure approved in April.
Sandy Flores is the first Latina to be sworn into the bar locally.
In the kitchen one day I caught my two boys talking about their grandfather, my stepdad.