Rachel joined the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin as a reporter in January 2013, and covers the outlying areas of the Walla Walla Valley, including Garfield and Columbia Counties. She was previously a freelance reporter for the paper, covering immigration issues and policy, as well as local news and events.
Originally from Seattle, Rachel moved to Walla Walla to attend Whitman College, and graduated in May 2013 with a degree in politics and environmental studies. She began her journalism career at Whitman in 2009, working as a news reporter for the college's weekly paper, The Pioneer, and eventually became editor-in-chief her senior year.
In her free time, she enjoys reading just about anything she can get her hands on, and learning more about coding and digital journalism skills.
DAYTON — Columbia County paid $3,668.62 to settle a claim with Deputy Prosecutor Julie Karl over her compensation.
DAYTON — Dayton is considering extending its marijuana moratorium for another six months to give the city time to develop zoning regulations.
DAYTON — Living with a developmental disability in Columbia County often means spending a lot of time driving. That’s something the Dayton Developmental Disabilities Leadership Group hopes to change.
Patrolling the slopes, from upkeep to rescue
They work in Kennewick, Walla Walla and Lewiston as firefighters, EMTs and even teachers, then spend their weekends patrolling the slopes outside of Dayton.
The Charlie Daniels Band will headline the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days concert, with an opening performance by Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band.
DAYTON — Dayton School District residents will vote on a nearly $20 million bond in April, a measure that members of the public told board members on Wednesday will be a tough sell.
A legal battle over the future of a Milton-Freewater gun club is headed to the Umatilla County Commissioners.
A Dayton painter’s work on Magic game cards has made him a ‘famous’ unknown.
Dayton City Council members voted down a special events policy after citizens voiced concerns at last night’s meeting.
Columbia County residents need to make sure their information is in the system.