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 —In response to a swastika burning incident and students trick-or-treating dressed as Ku Klux Klan members, the Dayton School District is looking to beef up its civil rights curriculum.
DAYTON — A Dayton High School student has been charged for threatening to bomb the school.
Known for ambitious and quirky arrangements, Clarion Brass Choir will perform with the Walla Walla Symphony next week.
WALLA WALLA — Cramming 54 Christmas tunes into a 3 1/2-minute song would be impossible for most composers, but it’s exactly the sort of challenge William Berry thrives on.
DAYTON — Three men arrested last week in connection with a recent series of car prowls in Dayton were charged Tuesday in Columbia County Superior Court.
DAYTON — Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three Dayton men on Saturday whom they believe may be linked to the rash of November car prowls in Dayton.
DAYTON — After six years of planning and months of construction, the Port of Columbia’s Blue Mountain Station is almost ready to open its doors.
The Dayton building has been renovated to preserve the era of one-room schoolhouses.
DAYTON — A threatening note posted at the entry to Dayton High School prompted the district to delay school two hours this morning.
A threatening note posted on the entry door of Dayton High School prompted the district to delay school by two hours this morning.
The fair board also wants to attract and retain new members and find ways to make the fair sustainable for the county
DAYTON — The future of the Columbia County Fair, and the hours volunteers must put in to keep it going, dominated discussion at a special county meeting.