Sheila Hagar

Medical and social services reporter


Sheila Hagar has written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin since 1998. While she has often freelanced for much larger papers and done projects for magazines, it's the U-B readers who have lived her life — and often their own — through her “Home Place” columns.

In 2004, Sheila joined the staff full-time at the U-B, becoming the health, social-services and entertainment reporter. She continues to write “Home Place,” as well as her blog, “From the Storage Room.”

Recent Stories

Commission denies WWU accreditation for program

Walla Walla University has learned its four-year nursing program will no longer be accredited.

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Red Badge Project writes new story for veteran recovery

WALLA WALLA — When Tom Skerritt decided to take his show on the road, Walla Walla was the natural choice.

Alleged drunken driver arrested after crash

WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater woman was arrested after a traffic collision that injured a Walla Walla man Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Poplar and Palouse streets.

Local suicide hotline working to speed help

WALLA WALLA — People considering suicide in Walla Walla County should be able to talk to a local mental-health professional, and fast.

West Nile case suspected in WW County

A Walla Walla County resident is suspected of having contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, health officials said Friday.

Patient recovering after apparent West Nile infection in Walla Walla County

A West Nile virus infection is suspected in a Walla Walla County resident, health officials said Friday.

Column: Judge rules in favor of responsibility

The possibility of being jailed recently caught my daughter’s attention.

Local VA officials at odds with national news report

WALLA WALLA — Local VA officials are puzzled by a USA Today news report Wednesday that said almost 19 percent of staff who schedule appointments at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center were instructed to manipulate data on how long military veterans wait for medical appointments.

Walla Walla veteran wages battle for VA help

WALLA WALLA — Bill Curry is the first one to say he takes a lot of medication for his psychiatric issues.

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Bold, bright pieces are artist’s signature

WALLA WALLA — Heidi Higginbotham’s work days are one straight line after another.

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