Service clubs and fraternal organizations face a number of challenges in staying viable, national data shows.
Two factions in Walla Walla believe they have answers for the local homeless situation.
Kiwanians here and elsewhere gather in diminishing numbers these days, as is the case with other fraternal service organizations nationwide.
This, noted Don Schack, is what “impossible” looks like.
Tuesday evening was plenty warm when Don and Nonda Gibbard began driving to Waterbrook Winery west of Walla Walla.
With outdoor temperatures predicted to climb into triple digits this weekend, Oregon health officials have issued a public health warning.
As Walla Walla County grapples with creative ways to reduce homelessness, a local couple say they think they’re on to a partial solution.
An exploration of progress in reducing Walla Walla County homelessness and search for answers will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
Medicaid patients as well as those with no insurance can get treated at the dental clinic at Family Medical Center on Rose Street, too.
While Yvette Dieu is being seen by dentist Dr. Norman Passmore, her husband James Duncan tries to relax in the waiting room of SonBridge Community Center’s dental clinic.
In the Walla Walla Valley, 192 people are waiting to see a dentist, the majority of them for the first time or after a care gap of many years.
It’s almost Father’s Day and I’m giving a shout out to someone you don’t hear about nearly enough.
Helpline has announced it is ending its administration of two government housing assistance contracts. Instead Blue Mountain Action Council will assume responsibility for facilitating the programs.
DAYTON — A $5.5 million renovation voters approved in November for the Columbia County Hospital District is to revving up.
The question posed by Dr. James Appel to those attending Walla Walla University’s Sunday morning graduation commencement was, “Is it worth it?”
Naloxone might not quite be a knight in shining armor, but it is a most effective soldier on the front line fighting drug overdose deaths, experts say.
If you ask Wikipedia, Umapine, Ore., is a unincorporated community in Umatilla County, first established as a railroad stop for the Walla Walla Valley Railway in the early 1900s.
Born May 24 at about half the weight of a typical newborn alpaca, Little Guy is fighting for all he’s worth to overcome a rough start at Old Homestead Alpacas, a fiber farm on Stateline Road featured earlier this month in a story about veterans becoming farmers.
Washington state public health departments finally have some ammunition to go after a relatively recent — and totally unwelcome — newcomer to the region.
Just a glimpse of Ronnie’s face could change my entire day.
A former Walla Walla couple traverses the state to log what they find in old cemeteries.
Begun as Decoration Day in 1868 and made a national holiday in 1971 to honor those who died in U.S. wars, Memorial Day is a time people journey to cemeteries to pay tribute to veterans and others.
After a 2013 collision with a deer when he was riding his motorcycle in hills surrounding Dayton, Teeters found himself grateful to be alive and prepared to live with whatever physical health limitations his shattered leg, ruptured spleen and broken ribs dictated.
In Nepal, Booth Teeters sees firsthand every day what lack of disaster preparation looks like.
Today we are going to talk about a common enemy in the West: the boxelder bug, also known as elder bugs.
At a community meeting last week, urban planners Matthew Arnold and Martin Glastra van Loon of Portland-based SERA Architects Inc. used catchy titles to unveil ways to capitalize on Milton-Freewater’s historic and natural assets.
The time is now for Milton-Freewater residents to decide how their farm town on the edge of the Walla Walla Valley will capitalize on a growing wine industry poised to bring more wineries and tasting rooms — and a bumper crop of tourists.
Two llamas and some help from the Farmers-Veterans Coalition of California have helped the Walla Walla couple create Old Homestead Alpacas fiber farm, which will have a grand opening June 13.
Like any 4-year-old, SPIFFY is looking forward to a big birthday celebration.
Someone took my dog home without my permission. I mean, not actually without my say-so, since presumably they haven’t an inkling their new dog is my heart’s desire.
A new door opened up for local artists, commercial property landlords and art lovers in Milton-Freewater this weekend.
The annual number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed in Washington state rose significantly again in 2014 following a big uptick in 2013, the Department of Health reported Wednesday.
There could be no denying it — my shower stall looked like Charlton Heston was parting the Red Sea at my house. Why else would the tile suddenly be bright red?
It’s taken nearly four years to get shovels in the ground to create new housing options for veterans here living in homelessness, but Friday saw that first step taken.
From Milton-Freewater church musicals years ago to the Broadway staging of “Doctor Zhivago,” Heather Botts has come a long way.
It’s not urban camping. Nor is it the off-the-grid variety.
Studies covering how many formerly incarcerated teens and young adults go on to postsecondary education are hard to find, said Lee Thornhill, manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth, based at Evergreen College in Washington state.
As can be the case with teens anywhere, the faces around a table at Walla Walla Community College last month wore masks of boredom and polite indifference.
Words you were not expecting to read here: I’m a tweaker.
People who need help buying food in Walla Walla and the rest of Washington now have a healthier chance at being able to afford more nutritious food.
Adequately staffing a rural hospital is not a new problem, but it is hitting the Garfield County Hospital District in Pomeroy hard.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has evolved on social issues since its founding in 1863. In official statements, it has taken stands for civil rights, opposition to slavery and for religious liberty, among other issues.
Being gay and hanging onto his church affiliation has taken fortitude from Terry Rice at times.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is experiencing “alarming declines in the number of young adults who are actively involved in a local church,” according to authors of a report on a study of Adventist college graduates.
A report released Wednesday found Walla Walla County to be the 10th healthiest county in which to live in Washington state.
Colin Hay is a man at work — on nearly perpetual tour even.
Before a single note is played at this summer’s Gentlemen of the Road Stopover music festival in Walla Walla, an army of local, regional and far-flung providers will have worked for months on event safety.
Every day this job is steak — meaty and filling work that sticks to my mental ribs. Sometimes, though, I get dessert, smack in the middle of the day.
If not for enduring intense and challenging situations as a kid, Walla Walla author Sarah Bergman said she would not have had the strength to go through what the past couple of years have wrought in her life.
Bill Asbury has been gone from the Walla Walla Valley 40 years now, but his time here has rippled through countless people through his journalism and epic battle with alcohol.
Fergn (that “g” is silent) left our community on Feb. 17, less than a month before her 94th birthday. When I saw her obituary in this newspaper, I loosed an involuntary moan and my nose began running as I tried to barricade the instant tears.