WALLA WALLA — Jenny Hegdal’s current show hanging at Marcy’s Bar & Lounge was born of desperation.
WALLA WALLA — It’s quite the Mother’s Day for a number of local families — 11, at the least.
Home-delivered meals programs in the United States are dishing up a million meals a day, facilitated by 2.5 million volunteers and subsidized with less than 30 percent federal funding.
WALLA WALLA — Cuts in federal and state spending on nutrition and other programs mean looming changes in how some senior citizens in Walla Walla and Columbia counties eat, socialize and get some medical needs met, officials say.
WALLA WALLA — A local businessman has been charged with trespassing and destroying private property belonging to the executive director of the YMCA.
I didn’t realize I would so quickly be lying on a table with my armpits skyward. Yet there I was last week, preparing to be zapped for no real reason except to bring the laser hair reduction experience to your living room. Or wherever you’re reading at this moment.
WALLA WALLA — State Sen. Mike Hewitt said this morning that he has counseled a “staffer (who) lost his temper and made an inappropriate comment” about gays that launched a firestorm of criticism.
WALLA WALLA — Toilet bowls may not be inviting, but the Toilet Bowl Run is open to anyone who wishes to help out the Christian Aid Center.
I don’t know about you, but when a blogger wears a strip of bacon on her shirt — clarification: a picture of bacon — I’m going to be interested. When deliciously low-carb recipes follow, I’m bound to be infatuated.
A comment reportedly made by a staffer for Sen. Mike Hewitt has gone viral.
WALLA WALLA — A Huffington Post item reporting a statement about gays reportedly made by a staff member for Republican state Sen. Mike Hewitt of Walla Walla has drawn national ire from bloggers and concern from locals about the city’s reputation.
Milton-Freewater has adopted a program to steer first-time offenders away from crime.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Police Chief Doug Boedigheimer has seen it time and again — “ hardened adult criminals in a kid’s body.”
WALLA WALLA — In its fifth year of funding community programs, the First Fruits Fund will feed more than $125,000 into community programs this spring.
WALLA WALLA — Sharon LeFore believes no woman should have to bear every mark of breast cancer.
Walla Walla High School’s Gay Straight Alliance will host a showing of “Bully” Friday, 7 p.m., at the school’s auditorium.
Walla Walla High School's Gay Straight Alliance prepares for its ‘Day of Silence’ event Friday.
Teagan Coleman’s generous smile straightens a bit at the memory and her shoulders fold toward each other.
Christy Druffel takes over the reins from Liz McDevitt, who resigned to take over leadership of Helpline.
WALLA WALLA — She’s spent her adult career motivating local children and adults to improve their health and activity level. Now Christy Druffel is ready to do the same for an entire county.
Marcella Reitz’ young son’s own school running event today changed her plans.
WALLA WALLA — The Reitz family has its youngest member to thank for not being in Boston when deadly bombings disrupted the city’s famed marathon in the city.
Before you read this column, chant this line: “This is not about me. This is not about me.”
MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater’s Jr. Show grounds are mostly hidden to uninformed eye, sited on property behind a busy feed store. A glance at 50 mph on the highway leading into town reveals outbuildings that look at home in any rural setting, and no more.
WALLA WALLA — So you say you want to volunteer?
For seven years, Helpline in Walla Walla has gone through the stomach to reach the community’s heart.
You know how going to your spouse’s class reunion can be a labor of love? You’re there, hanging out with people you may only see at reunions, smiling at insider jokes you don’t understand and watching your other half dance with others a little maniacally as they project their inner high schooler.
WALLA WALLA — “Today,” Marika Tompkins announces, “we’re starting with ‘focus.’ Focus begins with balance, in part, using the high and low parts of our body.”
County Commissioner Greg Tompkins' business could be affected by a proposed shift in oversight of the development.
WALLA WALLA COUNTY— A Walla Walla County commissioner is seeking more than $54,000 on behalf of his business from the Walla Walla County Housing Authority.
WALLA WALLA — Police were led on a high speed chase Saturday night that resulted a local man being put behind bars.
Fewer students are smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, according to a recent survey of kids in Washington state.
Andy Dickison, whose public playing is familiar to many in the Valley, died last week.
WALLA WALLA — One of the city’s most public of musical voices fell silent last week, sending a soul transparent about enduring a life of mental illness home to heaven, according to those who knew Andy Dickison.
Camo Man and I are exhausted. As I write this, we are fresh from school conferences at McLoughlin High School.
A volunteer is needed for an agency that helps former inmates make their way on the outside.
WALLA WALLA — STAR Project is looking for just the right person to coordinate between tenants and landlords.
Bumble Bee Foods on Wednesday recalled certain lots of five-ounce cans of tuna products because the cans may have loose seals. Today, Tri-Union Seafoods did the same for a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea chunk white albacore tuna in water.
WALLA WALLA — Take one nonprofit agency serving disabled adults.
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, today recalled certain lots of five-ounce cans of tuna products because the cans may have loose seals.
WALLA WALLA — STAR Project is looking for just the right person. The agency — Successful Transition and Recovery — serves clients who have been recently released from incarceration. Finding housing is one of the biggest tasks.
WALLA WALLA — The founder of local band Coyote Kings and Mush promised everyone last year — “If I break even, I’ll do it again next year.”
Nancy Johnson Allen has already tested the skills she got from parenting Walla Walla Community College roommate and amnesia victim Kayla Hutcheson.
MILTON-FREEWATER — In the same way she lived her whole life, Dorothy Heard approached death — having her say up until nearly the last minute.
It doesn’t take much to light the flame under my secret addiction. Not Facebook, since that’s no secret.
COLLEGE PLACE — It’s hard to picture a happier face than Dale Visger’s.
WALLA WALLA — You’re likely to get over it but in the meantime, stay close to the bathroom.
WALLA WALLA — After five years of “extremely rewarding” times at the helm of Helpline, Dan Willms is returning home to his family and the family business. Today was his last day at the desk of executive director.
What household hasn’t had this conversation?
The board of United Way of Walla Walla County has announced the resignation of Executive Director Liz McDevitt, one she tendered with “marked ambivelance,” she said in a letter to board members.
WALLA WALLA — Strength. Hope. Cure. Awareness. And one crazy, fantastical night.
WALLA WALLA — A local addiction and social worker professional has been placed on probation by the Washington state Department of Health.
Badly injured in a motorcycle crash, Will Teeters is on the road to a full recovery, but not a return to the saddle, he says.
On the day dedicated to matters of the heart, Will Teeters struggles to adequately express the overflowing love in his, even after sleepless nights of pain.
Dear Camo Man, Happy first married Valentine’s Day, Honey. Not that we need excuses for romance ... our days are filled with it.
Jim Sanders, former YMCA director and co-owner of Public House 124 restaurant, told police he dumped cooking grease on the lawn of current YMCA leader Randy Grant.
WALLA WALLA — More than $3.7 million dollars has been awarded to community agencies by Walla Walla County’s Department of Human Services through a competitive bid process.
The annual dance is set for Saturday in Milton-Freewater.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Jr. Show organization here is not typically associated with life’s fancier moments.
I spend a quite a bit of time parenting my daughter in a repressed rage.