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.
Tony Pugliese’s work begins when that of other people comes to an end.
MILTON-FREEWATER — The wind whipping through the Ferndale Elementary School parking lot carries a sting. Robin Reynolds, a paraprofessional, is buttoned into her fluffy winter coat.
Hedgehogs in Washington state and elsewhere are making health officials prickly.
Best friends Norma Leisle and Kathleen Walker are fighting cancer the way that’s most natural to them: together.
The long chain of coincidences wrapping friends Norma Leisle and Kathleen Walker together reads like a novel— one filled with terror and trauma and love.
Ron Richwine is battling esophageal cancer and surgery has failed to stop its spread.
MILTON-FREEWATER — In the place residents here have long roared for victory at sporting events, they did it again Sunday ... in hope of another team win.
WALLA WALLA — The nation’s spreading influenza outbreak has not hit rural Washington yet, but there’s no reason to think Walla Walla will escape, according to health officials.
There’s being lucky and then there’s being Lucky.
Matthew 25:35-40 — For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me ... The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
Everyone who knows Hamilton Loomis knows he climbed the musical staircase under the guidance of Bo Diddley.
Jayden Croy’s arrival today appears to make him the first baby of the new year in the Valley.
WALLA WALLA — He waited until the second of January, but everything else is first about Jayden Marshall Croy.
WALLA WALLA — There’s a lot going on this day at Blue Mountain Humane Society, what with a staff training in session, seasonal decorations blinking and fluttering and a photographer snapping away.
WALLA WALLA — Glenna Awbrey was pretty sure she didn’t hear the Monday afternoon conversation correctly.
WALLA WALLA — “Don’t come back.”
WALLA WALLA — The Blue Mountain Community Foundation is launching its first year-end, online gift campaign for investing in local causes.
WALLA WALLA — The number of retailers is Washington state illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade, health officials said Wednesday.
The number of retailers in Washington state illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade, health officials said today.
WALLA WALLA -- Although the air was chilly at Pioneer Park Sunday, the mood was warm as Kathleen Claymore and Shara Orcutt were allowed, at last, to say "I do."
WALLA WALLA — Scott Andrews concedes he ruined his life and took other people down with him.
WALLA WALLA — Former convicts face many challenges in staying on a straight path, according to findings by the U.S. Department of Justice, said Chuck Hindman, board president of the STAR Project in Walla Walla.
Specialists say shedding the excess can be done at home, but demands gentle treatment.
WALLA WALLA -- Folks not hearing the jing-jing-jingle of Christmas might suspect hearing loss. Chances are good, however, there's a different Grinch to blame.
Monday was hard. I had been dreading it all weekend, this moment of truth. It was time to see what eight weeks -- give or take a few days -- of strength training had actually wrought.
WALLA WALLA — Not one of the six men sitting in the back corner booth of McDonalds on Ninth Avenue earlier this week was serving in the military Dec. 7, 1941. Yet each eventually heard the call of duty because of that two-hour period when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes first attacked America, at a naval base on Pearl Harbor near Honolulu.
Monday was hard.
WALLA WALLA — Folks not hearing the jing-jing-jingle of Christmas might suspect hearing loss. Chances are good, however, there’s a different Grinch to blame.
Another Thanksgiving has come and gone with the familiar face absent from the holiday table. This seems as good a time as any to finish a column I have been writing in my heart for months now.
Here’s what I learned this week — the minute you get cocky about whatever mountain you climbed in strength training, there’s another one waiting for you.
Incorrect application or the wrong chemicals can cause serious problems for everybody but the intended target.
With our attention turned inside our homes during winter, we might be more apt to notice squatters. Like those with multiple legs, hiding out under baseboards and mattresses.
On Monday, the U.S. Drug and Food Administration suspended the food facility registration of Sunland Inc., the beleaguered Texas-based producer of nuts and nut and seed spreads.
WALLA WALLA — What’s happened to Jesse Barton might be the epitome of being “Walla Walla,” and has people from elsewhere shaking their heads.
WALLA WALLA — State health officials have reported the record number of whooping cough, or pertussis, cases in Washington state is easing, with some areas returning to levels more typical before the epidemic.
While the agency will continue its traditional support, it will also provide grants to tackle issues such as mental illness.
WALLA WALLA — In a break from business as usual, changing the bleak picture of mental illness here is front and center for Walla Walla County United Way’s 2012-2013 campaign season, its leader says.
Elias Hegdal of College Place was critically injured earlier this month in a wreck on Highway 11.
Elias Hegdal has never been afraid of hard work, his family says.
And then came the flu.
WALLA WALLA — In their shared career, Traci and Spencer Hoveskeland have traveled the world.
Color is everywhere. On the inside, that is. Notably at Holly’s Flowers on this day.
Alan Raguso didn’t set out to write “The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook,” with its slant toward medieval weaponry, and all. The Walla Walla author just knew he had been in the battle of his life. For his life.
WALLA WALLA — For Linda Givens, it’s all about the flow.
While much of America will be glued to media sources this evening, today’s election seems very distant to Jill Becker and those she is surrounded by on the hurricane-hit East Coast.
I was never one of those kids who could play the "fall back" game.