WALLA WALLA — For weeks, local reflexologist Diana Bieker has had to close the doors of her business to comply with a new state law. And that’s a good thing, she said.
WALLA WALLA — “You have to get it straight on this side,” Luis Serrano said, kneeling on pavement already baking under the morning sun.
While our country anticipates the red, white and hoopla of the Fourth of July, Mary Jennings’ family is running strong toward July 3.
WALLA WALLA — Students will benefit from a recent grant by the Washington Women’s Foundation to The Health Center here.
“Reunited and it feels so good,
WALLA WALLA — Lawson Knight is excited.
The physical state of Farm Labor Homes, as outlined in last month’s report from Walla Walla Housing Authority, is part of what led the newest board members of the County Housing Authority to seek solutions for the labor camp, noted President Kate Bobrow-Strain.
Thursday’s intentional burn at Farm Labor Homes is a symbol of letting the past go, said Heather Dunnagan.
The morning in late May was breezy, the pink flags of Gesa Power House Theatre billowing briskly at just past 6:30 a.m. For a few coffee-deprived minutes, I second-guessed my decision to be at the Valley Transit transfer station so early in the day.
The Walla Walla physician assistant is accused of unprofessional conduct in treating the man.
WALLA WALLA — A local physician assistant is accused of unprofessional conduct in connection with the treatment of a Washington State Penitentiary inmate who later died.
MILTON-FREEWATER — A Walla Walla resident was taken to a local hospital after several people reported gunshots were fired Sunday night on Ballou Road off Highway 11.
There’s something to be said for restraint. Which is not what you are getting today.
It’s hard to know what to write about Curtis Salgado that hasn’t already been printed.
WALLA WALLA — A local business owner accused of pouring grease on the property of YMCA director Randy Grant pleaded innocent in Walla Walla County Superior Court on Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA — While hurdles remain, state and local Veterans Affairs officials assured a group assembled at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tuesday that plans for a Washington state Veterans Home are on track.
The local chapter granted $73,000 to Family Medical Center for improved care of the mentally ill.
WALLA WALLA — A new funding focus will put $73,000 toward caring for those living with mental illness in the Walla Walla area.
WALLA WALLA — Where in the world is Poppy Marie?
WALLA WALLA — She’s looking for “gals” but sure is getting a lot of calls from men.
I honestly never saw this coming. While I often publicly have fun at my own expense, it’s typically of my own choosing. And this was not my choice, by any means.
WALLA WALLA — In Marla and Dave Capra’s living room in the center of Walla Walla, two of three children under their care run, bounce and shower a visitor with well-teethed toys. The third, at 7 months, snoozes in a playpen. She’s oblivious to feet pattering on hardwood and excited shouts.
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.
WALLA WALLA — Temporary tattoos have long been marketed as a way to have your cake and eat it, too.
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.
The U.S. Drug and Food Administration today warned the public that antibiotic azithromycin — commercially known as Zithromax or Zmax — can cause abnormal electrical changes in the heart that could lead to fatal, irregular heart rhythm in some patients.
WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla County Housing Authority board members are hoping to put themselves out of a job.