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Union-Bulletin announces new publisher

Good communities make for good newspapers and, good newspapers strengthen their communities.

Top deputy files gender, equal pay action against county

The chief administrative deputy for the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office contends in a federal action that a salary raise she was denied in a 2-1 county commissioner decision last February violated equal pay and gender discrimination laws.

Corps to begin dredging Snake next week

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will proceed with dredging of sediment in parts of the Lower Snake River next week after the U.S. District Court in Seattle denied a preliminary injunction filed by environmental groups and the Nez Percé Tribe.

Theatrical dance collective 'pandora dances' to stage 'GOINGHOME'

A new local dance theater collective will embark on its first performance with a production about finding and returning home to one’s self.

Chamber award recipients honored for giving

From the Rev. Ernie Campbell’s invocation to the last word of the final award winner, the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Wednesday honoring leading volunteers was about appreciating the community while also looking after it.

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Ice Chalet rink finds new use as book staging area

Stacks of used books will replace twirling ice skaters on the rink this winter and foreseeable future at Walla Walla’s Ice Chalet.

Talk set on proposed wine-growing district

MILTON-FREEWATER — One of the key people spearheading the push for a federally recognized wine-growing district within the Walla Walla American Viticultural Area will speak about the effort next week in Milton-Freewater.

From the archives: Eric Dunham, a winemaker of many talents

Clad in a sweater, faded jeans and brown leather hiking boots, Eric Dunham is indistinguishable from the average working-class thirtysomething.

Walla Walla poet weaves life threads into tapestries

To Walla Walla poet Steve DeMoss, it’s not what’s between the lines. It’s the lines themselves.

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Poetry Assassins train sights on Walla Walla debut

WALLA WALLA — Don’t bother trying to categorize The Poetry Assassins, a new Dayton-based band whose core members have individually been writing and playing here and there for years.

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