Thomas P. Skeen

Assistant managing editor — news


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Garfield County voters decisive

In a Garfield County ballot of largely one-horse races, winners in the three contested seats beat their opponents by wide margins Tuesday.

Two vie for Garfield County port commission

Two first-timers seeking elected office hope to become the newest Port of Garfield County commissioner after the Nov. 3 vote.

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Musicians, comic strip artists collaborate at Whitman ‘concert’

Live jazz will meet live drawing in a nascent, collaborative art form called concert de dessins, or “drawing concert,” at Whitman College on Friday.

College Place incumbent candidate resigns Council seat

COLLEGE PLACE — An incumbent candidate for a City Council seat in next month’s election has resigned from the Council and withdrawn from the race.

Building ‘Bridges’: A Middle East-West conversation in jazz

One thing burnished in Doug Scarborough’s memory about his time in Lebanon teaching an American-style jazz camp is how he was bathed in Middle Eastern music.

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GOTR downtown’s lead-off local band’s rapid rise

The Shop Singers Two can be forgiven for the misnomer in their Walla Walla band’s name, given the speed things have moved for them.

Forbes ranks Whitman No. 1 in Northwest

Forbes magazine’s latest rankings of top colleges and universities has placed Whitman College 50th overall in the nation, eighth in the West and the top college in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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