Local news

County names new department heads

Two Walla Walla County agencies with “emergency” in their titles have new bosses.

Mail, identity theft suspect faces felony charges

A local woman suspected of having mail that was stolen from multiple addresses and amassing stolen bank account information faces four felony charges in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Sports

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Blue Devils knock off Chiefs

Wa-Hi’s boys overcome a double-digit first-half deficit to defeat Moses Lake, 57-50, Tuesday.

Two-headed monster leads W-P past Mac-Hi

Kaimen Suffia and Owen Lanning both score 20 to lead W-P to a 53-40 victory over the Pioneers.

Pioneer girls get 43-26 win over W-P

Sydney Richwine’s 17 points and a suffocating Pioneer defense lead Mac-Hi to the victory over visiting Waitsburg-Prescott Tuesday.

Business

Key lands sorter contract with Irish crisp producer

When the largest British-owned manufacturer of potato “crisps” needed new equipment for sorting potatoes, it turned this year to Walla Walla’s Key Technology.

Editorials

Editorial - Piecemeal approach to US war vs. ISIS will not work

It’s rare when U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Mars — err, Seattle — takes a political stand we can fully embrace, McDermott is so liberal it’s almost like he is from another planet.

Editorial - Social Security officials’ deception needs scrutiny

The Social Security Administration seems to be run by a few disingenuous, irrational knuckleheads.

Editorial - Rural Library District should drop plans for urban library

Now is the time for the Walla Walla Rural Library District board of directors to rethink the wisdom of its plan to build a central library in the Walla Walla-College Place urban area. The concept made no sense when it was proposed two years ago and nothing has changed to justify its construction.

Letters to the editor

Poll question

  • Yes, education is the state's primary responsibility and voters did approve I-1351. 17%
  • No, education should get more funding but higher taxes should only be considered after it is clear it is necessary. 10%
  • No, the budget needs have to be met with the current revenue being generated. Higher taxes should be off he table. 73%

30 total votes