Local news

Walla Walla Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Business Awards Showcase presented by Baker Boyer Bank.

Blog: Networking increases success for Walla Walla wines

The Walla Walla wine industry isn’t just renowned for its vintages.

Local VA officials at odds with national news report

WALLA WALLA — Local VA officials are puzzled by a USA Today news report Wednesday that said almost 19 percent of staff who schedule appointments at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center were instructed to manipulate data on how long military veterans wait for medical appointments.

Sports

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Pippins once again down Sweets

Yakima Valley jumps on Walla Walla early — again — en route to a 12-2 victory.

SoCal, Mexico set to duke it out at Americas Cup

Southern California takes a three-stroke lead over defending champs Mexico into today’s final round.

Xplosion fall to East Cobb at 14U National Championship

In its second pool play game at the ASA 14U National Championship Tournament, the Northwest Xplosion girls fastpitch team gave up a run in the bottom of the final inning to lose, 3-2, to the East Cobb Bullets out of Georgia.

Business

Walla Walla Chamber seeks nominations for annual awards

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the Business Awards Showcase presented by Baker Boyer Bank.

Blog: Networking increases success for Walla Walla wines

The Walla Walla wine industry isn’t just renowned for its vintages.

New regional auto advertising product launches

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin is revving up a new regional automotive advertising product called “509Autos.”

Editorials

Grain shipments from Vancouver must resume

It’s hot, the wheat is ready and combines are harvesting throughout Walla Walla and Columbia counties.

Fatigued workers can be danger to themselves, others

The potentially deadly problem of trucker fatigue has the potential to change, even take, our lives every day.

Lift cap on taxable income as way to save Social Security

This week’s announcement by the federal government regarding the solvency of Social Security was supposed to be comforting. Social Security’s retirement program will remain solvent until 2034 and Medicare until 2030 but Social Security’s disability benefits program is projected to run out of money in two years to pay full benefits.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Karen Martin is the only choice for auditor

The Primary Election ballots have been mailed, and once again your county leaders will be looking to earn your vote. One such position is that of your county auditor and it is imperative to elect someone who will be able to perform the duties in a fair and honest manner.

Letter - Karen Martin has experience and integrity

Cast your vote for experience and integrity! Cast your vote for Karen Martin for Walla Walla County auditor.

Letter - Dave Wilson is good candidate for Congress

Dave Wilson is running for Congress in the 5th District.

Poll question

  • Frank Brown 7%
  • Richard Greenwood 72%
  • Derek Hayden 21%

72 total votes