Local news

City OK’s mix of tax and fee increases

WALLA WALLA — City Council unanimously approved increasing a current 10.25 percent utility-excise tax to 13 percent in order to raise approximately $700,000 more for roads fixes next year.

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Humorist David Sedaris cozies up with Walla Walla audience

WALLA WALLA — David Sedaris wants to be clear — “You don’t know anything about my family they don’t want you to know.”

J&J Vintners to nestle in at incubator complex

A pair of Walla Walla natives will soon become the newest winery in the Port of Walla Walla’s incubator project.

Sports

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WWCC men's basketball team to feature powerful offense

After boasting the NWAACC’s eighth-ranked offense a season ago, the Walla Walla Community College men’s basketball team could be even more dangerous this season.

New College Place athletic facilities create buzz

Buzz around the first season of the new College Place High School’s athletic schedule picked up recently as people noticed the bleachers installed at the Hawks’ new stadium.

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W-P looks to snap Broncos’ streak

Could this be the week for long winning streaks to come to an end?

Business

J&J Vintners to nestle in at incubator complex

A pair of Walla Walla natives will soon become the newest winery in the Port of Walla Walla’s incubator project.

County distributes lodging tax funds

The Walla Walla County commission has handed out its annual parcel of grants from the pot of county lodging tax cash.

Downtown gallery to celebrate first year in business

Telander Gallery will celebrate its first year in business on Colville Street with a reception Nov. 28.

Editorials

Editorial: Give generously to United Way of Walla Walla County

The success of the annual United Way of Walla Walla County campaign is critical to this community. The money raised supports services used by 30,000 in this county every year.

Community warming shelter should be established

The First Congregational Church of Walla Walla came to the rescue. The church on Palouse Street opened its doors to be the city’s warming center for those who had no place to seek protection from the weekend’s frigid — and dangerous — temperatures.

Editorial: Obama’s effort to promote ‘net neutrality’ is welcome

President Obama is seeking to protect “net neutrality” with his proposal to regulate Internet service providers in the same way the emerging telephone industry was regulated in 1913.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Reporting of crimes spurs many questions

I find the reporting related to alleged crimes sometimes confusing.

Letter - Make sure snow, ice is removed for safety

Today as I was paying my bills, a couple of places in Walla Walla were lacking in removing the snow and ice in front of their locations.

Letter - Mandatory voting out of socialist playbook

In response to The Washington Post editorial that appeared in the Union-Bulletin on Nov. 16:

Poll question

  • Yes, and it should be done through donations and volunteers. 46%
  • Yes, and it should be managed by the city or county governments. 3%
  • Yes, and it should be a public-private partnership (volunteers and government). 49%
  • No. 3%

35 total votes