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Local health providers gear up for flu season

Before flu season comes, there is flu vaccine season — at least for people serious about avoiding the illness.

Sheriff’s round-table to be held in Burbank, WW

A Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office round-table to discuss community concerns will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Burbank at the Columbia High School Library, 787 Maple St.

Volunteers sought for tree planting near McNary Dam

UMATILLA, Ore. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks National Public Lands Day volunteers to help Corps rangers plant trees Saturday at the McNary Wildlife Nature Area.


Boise State runs past Louisiana-Lafayette, 34-9

Jay Ajayi rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boise State past Louisiana-Lafayette, 34-9, Saturday night.

Oregon State downs San Diego State 28-7

Sean Mannion threw for 275 yards to set a new Oregon State record and lead the Beavers to a 28-7 victory over San Diego State on Saturday night.

No. 2 Oregon beats Washington St. 38-31

Marcus Mariota threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns as No. 2 Oregon held off Washington State 38-31 on Saturday night in a matchup of two of the top offenses in the nation.


Chef, winemaker to roll out the rock for benefit supper

A one-night-only popup restaurant will appear at Gesa Power House Theatre early next month to benefit the Shakespeare Walla Walla Internship Program.

Weather lowers state’s wheat crop yield

WALLA WALLA — Average yields and prices are down this year for Eastern Washington wheat.

Clothier to show off Eileen Fisher fashions with Main Street runway show

A runway show will take over a portion of Main Street next week as the Walla Walla Clothing Co. celebrates designer Eileen Fisher’s 30th year in business.


Walla Walla School Board should let public help solve problems

Walla Walla School District Interim Superintendent Bill Jordan is certainly well qualified for the job he took on when former Superintendent Mick Miller resigned in June. In fact, with experience as an assistant superintendent in Walla Walla and as superintendent in Prescott for three years, Jordan would seem a strong candidate to take the position permanently if he wanted it.

Cantwell’s call to eliminate Redskins name might succeed

The National Football League is once again coming under fire for allowing the Washington, D.C., franchise to retain Redskins as its nickname. This time by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

WSU-UW turf war shouldn’t get in way of new medical school

Is Washington state big enough for two publicly funded medical schools?

Letters to the editor

Letter - Sheriff Turner understands leadership

During Sheriff John Turner’s first term as Walla Walla County sheriff he, his deputies and staff have dramatically enhanced the value of the Sheriff’s Office to the citizens and property owners of Walla Walla County.

Letter - Respect and caring at YMCA appreciated

I want to take a moment to recognize a valuable resource we have in this Valley. The Walla Walla YMCA is a center focused on health, self-improvement and respect.

Letter - Sheriff showed poor judgment

I was mildly amused when I read the county sheriff had his vehicle stolen. It seemed like a silly thing that ended rather quickly.

Poll question

  • Great, a nice addition to the fair. 58%
  • I didn't go, but I heard the shows were excellent. 8%
  • Shows were OK, but not worth the extra money. 16%
  • Awful, the shows were a waste of money. 18%

38 total votes