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Are we over the rainbow yet?

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven ... a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent an a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,7 To put it mildly, Ecclesiastes is one of the less cheerful books of the Bible.

Etc: Wa-Hi class of 2015, by the numbers

The Walla Walla School District online newsletter wrapped up Class of 2015 students by the numbers:

Column: Dance your way to wellness

If you’re like me, the thought of bouncing along on a treadmill or struggling through a set of crunches in a public gym can be anxiety inducing. Even the thought of showing up to a group fitness class like step aerobics or Pilates was once pretty intimidating.

Sports

Harper uses patriotic bat to boost Nationals past Giants, 9-3

Bryce Harper homered using a patriotic bat and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with tightness in his left side.

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Sunday's Glance, Scoreboard

Sunday's Glance, Scoreboard

Rollins’ big-league debut comes after long personal journey

Mariners reliever David Rollins pitches Saturday after serving an 80-game suspension for using the performance-enhancing drug Stanozolol.

Business

Walla Walla agent joins Guide Insurance Services

A Walla Walla insurance agent has joined Guide Insurance Services, bringing the independent agency into the community.

Plans cooking for new restaurant, wine bar at old Pastime Cafe

There’s a revival taking shape at the old Pastime Cafe site.

Heat pushes wheat to an early harvest

Dry, hot conditions have sparked an early start to this year’s harvests of winter wheat and peas.

Editorials

Editorial: Recognition on money could be Hall of Fame

A movement to change the face on the $20 bill to honor a woman has morphed to discussions about changing the $10 bill instead.

Editorial: It’s hot, hot, hot, so use fireworks carefully this Independence Day

When the temperature hangs in the triple digits for several days and the winter snowpack was extremely low — as is currently the situation in the Walla Walla Valley — the chances of a fire starting because of a fireworks mishap is far higher than usual.

Editorial: Majority should rule in statewide elections

Does majority rule after the votes are counted in a statewide election?

Letters to the editor

Letter - Help volunteer firefighters; don’t shoot off fireworks

Take a moment and show your appreciation for your volunteer firefighters in Columbia and Walla Walla counties. They are on duty for us, providing first-class, responsive fire and property protection, including education for rural forest homeowners.

Letter - Band to end 25th anniversary with July 4 concert

The Walla Walla Valley Concert Band will complete its 25th anniversary season on the Fourth of July in Pioneer Park when it performs at 1 p.m.

Letter - Salmon will continue to survive

Wow! No salmon, fewer salmon, breach the dams, destroy crops, orchards. Some nuts just cannot get out of a rut. So let’s look at things from the beginning.

Poll question

  • Mumford & Sons 10%
  • Foo Fighters 21%
  • Thursday's festivities downtown 6%
  • Just taking it all in 17%
  • Leaving town 46%

48 total votes