Local news

Hobby Lobby aims for home at former mall

Craft, hobby and home décor giant Hobby Lobby may be the first retailer to make a footprint at the new Walla Walla Town Center.

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Play reveals gay struggle in SDA church

Bradley Nelson’s “A Gay SDA Play” is coming out at a precipitous time in the Seventh-day Adventist Church as it wrestles with its traditional stance on homosexuality.

Study: Young adults drift away from church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is experiencing “alarming declines in the number of young adults who are actively involved in a local church,” according to authors of a report on a study of Adventist college graduates.

Sports

Home runs highlight Wa-Hi’s split with Braves, Lions

With the wind gusting, Walla Walla High School split a pair on non-conference baseball games here at Wrigley Field West, actually Roy Johnson Field.

Walker leads hometown Texas Open by four strokes

Jimmy Walker cards a 3-under 69 on Saturday to open a four-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth.

WWCC baseball team splits with Blue Mountain

Walla Walla Community College split a pair of one-run games here Saturday in Northwest Athletic Conference East Region baseball action.

Business

Hobby Lobby aims for home at former mall

Craft, hobby and home décor giant Hobby Lobby may be the first retailer to make a footprint at the new Walla Walla Town Center.

Banner announces 18-cents-per-share dividend

Banner Corp. announced this week its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per share.

Mumford & Sons to be featured on SNL

Want a listen to Mumford & Sons’ upcoming release?

Editorials

Editorial - It’s the law: Public records are public

The kerfuffle over the email policy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to fester.

Editorial - State should try to keep waiver for lousy NCLB law

The federal No Child Left Behind law, although well-intended, has been a disaster.

Editorial: State should continue tax break to lure film industry

Tax breaks for businesses are often vilified as corporate welfare and a drain on the state treasury.

Letters to the editor

Poll question

  • It is fantastic, will be great for Walla Walla 60%
  • It will be a nightmare, not worth the influx of cash 8%
  • Jury is still out, could go either way 31%

48 total votes