Local news

Saturday meal to benefit business owners in time of need

The former owners of Journey’s Chowhouse and Pub will have the tables turned Saturday with a meal made just for them.

Pay in Walla Walla loses ground versus state as a whole

Walla Walla County residents made more money in 2013 but still lost ground compared to the average Washington resident.

Emergency Services - 1/28/14

Emergency Services - 1/28/14

Sports

Blue Devil defense dazzles against Lions

Wa-Hi’s girls force Kennewick into 34 turnovers and just 35 percent shooting from the floor as they remain undefeated in MCC play.

Wa-Hi boys narrowly fall to Kennewick

The Blue Devil boys’ buzzer-beater just misses the mark as the Lions escape with a 47-46 win on Tuesday.

Tease photo

Indians roll past Irish girls

Touchet races to an early lead and has no problem with DeSales with the 54-22 non-league victory.

Business

Saturday meal to benefit business owners in time of need

The former owners of Journey’s Chowhouse and Pub will have the tables turned Saturday with a meal made just for them.

Pay in Walla Walla loses ground versus state as a whole

Walla Walla County residents made more money in 2013 but still lost ground compared to the average Washington resident.

Port looks to Whitman entrepreneurs as local job sources

The Port of Walla Walla is looking to an untapped market for economic development in its own back yard: Whitman College.

Editorials

Editorial: Tougher DUI laws needed in Washington

A state senator is serious in his effort to make it a felony to commit a fourth drunken-driving offense within 10 years. That’s difficult to believe.

Editorial - Double-digit pay raise for state lawmakers is too much

The senators and representatives elected to the state Legislature are in line for an 11.2 percent pay raise over the next two years.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Football and politics in America

Football is more popular than politics. That is rather unfortunate because I have an idea that might just be a way to retire some public debt.

Letter - Send the current pool bond packing

Well here we go again. How are the people who are promoting this renovation of Memorial Pool paying for the signs, stickers on the Union-Bulletin (which I don’t like, and tear off and throw away)? Think about who it is supporting them and where they are getting finances to promote this folly. First of all, education is more important than swimming. Also one of the letters to the editor suggested it be completed by private donations and then charge for those using the pool. The property owners should not be saddled with this project. There is a lot of money in the Walla Walla Valley; tap into these resources before you go to the poor property owners for the money for this bright idea of restoring or repairing this pool. I don’t swim and I don’t care to. Walla Walla does a lot of projects to raise money, not turn to the property owners. Sell bonds, say “no” to the pool bond issue and send this back to the committee to have the property owners to pay for their bright idea and I believe a noose around my neck as a property owner. Too many questions, not enough answers. Send this bond issue packing to the road. Rosey T. Swanson Walla Walla

Pool needed so people can enjoy water

I laughed when I read the letter expressing dismay that people from Waitsburg may use the proposed rehabilitated Walla Walla pool.

Poll question

  • Strongly in support 40%
  • Leaning in favor 5%
  • Could go either way 2%
  • Leaning against 41%
  • Strongly against 12%

58 total votes