Local news

Man sentenced to jail time for indecent exposure on bus

A man convicted of exposing himself on a Valley Transit bus earlier this year will serve a jail term instead of going to prison.

Winemaker’s death postpones Shakespeare of Walla Walla fundraiser

The death of noted local winemaker Eric Dunham as prompted the postponement of Saturday’s “All That Glitters” a party to benefit Shakespeare of Walla Walla.

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State clears water-recycling splash pad design

The state gave official approval for an innovative Washington Park splash pad design, well within the time frame Walla Walla officials said is needed to build Fountains For Youth by May 1.

Sports

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Irish wins Southeast 2B showdown with Waitsburg-Prescott

WALLA WALLA — It was only fitting that the DeSales volleyball team closed out a straight-set victory over Waitsburg-Prescott with senior Alyssa James at the service line.

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Knights remain undefeated in SE2B play

The Walla Walla Valley Academy volleyball team stayed undefeated in Southeast 2B League play with a five-set win over Tri-Cities Prep on Tuesday.

Pioneers blow past Riverside, 2-1, at Shockman

Mac-Hi’s boys soccer team prepares for postseason play with the victory on a windy Tuesday afternoon.

Business

Why gasoline is suddenly $3 a gallon — and could go lower

Two years ago Leonardo Maugeri, a former strategist for the big Italian oil company ENI, predicted that crude oil prices were heading for a fall in two to three years. It wasn't an obvious forecast; the average price of OPEC crude oil that year set an all-time record.

Strictly Business - Upcoming seminar to cover how to leave business gracefully

An upcoming seminar will put the focus on how to prepare to transition to being in business to a graceful — and prosperous — exit.

Strictly Business - Popup art gallery has holiday gift ideas in the works

The occasional art dealership, Walla Popup Gallery, will reappear for a holiday art sale Nov. 28-30 in the Drumheller Building.

Editorials

Selfless acts by high school athletes inspiring

The National Football League has had a few recent, high-profile domestic violence incidents that have triggered some disdain for the NFL and, at least to some, athletics in general.

Clear rules on free meals for state lawmakers are welcome

State lawmakers don’t need free — very expensive — meals. And, as we’ve argued for years, they should not take them in most cases.

Editorial: Take reasonable steps to contain Ebola threat

It was announced last week that the U.S. starting on Monday will monitor for 21 days everyone traveling into this country from Ebola-striken nations.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Initiative 594 would create accidental felons

Would you vote for a law that makes criminals of many neighbors, relatives and friends? Initiative 594 would do exactly that.

Poll question

  • Another Super Bowl trophy. 27%
  • Will make the playoffs but fall short. 18%
  • Won't make the playoffs. 55%

22 total votes