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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.


Friday's prep football scores

Friday's prep football scores

Pirates roll to 48-0 win over Sunnyside Christian

SUNNYSIDE — Pomeroy football coach Sanford Bates “saw the lights come on” for his defense in the second half of last Friday’s loss to Liberty Christian.

Tease photo

Blue Devils get first win, 34-14, over Kennewick

Walla Walla High School running back Noah Porter rushed for two scores as the Blue Devils picked up their first win of the year, 34-14, over Kennewick on Friday.


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.


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?

Retirees should not be collecting ‘unemployable’ benefit from VA

Tens of thousands of veterans who are beyond retirement age — and have no intention of getting a job — are receiving substantial “unemployability” benefits.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Federal law can’t violate laws of nature

Ruralite magazine of September 2014 published by Columbia REA, a local power company, contains the following nonsense statement:

Letter - Lack of leadership, accountability at Sheriff’s Office

It is painfully apparent there is a fundamental lack of leadership at the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office.

Letter - ‘Local-only union’ better option for WW Schools

In their periodic collective bargaining sessions, our School Board members and the Walla Walla Valley Education Association determine the quality of our schools, the services to be offered for children and the priorities for levies funded by local taxpayers. Typically, the union works to reduce accountability, increase costs and control service levels.

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