Local news

Top 10 Stories of Year ballot offers tough choices

Another year is almost gone so it is time for readers to rank the Top 10 stories of the year. This is the 22nd year we have had readers decide on the most important stories.

Sports

WWCC women play for third at Yakima Invite

The Walla Walla Community College women’s basketball team opened the season at the Yakima Invitational, beating Chemeketa, 71-50, Friday before losing to Centralia, 68-52, Saturday.

Warriors drop Alumni, 114-90

The Walla Walla Community College men’s basketball team handled its alumni, 114-90, on Saturday. The Warriors fell to the Gonzaga club team, 82-76, on Friday.

Big plays help Huskies race past Beavers 37-13

Jaydon Mickens caught a 54-yard touchdown on Washington's first drive and added a 36-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, Dwayne Washington ran for a 68-yard touchdown and the Huskies became bowl eligible with a 37-13 win over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Business

Strictly - Winter festival planned for next month

More than two dozen vendors are lined up for a holiday event planned for early next month.

Strictly - Salumiere’s big cheese to get the annual ax

It’s not every day somebody throws a big party for a fancy wheel of delicious cheese, but in these parts, we can at least say it happens once a year.

J&J Vintners to nestle in at incubator complex

A pair of Walla Walla natives will soon become the newest winery in the Port of Walla Walla’s incubator project.

Editorials

Editorial - NFL star’s beating of his child was abuse

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson abused his 4-year-old son when he repeatedly beat the child with a small tree branch, leaving him bloodied and bruised. That behavior is abhorrent and should not be tolerated in society.

City of Walla Walla’s leaf pickup is a great service

Local government is pretty much the same everywhere. Water, sewer, public safety and roads are the major concerns.

Editorial: Give generously to United Way of Walla Walla County

The success of the annual United Way of Walla Walla County campaign is critical to this community. The money raised supports services used by 30,000 in this county every year.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Issue of climate change will line pockets

I noticed a while back the issue of global warming was conveniently changed to the issue of climate change. Now it doesn’t matter which way the wind blows.

Letter - Reporting of crimes spurs many questions

I find the reporting related to alleged crimes sometimes confusing.

Letter - Make sure snow, ice is removed for safety

Today as I was paying my bills, a couple of places in Walla Walla were lacking in removing the snow and ice in front of their locations.

Poll question

  • Yes, and it should be done through donations and volunteers. 47%
  • Yes, and it should be managed by the city or county governments. 3%
  • Yes, and it should be a public-private partnership (volunteers and government). 47%
  • No. 3%

36 total votes