Local news

Legislator feted for support of early learners

Early Learning Action Alliance bestowed a Gold Crayon Award on state Rep. Maureen Walsh, D-16th District, in recognition of her commitment to the first five years in children’s lives.

Former Walla Walla couple weds

Former Walla Walla residents Michaella Pugliese Schilling and Austin Schilling, now of Vancouver, Wash., wed on June 28, 2014, at Creekstone Gardens in Walla Walla.

Children's Museum of Walla Walla receives $7,000 grant

The Children’s Museum of Walla Walla recently received a $7,000 grant from the Blue Mountain Association for the Education of Young Children.

Sports

Blue Devils beat Hanford, 48-14, clinch playoff berth

RICHLAND — For the first time since 2009, the Walla Walla High School football team is back in the playoffs.

Gar-Pal hands Pomeroy SE1B-8 defeat

PALOUSE — Quarterback Hunter Woltering passed for four touchdowns and rushed for three others to lead Garfield-Palouse to a 44-8 victory over Pomeroy in a Southeast 1B League football game here Friday night.

Indians continue winning ways, 58-12, over Eagles

ST. JOHN — Touchet opened its Southeast 1B-8 matchup with St. John-Endicott here Friday night just as hoped.

Business

Walla Walla Clothing Co. to host trunk show on Saturday

A trunk show for the feet is coming up Saturday at Walla Walla Clothing Co.

Businesses plan thank-yous for veterans on Nov. 11

A free meal and a haircut are among the thank-yous that are in the works for veterans from local businesses.

Sibling entrepreneurs think outside the box

Siblings Allison and Jack Wanichek hope to earn Christmas money for themselves and charity when they open a seasonal gift wrapping business next month.

Editorials

Free speech on the Internet is protected

The Washington state Supreme Court is poised to make a ruling on the limits of free speech on the Internet that could have far reaching implications.

WWCC president can mend rift with faculty

The turmoil at Walla Walla Community College is surprising, perhaps even shocking, given the school has been hailed as the best community college in the nation. Even the school’s president, Steve VanAusdle, was surprised about the depth of the discord.

Disability claims should not be allowed to linger

Government inefficiency — too often supercharged with incompetence — has left the American people with low expectations. We’ve come to expect a slow response and long line when seeking government help or services.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Union-Bulletin needs to back off of Sheriff Turner and Chief Bieber

The front-page article of Oct. 16 the regarding the letter of statement of Chief Scott Bieber and the follow up Our Opinion editorial is very troubling. If Chief Bieber wants to say that Sheriff John Turner is qualified and has done a good job as sheriff but does not feel it appropriate to endorse any candidate, it is his right to do so.

Letter - A campaign of clear contrast in the race for WW County sheriff

As I watch this campaign for Walla Walla County sheriff unfold, a major concern becomes more apparent, not only for myself but for many of us.

Letter - Take the time to cast your vote — it is a privilege to be heard

Today I observed apathy in action big time. I am a big advocate of voting (my right as an American citizen). People do not realize what a privilege it is to vote. So many have sacrificed their lives so I may vote.

Poll question

  • Another Super Bowl trophy. 31%
  • Will make the playoffs but fall short. 25%
  • Won't make the playoffs. 44%

16 total votes