Local news

Tourism Walla Walla meeting to put focus on international visitors

Details about Washington’s international visitor market — including the growing interest in Walla Walla’s wine industry — will be uncorked Jan. 15 during the keynote address at Tourism Walla Walla’s annual meeting.

Precision Ag Seminar set at college

The 2015 Precision Ag Seminar will be held on Jan. 12 at the Agriculture Center of Excellence at Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way.

State legislator steps back from law practice

Longtime Dayton attorney and state Rep. Terry Nealey has announced plans to step away from his law practice.

Sports

Schetzle leads WWCC men over Lower Columbia

TACOMA — Sophomore Satchel Schetzle continued his torrid scoring pace here Sunday and led Walla Walla to an 86-73 victory over Lower Columbia in consolation-round play at the Grays Harbor men’s basketball crossover tournament in the South Puget Sound gym.

Warrior women rout Olympic

GRESHAM, Ore. — Walla Walla rebounded from perhaps its most disappointing loss of the season here Sunday to defeat Olympic 67-36 in the third-place game at the Mount Hood women’s basketball crossover tournament.

Missionary men derail Wells Express

WALLA WALLA – Jackson Clough scored a game-high 25 points — which included a 4-for-8 performance from 3-point range — to lead Whitman to a 120-61 victory over visiting Wells College in a non-conference men’s basketball game Sunday night at the Sherwood Athletics Center.

Business

Tourism Walla Walla meeting to put focus on international visitors

Details about Washington’s international visitor market — including the growing interest in Walla Walla’s wine industry — will be uncorked Jan. 15 during the keynote address at Tourism Walla Walla’s annual meeting.

Precision Ag Seminar set at college

The 2015 Precision Ag Seminar will be held on Jan. 12 at the Agriculture Center of Excellence at Walla Walla Community College, 500 Tausick Way.

State legislator steps back from law practice

Longtime Dayton attorney and state Rep. Terry Nealey has announced plans to step away from his law practice.

Editorials

Editorial: Walla Walla Council puts solid pool plan on ballot

Voters have three times rejected proposals for building an aquatic center in Walla Walla. And each proposal had fewer bells and whistles — slides, wave pools, etc. — but the projects were apparently not austere enough for citizens.

Editorial - US tax code fixes should be permanent

The U.S. tax code should be stable, a document taxpayers (or their accountants) can count on for long-range planning purposes.

Editorial - Yakama Nation’s sacred land should remain closed to public

The Yakama Nation has reason to be upset with the decision by Congress to allow public access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain, the tribe’s sacred land.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Late tax rule changes enhance giving

At this season of giving there is news about last-minute tax provisions that encourage certain kinds of charitable gifts that people of the Walla Walla Valley will be interested in.

Poll question

  • Yes, education is the state's primary responsibility and voters did approve I-1351. 12%
  • No, education should get more funding but higher taxes should only be considered after it is clear it is necessary. 12%
  • No, the budget needs have to be met with the current revenue being generated. Higher taxes should be off he table. 76%

42 total votes