Local news

Comments sought on request to demolish building

The Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency has received a request to demolish a vacant commercial building at 524 S. Ninth Ave.

Sports

Sweets bounce back to beat Klamath Falls

After dropping Friday’s game, 6-3, Walla Walla hammers Klamath Falls, 13-10, on Saturday.

Bears reach championship at final tournament

The Walla Walla Bears meet the Columbia Basin River Dogs, who have beaten the Bears twice consecutively, in the title game today.

Hernandez loses effort to dismiss murder charges

A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez's home.

Business

Hassler becomes sole owner of accounting firm TKCPA

A nearly 30-year-old Walla Walla accounting firm will soon transition from a partnership to sole ownership.

Ideas offered for downtown loitering problems

Business, government and law enforcement discussed concerns about aggressive and inappropriate behavior downtown

WALLA WALLA — Conversations over aggressive and inappropriate behavior in the downtown core continued this morning in a meeting of the business community, local government and law enforcement at Walla Walla Police Department.

Zagat guide offers culinary trek through Walla Walla

The latest guide to eating and drinking around Walla Walla offers something old, something new — something for everybody.

Editorials

Balloon Stampede moving to fall makes sense

The weather is usually better for ballooning, and there should be more balloons filling Walla Walla’s sky.

The Walla Walla Balloon Stampede is moving from May to October in an effort to have more launches every year.

Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to battle poverty hits bipartisan chord

The Wisconsin Republican is pushing a plan that lets states decide where social service funds are allocated.

Given the financial mess the leaders of the federal government have created with poor spending decisions — much of it on well-intended social programs — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan might have hit on a winner with his plan to fight poverty.

State school chief’s nightmare continues — and we all suffer

The US Department of Education denied Washington’s request to reinstate its waiver from No Child Left Behind Act.

Washington state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn must feel as if he is having a bad dream and can’t seem to wake up.

Letters to the editor

Letter - Valley changed by economic forces

Economic forces have changed our countryside.

Letter - Immigrants work hard, come for better life

Let me tell you a story of two grandmothers.

Letter - Duncan is reliable and dedicated

I am writing in support of Jim Duncan for Walla Walla County commissioner.

Poll question

  • Frank Brown 7%
  • Richard Greenwood 72%
  • Derek Hayden 21%

72 total votes