Local news

Etc - Donors make WWGH grand piano possible

There’s a new venue in town for piano recitals. Walla Walla General Hospital recently acquired a grand piano now ensconced in its freshly renovated main lobby.

Etc - Comedian raises big bucks for Mom's Network

The evening a nationally noted comedian performed at Gesa Powerhouse Theatre was a smash hit.

Etc - Local crew dishes pi ‘movie trailer’ in time for 3-14-15

Since Pi Day only rolls around once every century, Gregg Wright and Michael Trethewey cooked up a way to commemorate the epic date of 3-14-15 because of their shared fascination with pi. And “we won’t have pi on a Saturday for another 400 years,” Michael said.

Sports

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Tuesday's Glance, Scoreboard

Tuesday's Glance, Scoreboard

DL Dobbs officially back with Hawks

SEATTLE — Seattle’s re-signing of defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs, announced by his agent on Friday, became official Monday. Dobbs becomes only the fourth of Seattle’s 17 own unrestricted free agents to re-sign with the team. A couple more — notably, center Steve Schilling, who coach Pete Carroll said last week was likely to re-up — may/will still happen.

Blazers clinch playoff spot

PORTLAND — A playoff spot secured, next up for the Portland Trail Blazers is the Northwest Division title. The Trail Blazers haven’t won the division since 2008-09, when they shared it with the Denver Nuggets. Portland’s last outright title came in the 1991-92 season.

Business

Strictly - Gesa nets 14 diamonds in awards ceremony

When it comes to marketing and business development, it’s diamonds for Gesa Credit Union. Fourteen of them, to be exact.

Strictly - City receives permit application for Rose St. property

Walla Walla’s Courtyard by Marriott and Pizza Hut may soon get a new neighbor.

Strictly - Dayton’s artisan food center adds last tenant

A full slate of tenants have come aboard Blue Mountain Station’s Artisan Food Center in Dayton.

Editorials

Editorial - Ban of US flag image at California school not wise

Officials at a California school district dodged a showdown with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday over their decision to ban the American flag on T-shirts worn by students, but that doesn’t mean they made a wise call. Far from it.

Editorial: Amend state constitution to require supermajority to raise taxes

Washington state voters have made it clear, over and over, they want to make it more difficult to raise taxes. Initiatives have been approved that mandate a two-thirds majority in the state House and Senate to raise taxes and fees.

Editorial - It’s the law: Public records are public

The kerfuffle over the email policy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to fester.

Letters to the editor

Letter - The Democrats are in disarray

It began in 1979 when President Carter visited the site of the nuclear-power meltdown on Three Mile Island, and reported to his Cabinet it was only a minor incident.

Poll question

  • It is fantastic, will be great for Walla Walla 60%
  • It will be a nightmare, not worth the influx of cash 8%
  • Jury is still out, could go either way 31%

48 total votes