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Northside Seventh-day Adventist plans cooking class

A NEWLIFE cooking class will be 5-7 p.m. today at Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1103 Dell Ave. The class will include healthy, easy-to-prepare, plant-based holiday desserts. There is no charge for the class.

God Squad - Chronos, kairos moments intersect in our lives

This question is asked from a contemplative place in my heart. Have you ever had a “born again” experience — where you prayed or were in the midst of praying when you actually felt God’s presence and His love and pardon for your sins and suddenly knew beyond a doubt that He was there with you at that moment and always?

Column - Storytelling connects us in our humanity

I recently returned from the National Story Telling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. It was my third trip, and only this time did I realize that it’s a pilgrimage.

Auditor race pits veteran against new challenger

The race for the Walla Walla County Auditor’s Office has pitted a longtime veteran against a first-time hopeful.

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Faculty votes ‘no confidence’ in WWCC president

The nation’s best community college recently got a black eye of sorts from its Arts and Sciences faculty, who last month submitted a no-confidence statement criticizing the management style of Walla Walla Community College President Steven VanAusdle, as well as the organizational structure and lack of funding to the Arts and Sciences departments.

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Summer hangs on, but Farmers Market to pack it in

One more Downtown Farmers Market is left in what has proved to be a mild-fall where vendors are still able to sell their more traditional summer crops.

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Sheriff’s race brings heat to Nov. 4 elections

A contentious sheriff’s race will be one of four contested Walla Walla County seats settled when the ballots are counted on Nov. 4.

Lawyer to address mental health services issues

Attorney Jill Peitersen with the Walla Walla Northwest Justice Project legal aid program will be the speaker at a meeting of the local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness.