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Mayberry is that person

It is vital we vote for an effective advocate for our County Commissioner. Jenny Mayberry is that person. A successful local business woman, passionate in her giving and highly invested in our community. Her business supports a variety of projects...

 

Frances Chvatal is the best candidate

The 16th Legislative District is changing. While the 16th LD is composed of Columbia and Walla Walla counties, most of southern Benton County, and Pasco, it is no longer predominately an agricultural region. Our region has a rich diversity in its...

 

MiTCHELL is trustworthy

Dear Editor: I’ve known Mike a long time. He was a trustworthy, straight talking friend to all as a teenager and hasn’t changed—he has become more so. His compassion runs deep and he understands how important it is for everyone to be heard....

 

Letter to the editor,

Letter to the editor, The Mayor and City Council Public Safety Standing Committee (“Committee”) contests claims made by Commissioner Ryan Rundell in the September 10, 2020 edition of The Times. As provided in the June 22, 2020 Press Release, the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: I’m writing to endorse Mike Mitchell for Superior Court Judge Position 1. Though I retired from the practice of law about four years ago, prior thereto I had a number of cases over the years where Mike was on the other side. Hence, I c...

 

Letter to the editor

Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted is the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service. The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers...

 

Letter to the editor

Brandon Johnson has integrity and skills. I support Brandon Johnson for Superior Court Judge in Walla Walla. He has a sharp mind, excellent skills for this position, and is a man of integrity. He will be an impartial judge and respect all who enter...

 

Why I will vote Frances Chvatal

Why I will vote Frances Chvatal As a woman, I will vote for Frances Chvatal because she knows what it feels like to have to fight for equal opportunity, for respect, and for the right to be who and what she is. As a person of color, I will vote...

 

Support for Jenny Mayberry

My daughter, Jenny Mayberry, is running for Walla Walla County commissioner. Jenny is very honest, intelligent, purposeful and has the drive needed to get things done. I know for a fact that she is passionate about working hard for ALL the people...

 

Letter of support for Mike Mitchell

Letter to the Editor I am writing in support of Mike Mitchell for Superior Court Judge, Position 1. It is imperative for our community to elect a judge with depth and breadth of quality legal experience. Mike has been on both sides of almost every...

 

Writer endorses Mike Mitchell for Superior Court Judge

Dear Editor: Mike Mitchell has earned the vote for Superior Court Judge. His experience and the respect from the community he knows make him the most qualified for this position. I have known Mike for over 50 years. My connection to Mike is both...

 

Letter to the Editor

Editor, Before anyone takes the 8/13 Times’ reading suggestion of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, they might consider reading John McWhorter’s review of the book in The Atlantic, titled The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility....

 

Inaction to census is not an option

The 2020 Census deadline is September 30, 2020, so you still have time to shape the next ten years of your community. The power to change Waitsburg, Walla Walla County, and SE Washington is in our hands. We can all help inform funding for each of...

 

Waitsburg has science

After reading the article in last week’s Times about science at Waitsburg Elementary, a number of people asked me, “Doesn’t Waitsburg teach science in the elementary school?” The short answer, yes. But I thought a little history might be in...

 

Summer Update from the City of Waitsburg

While the pandemic has kept most of the City facilities inaccessible to the general public since March, City Staff and crew continue to work to keep the City running; ensuring clean and safe drinking water and sanitary sewer services. Capital...

 

Trial attorney makes case for Brandon Johnson for Superior Court Judge

I am writing this letter in support of Brandon Johnson for Walla Walla County Superior Court judge. I have known Brandon and his wife Sarah for over 20 years. I am a civil trial attorney from Kennewick and have tried numerous cases in Walla Walla Cou...

 

Mitchell has the experience

I have known Mike Mitchell for 26 years. He’s been my legal opponent or the mediator or temporary judge in several court cases, and I’ve watched his law practice grow and thrive. Whether or not his clients had money, Mike was always an...

 

Charles Amerein endorses Bill Jenkins

To the Editor, I am writing this letter of endorsement for Representative Bill Jenkin’s run for State Senator in the 16th District. As a Representative in the WA legislature, Bill has been one of the most successful legislatures at getting...

 

Vinti for Dozier

I am writing in support of Perry Dozier to be our next State Senator for the 16th Legislative District.   This is my first ever letter to the editor.  I served as the Clerk of the Board to the Board of Walla Walla County Commissioners for over 25...

 

Michael Hubbard supports Scott Marinella for Circuit Court Judge

To the editor and to the voters of the Hells Canyon Circuit Court, In regards to the election now underway: first, vote and for you in Asotin, Garfield, and Columbia Counties, which comprise the Hells Canyon Circuit Court, make your vote for...

 

Dusty Britches Farmer loves Brianna's gardening article

Dear Editor: I just wanted to say I absolutely loved Bri’s gardening article. So absolutely true. Gardening is a labor of love full of relaxation, peace and reward if attended and educated upon. I have learned so much the last two years and have...

 

Writer feels Dozier is the best candidate

Dear Editor: It has been my pleasure of knowing Perry Dozier, his wife, and their families for 55 plus years. While Perry was in high school, he excelled in academics, athletics, and Associated Student Body offices. After graduating from Prescott Hig...

 

Mike Mitchell will be an effective and proficient Superior Court Judge

Dear Editor: Mike Mitchell is a man of integrity, honesty and a person who will be an excellent Superior Court Judge. I have known and worked with Mike during my 43-year career at Walla Walla County. When I worked as Director of the Department of...

 

Writer appreciates City Council's Flood Mitigation plan

Dear Editor: One of the frustrations I have as a result of reaching out to flood survivors of the February 2020 flood is the need for a plan for flood mitigation. What I heard at last night’s Waitsburg City Council Meeting was a well thought out...

 

Fenleys for Klicker

To the Editor, We would like to encourage everyone to join us in voting for Mark Klicker for WA State House Rep. District 16, Position 1.  Mark is a man of integrity, hard work, and dedication. He is exactly the person we need to represent...

 

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