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 By Tracy Thompson    News    July 16, 2020 

Walla Walla's first Town Hall addresses public's concerns about policing

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla City Council held the first of three Town Halls in response to a large community outcry over-policing policies and the issue of a police officer’s tattoo which...

 

Schedule set for three City of Walla Walla town hall meetings to address topics relating to local policing

WALLA WALLA—City of Walla Walla officials have finalized plans for a three-part virtual town hall series to address topics relating to local policing including a local officer’s tattoo, police practices, policies, and funding. The meetings will...

 

Walla Walla YMCA to offer Virtual Membership

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla YMCA is currently open with significant Phase 2 restrictions in place. Only members may visit, locker rooms will have limited access, there is a health screening at entry,...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    July 9, 2020

Business owner sets her own standards

WALLA WALLA—Individual business owners in Walla Walla are all managing Governor Inslee's mask wearing proclamation in their own unique ways. Cugini's Italian Import Foods on Wallula in Walla Walla...

 

Be a part of history, share your COVID story

WALLA WALLA­—Whitman College and Northwest Archives is creating a digital archive of the Walla Walla community’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. As our community begins to reopen, it is important to reflect on our experiences of the...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    July 2, 2020

City of Walla Walla to host three Virtual Town Hall meetings on law enforcememt

WALLA WALLA—At the Walla Walla City Council meeting held on June 24, plans were outlined for three, possibly four, virtual Town Hall meetings. The meetings will be held in July and August to address public concerns over a variety of law...

 

Corps employees develop device for safer fish passage at Little Goose Dam

WALLA WALLA-Two U.S. Army Corps employees at Little Goose Lock and Dam created a device that removed debris blockages within the dam. Mechanical Engineering Technician Jay Haugen and Maintenance Worke...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 25, 2020

Walla Walla nurse travels to Harlem Hospital to help

Skills and experience gained along with bonds of friendship WALLA WALLA-A Walla Walla native and WA-HI graduate, Jenna Watts was just finishing up a nine-week traveling nurse stint at Harlem Hospital...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 25, 2020

Livestock exhibitors hope for a sale solution

WALLA WALLA-The cancellation of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days was met with both a sigh of relief and a breath of frustration. Youth exhibitors, especially market animal exhibitors, are...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 18, 2020

Walla Walla collaborates to promote safer outdoor dining and shopping

WALLA WALLA-Plans are underway to boost business income in Walla Walla's downtown corridor through active collaboration between the City, local agencies and business owners. The proposals all encourag...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter rally draws a peaceful, thoughtful crowd

WALLA WALLA-A grassroots group of people of color from the Walla Walla Valley community organized a second Peace Rally on Sunday, June 7 near Walla Walla's Land Title Plaza. With impassioned speakers...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    June 11, 2020

154th Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days cancels

WALLA WALLA—At a meeting on Monday, June 8, Walla Walla County Commissioners voted to cancel the 154th Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days due to safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 

Walla Walla Sweets cancel 2020 season

WALLA WALLA-The amateur baseball team, the Walla Walla Sweets, announced the cancellation of the 2020 season last week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects felt across the Northwest. Season...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 11, 2020

Pioneer Park Aviary killings prompt outrage and fundraising

WALLA WALLA-The news of repeated break-ins and killings of birds at the Pioneer Park Aviary in Walla Walla has prompted an outpouring of support and funding from community members. Walla Walla Police...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    June 4, 2020

Peaceful protest in Walla Walla on Sunday calls for justice for George Floyd

WALLA WALLA-The announcement for the protest was seen on a Facebook post, listing the 1 p.m. time, the Land Title Plaza as the place, with the words 'Peaceful Protest' as the title. The post also feat...

 

WWCC Board of Trustees Names Dr. Chad Hickox President of the College

Walla Walla-The Walla Walla Community College Board of Trustees Chair Tim Burt announced last week that Acting President Dr. Chad Hickox has been named the permanent President of the College...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Rapid testing platform for COVID-19 fully funded through community support

WALLA WALLA-In less than a week, private citizens, cities, agencies and fire departments in the Walla Walla area stepped up to donate over $174,000 through the Providence St. Mary Foundation to make...

 

Local winery making a splash on social media selling "Quarantine" Pinot Noir

Walla Walla winery Nocking Point Wine has pivoted recently to involve global celebrities and fundraising for the COVID-19 outbreak. Co-founders Andrew Harding and actor Stephen Ammell (the Green...

 

Walla Walla High School seniors honored with yard signs

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla High School seniors found a surprise waiting for them on their front lawns last week. Bright blue signs were posted in the yards of every senior in the Class of 2020. The yard sign idea came from the school's Associated...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 9, 2020

Former Walla Walla General Hospital is ready to take COVID-19 patients if needed

WALLA WALLA—The Blue Valley region is fortunate to have an option for an additional temporary inpatient hospital should there be a surge in hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providence...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    March 5, 2020

The Speed of Sound

WALLA WALLA—The speed of sound for Walla Walla music Organization (WWMO) is about three years, give or take a few months. Three years is about how long it took founder Rodney Outlaw to build a...

 

Country group Farewell Angelina to perform at Gesa Power House Theater

The Gesa Power House Theatre presents country group Farewell Angelina in concert on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina features four...

 

Seattle Rock Orchestra performs Pink Floyd

WALLA WALLA—Only a handful of single tickets remain for the Seattle Rock Orchestra performing Pink Floyd in concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. This will mark the...

 

Danielle Garbe Reser of Walla Walla is running for State Senate

WALLA WALLA-Danielle Garbe Reser announced her campaign for State Senator in the 16th Legislative District as a Democrat on Tuesday, January 21. She will be vying for outgoing Senator Maureen Walsh's...

 

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days to hold Kick-Off event, Saturday, February 1st

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier days will present information about the upcoming 154th event at the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days at the Showcase Kick-Off Party on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the historic Fairgrounds Pavilion....

 

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