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Walla Walla Hospice book club coming April 19

WALLA WALLA—In an attempt to normalize discussions regarding end-of-life, Walla Walla Community Hospice has started a book club. The structure of the club is relatively informal. Group members are encouraged to read a selection of the assigned book...

 

Walla Walla County Vaccination Clinic scheduled Feb. 11 and 13

WALLA WALLA­—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) and county health partners will be holding a second-dose vaccination clinic on February 13 at the County Fairgrounds for those who received their first dose on Saturday, January...

 

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center begins COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

WALLA WALLA—The Jonathan M. Wainwright Medical Center in Walla Walla received a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines just before Christmas, on December 22, and is currently in the process of vaccinating all Walla Walla VA essential health care staff....

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    December 10, 2020

Kathryn Witherington: Walla Walla's 12th Man

WALLA WALLA—It’s just after 10 a.m. Monday morning, and Kathryn Witherington, Executive Director of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation (DWWF), is already brimming with ideas. When we met back in...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    December 10, 2020

If you drink, don't drive.

WALLA WALLA—“Emily Anne McClenny had not set the world on fire with accomplishments at the young age of 7 1/2 years old, but she had worked her way into the hearts of many with her infectious...

 

Walla Walla Hospice to focus on Tree of Life campaign

WALLA WALLA-Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) has chosen to cancel their annual Evening of Elegance dinner and auction in February. Though this event has brought in record revenue for the...

 

Walla Walla County signs contract with Providence St. Mary Medical for COVID-19 quarantine housing

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has signed a contract with Providence St. Mary Medical Center to provide COVID-19 quarantine housing at the Providence Southgate Medical Park’s main building (the former Walla Walla General Hospital) in the 400...

 

Walla Walla County experiences uptick in COVID-19 cases

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has seen a drastic uptick in COVID-19 cases, with more than 300 cases being reported over the past two weeks. On Sunday, November 1, sixty positive cases were reported, which has been the largest daily case count for...

 

#FINISHCANCER transformed into month-long fundraising event

WALLA WALLA—The Providence St. Mary Gran Fondo fundraiser for local cancer patients this year has been transformed into a month-long event that includes a free virtual town hall Sep. 16 sharing the latest advancements in cancer care. “We can all...

 

At-home wine tastings curated by the "9th Avenue Vineyard"

WALLA WALLA—I first learned of “Gross Out” in Seattle. My roommate Jeff, a produce guy to elite Seattle restaurant owners, had sous vide another delectable cut of meat. He was always in the...

 

Walla Walla Community Hospice takes Pond and Garden Tour virtual

WALLA WALLA—Did you think this year’s Pond & Garden Tour was canceled? In light of the pandemic and social distancing mandates, Walla Walla Community Hospice considered forgoing the 19th annual event. However, there were still some beautiful...

 

Participants in 2020 Sherwood Trust Community Leadership Program

WALLA WALLA—Sherwood Trust is convening a group of community-minded leaders of all experience levels for its 2020 Community Leadership program. The program begins in September and culminates in the summer of 2021 with a collaborative project. This...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla tries out downtown plaza on Main Street

WALLA WALLA-Kathryn Witherington stepped into her new job as Executive Director of the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation in early February of this year. Previously the Economic Development Director of...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla livestock sale won't happen in 2020

WALLA WALLA-The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days board of directors discussed the livestock sale, among other items at the last fair board meeting. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    August 6, 2020

Walla Walla Town Hall generates emotions, ideas

WALLA WALLA —The Walla Walla City Council’s second Town Hall held to address police policies and other issues in the region took place over Zoom on Thursday, July 23. Fifty-four individuals spoke, having previously signed up in advance for the op...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    August 6, 2020

The Blues Crew tackles Umatilla National Forest's trails

WALLA WALLA-Clearing brush and fallen trees is a task that makes most people shake their heads. For Blues Crew volunteers, though, it's an excuse to head to the mountains and explore the Umatilla...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    July 30, 2020

Take the Challenge to learn more about racial equity and social justice issues

WALLA WALLA—The Walla Walla YWCA is putting forth a challenge to anyone who wants to accept it; spend twenty-one days deepening your understanding of, and willingness to confront, racism. Those who accept the Challenge can sign up on the YWCA’s...

 
 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...

 

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