Once upon a time, and not that long ago, there was no plastic. For thousands of years of human history, if people wanted to carry something around, from babies to drinking water, they wove a basket. It takes skill, patience and an eye for artistry to create a useful basket.
A better booster for Walla Walla's nascent wine industry couldn't be found than Tom Stockley. From early on, the journalist wrote enthusiastically about the business in Walla Walla — well, and the state — in "Wine," his weekly column in The Seattle Times.
COLUMN: All too often the right order is disturbed. Reading the obituaries of those who die too young, I start sniffing around the edges of the words, obituary hound that I am, searching for clues about the cause of death. I always wonder, given the focus of my writing and work with youth, if alcohol and/or other drugs were involved.
Seed catalogs have been arriving in many Walla Walla mailboxes for weeks now because it is time to start thinking about planting tho…
Members of the Walla Walla and TambaSasayama Sister City group are rolling up their sleeves in anticipation of more activity this ye…
Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps' two competitive shooting teams have benefited from funds raised by Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever, the Walla Walla Army Reserve Organization of America and other local donors.
The word breakfast in English is means to break a fast. Not that long ago, people would not have consumed any food (calories) since …
Union Pacific Railroad gifted Walla Walla with this retired locomotive in 1959. Special track was laid to Jefferson Park off Ninth A…
As Frank Sinatra croons in “My Way,” “What is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught.”
Longtime Walla Walla musician Jo Shay died on April 4, 2021, at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, leaving countless musicians, fans, friends and family members to mourn the loss of her distinctive vocals, talented playing, lengthy music catalog and upbeat, warm, friendly nature.
YWCA of Walla Walla has several events and activities planned over the next few weeks to raise awareness about sexual violence. The YWCA is participating in raising awareness about and taking a stand against sexual assault during Washington state's annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Longtime Washington winemaker Brian Carter, managing partner of Brian Carter Cellars in Woodinville, has been honored by the Washing…
The eatery at Touchet Valley Golf & Recreation will become Blazin Burgers with the recent signing of a new concessionaire to man…
The retired lieutenant colonel celebrated his 101st birthday on March 27 at the Walla Walla Veterans Home. Now fully vaccinated for coronavirus, George spent the day with grandson Jacob, who he hadn't see since before the pandemic.
Baker Boyer Bank has announced it is directing $32,500 to Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, Tri-Cities and Yakima nonprofits and organi…
Tag Lady Estate in Walla Walla will sell antiques, furniture, kitchenwares and collections April 23-25 at a historic hotel in Moro, Oregon.
“All wisdom is plagiarism; only stupidity is original.” (Hugh Kerr)
Local entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their products online to Walmart, June 30 at the company's annual open call.
I drove up the other Pike’s Peak, years ago, in a car. At 14,410 feet, the mountain near Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the highest elevation I had reached to that point in my life. So when I moved to the Walla Walla Valley, I became intrigued with climbing our own version of Pike’s Peak (elevation 3,858).
25 Years Ago: On April 7, members of the Exchange Club of Walla Walla hid 10,000 foil-wrapped chocolate eggs in Pioneer Park. Children had a spirited Easter egg hunt. Also, about 40 participants walked through downtown Milton-Freewater in a Good Friday procession carrying a large wooden cross.
The Walla Walla octogenarian Margaret Roser has lived a life of service since she first began volunteer work here 55 years ago. "You work with such interesting people — reaching out to serve others and do things for others is very important," she said.
Sunrise Rotary will hear from Scott McEwen, co-author of "American Sniper: The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 31, who will join the virtual meeting from San Diego. McEwen is a cousin of Sunrise member Jim McEwen, husband of past president Kerry McEwen.
State Route 902 was renamed the Gold Star Memorial Highway. The roadway connects travelers with the final resting place for more than 6,300 veterans and family members at Washington State Veterans Cemetery.
RELIGION COLUMN: Faith in the Bible’s account of creation certainly helps to answer questions about our beginnings.
TEDxSpokane will be back in-person this year, and applications for speakers are being accepted through April 15.
Touchet High School seniors Makenzie Zessin and Omar Martinez received recognition from Exchange Club of Walla Walla as Youths of the Month for March.
The Sherwood Trust Leadership Class of 2020 Champions for Change plan to bolster important community conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion through their "Inclusion: A Community Collaboration" project, said team member Maria Garcia.
COLUMN: Friends, family and coworkers remember Union-Bulletin circulation director as unflappable, magnetic and indispensable. This moment has left an asteroid-sized crater here at the Union-Bulletin and other places on the Walla Walla map. It's all made worse by this pandemic that won't allow us to gather and grieve in one space.