COLUMN: Any parent of young kids knows date nights are hard to come by. Whether due to time restrictions or tight money, it can be hard to make time for your significant other. This year, it can feel even more overwhelming, since safety has to factor into the plan. Luckily, there is a variety of date night options right in the downtown neighborhood.

I started a new job leading the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation on February 18. I had five weeks on the job before the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order arrived. Those first few weeks were a challenge. I struggled, like most working parents, to balance the demands of the new job, the needs of my…