Kate Smith is the government reporter for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She is passionate about connecting people to policy in storytelling that is thorough, fair and compassionate. She follows local elections, budgets, policy decisions and more affecting residents throughout the Walla Walla Valley, southeast Washington and northeast Oregon. She previously reported on city government, health, housing and more in Yakima. 

Green Park Elementary is one of four Walla Walla elementary schools with a garden program aimed at teaching students how to grow foods to live healthily and sustainably. The after school program empowers kids to find community with their classmates, the natural environment and the local food system. 

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