Rachel Alexander

Assistant Web Editor

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Rachel joined the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin as a reporter in January 2013, and covers the outlying areas of the Walla Walla Valley, including Garfield and Columbia Counties. She was previously a freelance reporter for the paper, covering immigration issues and policy, as well as local news and events.

Originally from Seattle, Rachel moved to Walla Walla to attend Whitman College, and graduated in May 2013 with a degree in politics and environmental studies. She began her journalism career at Whitman in 2009, working as a news reporter for the college's weekly paper, The Pioneer, and eventually became editor-in-chief her senior year.

In her free time, she enjoys reading just about anything she can get her hands on, and learning more about coding and digital journalism skills.

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Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters bring blues to Dayton

DAYTON — It’ll be nothing but blues at Mace Mead Works Friday night when “American Boogie Man” Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters take the stage.

Dayton principal takes new job in Goldendale

DAYTON — After four years with the district, Dayton High School Principal Andrew Maheras is stepping down to take a vice principal job in Goldendale.

Five seek lone Garfield County commission seat

POMEROY — After longtime Garfield County Commissioner Dean Burton announced his retirement this spring, five hopefuls filed candidate papers to fill his seat.

Three in running for seat on Columbia County commission

DAYTON — Three hopefuls, one a write-in candidate, seek to fill the District 3 Columbia County Commission seat held by long-serving Commissioner Chuck Reeves, who said he will not run for a sixth term.

Dayton to resume pot zoning hearings

DAYTON — The city’s Planning Commission will continue a public hearing on revised marijuana zoning regulations Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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Retired Dayton publisher Jack Williams dies

DAYTON — Jack Williams, the longtime publisher of the Dayton Chronicle who retired last month after selling the weekly newspaper, died Monday night in a hospice in Richland.

Cheesemaker’s zoning battle headed to county commissioners

DAYTON — Monteillet Fromagerie’s legal battle with Columbia County is poised to continue after the Planning Commission voted against recommending the cheesemaker’s proposed zoning amendment to the County Commission.

Umatilla County lets gun club continue operations

Commissioners, however, required certain conditions be met in a land-use issue opposed by neighbors

PENDLETON — Umatilla County Commissioners voted this morning to allow the East End Rod & Gun Club to continue operations, upholding a January decision by the county Planning Commission.

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‘Pasos’ offers steps to entrepreneurship

The Pasos al Èxito program teaches rural Latinos the ropes of starting their own businesses.

MILTON-FREEWATER — Between finding financing, making sense of regulations and reaching customers, opening a small business can seem daunting.

Dayton High School adds seventh period for upcoming school year

DAYTON — Dayton High School is switching to a seven period schedule for the 2014-15 school year, adding a new class session.

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