Sheila Hagar

Medical and social services reporter


Sheila Hagar has written for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin since 1998. While she has often freelanced for much larger papers and done projects for magazines, it's the U-B readers who have lived her life — and often their own — through her “Home Place” columns.

In 2004, Sheila joined the staff full-time at the U-B, becoming the health, social-services and entertainment reporter. She continues to write “Home Place,” as well as her blog, “From the Storage Room.”

Recent Stories

Panorama - A Model A meeting

Tuesday evening was plenty warm when Don and Nonda Gibbard began driving to Waterbrook Winery west of Walla Walla.

Milton-Freewater church opens impromptu cooling center

With outdoor temperatures predicted to climb into triple digits this weekend, Oregon health officials have issued a public health warning.

Walla Walla couple proposes homeless day center idea

As Walla Walla County grapples with creative ways to reduce homelessness, a local couple say they think they’re on to a partial solution.

Walla Walla County to eye homelessness plan

An exploration of progress in reducing Walla Walla County homelessness and search for answers will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clinic helps Medicaid, uninsured patients

Medicaid patients as well as those with no insurance can get treated at the dental clinic at Family Medical Center on Rose Street, too.

SonBridge a dental oasis for people on financial fringe

While Yvette Dieu is being seen by dentist Dr. Norman Passmore, her husband James Duncan tries to relax in the waiting room of SonBridge Community Center’s dental clinic.

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Oral health care scarce for impoverished in area

In the Walla Walla Valley, 192 people are waiting to see a dentist, the majority of them for the first time or after a care gap of many years.

Column: Daughter's better half a good catch, perfect match

It’s almost Father’s Day and I’m giving a shout out to someone you don’t hear about nearly enough.

Helpline cuts rental assistance programs; BMAC to take over

Helpline has announced it is ending its administration of two government housing assistance contracts. Instead Blue Mountain Action Council will assume responsibility for facilitating the programs.

Board looks for a Dayton hospital rebuild architect

DAYTON — A $5.5 million renovation voters approved in November for the Columbia County Hospital District is to revving up.

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