Sheila Hagar

Medical and social services reporter

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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

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Pop-up art does just that in Milton-Freewater

A new door opened up for local artists, commercial property landlords and art lovers in Milton-Freewater this weekend.

WW County gonorrhea rate climbs 70 percent

The annual number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed in Washington state rose significantly again in 2014 following a big uptick in 2013, the Department of Health reported Wednesday.

Home Place: To love in vein

There could be no denying it — my shower stall looked like Charlton Heston was parting the Red Sea at my house. Why else would the tile suddenly be bright red?

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VA campus, Catholic Charities open doors to homeless vets

It’s taken nearly four years to get shovels in the ground to create new housing options for veterans here living in homelessness, but Friday saw that first step taken.

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Seed planted on Valley stages blossoms on Broadway for Heather Botts

From Milton-Freewater church musicals years ago to the Broadway staging of “Doctor Zhivago,” Heather Botts has come a long way.

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Panorama - Camping, Harris Park style

It’s not urban camping. Nor is it the off-the-grid variety.

Higher-education help for juvenile offenders a solid community investment

Studies covering how many formerly incarcerated teens and young adults go on to postsecondary education are hard to find, said Lee Thornhill, manager of Gateways for Incarcerated Youth, based at Evergreen College in Washington state.

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Looking for hope in all the right places

As can be the case with teens anywhere, the faces around a table at Walla Walla Community College last month wore masks of boredom and polite indifference.

Picture-perfect driver’s licenses could boost state’s bottom line

Words you were not expecting to read here: I’m a tweaker.

State grant funds healthy food stamp purchases

People who need help buying food in Walla Walla and the rest of Washington now have a healthier chance at being able to afford more nutritious food.

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