DAYTON — The Columbia County Hospital District must wait at least until Nov. 25 to find out whether its $5.5 million capital improvement bond will pass.
WALLA WALLA — When Amber Dawn Nelson died at Walla Walla County Jail on Sept. 21, there’s every chance no one knew how sick she was, including Nelson herself, officials say.
WALLA WALLA — A nationwide reorganization of the American Red Cross has local consequence, officials say.
POMEROY — Two levies in the region passed handily Tuesday, while one more must still cross finish line.
I accidentally killed Bambi’s little sister a few weeks ago, joining a herd of Oregon drivers who have mowed down wildlife this season.
In Walla Walla County, getting ready to deal with potential Ebola victims look much like elsewhere in the nation, health officials here say.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Mary Jane Cobb is a mystery to Randy Reese.
By the time the sun drops from the sky today, the efforts of several nonprofit partners will have thoroughly swept away the ghosts of the past at Valle Lindo, the housing development in Walla Walla County formerly known as “Farm Labor Camp.”
WALLA WALLA — On the meter of good to bad in 2013-2014 childhood immunization rates, Washington state falls somewhere in between nationally.
It’s so good that I did not write this column earlier.
WALLA WALLA — Although the “loudmouths” always get their opinions heard, researchers here want to hear from everyone in Eastern Washington, said community activist Everett Maroon.
Like others in the Athena-Weston School District, Hunter Sater remembers his friend’s happy spirit above all else.
Citing career fatigue, the executive director of the Walla Walla YMCA is retiring.
Within an ongoing spate of stolen vehicles in the Walla Walla Valley, law enforcement officials are seeing a trend that follows right along national lines — Hondas, mostly older models, going missing.
A new nonprofit, Walla Walla Valley Disability Network, has begun serving people with developmental disabilities and their families.
More than $260,000 was awarded to nonprofit agencies in the annual Blue Mountain Community Foundation grant disbursement, executive director Kari Isaacson said Monday.
We have a food problem at our house. Not that one where the teens leave one spoonful of peanut butter in the jar or two slugs of milk in the jug.
Corrections facilities across the country are tasked by law to provide inmates minimal civil rights.
As a rule, mental health care at Walla Walla County Jail has improved, said Julie Brown, a lawyer contracted with the county to represent clients who can’t afford to hire a lawyer.
When people are processed into the Walla Walla County Jail, many arrive with mental health problems on top of their legal ones.
Debra Hill recalls the first signs her son could have a mental illness.
WALLA WALLA — The teacher became the student and the student has been coach in the father-daughter performance to be featured Tuesday when Walla Walla Symphony presents “Curtain Up!” for the new concert season.
WALLA WALLA — Washington state will gain 335 federal housing vouchers for homeless veterans, with 10 of those set to be administered by Walla Walla Housing Authority, according to Sen. Patty Murray’s office.
Can I just say something? Thank you. Thank you so very much.
DAYTON — Columbia County commissioners will contract for help in serving residents living with a developmental disability.
Before flu season comes, there is flu vaccine season — at least for people serious about avoiding the illness.
Our family caught a glimpse of the black hell of losing a child this past weekend and we are still breathing hard from running in the opposite direction.
WALLA WALLA — Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center heard concerns from area veterans about a range of problems during a “town hall” meeting Wednesday.
WALLA WALLA — Implementing a new model of dispersing donated funds, United Way of Walla Walla County volunteers spent a combined 350 hours to review applications for this year’s awards, said Christy Lieuallen, executive director.
Can we all just stop pimping our children? Stop selling them out for “Like” and “Share”? Quit scurrying to gather “views”?
WALLA WALLA — Dr. Jonathan Hibbs has no doubts speaking out against the Department of Veterans Affairs is risky, despite that he resigned last month after eight years of treating veterans in Walla Walla and Yakima.
WALLA WALLA — This summer Dr. Carolyn Clancy, interim undersecretary for health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, sent a message to all hands systemwide.
WALLA WALLA — Apart from hardships veterans have in obtaining medical services, the Yakima Community Bases Outpatient Clinic also doesn’t get the staff it needs, according to Dr. Jonathan Hibbs.
Two doctors who quit Walla Walla VA’s operational area tell of a dysfunctional agency more interested in policy than people.
A wounded Vietnam vet who became a VA clerical worker talks about endless challenges for medical treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Hibbs, who spent eight years working in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system, wrote an impassioned letter to colleagues about why he felt compelled to resign. On July 25, Hibbs left his job as medical director of the Yakima Community Based Outpatient Clinic, which operates under the authority of Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His letter follows:
Walla Walla University has learned its four-year nursing program will no longer be accredited.
WALLA WALLA — When Tom Skerritt decided to take his show on the road, Walla Walla was the natural choice.
WALLA WALLA — A Milton-Freewater woman was arrested after a traffic collision that injured a Walla Walla man Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Poplar and Palouse streets.
WALLA WALLA — People considering suicide in Walla Walla County should be able to talk to a local mental-health professional, and fast.
A Walla Walla County resident is suspected of having contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, health officials said Friday.
A West Nile virus infection is suspected in a Walla Walla County resident, health officials said Friday.
The possibility of being jailed recently caught my daughter’s attention.
WALLA WALLA — Local VA officials are puzzled by a USA Today news report Wednesday that said almost 19 percent of staff who schedule appointments at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center were instructed to manipulate data on how long military veterans wait for medical appointments.
WALLA WALLA — Bill Curry is the first one to say he takes a lot of medication for his psychiatric issues.
WALLA WALLA — Heidi Higginbotham’s work days are one straight line after another.
Let me be very clear — I love history.
“There is no better lesson than failure,” says Dan Thiessen, executive director of Walla Walla Community College’s Wine Country Culinary Institute. “You’ve got to let them fail.”
Loggers in the Blue Mountains outside of Milton-Freewater discovered the skeletal remains of Byron Jeffrey Fusselman, reported missing in November 2005, a few weeks before the young man would have turned 20.
WALLA WALLA — A former Walla Walla University finance professor and self-employed bookkeeper will spend time in federal prison on a charge of wire fraud in connection with the theft of more than $800,000 from a local dentist.