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“This is a long time coming”: Legislature may grant Washington farmworkers overtime pay by rectifying longstanding exclusion from labor standards

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

Many Washington farmworkers spend over 80 hours a week in the fields without overtime pay. A bipartisan bill before the Washington State Legislature could finally change that. Edgar Franks is the Political...

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Ben Kunz and Christy Carley February 15, 2018

On November 29, 2017, Darlene and Perry Dozier filed an amendment to the Zoning Code Text Amendments through the Community Development Department to allow them to start bottling water on their farmland...

Local Artists: Jon Betz

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 6, 2017

Walla Walla native Jon Betz, a documentary filmmaker specializing in environmental and humanitarian issues, returned to his hometown on March 29 for a special screening of his latest project, “SEED:...

Glean Team Harvests for the Community

Glean Team Harvests for the Community

Lachlan Johnson October 17, 2013

The school years is well under way, but members of this summer's Food & Hunger SCORE are still working to address food instability in Walla Walla by founding the Whitman Glean Team. By picking...

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

Sam Chapman January 24, 2013

In 1970, the first Earth Day brought 20 million Americans––10 percent of the entire population––to a nationwide protest. This was the tail end of the Vietnam Era, when young people were justifiably...

Limited Scope of Political Discourse Obscures Injustice

Limited Scope of Political Discourse Obscures Injustice

Julia Stone October 31, 2012

With the presidential election only a few weeks away, the country's political discourse is as loud as ever. Yet I remain increasingly frustrated by the limited scope of analysis and restrained understanding...

Horse Creek, Imnaha Canyon

Wallowa County: Through Young Eyes

Allison Bolgiano August 23, 2012

When I drove into Wallowa County in early June, I could not get enough of the landscape around me. I leaned forward in my seat and craned my neck to get a better look at basalt outcroppings carved...

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