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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 in Waitsburg. The proposal has two components: the first would amend the Walla Walla County Code to ...

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: The Untold Story,” at the Gesa Power House Theatre. The film, which Betz produced and co-directed...

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 the fruits and vegetables around the Walla Walla Valley, which would otherwise be left in the field...

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 outraged at a system that had failed them and their planet. Sensing a threat to their interests,...

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 of the issues public figures are willing to engage in. The scope of public political discourse has become so narrow that larger issues of social, economic and et...

Wallowa County: Through Young Eyes

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 by the Grande Ronde River charging downstream, the green pastures dotted with black cattle and at the snow-blanketed Wallowa Mountains...

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