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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Plastic Recycling to Return in 2024

Alicia Buchter, Science & Environment Editor December 7, 2023

At its meeting on Nov. 15, the Walla Walla City Council approved a new residential recycling contract that will allow residents to recycle plastic, specifically plastic types No.1 and 2, starting in January...

Candidates for the Upcoming General Election Vow to Listen to Citizens

Ansley Peard, News Reporter October 26, 2023

On Nov. 7, Walla Walla County will hold its 2023 General Election. Walla Walla county is a vote-by-mail county with approximately 37,000 voters.  The Walla Walla City Council is composed of seven members...

Maintenance delayed: Mill Creek development plans remain stalled

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter October 5, 2023

The Mill Creek Development plan has been in process for nearly four years. The initiative includes plans for water channel improvements and has been a recurring topic of discussion at Walla Walla City...

Photo contributed by Eyleen Menchu Tuy.

Walla Walla prepares for two important local elections this November

Abby Malzewski, News Editor October 21, 2021

Local election candidates and their platforms were introduced at virtual candidate forums. The Walla Walla city council election forum was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and the school district election...

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

Nick Maahs, News Reporter February 13, 2018

The Walla Walla County Planning Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday, Feb. 7 discussing, among other items, a proposal regarding a 27 acre plot of land adjacent to the Walla Walla Community...

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Writer September 5, 2017

Language Learning Center Manager and Encounters professor Devon Wootten is running for Walla Walla City Council. Wootten has lived in Walla Walla for six years and has noticed a change in the town even...

Homelessness in the 509

Homelessness in the 509

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter February 23, 2017

The Walla Walla homeless encampment sits atop a small plot of land cordoned off with chain link fence, wrapped in green tarp to provide privacy. Roughly 40-50 people currently live at the Getting Off the...

Photo by Nace.

Locals, Students Against Mill Creek Levee Tree Removal

Mikaela Slade, News Writer October 7, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled this month to begin removing trees along the Mill Creek Levee and replace them with grass in order to comply with a government policy that requires all trees within...

Wa-Hi Bond Fails, “No Plan B” in Sight

Sarah Cornett February 21, 2013
After months of tenuous debate, the bond to renovate Walla Walla High School failed last Tuesday. Requiring 60 percent to pass, the measure garnered only 53 percent of the votes in a close count of 5,056 to 4,430. The bond would have provided funds to modernize Wa-Hi, an institution built in 1963. The building retains most of its original structures, and the renovations would have included updating the science labs and adding interior hallways to promote security.
Several recent Walla Walla City Council meetings have included discussions about the citys biennial budget.  Photo by Halley McCormick.

Aviary Saved: Concerned Citizens Plan for Future

Emily Lin-Jones December 6, 2012

Thanks to the concentrated efforts of a group of citizen volunteers, the Pioneer Park Aviary will be preserved for the time being––and, if fundraising goes according to plan, for years into the future. At...

Walla Walla Police Department sees new changes

Emily Lin-Jones April 12, 2012
The Walla Walla police department has seen some big changes over the last few months, chief among them a newly constructed station and a newly hired chief of police.
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