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State-wide plastic bag ban now in effect

Rosa Woolsey, News Editor October 7, 2021

Forgetting your reusable bags at home could now be a costly slip of the mind. A statewide plastic bag ban came into effect on Oct. 1, meaning a shift from single-use plastic bags to reusable plastic bags...

Photo contributed by Gillian Lalla.

Walla Walla distributes $250,000 in relief grants to local small businesses

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

The City of Walla Walla began distributing the $250,000 from their Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) fund to 220 local small businesses on Oct. 30. The city chose to allocate small...

The Walla Walla Valley was heavily impacted by flooding. While downtown Walla Walla was unharmed, there was damage in Waitsburg, Upper Mill Creek, Pendleton and the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Photos contributed by Andrew Kinney

Walla Walla Valley sustains damage from flooding

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

Walla Walla County experienced immense flooding beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, following days of constant rainfall.  Ki Bealey, the public works director for the City of Walla Walla, described the events...

Garrett Atkinson. Photo by Matt Banderas, Contributed by Katie Biagi

A Whittie on the Walla Walla Sweets

Quinn Salkind, Sports Writer September 15, 2016

As he finished up his Junior year, Garrett Atkinson (’17) went into the summer preparing for a business internship with the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club. What he did not expect was to be playing...

Walla Walla Community Moves to Restore Public Pool

Walla Walla Community Moves to Restore Public Pool

Lorah Steichen October 23, 2013

Despite the fact that temperatures in Walla Walla are known to spike above 100 degrees Fahrenheit each summer, the community has no access to a public pool facility, which could provide escape from...

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