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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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What’s new at two of Walla Walla’s libraries?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter March 2, 2023

Located just a few blocks away from Whitman campus, the Walla Walla Public library is housed in a 52-year-old building. The age of this building can show, as it leaks when it snows and grass grows...

Walla Walla road construction update

Walla Walla road construction update

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter February 9, 2023

After roads were closed in April of 2022, the Alder/Poplar reconstruction project has fallen victim to some of the same problems as other pandemic-era construction projects: supply chain issues. The...

Walla Walla road construction linked to Freemasons

Rachel Husband, currently listening to Sesame Street: Sesame Disco February 9, 2023

Construction off Rose and Main Street continues for a third week, inconveniencing many Whitman students living west of campus. The Wire sent reporters to investigate the construction site after a gas leak...

Construction on Isaacs Ave affects local businesses

Construction on Isaacs Ave affects local businesses

Rylee Neville, News Reporter October 24, 2019

Since spring of last year, construction has consumed Isaacs Avenue, affecting multiple businesses and their customers.  The City of Walla Walla is currently in the midst of working on infrastructure...

Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian April 27, 2017

The Isaacs Avenue construction team made a shocking discovery early Monday morning as they uncovered stairs leading to President Penrose’s tomb. The excavation is ongoing, but the tomb appears to be...

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Salvation Army Food Bank Expansion

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula February 7, 2013
Walla Walla’s Salvation Army plans to expand its food bank, open a kitchen, and offer cooking classes.
Credit: David Jacobson

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Shelly Le September 8, 2011
Though the last major earthquake to hit Walla Walla was in 1936 and seismic activity in the region remains fairly low, Whitman construction managers aren't taking any chances. This summer, Whitman seismically upgraded Memorial, making the building more structurally sound in the event of an earthquake.
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