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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Emerging Omicron variant poses new risks

Grace Jackson, News Reporter December 9, 2021

Editor's note: This article has been edited to revise two misleading and prejudiced statements. The article previously stated twice that the Omicron variant "originated in South Africa." This does not,...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

ASWC purchases a Bat Signal-like device alerting students to extra vaccine availability

Cade Schott, Journalist and member of the ASWC Executive Council  April 1, 2021

The 3.6 million dollar investment is meant to give students a fair shake at cutting the line in accordance with Washington State regulations and obtaining one of the extra vaccines at the Walla Walla...

Illustration by Nick Rogers.

CDC PSA: Do not use COVID-19 vaccines as throwing darts

Conor Bartol, Mac and Cheese Decryer March 25, 2021

The CDC has issued new vaccination guidelines following the hospitalization of a man known only as “Triple Threat” MacGyver. MacGyver apparently painted a target on his back and instructed doctors...

I can’t believe I have to say this, but vulnerable populations need the vaccine more than you

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor March 25, 2021

This article has been updated from the version published Issue 6 of the Wire’s print publication. On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, an email claiming there were “no restrictions on eligibility today at...

“A testament to the hard work and desire to get us back to some point of normalcy”: CTUIR continues rapid vaccine rollout

Abby Main, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

As the neighboring Umatilla County struggles to increase vaccination rates, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, or CTUIR, continues a successful vaccine rollout that began in January.  In...

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