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Oblivious Walla Walla tourist verging on third week at Stanton after mistaking it for resort

Ashlyn Quintus, Hard-Boiled Leg

September 28, 2018

Ahh … the end of September – when the leaves begin to turn, the air begins to crisp and Whitman’s campus says “adieu” to its first whole month in action. Well, all but one particular resident, who doesn’t know he really should say “adieu” … really … please … it’s weirding...

American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2018

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists, often times college students, will inevitably make their way south of the border, often to Cabo or...

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 College. They approved the proposal and  recommended, by a vote of 5-0, to bring the parcel into the...

Independent Quilting Supply Store Succeeds Despite Tough Market

Independent Quilting Supply Store Succeeds Despite Tough Market

Serena Runyan

December 5, 2013

To get the supplies they need, crafty Walla Wallans can turn to several places in town to find everything from beads to sewing machines. However, Walla Wallans are lately left with fewer local choices, mostly chains like Jo-Ann Fabric Store. Stash, a quilting supply store on Main Street, is one o...

Converging Histories Festival to Bring Past into Focus

Converging Histories Festival to Bring Past into Focus

Serena Runyan

November 7, 2013

The Kirkman House Museum is a Victorian Italian house that was built between 1876 and 1880, and it was the home to one of Walla Walla's most affluent families, the Kirkmans. The house was a boys' dormitory for Whitman College from 1924 to 1929, and it was later an apartment building for 50 years...

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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