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Outdoor dining ‘streateries’ in downtown approved for another three years

Abby Main, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

The Walla Walla City Council unanimously voted on April 14 to keep “streateries” — the extended outdoor dining downtown — for another three years under a new set of guidelines.  The approved...

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Walla Walla suspends plastic recycling over costly contamination

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

Walla Walla residents can no longer recycle plastic. On Oct. 14, 2020, the Walla Walla City Council decided to pause plastic recycling, starting in 2021. The suspension will be reevaluated in 2023 if the...

2019 elections for Walla Walla City Council will be the first elections in Walla Walla under the new ward system.

Moss and Saturno battle it out over Seat 7 on the city council

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor September 26, 2019

This election year, three out of the seven positions on the Walla Walla City Council are up for election. Seat 7 is the only position this year that is at-large, meaning that the candidate can come from...

Candidate Marilee McQuarrie. Photo by Taj Howe

City Council Candidates Address Housing Issues

Kate Grumbles, News Editor October 19, 2017

This Friday, Oct. 20, ballots go out for the election of three city council seats in Walla Walla county. The six candidates running for these seats have been reaching out to the community through various...

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Diversity Takes Center Stage in City Council

Kate Grumbles, News Editor September 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Walla Walla City Council and community members gathered to discuss changes to the council’s electoral process. Walla Walla City Council is currently made up of seven members,...

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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...

Illustration by Marlee Raible

Sustainable Walla Walla Prepares for Fourth Annual Green Travel Competition

Maegan Nelson April 25, 2013

You might see a few more bikes next time you walk downtown.  In honor of Earth Week, community organization Sustainable Walla Walla is gearing up for its fourth annual Green Travel Competition...

Walla Walla to discontinue glass recycling

Emily Lin-Jones March 11, 2012

Should Walla Walla do away with glass recycling? This was the question presented to attendees of a Sustainability Committee meeting on Tues., March 6 at the Walla Walla City Hall. The committee accepted...

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