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

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

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 any ward in Walla Walla, unlike most of the other seats on the city council. This election year wil...

City Council Candidates Address Housing Issues

Candidate Marilee McQuarrie. Photo by Taj Howe

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 public forums. For each of the three open seats, there are two candidates left running after a primary...

Diversity Takes Center Stage in City Council

Captured by Tywen Kelly

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, including Walla Walla’s Mayor, Allen Pomraning. The election process for the city council seats is termed “at...

Locals, Students Against Mill Creek Levee Tree Removal

Photo by Nace.

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 15 feet of a levee to be removed. The removal has met a strong rebuttal from parts of the Walla...

Sustainable Walla Walla Prepares for Fourth Annual Green Travel Competition

Illustration by Marlee Raible

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 for local businesses, agencies, schools, churches and organizations. Participating organizations will be eligible for awards for the best green travel pr...

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 public comment regarding the current glass recycling program and resolving to bring concerns and ideas...

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