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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Incarcerated Individual Dies After Assault at Washington State Penitentiary

Incarcerated Individual Dies After Assault at Washington State Penitentiary

Baran Abbasi, News Reporter April 4, 2024

On March 23, The Washington State Department Of Corrections released the news of  the death of an incarcerated individual in the Washington State Penitentiary (WSP). Sayadeth Phouthavongxay, a...

Walla Walla Enneagram

Carmel Stephan, Psychological analyst November 16, 2023

For those who may not know, there is a magical thing called the enneagram, and it categorizes all personalities into 9 types. Fill this out and you’ll discover your enneagram type!       1.  I...

Transitional Housing Facility Opens at Local Shelter

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter November 2, 2023

The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless recently added a new transitional housing expansion to its shelter, with aims of better serving the local homeless population. The new expansion is composed...

27th Annual Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend races through downtown

27th Annual Wheelin’ Walla Walla Weekend races through downtown

Kasey Moulton, Editor-In-Chief September 14, 2023

  Eleven blocks of Main Street between N Park Street and N Sixth Avenue were closed to traffic on Saturday, Sept. 9 for the 27th Annual Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend. Nearly 550 vehicles lined...

Photo courtesy of Whitman College Office of Communications.

Governor Inslee visits Walla Walla and unites community around climate action

Zac Bentz, Publisher April 6, 2023

Amid a statewide housing crisis and the impending threat of global climate collapse, Washington Governor Jay Inslee visited Walla Walla on Tuesday, March 14 to speak with the community and address issues...

Impact grants for businesses released for the Walla Walla Valley

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter February 23, 2023

The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation (DWWF) received $632,250 worth of grants to distribute to for-profit startups. The grants will be given out in two separate rounds: the first will consist of technical...

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...

Decrease in midterm election turnout

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Despite record spending on elections, the 2022 midterms marked an estimated overall decrease in the percentage of eligible voters that actually voted. This is a stark contrast from the 2018 midterms, which...

Whitman and Walla Walla respond to local homelessness

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter November 17, 2022

The city of Walla Walla and Whitman College work to provide support to local homelessness, an issue that affects over 200 people in Walla Walla County. Citywide initiatives such as the Walla Walla Alliance...

Local Walla Walla election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on important state measures and races, county propositions races and legislative district elections. We will be using data provided by Walla Walla County and the Walla...

What’s on the ballot during the 2022 midterm elections?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 3, 2022

With Democrats currently holding on to a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives and Senate, the outcome of the 2022 midterms may be decided in a handful of toss-up elections. Several of these...

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