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Whitman Wire

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...

Reflecting on unusually high fall temperatures in Walla Walla

Reflecting on unusually high fall temperatures in Walla Walla

Paul Florence, News Reporter October 27, 2022

Over the past few summers, Walla Walla has experienced summer temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat waves across the Pacific Northwest can be attributed to recent trends in climate change,...

Photo by Liam McLaughlin.

Hot air balloons return (momentarily) to Walla Walla skies

Ben Kearney, News Reporter October 27, 2022

The 46th Walla Walla Balloon Stampede was planned to run Oct. 19–23. Due to unfortunate weather conditions, the event was canceled halfway through. Despite the abrupt ending, attendees enjoyed the...

What political participation looks like during the midterm elections

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 15, 2022

In 2021, the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education released a national report including data on student participation in voting from Whitman College. According to the report, 78 percent of voters...

Contributed Photo by The Little Theater.

Spotlight on Whitman alumni working in the arts

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 7, 2022

Every college has a percentage of its alumni graduating with a major in an area of the arts, and Whitman is no different. Many arts majors have gone out into the world and used their knowledge to inspire...

Photo Collected by Jake Lee.

Exploring language, song and dance with visiting speaker Fred Hill Sr.

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 1, 2022

On March 8, 2022, Whitman hosted Fred Hill Sr., a language educator and frequent master of ceremonies for powwows, as part of the sequence of speakers that have been invited in preparation for the...

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