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Health Workforce Summit held in Walla Walla for the future of the health sector

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health (GCACH) will hold a Future of the Health Workforce Summit at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center on July 28-29, a conference for professionals to learn from experts. The GCACH is holding the summit in recognition of the workforce shortages that the health sector has experienced since COVID-19. “Despite increasing demand for health care services, leaders are facing a critical shortage of staff necessary to meet that demand due to a variety of reasons including burnout and stress,” said the press release. “This conference is a unique opportunity for professionals to learn from experts on ways to strengthen and optimize their organization’s workforce strategy.”

4th of July Fireworks, Festivities Return to Walla Walla Point Park

Thousands of people are expected to flood the grounds of Walla Walla Point Park this Monday for the return of the 4th of July fireworks celebration. The Columbia River, however, has already literally flooded part of the park in advance of Independence Day - and Kelley Kennedy of Impact Events says that's prompted some changes to the staging location for this year's pyrotechnics.

Whitman College Board of Trustees Appoints Three New Members

Leigh Ann Lucero ’91, Marshal K. McReal ’84 and Aaron Perrine ’99 are the newest members of the Whitman College Board of Trustees, joining July 1. Lucero earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Whitman, with a minor in Spanish. She went on to earn a MA in student development administration from Seattle University and her JD from the University of Washington School of Law. Lucero is an Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. She is a member of the Corporate, External and Legal Affairs organization, supporting Microsoft’s Xbox gaming business. Prior to practicing law, Lucero was the Director of Residence Life at Gonzaga University. She has served Whitman as a class associate, a member of the Board of Overseers from 2004-2017, and as a member of the President’s Advisory Board, serving as Chair from 2017-2020.

Home, RV and furniture burn in Walla Walla fire

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Firefighters in Walla Walla responded to a house fire at 6:38 p.m. on June 28 at 1224 N Clinton Street. Dispatch was told furniture was burning by a camper and the fire was approaching the side of a house, according to a press release from Brenden Koch, City of Walla Walla Communications Manager.

Pendleton Parks Presents Summer Concert Series at Roy Raley Park

The Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department is presenting the Wednesdays in the Park summer concert series July 6-27 in Roy Raley Park. This year’s series will feature the following artists:. July 6 – Handmade Moments (Arkansas, jazz folk) July 13 – MAITA (Portland, moody indie-rock) July 20...
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Walla Walla adopts new six-year plan to improve local roads

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Pendleton shelter faces surge of pandemic rescue animals

PENDLETON — Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter is about to burst at the seams from an influx of cats and dogs. PAWS Vice President Shaindel Beers said the facility received twice as many cats and dogs as in most summers. “So many people are having financial trouble because of COVID,”...

Fire damages home, camper trailer

WALLA WALLA – Firefighters responded to a possible residential structure fire Tuesday night on the 1200 block of North Clinton Street. Dispatch received calls that there was furniture burning near a camper trailer and that a fire had reached the side of a house. Firefighters arrived on scene and...

Planning commission has subdivision hearing

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Planning Commission is hosting a public hearing on a proposed subdivision east of the track at Sunridge Middle School. Derek Barfuss of Blue Ridge Construction is amending an application previously put before the commission featuring new rights of way. The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. at Pendleton City Hall.