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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.”
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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.

Employee discovered dead inside Dworshak Dam and Reservoir

The body of a man was discovered inside a building at the Dworshak Dam and Reservoir Thursday morning, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Officer Audrey Gossett out of the Walla Walla office. He was a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer employee at the dam, she said. KLEW...

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.

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.
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Walla Walla adopts new six-year plan to improve local roads

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Dayton, Waitsburg school boards discuss items in combine agreement

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Get ready for Walla Walla's Fourth of July in the Park

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Fun Factory brings summer fun to kids across Walla Walla Valley

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The YWCA Walla Walla has brought back its Fun Factory, a mobile summer program that visits communities throughout the Walla Walla Valley with free games, crafts and outdoor fun for kids. Leaders in tie-dye shirts take the white Fun Factory van as far east as Touchet, as far north as Prescott and as far west as Dayton. Leaders this year include Dom, Jessica, Ana and V.
Yakima Herald Republic

Frieders turns tables on Sweets as Pippins beat Walla Walla 9-3

WALLA WALLA — Tyler Frieders got revenge Wednesday night. And that gave Yakima Valley’s pitching staff a much-needed lift. After getting knocked around for nine earned runs and 11 hits at home against Walla Walla three weeks ago, Frieders shut the Sweets down with a dominant seven innings in the rematch and the Pippins rolled to a 9-3 victory at Borleske Stadium.

New Goodwill center readies for opening

COLLEGE PLACE – Construction is wrapping up at the new Goodwill at 1017 NE C St., in College Place. The new location will open Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. It features a 20,000-square-foot retail store and is also home to the 3,000-square-foot Employment Connection Center, which is a free, walk-in job search assistance program. Staff there will help people create resumes, prepare for interviews, and gain access to community resources and other information.

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...