Union-Bulletin recommendations for the Nov. 2 General Election

Following are the Union-Bulletin's recommendations for the General Election: U.S. Senate — PATTY MURRAY, Democrat U.S. House — CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, RepublicanContinued.

Bill White is choice for Walla Walla County sheriff

White is a solid leader with years of experience.

Bill White is the best fit to take over for retiring Walla Walla County Sheriff Mike Humphreys.White has been a Walla Walla County deputy for 31 years and has served the past 12 as captain for patrols and investigations. He is a solid lawman and administr

McMorris Rodgers should be returned to US Congress

The Spokane Republican represents her rural Eastern Washington district well.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers continues to do a solid job representing her conservative Eastern Washington congressional district. We recommend voters return McMorris Rodgers to Congress for a fourth term.

Patty Murray has earned another term in US Senate

Murray has been a strong advocate for the state and Walla Walla Valley.

Sen. Patty Murray has shown herself to be a strong, passionate advocate for Washington state -- and the Walla Walla Valley. The focus on this corner of the state is generally not the case with even the most engaged U.S. senator.

Monahan Hood has edge in part-time District Court judge race

While both candidates are solid, we recommend Monahan Hood based on her diverse experiences.

Bridie Monahan Hood and Kris Hedine are solid, respected attorneys in the Valley. Either would do a fine job in the position of part-time Walla Walla County District Court judge.

I-1082 brings needed workers' comp reform

The initiative allows for private insurance carriers to sell workers' compensation insurance.

Competition in the marketplace generally results in better service and lower costs.

Approve SJR 8225 to give state interest break

This constitutional amendment will allow Washington state to take part in the federal Build American Bonds program.

Voters should approve Senate Joint Resolution 8225 so the state of Washington can take part in a federal program that picks up some of the interest payment on state bonds.Other states can now use the Build America Bonds, under which the federal government

Candidates for Walla Walla County coroner are both strong

But Virginia Romine's medical experience gives her the edge.

The job of county corner is an important one. The coroner has the difficult task of investigating deaths that can't be easily explained, working with law enforcement on investigations and supporting grieving families.The voters of Walla Walla County are f

Give judges power to deny bail to dangerous felons

HJR 4220, written following the Lakewood murders, allows bail to be denied for those facing life in prison.

State can't afford loss of candy and water tax

Eliminating the tax, as Initiative 1107, digs an even deeper budget hole for Washington.

We winced when the Legislature imposed a sales tax on candy, bottled water and some processed foods as a way to plug a hole in the leaking state budget.