Opinion / Editorials

Editorial: New overtime rules would return balance

Nobody likes the government to tell them what to do. And those who own or run businesses take offense when anything is required of them that they believe will have a negative impact on their bottom lines.

Editorial - Public pressure can tone down ‘legal’ speech

Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it should be acceptable.

Editorial: Recognition on money could be Hall of Fame

A movement to change the face on the $20 bill to honor a woman has morphed to discussions about changing the $10 bill instead.

Editorial: It’s hot, hot, hot, so use fireworks carefully this Independence Day

When the temperature hangs in the triple digits for several days and the winter snowpack was extremely low — as is currently the situation in the Walla Walla Valley — the chances of a fire starting because of a fireworks mishap is far higher than usual.

Editorial: Majority should rule in statewide elections

Does majority rule after the votes are counted in a statewide election?

Editorial: Supreme Court ruling gives ACA chance to succeed

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last week. President Obama declared, “After multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

Editorial - Successful music festival in Iowa bodes well for WW

Walla Walla’s gentlemen (and one woman) of the road stopover was a success.

Editorial - The movement to remove Confederate battle flag welcome

It’s time for the Confederate battle flag to be called what it is — socially unacceptable. That flag represents racism and hate.

Editorial - FCC has no reason not to OK roboblocking technology

The Federal Communications Commission made the correct call last week when it approved a new rule that gives telephone companies the green light to offer to consumers technologies designed to block computer-generated telephone calls — known as robocalls

Editorial - State’s AG right to push hard for Hanford cleanup

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is appropriately playing hardball with the U.S. Department of Energy over its seemingly endless pleas to delay cleaning up its nuclear waste at Hanford.