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Letter - Is water into wine best use of limited resource?

Walla Walla, “Land of many waters.” That has been the accepted meaning of the name given to our Valley and city. It is however not unlimited water.

Editorial: Eyman’s latest initiative should go to voters

Is Tim Eyman’s latest initiative, which seeks to reinstate a supermajority vote by the Legislature to raise taxes, constitutional?

Editorial: Executive order not way to impose carbon emissions cap

Gov. Jay Inslee plan to use his administration’s executive authority to impose a binding cap on carbon emissions is bold, yet ultimately misguided.

Letter - The $135,000 cake and rainbow White House

From Seattle’s rainbow sidewalks, painted at taxpayer expense, to the White House awash in rainbow night lighting, to the courts discovering a nonexistent constitutional mandate to redefine marriage, we see government behavior increasingly influenced not by the objective rule of law, but by the subjective rule of feelings, emotionalism and lately, by an alarming trend toward activism against nonconformists.

Letter - Rest on the day chosen by God

In reply to the letter by Sonia Mathieson Trapani.

Letter - How do we decide which day is Sabbath?

Sonia Trapani’s letter July 12 raises the question as to whether or not we can know for certain today which day is the seventh?

Letter - Article on sermon appreciated

When I read the letter in the Union-Bulletin from Heather Ruiz I wished with all my heart that Heather and her friends could have heard the sermon at Village Seventh-day Adventist Church only one day earlier.

Letter - More ‘Pollyannaish’ improvisation

Thinking about the best way to describe our current president, the definition of “Pollyanna” came to mind.

Letter - Record drought and heat cause of Blue Creek fire

There will, no doubt, be an attempt to assign blame for the Blue Creek wildfire threatening the watershed. It is highly disingenuous to focus solely on someone who may have — accidentally or otherwise — ignited this fire.

Editorial: Boy Scouts right to lift ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America made the right call on Monday when it finally ended its ban on gay adult leaders.

Letter - US flag should not be worn backward

The U.S. Army wears the United States flag reversed on its uniforms.

Letter - Services offered at Kelly Place building necessary

Everett Maroon of Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s recent analysis of the Kelly Place building was on the money. I’ll give the county commissioners credit for trying to determine fair rental rates in organizing the Kelly Place social services center. But they weren’t sweethearts.

Letter - Early Start Act will help reduce crime

I’d like to voice my appreciation to the outstanding trio of legislators who represent Walla Walla in Olympia.

Letter - Obama cavalier about horror inflicted by enemies

The deaths I know of caused by depression were suicides, not mass murders. Does depression excuse a person from knowing right from wrong?

Letter - Bipartisan effort needed to end violence, injustice

Wow, never thought I’d see the day when the ACLU and the Koch brothers would be working together. Suddenly, criminal justice reform is a bipartisan issue.

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