Yet another study by yet another team of researchers has discovered what most of us already know (but some choose to deny).
It’s time to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.50 per hour and bring it closer to a living wage.
Farm subsidies are necessary at times, but the broad use in proposed legislation is too much.
The U.S. farm subsidy program can be an important tool in stabilizing crop prices and ensuring a consistent food supply. The federal program began in the midst of the Great Depression as a way to get food in bellies and improve the economy.
The solutions to immigration reform and securing the border that Abel Carreno proposed in his June 9 guest column on the Perspective page were offensive and dehumanizing.
Some unpaid interns are exploited as free labor by large and small businesses, and that’s wrong. But other interns — perhaps the majority — work for no pay (or meager pay) to gain valuable on-the-job training, experience and, often, credits for high school or college.
The Postal Service is losing money. It can’t continue to operate without cuts or more revenue.
Keeping the U.S. Postal Service in a political vise — squeezed between Democrats and Republicans — is ridiculous.
Here it is Father’s Day 2013 and the U-B letters page is once again partially consumed by one of our Valley’s most prolific letter writers.
SEATTLE — At first Andy Denzel felt a little thrill of the chase. Like some private eye, he was solving the crime that had been committed against him. All the police would have to do is show up.
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s press secretary characterized the lack of information about a state government shutdown that might happen July 1 like this:
The school district is conducting a telephone survey through WSU that should provide a clear picture of what the community wants in renovating Wa-Hi.
Did School District officials have a clear sense of what the public was willing to fund when a $69.6 million plan to overhaul Walla Walla High School was proposed?
After news broke that a genetically engineered strain of wheat had been found in Oregon, a reporter asked me if this was the wheat industry’s equivalent of mad-cow disease.
The Grandmothers Roundtable has had many successful forums over the years. The primary reason for each forum was to educate and raise awareness so the community could move forward to address local concerns.
Let’s think seriously before we start using the police station bond funds for a $66,000 electrical upgrade at City Hall.
On June 10, a U-B front-pager read, “Pollution on a ‘dangerous trajectory’” citing an International Energy Agency report that mirrored typical apocalyptic human-caused climate change nonsense as often dispensed by the (also politically-motivated) UN/IPCC.
This week’s decision by the Walla Walla City Council to use $66,000 from the $11.6 million police station bond fund for an electrical upgrade to City Hall can be justified. After all, the expenditure is less than six thousands of one percent (0.006) and will be used for doing a project that’s necessary and reasonable.
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