Although the Affordable Care Act remains a polarizing political topic — the left hailing it while the right hates it — many people seem to agree (at least in theory) that basic health care for all is reasonable.
As an English teacher at Walla Walla High School, whose job is to create educational opportunities for students, I urge your support of the school bond in April to build a new science building. This is a significant educational opportunity for our students.
I would like to respond to Jack DeWitt’s letter that dwelled on the costs of mandatory labeling of GMOs, as a response to my Feb. 16 letter.
The many letters written about the Pioneer Park Aviary, by and large, approach the matter from an emotional basis. Few look at the overall economics.
I am excited to see the School Board pass a resolution to place a bond on the April ballot that will significantly improve the science facilities at Walla Walla High School.
When I woke that August morning in 1982, the Greater Seattle community I was proud to serve never suspected what the next 20 years would hold. We certainly didn’t expect to end up hunting for a serial killer, but that is what began on the bank of the Green River with the discovery of two decaying bodies of young women who one evil man decided were prey.
When folks are elected to public office — from local school boards to city councils to county commissions — many have little to no experience with state law regarding public access to government information.
OLYMPIA — From the stickers, you might think the issue before the Washington Legislature last week was testing in public education.
I read your paper with interest in regards to local issues, such as the swimming pool, the Aviary, raises for employees, school bonds, etc.
Lincoln High School performed “Grease” at the Gesa Power House Theatre and it was magnificent. The theater was packed and at the end there was a standing ovation for the cast, band and all those responsible for a most delightful evening.
After our grandson played in Walla Walla High School jazz band, and other band activities for four years, we attended what could be his last concert on March 4.
It looks to me like more smoke and mirrors from the Walla Walla School Board.
The March 2 Union-Bulletin editorial stated, “White House plan to ban soda ads misguided.” You refer to the White House and Department of Agriculture’s efforts to ban advertising in schools for sugary drinks like Pepsi and other sugar-laden foods.
The U.S. Senate rejected President Obama’s choice as the government chief civil rights attorney because he defended a cop killer in court.
Three bills were introduced this legislative session to improve transparency: HB 2369 and SB 6560 — increasing legislative transparency by providing mandatory notice and waiting periods before legislative action, banning title-only bills, and opening all legislative committees to the public and SB 6561 — Requiring notice of legislative committee hearings. None made it out of committee.
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