Editorial - U-B begins editorial endorsements

Over the next few days the Union-Bulletin will be running its endorsements for Walla Walla City Council races and state ballot issues for the Nov. 3 election.

Editorial - It is time to regulate online fantasy games

Regular (or even casual) watchers of ESPN and other cable sports channels have heard about DraftKings and FanDuel, the online forums for playing daily fantasy sports games. That’s because DraftKings and FanDuel — separate companies — are spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising to let folks know they can win multimillion dollar prizes.

Editorial - Using GPS to fight crime doesn’t always infringe on rights

In New York, for example, police were able to thwart a criminal responsible for more than a dozen heists by embedding a GPS tracking device within a stack of money. The tiny satellite-connected tracking devices embedded in cash, pill bottles or other commonly stolen items allow law enforcement to pinpoint the location of the stolen goods and the thieves who stole them.

Editorial - A time to mourn another mass shooting

Americans have grown inured to mass violence, even when it occurs in settings that are the antithesis of the mindlessness that such violence represents: schools and colleges.

State Senate’s roadshow on education can’t ignore money

A monthlong state Senate roadshow to get citizen input on how best to fully fund basic education could be a great way to focus on the issues that must be addressed by lawmakers.

Op-Ed: Stronger gun laws needed to fix public-health crisis

After Andrew Parker watched his daughter Alison die on live television, he insisted that “it can’t be that hard” for America to act against gun violence. He is right that our task is clear: We must directly confront the law and our culture that have created an intolerable moment in our country’s relationship with guns.

Letter - All rights should be responsibly respected

If we found ourselves beneath a sky raining airplanes piloted by people who had no business behind the yoke and holding a grudge besides, we’d act decisively to figure out a way to keep these wackos from ever piloting aircraft.

Editorial: State high court ruling undercuts spirit of open government

The state Supreme Court might be correct in its ruling that the San Juan County Council did not technically violate the Open Public Meetings Act when some of its members met with county officials and employees. The high court on Thursday said the team of Council members working on an update of the county’s critical areas ordinance did not constitute a committee of and did not act on behalf of the Council.