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Letter - Allowing anonymous comments on U-B site wrong

I am writing in response to Dan Calzaretta’s letter to the editor that appeared in the Union-Bulletin (March 30). I agree with Mr. Calzaretta’s criticism of the Union-Bulletin’s policy of allowing anonymous comments that appear on the Union-Bulletin website.

Letter - Home Depot employees amaze with kindness

You are 88 years old, standing with a collection of measurements in your hand, trying to guess exactly what materials you need. You have been told the only way your wife of over 60 years can come home from rehab is if you have a ramp built and in place (among other things).

Letter - Rise up and say no to nonsense

On March 23 the U-B published another article regarding the Walla Walla High School science building bond measure. It was stated by Sergio Hernandez, a school district administrator, that the new facility would “not” be eligible for state matching dollars as it is not replacing the current building, which the district hopes to modernize in a “future bond” proposal.

Letter - Build new science building; re-purpose old one

I have three impressions after touring Walla Walla High School’s science building.

Letter - Windmills turning aren’t necessarily generating

Thanks to Chris Gibbar for reading my letter, and for getting windmills’ embarrassing failures into print a second time.

Letter - Removing wheat straw has a price

The Columbia Pulp plant being built in Starbuck will convert wheat straw into a product suitable for making paper, thereby giving farmers an economical alternative to burning. While area residents might embrace new industry and the improvement in air quality each fall, the basic premise of the enterprise needs to be examined.

Letter - Global warming commentary appreciated

Needless to say, I salute the U-B for printing the Perspective commentary, “Global Warming — Is the Science Settled? Not necessarily,” by John R. Christy (March 23).

Letter - President Obama and SpongeBob SquarePants

Some 12 years ago my grandson introduced me to SpongeBob SquarePants. In a favorite episode SpongeBob is told to forget everything except fine dining and breathing.

Letter - Major League Baseball’s new rules are an improvement

My anticipation of the baseball season started on Dec. 13 when the Mariners signed Robinson Cano to a big contract. Cano brings talent and credibility to an organization that, frankly, has had very little in the last decade.

Letter - We can’t afford not to invest in young people

I just returned home from touring the Walla Walla-High School science classrooms. Because I am fairly new to this town, I had decided to stay out of the discussion about this issue. But after my visit this evening, I can’t resist.

Letter - Good schools are good for local economy

Having served on the Facilities Committee for the Dayton School District, I can assure the voters of Columbia County there isn’t a question you’ve asked yourselves or your neighbors about this project that we did not ask ourselves over the months the Facilities Committee met.

Letter - Wa-Hi science classrooms inadequate and unsafe

The shocking and tragic landslide at Oso last week reminds us that we, as a society, need geologists and engineers to evaluate, inform and plan to help our cities and towns grow safely.

Letter - Give Wa-Hi students competitive edge in science

As a biology professor, I see the effects of different qualities of high school science preparation on student performance in college science classes. High schools that provide effective lab-based science education create students who are more successful in college and who are thus more successful pursuing careers such as medicine and biotechnology.

Letter - Initiative 504 is about gun responsibility

I am responding to Curtis E. Stone’s letter to the editor published March 26 in regard to Initiative 594, which concerns background checks for firearms sales and transfers. The initiative is the effort of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a nonprofit organization made up of private citizens as well as over 100 organizations from throughout the state.