The Union-Bulletin's editorial board includes Publisher Rob Blethen, Editor Rick Doyle, editorial page editor Rick Eskil and human resources manager Deirdre Bealey.
When the president of the United States, as commander-in-chief of the nation’s military, makes life-or-death decisions it’s gut wrenching — for Democrats and Republicans alike.
White House scandals are nothing new. And neither is political posturing when a scandal breaks.
The stretch of two-lane road between Lowden and Wallula Junction is dangerous enough that lawmakers targeted it for major improvements.
Those serving in the U.S. military must be disciplined and follow strict orders. It’s the way the military can function when soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are deployed in defense of the nation in dangerous, high-stress situations.
That is something to consider this week as it is the filing period for a host of local offices, including several school boards and city councils.
It’s difficult to run for public office, and it’s usually tougher to serve.
State lawmakers were back in Olympia on Monday for a 30-day overtime session after failing to approve a state budget.
Voting should be encouraged. Government should not create obstacles to registering to vote. In fact, government should make it a simple, easy process to cast a ballot.
What happens in the White House or Congress or the state Legislature is important.
Rose Street will be repaved and remain a four-lane road. Representative democracy works.
The past few springs, rain and wind made it feel as if winter were never going to end.