Editorial Board

The Union-Bulletin's editorial board includes Editor Rick Doyle (rickdoyle@wwub.com), editorial page editor Rick Eskil (rickeskil@wwub.com) and human resources manager Deirdre Bealey (deirdrebealey@wwub.com).

Recent Stories

Selfless acts by high school athletes inspiring

The National Football League has had a few recent, high-profile domestic violence incidents that have triggered some disdain for the NFL and, at least to some, athletics in general.

Clear rules on free meals for state lawmakers are welcome

State lawmakers don’t need free — very expensive — meals. And, as we’ve argued for years, they should not take them in most cases.

Free speech on the Internet is protected

The Washington state Supreme Court is poised to make a ruling on the limits of free speech on the Internet that could have far reaching implications.

WWCC president can mend rift with faculty

The turmoil at Walla Walla Community College is surprising, perhaps even shocking, given the school has been hailed as the best community college in the nation. Even the school’s president, Steve VanAusdle, was surprised about the depth of the discord.

Disability claims should not be allowed to linger

Government inefficiency — too often supercharged with incompetence — has left the American people with low expectations. We’ve come to expect a slow response and long line when seeking government help or services.

Editorial: Johnson and Stephens are easy picks for Supreme Court

Four state Supreme Court positions are on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two are uncontested.

It’s time for US to do away with the draft

Although nobody in the United States has been drafted into the military in more than 40 years, it remains violation of federal law if men do not register for the draft between the ages of 18 and 25.

Editorial: Ignore useless advisory votes on the ballot

Once again, advisory votes are on the 2014 General Election ballot. Don’t waste your time filling in the oval or giving the two faux measures any thought.

Editorial - Police chief’s disingenuous election stand is insulting

Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber continues to say he has not taken sides in the sheriff’s race between incumbent John Turner and incumbent Tom Cooper.

Editorial: Rep. McMorris Rodgers should be re-elected

Although Congress — the Democrat-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House — remains dysfunctional, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been doing a relatively good job representing the 5th Congressional District over the last two years.

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