Editorial Board

The Union-Bulletin's editorial board includes Publisher Brian Hunt (brianhunt@wwub.com), Editor Rick Doyle (rickdoyle@wwub.com) and editorial page editor Rick Eskil (rickeskil@wwub.com).

Recent Stories

Editorial: Effort to punish teachers who strike for a day isn’t productive

Timing is everything — particularly in politics.

Editorial: VA medical care must be best, not worst

People often point to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as an example of what’s wrong with government.

Editorial - Balloonists’ spring flight is fine gesture to community

Think of the five hot-air balloons floating over Walla Walla last weekend — on what would have been the usual date for Balloon Stampede had the festival not been moved to October — as a gesture of good will.

Editorial: New carbon tax plan is no better than previous one

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon emissions tax is once again in play, this time being pushed by Senate Democrats in the current special session of the Legislature.

Editorial - Teacher-pay issue hinges on source of funds

The current debate over teacher pay in the state Legislature isn’t as much about the amount, but who is picking up the tab — at least in the eyes of the state’s Supreme Court justices.

Editorial: End self-service ban at Oregon gasoline stations

The Oregon Legislature is poised to lift the arcane ban on customers pumping their own gasoline, but only in the more rural areas of the state.

Editorial: Banning of Steinbeck classic by Idaho school is shortsighted

A curriculum review committee at an Idaho school district has recommended the use of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” for classroom instruction be restricted.

Letter - New track at Wa-Hi a win for community

Having a new, state-of-the-art track at Walla Walla High School will be great for the students and, ultimately, the community.

Editorial: Congress must curb NSA data collection powers

The Fourth Amendment was enacted by the Founding Fathers to prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. It requires warrants for searches to be approved by judges and supported by probable cause.

Editorial: Community benefits from mental health tax

Before Walla Walla County commissioners agreed to raise the sales tax one-tenth of 1 percent to fund mental health and chemical dependency treatment programs, they insisted on a detailed plan of action.

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