Editorial Board

The Union-Bulletin's editorial board includes Publisher Rob Blethen, Editor Rick Doyle, editorial page editor Rick Eskil and human resources manager Deirdre Bealey.

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Oregon voters should consider Washington’s legal pot mess

Oregon is preparing for the legalization of marijuana. Will it learn from Washington’s mistakes?

Fake 9-1-1 calls as pranks aren’t funny — they are dangerous and expensive

Throughout history young people (and even some older ones) get a kick pranking their pals. And those pranks change with the times.

Walla Walla School Board should let public help solve problems

Walla Walla School District Interim Superintendent Bill Jordan is certainly well qualified for the job he took on when former Superintendent Mick Miller resigned in June. In fact, with experience as an assistant superintendent in Walla Walla and as superintendent in Prescott for three years, Jordan would seem a strong candidate to take the position permanently if he wanted it.

Cantwell’s call to eliminate Redskins name might succeed

The National Football League is once again coming under fire for allowing the Washington, D.C., franchise to retain Redskins as its nickname. This time by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.

WSU-UW turf war shouldn’t get in way of new medical school

Is Washington state big enough for two publicly funded medical schools?

Retirees should not be collecting ‘unemployable’ benefit from VA

Tens of thousands of veterans who are beyond retirement age — and have no intention of getting a job — are receiving substantial “unemployability” benefits.

High court’s threat to punish state Legislature goes too far

Will the state Supreme Court “jump the shark”?

Culture that allowed lies in VA medical system must change

As investigators file their reports on the scandal that’s engulfed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical system, it’s looking even worse for VA officials.

Lack of basic decency at beach party troubling

The Illia Dunes recreation area on the Lower Snake River has apparently become the place college-age folks go to celebrate the end of summer.

NFL player’s domestic abuse spurs outrage

Watching the brutal punches thrown by former NFL player Ray Rice at his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Palmer is more than disturbing — it’s stomach-turning horrifying.

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