Rick Eskil is the U-B's editorial page editor and writes the What's Up With That column.
The votes on the just completed Union-Bulletin.com poll on the election for Walla Walla County Sheriff are in and the final tally is unbelievable.
In November of 2012, when voters approved Initiative 502, smoking, growing and selling pot in Washington state was legalized for recreational use.
Election season has hit. Candidates are starting to declare ahead of the one-week filing period that begins May 12. On the U-B Viewpoints page and in the Perspective section the campaign letters have started to trickle in. It won’t be long until the dam breaks — metaphorically speaking — turning that trickle into a flood.
The drive from Walla Walla to Pasco has become pretty routine for a great many folks in this Valley. I’ve made it more times than I can remember.
What's Up With That columnist Risk Eskil looks into the region's water system to see why some places still have old-school water towers.
Rep. Tom Foley wasn’t a politician, he was a lawmaker with great political skills.
When the sandstone facade of the 1902 Odd Fellows Temple was moved to Heritage Park, a subtle change was made.
Those lotions and potions pitched as revolutionary ways to remove tattoos quickly and painlessly for a low, low price (plus shipping and handling, of course) have always sounded sketchy to me even — if it is seen on TV.
A love of food and a zeal to create separates chefs from cooks.
The term “chef” seems to be used frequently today, perhaps too frequently. Or maybe I’m more sensitive to the term living in Walla Walla’s wine-and-food age.
The current brouhaha over eliminating a lane of traffic when Rose Street is repaved gives me a strong feeling of deja vu.