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: Good to have new WSLCB regulate medical marijuana

The road to legal marijuana in Washington state has been trickier to navigate than Alder Street (through construction and yet-to-be-fixed potholes), but the state Liquor Control Board — the agency put in charge of regulating the cannabis industry — is making real progress.

Editorial - Plaza Way/Ninth Ave. roundabout decision is state’s to make

To have a roundabout or not have a roundabout, that is the $3.9 million question — and it’s one that has a lot of folks in the Walla Walla Valley fired up.

Editorial - Reopening of Lyons Ferry Park great for SE Washington

The park, sited on the Snake River, is an easy drive to the east from Walla Walla. It offers access to the river or an opportunity to simply enjoy being near the river.

Editorial - Efforts to revitalize M-F will benefit entire Valley

The folks in Milton-Freewater are generating ideas and energy aimed at revitalizing the city only a few miles from Walla Walla across the Oregon border.

Editorial: State Senate’s social media policy is lame

Those elected to the state House and Senate like to feel in control, and they are in matters such as approving the state budget and setting state policy.

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.

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