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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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.

Walla Walla City Council should find way to keep Aviary open

Friends of the Pioneer Park Aviary, the group raising money to keep the bird sanctuary going, should be given more time. The group fell $50,000 short of the amount needed to secure the Aviary’s future.

Port of Walla Walla shouldn’t buy downtown land

The Port of Walla Walla, as a taxpayer-funded government entity, should not compete with private businesses. Its mission, as stated on its website, is “fostering economic development throughout Walla Walla County.”

Proceed carefully in pushing insurance companies to cover sickest patients

The health care overhaul, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) prevents insurers from rejecting customers with expensive pre-existing medical conditions. Yet, insurance companies have figured out ways to discourage those expensive patients from buying their insurance.

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