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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Government shouldn’t be speech police

Some politicians lie. Some bend the truth. And some tell it like it is.

Wa-Hi bond defeat will take time to overcome

Voters on Tuesday failed to pass a $10.2 million proposal to build a new science building on the Walla Walla High School campus.

Here we go again! Gas prices on the rise across US

It’s a sure sign of spring when trees are engulfed with green leaves and flowers are blooming. Oh, and gasoline prices are on the rise.

Knowing health care costs now more important

When you take your car in for an oil change or get your hair cut, you have a pretty good idea what it will cost. Signs are usually posted at businesses that provide these services.

E-cigarettes are not toys

E-cigarettes — electronic cigarette-looking devices that heat up liquid nicotine into a vapor that is inhaled — are becoming popular despite concerns they could be as bad (or worse) for people’s health than old-school Marlboros.

Support for dueling gun measures perplexing

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Hypocrisy of state lands commissioner a concern

Washington state Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark is unquestionably a smart man. Before being elected lands commissioner, Goldmark, among many other things, earned a doctorate in molecular biology and was state Secretary of Agriculture.

Video replay has been good for pro baseball

Baseball is a game built on traditions and an unwritten code of conduct.

Targeting family for parents’ old debts ridiculous

It’s unfair, outrageous and ridiculous for the federal government to seek repayment for decades-old debts incurred by relatives — some of whom died long ago.

Releasing federal inmates early requires care

Good intentions are only the starting place for good legislation.

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