Editorial Board

The Union-Bulletin's editorial board includes Publisher Rob Blethen (robblethen@wwub.com), Editor Rick Doyle (rickdoyle@wwub.com) and editorial page editor Rick Eskil (rickeskil@wwub.com).

Recent Stories

Editorial - Social Security officials’ deception needs scrutiny

The Social Security Administration seems to be run by a few disingenuous, irrational knuckleheads.

Editorial - Rural Library District should drop plans for urban library

Now is the time for the Walla Walla Rural Library District board of directors to rethink the wisdom of its plan to build a central library in the Walla Walla-College Place urban area. The concept made no sense when it was proposed two years ago and nothing has changed to justify its construction.

Editorial - Dip in gas prices could be chance to improve US highways, bridges

The plunging price of gasoline from about $4 to $3 a gallon has done more than allowed drivers to keep a few more of their hard-earned dollars, it also presents an opportunity to upgrade the nation’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.

Editorial: Postal Service shouldn’t become payday lender

A brouhaha is brewing in the nation’s capital over the Senate confirmation for Mickey Barnett’s second term on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.

End of license plate replacement mandate welcome

A Washington state vehicle license plate made of metal with a good coat (or more) of paint doesn’t wear out easily. Heck, even those that get rammed a few times can look pretty darn good.

One-year extension of state sales tax deduction welcome

The federal income tax deduction for the sales tax Washingtonians pay is on track to be preserved for another year. The U.S. House, in a 378-46 vote, approved a package of about 50 federal tax break extensions that includes a one-year continuation of the sales tax deduction.

Editorial: Accommodating pregnant workers with light duty is reasonable

It has been 36 years since Congress approved the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, yet only now has the U.S. Supreme Court been asked if employers are mandated to offer light duty to those who are pregnant.

Editorial - City’s approved budget has right priorities

The city’s roads, despite a solid effort by the city to repair them, still stink.

Editorial -Turning threats into lyrics doesn’t make them protected speech

Artistic speech is generally protected speech as the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to free expression.

Editorial - Kidney-transplant rationing is harsh, but necessary

Kidneys and other human organs that can be transplanted are a scarce commodity.

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