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: Amend state constitution to require supermajority to raise taxes

Washington state voters have made it clear, over and over, they want to make it more difficult to raise taxes. Initiatives have been approved that mandate a two-thirds majority in the state House and Senate to raise taxes and fees.

Editorial - State should try to keep waiver for lousy NCLB law

The federal No Child Left Behind law, although well-intended, has been a disaster.

Editorial: State should continue tax break to lure film industry

Tax breaks for businesses are often vilified as corporate welfare and a drain on the state treasury.

Editorial: Government can control speech on license plates it issues

We strongly believe in the First Amendment’s free speech protection from government intrusion.

Editorial: Public should have access to police video

Last year we praised the Bellingham Police Department for its decision to be among the first departments to outfit its officers with body cameras.

Editorial: ADA rules shouldn’t apply to potentially violent standoffs

Should law enforcement officers be required to make reasonable accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill?

Editorial: Allowing more home-grown marijuana is wrong direction

Well over two years ago, in November 2012, advocates for marijuana legalization convinced voters that decriminalization would reduce crime by reducing black market sales.

Editorial - Oregon’s new automatic voter registration is a mistake

Registering to vote in Washington state is easy. It can be done at any county election office, when getting a driver’s license (by simply asking) or even online through the Secretary of State’s Office.

Editorial - Effort to regulate reduction in obesity is failure

Obesity is a serious health problem in America. Efforts to help people make better eating choices are welcome.

Editorial - Football player’s concern for head injury is game changer

The decision by 24-year-old Chris Borland, a rising star in the NFL, to quit pro football after just one season was met with jaw-dropping surprise on Monday. How could anyone walk away from the fame, glory and millions of dollars heaped on the game’s stars?

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