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: In the end, Patriot QB will be judged as arrogant

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prevailed Thursday as his his four-game suspension for cheating was overturned by a federal judge.

Editorial: Student athletes receiving stipends shouldn’t be fined

College football is, without a doubt, big business — at least for schools in the major conferences (with ginormous TV contracts) such as the PAC 12, Big 10 and SEC.

Editorial: Public official can’t deny legal marriage license to gay couples

The county clerk in Kentucky who denied a marriage license to same-sex couples on religious grounds — saying she was acting “under God’s authority” — is in the wrong line of work.

Editorial: USPS needs freedom or more federal funding

Snail mail, while not as popular or crucial at it once was, nevertheless serves an important purpose.

Editorial: It’s Fair time in the WW Valley for 149th time

Although it’s hard to believe fall is on the horizon — as temperatures have been hovering at or above 90 degrees — it will be clear this week. The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days kicks off for the 149th time.

Editorial - Reported flaws in nuclear waste plant concerning

The nuclear waste at Hanford was supposed to be turned into glass logs. That, at least, has been the plan for the millions of gallons of radioactive waste accumulated over seven decades at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Editorial - Optimism abounds as new football season begins

Sports fans in Washington state need something to take their minds off the dreadful season the Seattle Mariners are having.

Editorial - Senate GOP should focus on education funding

Senate Republicans (and one Democrat who sides with the GOP on many issues) have arched their collective backs to challenge the state Supreme Court’s recent order fining the state $100,000 a day for not fully funding basic education.

Editorial - School is open! Focus on driving in school zones (and all roads)

The school year has started. Make sure to be aware of and slow down in school zones.

Editorial: Madison Park plan for homeless not sustainable

The City Council has been asked by the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless — a newly formed group that includes Councilwoman Barbara Clark — to exempt from the state building code some requirements as it seeks to establish a day center and microhousing for the homeless on a piece of land off Pine Street it is calling Madison Park.

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