Illustrated Editorials

Editorial cartoons do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the News-Register.

Scott Gibson: Unfood - The American quest for nutrition by pills

Americans have become enamored with nutrition by pill, as have many residents of other industrialized nations. Fish oil, vitamin E, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, chromium, selenium and almost any ...

Jeb Bladine: A growing threat to our democracy

Hundreds of American newspapers, including the News-Register, have joined The Boston Globe this week in a national rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s continuous attack on the American media. Here’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Nutritious walnuts go best with music

Combining music with walnuts? I suppose it makes sense, but only in McMinnville. Five years ago today, a small crowd attended the inaugural Walnut City Music Festival. Few of those people will forget ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yearbook for the Yamhill-Carlton High School class of 1953, on display at the graduates 65th reunion party earlier this year.

Starla Pointer: Reunion opens window on the soul

I have attended more high school reunions than almost anyone — a few of my own, but mostly reunions from other schools and previous eras. I’ve covered 25- and 30-year gatherings, along with ...

Elizabeth DeVisser: Celebrating dictators a slippery slope

“Pinochet Did Nothing Wrong.” A Patriot Prayer member displayed this slogan last Saturday, when the group, supported by white supremacists, held a rally in Portland. This person’s ideals ...

Jeb Bladine: Frustrating search for available house

A local family with five kids is trying anxiously to find housing. Members have a month to avoid becoming unwilling campers at a relative’s home. The parents still have faith something will surface, ...

Amitrajeet Batabyal: Breaking all the rules not what made America great

By AMITRAJEET BATABYALOf the Rochester Institute of Technology Nations sell goods and services to each other because this exchange is generally mutually beneficial. It’s easy to understand that ...

Eric Schuck: Soybeans, cherries tell sad trade tale

Current soybean pricing is one of those situations where the late Paul Harvey should jump in with, “and now you know the rest of the story …” It really is that weird. But simply because ...

Carla Canseco: Experiencing trauma of families torn apart

I am a Latina student at Linfield College who has traumatic personal experience with family separation. Though awareness of this U.S. immigration practice has just reached the surface within our society ...

Dr. Margot Kushel / West Coast a magnet for homeless

Editor's note: Dr. Margot Kushel serves as a professor at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School. She also maintains a clinical practice with the school's affiliated San Francisco ...

Jeb Bladine: Battles to maintain 'best suited' notices

Here’s your summer reading assignment: At least browse the Legal Notices on pages 5-6 in Section B of the News-Register. Today’s include a ballot measure, a property foreclosure, the sale ...

Worth Mathewson Make a difference: Buy a duck stamp

For those interested in the welfare of wildlife, there is an excellent opportunity available at any post office. For $25, one can buy a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, commonly known as ...

Jeb Bladine: After street bond, right back to work

McMinnville transportation bond projects have and will create significant improvements in McMinnville traffic flow, but in just a few years, it could seem like an inadequate Band-Aid. It’s not for ...

Jeb Bladine: Multiple intents of new smoking law

In three weeks, smoking outdoors will be banned along Third Street in downtown McMinnville. The ban will extend from Adams to Johnson streets, plus 50 feet to the north and south. Enforcement should be ...

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