Illustrated Editorials

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News-Register file photo##On July 4, 1976, Mac’s pep band plays in the parade.

Jeb Bladine: July 4 tradition renewed

Kudos to Evergreen Museum and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce for stepping into the void to produce a community celebration of the Fourth of July. If all goes well and organizers realize ...

Others Say: Overprotection of forest lands actually leads to habitat loss

Overprotection of forest lands actually leads to habitat loss For decades, timber harvests on public forest land in western Oregon have been curtailed in the interest of protecting the environment from ...

Submitted photo##On July 4, 1970, McJunkin was stationed at the Muscara Compound, which served as headquarters of the U.S. Army 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, III Corps., in South Vietnam. It was the worst Fourth of July of his life.

Richard McJunkin: Memories of Fourths past

Vietnam War veteran shares seven decades of perspective on our country’s celebration of independence

Others Say: Let's repair fire spending spiral

Congress could repair fire spending spiral The cost of fighting megafires in Oregon and other western states has skyrocketed in recent years, devouring funds that the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of ...

Haight/Morrow: Try your hand at filmmaking

Would-be movie directors enter short film festivals for honest feedback and a chance for recognition

Legalized pot has many rules, risks

We knew nothing about marijuana 50 years ago at high school graduation time. We never watched the 1936 propaganda movie, “Reefer Madness,” and we didn't know the federal Marijuana Tax Act of ...

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Jeffrey Lopez: Becoming a better father

Too many dads ignore their feelings and consequently alienate their children Father’s Day turned 100 years old in 2010. What a wonderful time to honor our dads! A Spokane, Washington, woman is ...

Jeb Bladine: Salem rule-makers march in lockstep

There are 53 Democrats in the Oregon Legislature: 35 in the House and 18 in the Senate. This year, they have ruled the state from political and social perspectives more one-sided than I can remember in ...

Scott Phoenix: Retiring teacher reflects on praiseworthy place of learning

By Scott Phoenix I want to thank the communities of McMinnville and Lafayette for the opportunity to teach their children over the course of 37 years at Patton Middle School, formerly known as McMinnville ...

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Don Iler: Old things, old photos

Hanging on to reminders helps preserve memories of loved ones as well as commonplace and extraordinary experiences

Jeb Bladine: Fireworks memories include great one-liner

A new era for Fourth of July fireworks in McMinnville will burst across the skies above Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum at an event cosponsored by Evergreen and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. ...

Jeb Bladine: Change pending for modest growth rates

Growth means change, and change can create community angst. But be forewarned, the changes in Yamhill County due to population growth in the first half of this decade are nothing compared to what might ...

'Hams' connect us with the world, even without electricty

Ever since Marconi tinkered with wireless transmissions in the early 1900s, people have been fascinated with communicating through the airwaves. Today, there are over 700,000 amateur radio licenses issued ...

Others Say: June 5, 2015

Premature to divert prison program funding to schools In 2013, the Oregon Legislature did a good thing. Faced with a soaring prison population projected to cost the state $600 million over 10 years for ...

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