Jeb Bladine: Joining us? Please leave meth behind

Editor's note: Information received subsequent to publication of this column reveals that the woman mentioned has no relationship to the alleged bank robber, and that she personifies the column comment ...

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Kathy Neary: A call for ‘housing first’

Providing a basic survival need can go a long way in curbing chronic homelessness

Jeb Bladine: Progressive looks at parking solutions

McMinnville has been progressive about downtown parking for decades. As tourism and property developments returned parking challenges to the forefront of public discussion, decision-makers will join a ...

Deb Bridges: Share a room, but not a bed

After receiving the exciting news confirming a pregnancy comes the undeniable thrill about decorating a nursery. Parents are lured by the decorative bedding in stores and online, filling the crib with ...

Jeb Bladine: Most wars begin with demonization

President Donald Trump recently stood on so-called hallowed ground in front of the CIA Memorial Wall — there, presumably, to soothe wounds he inflicted by comparing the U.S. intelligence community ...

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Tom Henderson: Requiem for a crusading newspaperman

Nat Hentoff died this month at the age of 91. That is a tragedy. A greater tragedy is how so few of you know he lived. The vast majority of you probably just read his name for the first time. Many people ...

Jeb Bladine: Resolve combined with apprehension

My cousin’s husband is Northern California regional coordinator for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan advocacy organization with 366 active chapters worldwide. I’ve enjoyed ...

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Peter Hofstetter: Restore hospital Medicare payments with ACA repeal

In the new year, Congress and President Trump have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If they are successful, it is imperative they restore critical Medicare payments to hospitals and clinics ...

Scott Gibson: Unraveling Obamacare

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Jeb Bladine: Reality intertwined in more ‘fake news’

This has been an extraordinary week in national politics. It began with long-awaited congressional hearings on nominees to the Donald Trump Cabinet, accompanied by the president-elect’s first press ...

Ossie Bladine: From non to fake news

It’s more important than ever for consumers to read and view responsibly

Jeb Bladine: Can’t stop thinking about the chickens

Most writing guides provide clear advice about clichés: Don’t use them; be creative, not trite. Admittedly, I’ve strayed from that clearly-marked path. I’ve described chickens ...

Rich Lowry: Who’s the Boss? Divided GOP congress must find balance

Donald Trump was supposed to take over the Republican Party, but the question going forward will be whether the Republican Party takes over him.So far the early legislative agenda of Republicans after ...

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Charles C. Haynes: Historic win for Native American religionFirst Amendment works — and will — if we still have it

Our First Amendment freedoms will work — if we still have them around to use. Those five freedoms — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — have been challenged at various times ...

Jeb Bladine: Calendar year has collection of politics

What would we do without calendar years? They provide regular opportunities to regret various behaviors and pledge to do better in the year ahead – thus, the tradition of New Year’s resolutions ...

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