Jeb Bladine: Holiday wishes, in print and online

Here at the News-Register, we spend most of our time creating, producing and delivering local stories and advertising displays printed on paper. Our Oregon Lithoprint division has a warehouse full of different ...

Charles C. Haynes: Historic win for Native American religion

On Dec. 4, the two-year struggle by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protect their sacred land and water ended — at least for now — when the Obama administration denied the easement needed ...

The joy of Christmas

[The following was published by the editorial staff of the Telephone-Register on Dec. 22, 1921.] One of the finest things about Christmas is that it is real and true. It is a joyous time proving than ...

Gary Brower: Cell phone survival Making it through a wintry inconvenience

The bridge in Salem was out of commission, and I was cut off from my home in McMinnville. At 10 am on Wednesday, December 14, a wintery mix of rain, sleet and snow started to fall near my job site in ...

Others Say: Others step in where governor is silent

Addressing Oregon’s annual Leadership Summit a year ago, Gov. Kate Brown made no mention of the biggest financial crisis facing state government: PERS, the underfunded, bloated retirement system ...

Jeb Bladine: Quiet retrospective of 2016 life stories

In December, I stop to read our newspaper archive of obituary articles from the previous year. It’s a quiet, reflective and often moving experience that occasionally inspires a column about some ...

Scott Gibson: Take the test

Smarter Balanced testing allows schools to be held accountable for their performances

Jeb Bladine: Telling stories just part of the package

Grizzlies and Wildcats will mingle and reminisce at a Jan. 7 memorial service for Perry Stubberfield, and the source for many of their stories will be the man they are there to honor. Perry’s 78 ...

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Sal Peralta: Crashing the parties

County ballot measures passed in November show voters’ desire to change campaign rules

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Robert F. Dodge: The Treaty of Tlatelolco

Giving thanks to our Latin American neighbors toward a world free of nuclear weapons

Jeb Bladine: Partners produce holiday light magic

Once again this holiday season, a night drive or walk through downtown McMinnville reveals a spectacular canopy of tree lighting that magnifies the sidewalk and cross-street Christmas displays. It’s ...

Megan Corvus: Puddles, in fact, not part of final Waters of the United State law

In October, the News Register published a Viewpoints commentary by Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett, outlining her concerns about the EPA’s “Clean Water Rule: Waters of the United ...

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Jeb Bladine: Living in the local state of mind

The annual holiday spending spree began today on Black Friday, to be followed immediately by Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and four full weeks of pre-Christmas shopping. Through it all we try to ...

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Charles C. Haynes: Religious freedom in the age of Trump

In the end, this election wasn’t decided by Russian hacking, sexual assault charges, “blood coming out of her whatever,” the FBI or any of the other extraordinary moments that defied ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Facts’ categorized as election casualty

A television comedy skit this week began with organ music and a sober-faced minister intoning, “We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of our dear friend, Facts.”It was humorously ...

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