Judge candidates on their own credentials

The underlying story of this month’s Yamhill County primary election is the union slate, featuring three candidates on the ballot.  This is not an official slate being advertised by the Yamhill ...

Miller, Fredrick leading choices for judge seat

Voting for a circuit court judge position can prove challenging. Unlike in executive or legislative elections, there is no lengthy menu of issues to debate, and voters’ predisposed political leanings ...

New Alpine Avenue entails listening to concerned voices

Northeast Alpine Avenue looks lovely these days with its $4 million in improvements, a vision realized by city officials and business leaders seeking to transform Alpine into a pedestrian-friendly “festival ...

Bonamici dwarfs her 1st district opposition

When Suzanne Bonamici made her first run for Congress in 2012, she faced two formidable Democratic primary opponents in fellow state Rep. Brad Witt and state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. After dispatching ...

The stakes are too high to beat a retreat on bags

Tuesday’s front page was topped by a pair of stories on efforts to cope with solid waste, a byproduct of growing global consumerism. At first glance, the two topics seemed unrelated — keeping ...

All that glitters isn’t gubernatorial

On the state level, the governor’s race probably will earn top billing in the general election. However, not so much in the primary. We’ve not been overly impressed with Democratic incumbent ...

It’s time county tried looking forward instead of backward

Former Yamhill County Commissioner Kathy George sent a letter in today’s section taking Commissioner Rick Olson to task over a recent exchange with his colleagues. Olson has suggested the county ...

Starrett’s commitment deserves a re-election

It isn’t often we find ourselves aligned with Oregon Right to Life, the Oregon Firearms Federation, Oregonians in Action, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon and other outfits of such pronounced conservative ...

City can weigh study’s value by embracing its to-do list

When you visit the doctor, and receive a clean bill of health, how do you react? Do you applaud your good fortune or lament wasting money on tests turning up nothing of note? No matter what the doctor ...

Tap Primozich, Rojas for November runoff

All four candidates for Position 1 on the county board of commissioners are serious about their campaigns, reflected in a set of uniformly thoughtful and engaging editorial board presentations. We don’t ...

Republicans in House District 23 need Bledsoe’s radical moderation

The state of Oregon isn’t in a good place. It faces an ongoing Public Employee Retirement System financial crisis; some of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation; repeat episodes of ...

Early start essential in a digital economy

The McMinnville School District’s expansion into pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds — now being offered at three schools, as detailed in a set of stories this week — represents ...

Let’s hear it for conversation without a screen to intervene

Are you comfortable with remote device-assisted communication substituting for face-to-face conversation? Think of all the aspects of a good conversation, including deeper focus, eye-to-eye contact and ...

Hillside deserves our support in facing challenges of change

McMinnville’s Hillside Retirement Community was buffeted by distressing news last week when the state barred its assisted living unit from accepting new residents, pending resolution of deficiencies. On ...

History suggests sign crackdown not going to gain traction

Trash disposal and transient dispersal have been troubling city hall waters of late. They are certainly capable or raising rancor, but may have met their match in sign regulation — an issue the city ...

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