Submitted photoIn one of their last excursions together in April 2011, Clair Sarsozo and her son, Romero Jan Vivit III, age 20, visit Good Earth Pottery in Bellingham, Wash., a retail store with ties to their family and therefore special to them.

Clair Sarsozo - Navigating grief

Nature of mourning depends on depth, length of relationship, circumstances of death

Submitted photo John  Cloudman  Day walks in a parade at least a decade ago.

You're invited to 'Cloudman' tribute

John Day's children will hold reception to remind residents to 'Look up and see!"

The western edge of Riverbend Landfill in April 2009.News-Register file photo by Marcus Larson

Should the proposed berm at Riverbend be approved?

Phil Hutchinson and Mark Davis, neither associated with Waste Management or Waste Not, argue for and against landfill expansion

Don't hit others with your cane

Most causes of road rage are tailgating, flashing headlights, honking horns, excessive speed, improper lane changes and driving too slowly

Mired in imagery of horror, victimhood

Former Times Editor James Gleick’s observations about news reporting of the Boston bombing provoked nearly 500 reader comments

Guest writers David and Maria Mihm of McMinnville play “Sorry” with their three foster sons, from left, Zach, J.P. and Junior.
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David and Maria Mihm - Helping kids get back on track

Foster parents make real differences in lives of teen offenders

Sally Goddard - Driver cards would keep roads safer

The state of Oregon should not have to sacrifice its safety or its economy to solve the complexities of a broken immigration system

Trying to determine which is the 'Big Lie'

 In politics, one person’s big lie is another’s gospel

Submitted photoJennifer Wilson, left, earned a degree from Linfield College, traditionally a liberal arts school, in 2004 and now works for Nike. During a January term sport-management career exploration course, she met with junior Karina Paavola and other students.

Michael Hampton - ' Arts' majors can find jobs

Employers value liberal arts skills such as communication and information-gathering

Newspapers battle for metro readers

Unprecedented competition for suburban community newspaper readers is shaping up between The Oregonian and Pamplin Media Group

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Julie Hughes - Caring for the caregivers

Support group offers information, compassion and time for respite from tending to others’ needs

Internet abuse leads to mug shot proposal

Have your credit card handy if you want to remove your mug shot from these Internet websites

Lead actresses Betsy LeClair and Caitlyn Lyons of Yamhill-Carlton High School crowd into the narrow makeup-mirror area, along with Eli Spencer, who played the wizard.Mason Herbert/News-Register

Mason Herbert - The show must go on

Schools forced to trim budgets first cut the arts, but theater students perform anyway

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Darrell King - Learning how to grow old

Wisdom, acceptance, credibility expand with the passing years

Pseudo-reform idea has 'Gobbler' status

Senate Bill 822, the Democratic leadership’s proposal to “fix PERS,” should be nominated as the biggest turkey of the Oregon legislative session.

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