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Jan Iversen - Tending your love relationship

Ritual of weekly meetings with specific intentions will help sustain partners' lives together

Foreclosures spike, and we lead the way

Yamhill County, Oregon are leaders on the list of house foreclosure actions

Kris Bledsoe of Dayton, a blend of many previous immigrants, lives with her family on Grand Island, where she owns Upper Island Farm. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in pastoral studies. Her background includes work in banking and investments, serving as a hospital chaplain, pursuing artistic endeavors and raising pigs and poultry.

Kris Bledsoe - So who do you think is taking your job?

A complaint we often hear is that immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens

HIPPA legacy drives our privacy paranoia

 It's OK in the health care world, but not its ridiculous extension to other areas of our lives

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Alice Darnton - Rescue mission for non-readers

Low literacy blocks too many from living-wage jobs, voting, educating their children

Mark Weiss is president of Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president and corporate director for Siemens AG’s Power Generation Corporation and a senior manager at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mark Weiss - Put the 'public' back into public higher

Higher education was once generously supported by the public

Let New Jersey be the nanny state

 Oregon is considering a nearly unenforceable smoking ban along 362 miles of Pacific coastline

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Matt Simek - "Terrible duties" for Americans

As citizens, let’s get to work and take responsibility for ‘government by the people’

Everyone mystified by disappearance

Area police and sheriff’s office staff are engaged in an expanding search

Earl R. Scott - It's possible that Iraq is able to solve its own problems

Laying any failure wholly on Iraqi history and culture might be wrong

Submitted photo by Andrea JohnsonJody Kropf, proprietor of Red Hills Market in Dundee, offers peach-stuffed padron peppers 
at the 2013 Bounty of Yamhill County event.

Susan Sokol Blosser - Wine was only the beginning

Expanded event celebrates trifecta of Yamhill County’s bounty

Remembering one of last 'Old Coots'

Praise and respect for former Gov. Vic Atiyeh ran high this week

Dan Shryock/News-RegisterAmity Foods & Coffee House is a regular rest stop for weekend cyclists.

Dan Shryock - Gear up for cycle tourism

Yamhill Valley benefits when bicycle riders take to our roads

Pot debates will draw comparisons to alcohol

Marijuana stories for months to come will include comparisons to a legal drug with its own long history of cultural conflict: alcohol

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In September 2007 in Rutbah, Iraq, two women walk past a gas station. Cpl. Don Iler was deployed twice to Iraq between 2007 and 2009, and served in Al Anbar province.

Don Iler - America takes aim, misses

Iraq’s history, culture will not permit USA-established institutions to last

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