Courtesy of Steve Singleton This view of McMinnville in September 2012 includes the roof of Cook School on Northeast Lafayette Avenue at lower right, Buchanan Cellers on Fifth Street at lower left, train tracks near the top, and the Oregon Brews & BBQs event at center left. The large white roof at the top is RB Rubber. The L-shaped building next to RB Rubber is Pacific Rentals and Storage on Northeast 14th Street.

Kelly McDonald and Cassie Sollars - 20-year visions for McMinnville

Based on the past, two community leaders imagine how McMinnville will look in 20 years

Courtesy of Kyer Wiltshire
Children participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for Harper’s Playground on June 8, 2012.

Cody Goldberg - Play for all

Harper’s Playground was first park in Portland built to include children with physical challenges

Reading politics between the lines

Oregon already has eliminated one barrier to voting by replacing polling places with home-delivered ballots

Marcus Larson filephoto/News-RegisterIn July 2012, Bruce Simonson runs the hay baler on his Sheridan farm. The first statewide land use planning system, established in Oregon in 1973, help maintain exclusive farm use for productive agricultural property.

Marilyn Worrix - Separating urban from rural

Oregon’s land use planning system marks 40 years of protection against sprawl

If tornado hits, we 'stop the presses'

In a 90-minute span, our staff went to the scene, snapped and processed photos, interviewed witnesses and officials, wrote the story and remade pages on the computer

Marcus Larson file photo
News-RegisterOne of the employees at Cascade Steel, which came to McMinnville through the efforts of MIP, 
is Fred Menke, 
who keeps watch on the steel recycling process.

Carol Granger - Connections boost economy

Starting in 1953, local organizations attract new businesses, help existing enterprises thrive, create mutually beneficial partnerships

A human transition that's shared by all

Two remarkable women died this week in Yamhill County

Tom Love - Twilight of the Petroleum Age affects our culture

♬ And we had fun, fun, fun ♫ … till we went over the net energy cliff

Ray Fields - Consider complex story of YCOM's founding, fund

A special district, like the one originally formed, could administer funds and maintain radio communications equipment on a permanent basis

Online help with donation decisions

Red Cross has the most widely recognized brand among American and international relief agencies

News-Register illustrationMost people think vehicle emissions are the single biggest contributor to greenhouse gases. But electricity production (coal burning) and industry contribute much more. The total of 28 percent for transportation consists of 17 percent for light vehicles, including cars and sport utility vehicles, and 11 percent for other transportation such as semi-trucks, trains, planes and buses.

Mike Colvin - Call a halt to ethanol

Adding more corn-based fuel to gasoline mix makes no sense, will not achieve our goals

Employment rights permeate MPD case

The government cannot demote or terminate a public employee without “due process.”

Shutterstock.comThe guest writer, a local compulsive gambler, is not identified by name or photo. This essay is one woman’s experience of gambling addiction, written with the hope that others may find the help they need. For more information, call Yamhill County’s gambling program at 503-434-7527.

Betting on the next $100

After blowing tens of thousands on her habit, gambling addict concentrates on turning her life around

It's all about having right tools and toys

In men, at least, the distinction between toys and tools can become pretty blurry

Others Say - May 17, 2013

Unwise cuts in the U.S. wildfire budget The best time to fight a wildfire is before it starts. Reducing fuels reduces fires. There’s less threat to the public, firefighters, trees, wildlife and ...

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