Look nearby for our cosmic address

Births and deaths; graduations and marriages; honors and awards; and many other contributions and activities keep us connected

People accountable for online 'reviews'

Oregon law is so far behind the times that it ignores the Internet

Patrick Evans, a proud native Oregonian and McMinnville resident, has worked as an executive in the health care and telecommunication industries.

Patrick Evans - We're suffering from 50 years of collective loss

Consider education, equality, American values, finances, health care, war and selfishness

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Rob Schulman - Mental health care that works

Tragedies are averted when people receive the help they need

Ukraine home gives unique perspective

The father of NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof of Gaston grew up in Ukraine

Booker T. Washington, above, wrote “Up from Slavery” and believed that industrial education was the key to African-American progress.

Nicholas Buccola - Booker T. and W.E.B.

Prominent men at the turn of 19th century engage in the great higher ed debate still waged today between vocational education and liberal arts advocates

Good to engage owners along trail

Yamhelas Westsider Trail is proposed to run between McMinnville and Gaston

Mac on a roll

The city's 2014 goals and objectives include noteworthy new projects

Saving yourself from e-mail embarrassment

Someone out there will thank me for writing this column

Theresa Crain submitted photoIn McMinnville’s Lower City Park in 2010, children attending a free watershed stewardship program presented by McMinnville Library are checking Cozine Creek for aquatic life with leader Laura McMasters.

Laura McMasters - Just add nature

Children need unstructured time outdoors to become well-developed, self-reliant adults

Wasted time, and unnecessary facts

'Crossaholics' seek group support for addiction

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Debbie Mayo, left, helped build her own home in Lafayette, which was completed about eight weeks ago.

Darrick Price - Help for the 'home' stretch

Local nonprofit enables 184 families to become long-term homeowners

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Danza Azteca performs in the Grand Lobby of the Chehalem Cultural Center during the Dia de Los Muertos Festival on Nov. 2.

Eve Silverman - Celebrating local culture

Each year, our Cultural Coalition supports various local projects with small grants

Ominous backdrop to teacher strikes

Oregon is worst in the nation at improving achievement in math

Major improvements to legislative website

The Oregon Department of Justice has a content- and feature-rich website for every aspect of state lawmaking

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