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

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

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.

A week filled with high-interest news

It’s been a week of milestones and memories, as high-interest news stories have people thinking back, looking forward and wondering what’s next.

Nancy Ponzi weaves grapevines through wire supports. Courtesy of Ponzi Vineyards and Oregon Wine History Project at Linfield College, date unknown

Schmidt and Woody -Save the Oregon Cultural Trust

Grant-funded work on Oregon wine history offers students a chance to get their hands dirty

Marvin Johnson - Tinkle on a toilet seat and 'Survivor' lead to introspection

I believe what connects reality TV to pee on toilet seats is a moral failure termed “incivility”

Scott Gibson - Mistrust can choke progress

For China to sustain a vibrant economy, it must foster innovation, but the nation’s culture of corruption chills the creative spirit

Legislators tasting the PERS porridge

Oregon’s 2013 legislative session will be defined by what it decides on proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System

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