Submitted image##Artist’s concept of the redesigned library plaza.

Alice Darnton - Loving your library

In addition to reading, many people enjoy discussing their favorite books, authors.

Katie Kulla - Rejection of fish channel unhinges Grand Island quarry plans

CommunityCommentary Katie Kulla, president of the PGIF board of directors, wrote this commentary on behalf of the board. By KATIE KULLA  The nonprofit Protect Grand Island Farms ...

Community dialogue, relationships easily damaged on social media

Social media services like Facebook, founded in 2004, and Twitter, established in 2006, have opened new doors of communication. Because it gives them the ability to report the “then” and “now,” ...

Embrace of carbon tax shameless, shortsighted

Oregon’s House Democrats flexed their legislative muscles Wednesday by passing, on a virtual party-line vote, a most stunningly stupid, pointless and irresponsible piece of legislation. Our initial ...

Submitted photo##Highway 18 runs diagonally in front of Riverbend Landfill. Yamhill County commissioners will soon vote on a 29-acre expansion, which lies in the light-tan triangular area between the line of trees along Highway 18 and the gray plastic marking the landfill’s edge. This view during a time of high water in December 2014 shows the South Yamhill River along the landfill’s south and east borders.

Landfill opponents have 'won'

Years of dedicated resistance reduced the height and acreage of the original Riverbend expansion proposal; now let's have some certainty on its life expectancy

Submitted photo##On a 2003 birding tour, Sullivan uses his scope on a Washington beach just north of the mouth of the Columbia River.

Paul Sullivan - For the love of birds

How former bird hunter became enraptured with feathered friends who fly with wind beneath their wings

Jeb Bladine - Kitz campaign story revives old memory

All WhatchamaColumns This week, I was mentally transported back 27 years to a dimly lit conference room in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. It was the site of a vile political ambush that ...

Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor - Legislature has chance to prevent antibiotic overuse

Guest Writer Guest writer Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor is co-owner of Kookooloan Farms in Yamhill. As a farmer in Oregon, I feel the pride that growing food brings to our state on a daily ...

Website changes, but newspaper still print

One reason for change is many people enter our website with smart phones and tablets

Submitted photo##In September 2014, the Yamhill County Health Department posted small, yellow closure signs on the South Yamhill River near Amity, after swimmers at Green Bridge tested positive for E. coli. Downstream, drinking water had to be boiled. Certainly not improving the unhealthy conditions, litter dots the area.

Land we love is at risk

Litter, trespassing jeopardize local piece of open land and clean water

Advice to governor either bad, or good!

Perhaps, governor's decision not to resign cautious stems from cautious deliberation

Mary Starrett - N-R Jan. 30 gun rights editorial really miss the mark

Editorial and background check system are puzzling, misleading and inaccurate

Perspectives on Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Hunters Association and Oregon Wild proffer their views on what to look for in next director of ODFW and ideas for increasing revenue

House committee has higher taxes in mind

There’s little to slow the onslaught of every imaginable tax hike proposal

Ellen Rosenblum - Wise giving guidance

Precautions include watching for tax deductibility, pressure to make donation quickly, bogus charities

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