Starla Pointer

"Stopping By:" A reporter who knows that everyone has an interesting story to tell welcomes suggestions.

Nathalie Hardy

A local mother writes her columns in the margins of a busy family life.

"Whatchamacolumn" by Jeb Bladine

The News-Register publisher writes about the community; people; local, state and national affairs; and sometimes whimsey.

Karl Klooster

Features Editor Karl Klooster focuses on people, local history and wines.

Nicole Montesano

"Greens & Beans:" A reporter who likes to eat, cook and garden, and write about all three.

Tom Henderson

"Along the Street:" News about businesses around the Yamhill Valley.

Elaine Rohse

"Rohse Colored Glasses:" Reflections on history and home life.

Finn J.D. John

"Offbeat Oregon:" Unusual stories of historic Oregon ... suggestions welcomed.

Nancy Carlson

"Happy Tails:" Tales of the bond between humans and animals.

Jeb Bladine: In McMinnville, shovels are out

For decades, I’ve watched the steady stream of local building developments. Call it a minor obsession, perhaps, but I have a spreadsheet diary of McMinnville building permit values and major development ...

Bladine: Tax hikes become preferred solution

Oregon state and local governments have more money, but provide fewer services. The clarion call from those who presided over creation of our budget crisis is to raises taxes. One hand points to large ...

Justice system works to alleviate misery when unthinkable::1

It’s difficult to find solace in the wake of a tragedy as stomach-churning as one occurring last week in Northeast McMinnville. For those related to the victims or perpetrator of a bloody local ...

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