Illustrated Editorials

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Readers Forum: Election edition

The price is right I support the upcoming school bond proposal because it’s the right proposal at the right time. Like many McMinnville residents, I felt conflicted about whether improving existing ...

Jeb Bladine: Where was outcry against BOLI rules?

Why didn’t the Oregon business community show up this week to oppose one of the most ludicrous regulatory suggestions in memory? Does their balance mean people simply accept the nonsense proposed ...

Jeb Bladine: If only the two sides talked to each other

Let’s break from discussing Evergreen-related legal entanglements long enough to take a peek behind the curtain. We see well-intentioned people trying to stabilize an important nonprofit institution; ...

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Paige Benner: The rise of slacktivism

If only a “like” on Facebook triggered a gallon of clean drinking water to be delivered to an impoverished community; a retweet meant a safe home for a starving dog; or, a comment on Instagram ...

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Scott Gibson: Making every baby wanted

In an age when political positions are staked out with razor wire, it is unusual to find solutions to social problems that can bridge political divides. We may, however, be on the cusp of a radical change ...

Jeb Bladine: Americans have short memories

I thought I knew a lot about the 2007-09 recession — housing costs driven up by fraudulent loans, Wall Street greed and a financial crash triggered by reckless derivatives of mortgage-backed bonds. Then, ...

Public domain##Scene from “His Girl Friday” (1940), based on the play “The Front Page” (1931), written by reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.

Tom Henderson: We the media

Wolf Blitzer never showed up. Neither did Anderson Cooper. One would think Sean Hannity or Megyn Kelly would drop by, if only to interrupt the speakers. Nope. Even the Portland television boys couldn’t ...

Jeb Bladine: GOP has history of convention dramas

For all the spectacle and angst of the 2016 Republican presidential primary campaign, we may be headed to an even more gripping turn of political events: a brokered GOP convention July 18-21 in Cleveland, ...

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Reid Oliver: Driving wine consumption

As the last of the Millennial Generation joins the ranks of the legal drinking age, marketers around the world scramble to understand this extremely large, and historically diverse faction of the population. While ...

Jeb Bladine: Intrigue continues in Evergreen cases

It’s been 27 months since the bankruptcy of Evergreen International Airlines launched a cottage industry of legal actions that have confounded not only observers, but participants. When a monarchy ...

Submitted photo##MV Advancements client Rene Dominic, right, poses with her coworker Leah Baker and Lilly the bird at the McMinnville Petco store.

Mike Schmidt: Immeasurable impacts

I have always had a special place in my heart for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As the Director of Employment Services at MV Advancements, I have the privilege of helping ...

Jeb Bladine: 2014 NIMBY caution just as relevant today

Two weeks ago, without warning, a contingent of farm owners appeared to present county commissioners with an array of concerns about the Yamhelas Westsider Trail project. We could ask what kind of organizing ...

Sal Peralta: Legislature as divided as ever

The 2016 legislative session concluded on March 3rd of this month, closing the door on one of the most contentious, partisan and acrimonious sessions in recent history. Oregon voters approved annual sessions ...

Jeb Bladine: Threatened tragedy draws slow reaction

Here at the newspaper, we like to think we understand the nuances of “public interest.” I have to confess to being fooled this week by relatively limited public reaction to a bloodcurdling ...

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