Illustrated Editorials

Editorial cartoons do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the News-Register.

Rockne Roll/News-Register##The form used to collect information during Yamhill Community Action Partnership’s annual headcount of the area’s homeless population, showing a wide range of afflictions that contribute to a person’s current status.

Robert Mason: No one solution to homelessness

But there’s potential for progress with understanding and multifaceted support programs 

Jeb Bladine: Think about tax law impact on donations

Americans may be absorbed with late-stage holiday shopping, but their growing Christmas spirit also kindles a surge in charitable donations. Informed sources estimate that 30 percent of charitable giving ...

Submitted photo##Oregon State University student Andrew Chione holds up a Coho salmon carcass found on the Upper North Yamhill River during a Coho Creek Hike. Since 2012, community volunteers, student interns, and local landowners have helped the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council discover where runs of wild Coho salmon are spawning across the Yamhill River Watershed.

Gabi Esparza: Coho salmon in the Yamhill Watershed

Salmon are an iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest. Strong and beautiful creatures, they provide a number of services to our ecosystems, economies and communities. They offer sustenance for not only ...

Jeb Bladine: Anti-media solution: Lynch journalists

Philippe Reines recently wrote: “The havoc Donald Trump’s presidency has wreaked will take years to fully understand, let alone recover from. High on the list of things to undo will be the ...

News-Register file photo##Brooke Hausmann, left, and Chelsey Nichol carry the cape of newly crowned Biggest Turkey during the 1985 Biggest Turkey Competition.

Chelsey Nichol: A festival worth saving

Turkey Rama needs new life, but scrapping the event as we’ve known it is not the answer

Jeb Bladine: Reader nudges N-R for shooting update

Monday, reacting to a Saturday shooting in McMinnville, a frustrated reader nudged us with this website post: “How about an update, News-Register.” Tuesday the reader added, “I don’t ...

Jeb Bladine: Give the council a landfill of testimony

It’s great how one of McMinnville’s most diligent city councilors still has confidence in quality public input on important government issues. Let’s hope that’s not just a bunch ...

Matthew is the associate professor of History and Environmental studies at Bowdoin College. Born in Salt Lake City, he is the author of  Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle.

Matthew Klingle: The gray between black and green

While shoppers scramble for Black Friday bargains this year, outdoor retailer REI is closing its 154 U.S. stores. This is the third consecutive year the Seattle-based company will ignore the frenzy that ...

Jeb Bladine: Give the council a landfill of testimony

It’s great how one of McMinnville’s most diligent city councilors still has confidence in quality public input on important government issues. Let’s hope that’s not just a bunch ...

illarionovdv/Can Stock Photo##Example of an electronic toll gate over a highway.

John A. Charles: Tolling people on to Portland’s highways

Earlier this year the state legislature passed a bill requiring the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) to apply for federal authorization to implement “value pricing” on two regional highways: ...

Jeb Bladine: Obsession blurs lines of propriety

Obsession is a dangerous trait. Just ask J.W. Millegan of McMinnville. We don’t know exactly why a swarm of FBI agents stormed Millegan’s downtown McMinnville home Wednesday morning, except ...

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Commons##Day of the Dead at a Mexican cemetery.

Daniel Wojcik and Robert Dobler: Mourning and celebration

What ancient cultures teach us about grief, mourning and continuity of life

Jeb Bladine: Online map shows Mac crime reports

McMinnville is experiencing a spike in thefts, burglaries and property crimes, providing yet another reminder for residents to lock their cars, deadbolt their homes and stay alert. The most prominent ...

Submitted photo##Local community members and students from Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College pose with a pile of invasive weeds removed from along Cozine Creek on Linfield Campus. Linfield is working with the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council to secure grant funding to enhance the habitat on Cozine Creek on campus, and to engage the community in service learning activities.

Luke Westphal: Care for Cozine Creek

Upcoming restoration projects continue McMinnville stream’s storied history

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