Submitted photo##Guest writer Jared Larson began
his voyage in Svalbard, a
Norwegian archipelago in the
Arctic Ocean. He has taught
science at McMinnville High for 17 years, helping students enjoy science afield. He and
his wife, Mindy, are raising two children in McMinnville.

Jared Larson - Science from the Arctic

By Jared Larson Close your eyes and picture a place you would like to visit. When I close my eyes, I see the Arctic. There are polar bears roaming the ice and hunting for seals. Vast expanses ...

Emily Grosvenor - Writing reflects terroir, too

Unique local festival draws potential writers whose work finally finds its way to printed page

Jeb Bladine - Anti-business laws multiplying in Salem

How are things going at the Oregon Legislature? Just great, if you believe in oppressive government regulation; not so good if you believe in a free enterprise system. State Rep. Bill Kennemer, R-Canby, ...

Dave Robinson - Getting tech ready to prepare for and recov

I confess to being completely fascinated with gadgets. I’m pretty sure I’m in the majority. Otherwise, how do you explain the millions of tablets, smartphones and other computerized gizmos ...

Others Say - March 27, 2015

Spend a pittance to protect sage grouse The potential effects on Baker County’s economy if the federal government lists the sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species can hardly be underestimated. ...

David Roth/Patrick Story - Ask legislators to return rural investments to rural Oregon

A nasty loophole in Oregon law is being used to divert tax money from the intended rural recipients in favor of the Portland Metro area. Because of a twist in the law, about 5,000 acres of urban land in the Portland area are treated as rural because those acres were considered rural back in 2002.

Salley Ivey - Yamhill County juvenile facility is strict, as it should be

When I read the article on the Yamhill County juvenile facility published a few months back (News-Register, Nov. 4, “Lining up at Juvie”), it really upset me. I chose not to speak out, but ...

Jeb Bladine - In 'Sunshine Week,' Oregon has clouds

All WhatchamaColumns                     This has been “Sunshine Week,” a national dialogue about open government, freedom of information ...

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Sheri King - Possibly Oregon's first city park

Joel Perkins Park in Lafayette will soon be recognized with historical marker

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.

Jeb Bladine - 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

Others Say: Oregon’s statues will add diversity in U.S. Capitol

From The Register-Guard, Eugene The ponderously named Statuary Hall Study Commission was no doubt happy last week to hand state lawmakers the final job of deciding which two historic figures should represent ...

Jeb Bladine - We remember and admire all that was

All WhatchamaColumns                     Dave Frohnmayer, as we’ve been reminded this week, was many things to Oregon. Comments from state ...

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 ...

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.

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

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