Illustrated Editorials

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

Letter to readers: Downey Jr. didn't visit, but we're sure he'd like us

Brooding actor Robert Downey Jr. didn’t visit McMinnville, encounter friendly locals who helped him get his car fixed or enjoy lunch at Mikey’s Pizzeria while the work was being done. But ...

Jeb 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 ...

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 ...

Tom Henderson: 'Nevertheless, she persisted'

Journalists everywhere are the children of Nellie Bly With March celebrating Women’s History Month, my thoughts turn to two old newspaper buddies who died within 13 days of one another in 1922. Erasmus ...

Jeb Bladine: Watching us can be watching out for us

Documents hacked from CIA or National Security Agency systems, released this week by WikiLeaks, describe methods to spy on individuals through their smartphones, TV sets, modems and other electronic devices. ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Repeal and replace’ has a faulty premise

I’ve never been a big fan of the Affordable Care Act as America’s health care solution, partly because it so significantly complicated administration of our company health plan, and also because ...

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Cpt. Chris Ray: Local drug effort at crisis point

Governor threatening to pull state support, which is vital for operation of multi-agency drug team

Jeb Bladine: Pitts optimistic on future of journalism

Leonard Pitts, known for messages of hope inserted into nationally syndicated columns about social and political problems, says he has changed. “I have not hope,” the bestselling author and ...

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Salam Noor: Oregon achieves together

Graduation numbers are encouraging, but more needs to be achieved before they’re satisfactory

Jeb Bladine: Biased people can find biased media

You literally can pick your poison when tuning into the current quagmire of national politics. The New York Times is calling on Congress to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, commenting: ...

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Charles C. Haynes: A shameful day

On Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump issued an executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, suspending the refugee program ...

Jeb Bladine: Joining us? Please leave meth behind

Editor's note: Information received subsequent to publication of this column reveals that the woman mentioned has no relationship to the alleged bank robber, and that she personifies the column comment ...

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Kathy Neary: A call for ‘housing first’

Providing a basic survival need can go a long way in curbing chronic homelessness

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