Illustrated Editorials

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Garen M. photo/Flikr Creative Commons##Monument to the First Amendment, outside Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

Lata Nott: Still Going Strong After 225 Years

By Lata Nott Special to the News-Register Common practice for liberals and conservatives now is to take turns calling each other enemies of the First Amendment. The results of this year’s “State ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Maintaining a safe, livable environment’

There are many roles in solving the problems of a growing homeless population — local and state government, social service agencies, religious and humanitarian institutions, and volunteer citizens, ...

News-Register file photo##Walt Haight leads a dance number in “Reefer Madness” at Gallery Theater. Arts and culture are important players in the local economy.

Ossie Bladine: Ushering in the arts industry

When it comes to economic development, the arts industry is often viewed as a complementary asset at best — a contributor perhaps, but certainly not a mainstay. Conventional reasoning has it that ...

Jeb Bladine: Story had lesson about cycles of life

Our Tuesday story about Cal and Debbie Kearns touched many readers with its calm, composed yet emotional telling of a human condition that too often is hidden from view. Debbie, assisted by Reporter Starla ...

Submitted photo##Speakers and Senate Bill 1054 advocates, including State Sen. Brian Boquist, left, take pictures with  family members of Will Naugle, an Afghanistan veteran who committed suicide, during an early June rally at the state capitol.

Jonathan Lockwood: Passage of Will’s Bill critical

Earlier this month, Medal of Honor recipient retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry spoke at the VETERANS FIRST rally to urge lawmakers to remove the barriers to expanding access to mental health care services.  “I’m ...

Jeb Bladine: Traditions provide community strength

Currently, city leaders and others throughout the community find their attention increasingly focused on a complex mixture of homelessness and vagrancy challenges requiring strong consensus for responsive ...

Submitted photos##Men stand and wait in a field serving line during a day’s work in the Civilian Conservation Corps near Carlinville, Ill. The CCC provided unemployed young men with $30 per month with food, shelter, and medical care during the Depression.

Tom Emery: CCC helped millions

June 30 marks 75 years since the end of the Civilian Conservation Corps, an organization that also fought fires, improved timber, irrigation, wildlife protection in Oregon

Jeb Bladine: Time to move the sidewalk bedroom

McMinnville is experiencing some fallout from political correctness. Uncomfortable with offensive labels, we have created a homogeneous concept known as “The Homeless.” Compassion for human ...

Jeb Bladine: Americans in dark on health care law

Our national attention suffers from a scattershot effect that features one high-profile news cycle after another. We leap from travel ban appeals to climate change treaties; from Russian hacking to deadly ...

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Paul Burns: Riverbend’s story takes more than 140 characters

A provocative tweet can travel around the globe in seconds or land on the front page in minutes. But for the important civic issues confronting our local community, the conversations rarely fit in 140 ...

Jeb Bladine: Former FBI chief takes center stage

I’m all in with this week’s testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. It’s 7 a.m. Thursday; Comey just started his Senate testimony; and my column deadline is in two hours. The stage ...

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Beth Dell: McMinnville bags it better

They have been called “plastic tumbleweeds.” (New York Times, Feb, 2017) They blow along our highways, snag on wild berry canes, contaminate our hay bales, float up to our stunning Oregon beaches, ...

Jeb Bladine: Beware risks of muscle memory

Drivers in downtown McMinnville need to leave their muscle memory behind and pay close attention to new traffic patterns and controls. Citywide transportation bond projects became reality this week with ...

Rich Lowry: Don’t fear the robots

We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot. A wave of fear over automation is driving dire predictions about robots rendering swaths of Americans unemployable and has created a vogue for outlandishly ...

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