Illustrated Editorials

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

Jeb Bladine: Silent moments; back to business

Please join me in a moment of silence for 189 mass-shooting victims — killed and wounded — from incidents since June 2015 in Charleston, Chattanooga, Roseburg, Colorado Springs, San Bernadino ...

News-Register file photo##Music lovers dance to the sounds of Sol Seed during last year’s Walnut City Music Festival, which unveiled the new stage to be used during the Grain Station  Brew Works’ weekend concerts this summer.

Ossie Bladine: Enjoying the summertime tunes

Ah, summer. The days when I celebrated the end of my school year are long gone (although I get to help my wife, a teacher, celebrate) and summer weather seems to be sporadic throughout the year these days. ...

Sen. Doug Whitsett: Putting an end to fake emergencies

The ability of American citizens to petition their government to redress grievances is enshrined in our nation’s founding documents. The right to refer measures passed by the Oregon Legislative Assembly ...

Free summer meals offered to youths

Yamhill County school districts will be offering free federally subsidized meals to youths 18 and under again this summer. Meals will be offered on a drop-in basis, with no registration requirement. ...

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Carolyn Smithrud: Staying safe while you sip

The attention on our area as the heart of Oregon wine country continues to grow, and with it an increase in traffic in our cities and on country roads. All should do their part to ensure the roads remain ...

Jeb Bladine: Debate continues on rural pot shops

It’s rebuttal time on the idea of populating Yamhill County with marijuana shops along rural highways. Although the deadline is past for submitting written testimony to the county planning commission, ...

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Don Iler That's it for this journalist

I’ve had two of the three worst jobs in America.  According to a recent list from www.careercast.com, as a newspaper reporter, I’ve worked the worst job in America for the past three ...

MacHub nonprofit still alive, helping

Time for an update on MacHub, a unique local project creating new funding streams for nonprofit agencies through a professional online sales operation of donated items. We’ve been unabashedly supportive ...

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Starla Pointer: Commencement etiquette

Graduation should be a happy occasion during which students are honored and their years of achievement celebrated. It’s a formal event. It should be treated that way — for the benefit of all ...

Jeb Bladine: Be sure about plan for transfer station

Riverbend Landfill has generated so much angst and protest over so many years it’s surprising to see almost no public interest generated by plans for a new solid waste facility in McMinnville. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Submitted photo##John Francis and Caye Poe riding an elephant in India during one of their many world travels.

Traveling with benevolence

My wife, Caye, and I like to travel, mainly to less developed countries where we encounter memorable situations: * We saw a Maasai herdsman with his cattle on grassland in Tanzania “Ah! Timeless ...

Jeb Bladine: Maslow would like Precinct 18 voters

McMinnville voters must be feeling pretty good about their lives — that was especially true this week in McMinnville’s Precinct 18 on the northwest side of town. I’m reminded of the ...

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David Bates: Other manifestations

The 17th Annual UFO Festival is upon us, which for UFO enthusiasts means alien costumes, games, lectures, films and live music.  It seems an ideal occasion to place the topic of UFOs in the context ...

Jeb Bladine: A great time to find 1,284 more planets

The timing couldn’t be more appropriate for this week’s announcement that the Kepler telescope mission has discovered 1,284 more exoplanets. As that news was sinking in, McMinnville was gearing ...

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