Illustrated Editorials

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

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Angela Flood: Records from the trenches

Being an advocate for free and open public documents is no picnic, especially in Oregon

Jeb Bladine: Silents & Boomers started local ‘drag’

Before the car parade begins in this year’s Dragging the Gut Festival, a few of McMinnville’s early cruisers would like to set the record straight. Our entertaining feature story last week ...

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Lennon graffiti wall in Prague.

Tom H. Hastings: Time for nuclear disarmament

When I turned 12 on October 27 1962, I asked my dad if he thought I’d live to go to high school. The memory of him looking at me — he was a Navy veteran of World War II in the Pacific and spent ...

Mary Stern: Inspired for the Aspire development

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new executive director at the McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity. As many of you know, I served for many years as a Yamhill County commissioner and was deeply ...

Jeb Bladine: Marijuana stories populate the news

Who would have thought, a few short years ago, that marijuana would become one of the most prominent 2016 story topics in the News-Register? After Oregonians voted in 2014 to legalize recreational marijuana, ...

Jeb Bladine: It’s tough to have an original thought

I don’t know why anyone tries to write creative commentary about Donald Trump — it’s all been written before. This week, The Donald couldn’t stop himself from wondering aloud if ...

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Gene Policinski: What is 'free speech’ on the web?

Digital etiquette and the first amendment — in theory and in practice — in social media

Jeb Bladine: Law enforcement via 'civil exclusion'

Civil exclusion laws have a dark history in Oregon, where “white utopia” policies once banned all black people from entering the state. Today, though still controversial, civil exclusion laws ...

Chip Hutcheson: We count on the mail

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?) Guest Writer Chip Hutcheson is president ...

Submitted photo##Former Chamber president Nathan Knottingham was known to stop for a selfie during events, like this moment captured with two young businessmen, Luke Welliver, left, and Zack Geary, right, during the 2016 Lemonade Day.

Nathan Knottingham: A fond farewell

First, a heartfelt thank you. Thank you to so many who were open to accepting a new member to the community, who allowed me to earn your trust, and lead your Chamber of Commerce for the past three years. ...

Submitted photo##A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Carlton pool house is scheduled for Aug. 2 at 4:14 p.m.

Pat Swanick: Pool a community success story

For the past eighteen months, I’ve been deeply involved in an exciting project to preserve and enhance Carlton’s Community Pool Complex. Carlton’s pool has a long and proud history, and ...

Jeb Bladine: Revisiting choice to avoid tweeting

Communication technology passed me by as I avoided joining Twitter — a choice I reconsidered while watching the 2016 presidential campaigns. (Point of reference: That opening paragraph is exactly ...

Photo by Amy Timshel##Tom Henderson appears as 19th-century columnist Edgar Wilson Nye in the indy movie “10 Days in a Madhouse.”

Tom Henderson: A star is born (just don't blink)

I now only work as a journalist between acting projects. My first gig was in “Othello” at South Salem High School in 1980. Most recently, I appeared in last year’s motion picture “10 ...

Jeb Bladine: Pokemon game has political connections

It seemed necessary this week to read up on “Pokémon Go,” the game that suddenly exploded into international prominence. Locally, some urged businesses to use Pokémon to lure ...

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