Illustrated Editorials

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Peter Hofstetter: Restore hospital Medicare payments with ACA repeal

In the new year, Congress and President Trump have promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If they are successful, it is imperative they restore critical Medicare payments to hospitals and clinics ...

Scott Gibson: Unraveling Obamacare

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Jeb Bladine: Reality intertwined in more ‘fake news’

This has been an extraordinary week in national politics. It began with long-awaited congressional hearings on nominees to the Donald Trump Cabinet, accompanied by the president-elect’s first press ...

Ossie Bladine: From non to fake news

It’s more important than ever for consumers to read and view responsibly

Jeb Bladine: Can’t stop thinking about the chickens

Most writing guides provide clear advice about clichés: Don’t use them; be creative, not trite. Admittedly, I’ve strayed from that clearly-marked path. I’ve described chickens ...

Rich Lowry: Who’s the Boss? Divided GOP congress must find balance

Donald Trump was supposed to take over the Republican Party, but the question going forward will be whether the Republican Party takes over him.So far the early legislative agenda of Republicans after ...

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Charles C. Haynes: Historic win for Native American religionFirst Amendment works — and will — if we still have it

Our First Amendment freedoms will work — if we still have them around to use. Those five freedoms — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — have been challenged at various times ...

Jeb Bladine: Calendar year has collection of politics

What would we do without calendar years? They provide regular opportunities to regret various behaviors and pledge to do better in the year ahead – thus, the tradition of New Year’s resolutions ...

Jeb Bladine: Holiday wishes, in print and online

Here at the News-Register, we spend most of our time creating, producing and delivering local stories and advertising displays printed on paper. Our Oregon Lithoprint division has a warehouse full of different ...

Charles C. Haynes: Historic win for Native American religion

On Dec. 4, the two-year struggle by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protect their sacred land and water ended — at least for now — when the Obama administration denied the easement needed ...

The joy of Christmas

[The following was published by the editorial staff of the Telephone-Register on Dec. 22, 1921.] One of the finest things about Christmas is that it is real and true. It is a joyous time proving than ...

Gary Brower: Cell phone survival Making it through a wintry inconvenience

The bridge in Salem was out of commission, and I was cut off from my home in McMinnville. At 10 am on Wednesday, December 14, a wintery mix of rain, sleet and snow started to fall near my job site in ...

Others Say: Others step in where governor is silent

Addressing Oregon’s annual Leadership Summit a year ago, Gov. Kate Brown made no mention of the biggest financial crisis facing state government: PERS, the underfunded, bloated retirement system ...

Jeb Bladine: Quiet retrospective of 2016 life stories

In December, I stop to read our newspaper archive of obituary articles from the previous year. It’s a quiet, reflective and often moving experience that occasionally inspires a column about some ...

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