Illustrated Editorials

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

Jan Iversen: The fighting side of love

First, identify the styles of you and your partner, then gain skill and awareness that leads to effective fighting, which can be a healthy aspect of any romance.

Important to admit if 'unsure of obligations'

Misinterpreting Oregon’s public records/meetings law — as in a letter from county Commissioner Mary Starrett — can be a mild offense given the complexities of that law. However, we’ve ...

Shutterstock image##The Oregon Legislature rejected a proposal for a $180 million seismic renovation of the state Capitol. It was one of few voting conflicts during the session with Democratic majorities in both houses.

Sal Peralta: Oregon legislative review 2015

The 78th regular session of the Oregon legislature concluded its business earlier this month. In the 2015-17 biennium, the legislature had an additional 10 percent or $1.8 billion to spend, as a result ...

Guest Commentary: Article triggers mega-quake buzz

The internet has been all abuzz recently about an article in the July 20 issue of The New Yorker magazine. Written by Kathryn Schulz, the article titled “The Really Big One” details the geographical ...

Jeb Bladine: Mixed implications of downtown parking

There is a mixed bag of implications from the creation of 26 new on-street handicapped parking spaces in downtown McMinnville. A first thought is that accessibility to important areas of the core city ...

Jeb Bladine: Regulatory costs strangle economy

Tunnel-vision regulations enacted by Congress and state legislatures are strangling our economy. Too many lawmakers either don’t understand or simply choose to ignore the extreme costs of their complex ...

Submitted photo##A photo of an airsoft rifles taken by the Carlton Police Department. If the orange tips are removed, they appear very real. Some criminals will paint orange tips on real guns to make them resemble toys.

Kevin Martinez: Dead ringers for real guns

Most of us grew up playing with toy guns as youngsters and, years later, our children and grandchildren continue to play with them. In today’s society, where toy guns are more realistic than ever, ...

Submitted photo by Bill Miller##These finger tattoos were inked in recognition of all the people who helped Josh Hibdon become what he is today, a self-made man. The skull image reminds him to be thankful for his life after a near-death experience. Often, tattoos symbolize serious thoughts not readily apparent.

Bill Miller: Thinking of inking

Summertime conjures up images of hot days, watermelon, swimming and, of course, tattoos. Tattoos? Well, maybe not tattoos; but it is a time when people wear a little less and you might see more ink than ...

'Disconnected' week puts focus on soccer

Women’s soccer was spotlighted this month with an exciting World Cup championship won by the United States, and there was much amazement at the disparity of payout for women versus men in that sport. ...

Others Say: July 10, 2015

Oregon students surprise Saxton with higher test scores Rob Saxton, who stepped down last week as Oregon’s deputy superintendent of public instruction, inadvertently fueled the rebellion against ...

News-Register file photo##On July 4, 1976, Mac’s pep band plays in the parade.

Jeb Bladine: July 4 tradition renewed

Kudos to Evergreen Museum and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce for stepping into the void to produce a community celebration of the Fourth of July. If all goes well and organizers realize ...

Others Say: Overprotection of forest lands actually leads to habitat loss

Overprotection of forest lands actually leads to habitat loss For decades, timber harvests on public forest land in western Oregon have been curtailed in the interest of protecting the environment from ...

Submitted photo##On July 4, 1970, McJunkin was stationed at the Muscara Compound, which served as headquarters of the U.S. Army 1st Military Intelligence Battalion, III Corps., in South Vietnam. It was the worst Fourth of July of his life.

Richard McJunkin: Memories of Fourths past

Vietnam War veteran shares seven decades of perspective on our country’s celebration of independence

Others Say: Let's repair fire spending spiral

Congress could repair fire spending spiral The cost of fighting megafires in Oregon and other western states has skyrocketed in recent years, devouring funds that the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of ...

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