Illustrated Editorials

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McMinnville Economic Development Partnership photo##Former Evergreen International Aviation campus in McMinnville.

Christensen and Richards: Five Years Later - Poised for greatness or opportunity wasted?

Past and present, as analyzed by Jody Christensen: On Dec. 31, 2013, Evergreen International Aviation and several of its subsidiaries filed for dissolution under Chapter 7. Within a few short weeks, ...

Jeb Bladine: State hides behind attorney-client wall

Oregonians are not entitled to know which new laws are being proposed by state agencies — not until hand-picked insiders set the legislative agenda; not until attorneys draft the language to enact ...

Jennifer Moore & Michael Socolow: Violence against media echoes earlier times

[Jennifer Moore, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, has published numerous scholarly articles on media history and contributed chapters to a number of collections ...

Jeb Bladine: A local case for the Ghostbusters

If there ever is a Ghostbusters IV movie, perhaps producers could commandeer the Evergreen Museum campus and cast out any remaining spirits of mischief. For five years, the words “Evergreen” ...

Jeb Bladine: Thrift shops seeing surge of donations

MacHub is back in McMinnville, and the timing seems appropriate, based on a quick look at American culture and population characteristics. The nonprofit online thrift shop, located behind Staples, is ...

Susanne Sayles: Trip opens eyes to life’s simple truths

In the fall of 2016, I was offered the opportunity to take a group of high school leaders to the Dominican Republic as a representative of the Oregon Association of Student Councils. After a year and ...

Jeb Bladine: McCain peels back some Trump Teflon

The media often disdained Ronald Reagan as the “Teflon President,” citing bad decisions and poor government performance that didn’t conform to his popular public persona. Similarly, President ...

Dr. Elliot Lasson: Summer job becoming relic of past

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Jeb Bladine: Ghost of the ‘Gut’ lures us downtown

The ghost of the Dragging the Gut Festival must have wandered onto Highway 18 Tuesday morning as some kind of eerie apparition, luring that hapless semi-tractor convoy off its route and into downtown McMinnville. Reportedly ...

Scott Gibson: Unfood - The American quest for nutrition by pills

Americans have become enamored with nutrition by pill, as have many residents of other industrialized nations. Fish oil, vitamin E, vitamin C, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, chromium, selenium and almost any ...

Jeb Bladine: A growing threat to our democracy

Hundreds of American newspapers, including the News-Register, have joined The Boston Globe this week in a national rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s continuous attack on the American media. Here’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Nutritious walnuts go best with music

Combining music with walnuts? I suppose it makes sense, but only in McMinnville. Five years ago today, a small crowd attended the inaugural Walnut City Music Festival. Few of those people will forget ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yearbook for the Yamhill-Carlton High School class of 1953, on display at the graduates 65th reunion party earlier this year.

Starla Pointer: Reunion opens window on the soul

I have attended more high school reunions than almost anyone — a few of my own, but mostly reunions from other schools and previous eras. I’ve covered 25- and 30-year gatherings, along with ...

Elizabeth DeVisser: Celebrating dictators a slippery slope

“Pinochet Did Nothing Wrong.” A Patriot Prayer member displayed this slogan last Saturday, when the group, supported by white supremacists, held a rally in Portland. This person’s ideals ...

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