Illustrated Editorials

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

Jeb Bladine: Save us from the evil corporations

Want more evidence that the Oregon Legislature has degenerated into ultimately dangerous levels of partisanship? Look no further than Wednesday’s passage of the obscure HB 2832 by the House of Representatives. As ...

Others Say - May 1, 2015::2

Policy differences lead to recall efforts Recall campaigns usually run out of gas before they reach the ballot, but there seems to be some juice in the tank for the effort to kick three state representatives ...

Dave Robinson: Know what to do during an earthquake

By Dave Robinson Periodically, we read of earthquakes off our coast in the 2.5 to 4.0 range. They rarely generate any trouble for us. These are viewed as either practice for the “Big One” ...

Submitted photo##The Kid’s Room at Juliette’s House offers toys, games, puzzles. Families receive compassionate assessment, treatment and support from staff there.

Hayley Collins: Hope in the darkness

For 18 years, local nonprofit works steadfastly to prevent child abuse and help victims recover

Submitted photo##During an Extension Service field crop tour in 2014, local farmers consider conventional tillage versus no-till practices.

Marie Vicksta: People spoke, legislators acted

Soil and Water District celebrates Earth Day all year with activities to protect the local environment Throughout the 1960s, the American environmental movement was building momentum and gaining support. ...

Jeb Bladine: Protect access to body cam videos

Oregon legislators are struggling with issues related to police body cams, and they have plenty of company throughout the country. It’s a hot topic nationally due to a steady stream of reports about ...

Others Say: Governor must make compromises to pass transportation bill

Kudos to Gov. Kate Brown for highlighting the state’s congested roadways in her first State of the State Address. “These issues are real, and they are statewide,” Brown said Friday. Solving ...

Jeb Bladine: Tragic death puts spotlight on caution

When a 41-year-old McMinnville man suffered serious injury in a March 31 crash at Fourth and Evans streets in downtown McMinnville, my mind jumped in two directions: First, I was transported 40 years ...

Others Say: April 17, 2015

Need to tighten rules for forest spraying A legislative proposal to protect residents of rural areas against exposure to herbicides sprayed on private forest lands has been sent to a work group, ostensibly ...

Shutterstock.com image

Leonard Finkelman: Making sense of scientific facts

By drawing conclusions from observations of the world, philosophy cannot help but be irrevocably connected to science

Jeb Bladine: Wily virus tricks us to secure a new host

This year’s virus of choice seems to be causing something between a common cold and the flu, with many people asking themselves: I wonder how long this cough is going to hang on? Here’s a ...

Shutterstock.com##A farmer needs water for his field.

Eric Schuck: Drought exposes vital mistake

Outside Boardman, about 30 miles west of Pendleton, the Navy’s footprint in Oregon is fairly small. So, for most of the past two years, when my Reserve weekend would roll around each month, I’d ...

Jeb Bladine: A trifecta of stories about public records

At the risk of exaggerating the importance of our request for Yamhill County documents, the News-Register at least temporarily has joined a trifecta of high-interest public records stories. Beginning ...

Others Say - April 3, 2015

Selected editorials from other Oregon newspapers Increase public trust by releasing police body camera videos Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would standardize the use of body cameras worn ...

Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS