Giving thanks to our Latin American neighbors toward a world free of nuclear weapons

Editorials

County's acceptance of responsibility promising sign in jail suicide

When a mistake is made in newspapering, a published correction typically suffices. When an error is made in law enforcement, it could cost someone their life. And in small, cold recompense, it could cost ...

Trail warrants shot to succeed, but farm concerns need vetting

Despite expressions of concern from area farmers, some legitimate and some over-animated, we continue supporting creation of the Yamheles Westsider Trail and urge all parties to collaborate on outstanding ...

Always new ways to give during the holiday season

Much of our holiday season routine is repeated year after year. We indulge in the same or similar foods, traditions, parties, movies and so on. But within those constraints, opportunities inevitably arise ...

Ensuring safety of students should top schools’ priorities

Two years ago, Ohio 13-year-old middle-schooler Emilie Olsen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was a straight-A student with a perfect attendance record, standout athletic skills, a love for ...

Thank faith community for all its assistance

McMinnville lies just 35 miles south of the city with the lowest church affiliation among U.S. metros, easily out-distancing Seattle and San Francisco for that distinction. And it lies in the heart of ...

Legislature must pick up the pieces of Measure 97’s failure

Oregon voters sent a message when they kicked Measure 97 to the curb: You can and must do better by us. The Legislature’s Democratic leadership was yearning for a voter bailout. Instead, it now ...

Voters tell establishment politics to take a hike

On Tuesday, America threw a desperation Hail Mary when it elected Donald Trump 45th president of the United States. He will be the first who never held a government job or served in the military ...

State funding serves best when nurturing home-grown innovation

Tuesday’s ballot included three state measures targeting feel-good causes — veterans services (96), career ed (98) and outdoor ed (99). Odds seemed good of all three finding favor with voters, ...

Learn and move on from ghastly standoff verdicts

Late last year, an armed anti-government militia began gathering in Burns to protest sanctions against ranchers been treating federal grazing land as their own. On Jan. 2, militants seized Malheur National ...

If cover-up and lies aren’t enough, what’s it take to fire an officer?

The arbitration ruling awarding sheriff’s deputy Marc Brodeur his job back, despite having engaged in a coverup and then lied about it,  is less concerning than those handed down in cases involving ...

Letters

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 2, 2016

Dog a real problem I am sure the incident of the lady who shot the “running dogs” is a horrible nightmare for her and her family. There is undoubtedly more to this story than the incident ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 25, 2016

Justice was served Let’s get this straight. Two years ago, a Latino member of our community walks into a 7-Eleven across from Linfield College and stabs to death our student athlete, Parker Archie ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 18, 2016

Fight hatred The post-election hate speech, bullying and physical violence toward people whose race, religion, heritage, sexual preference or mobility differs from our own is both frightening and unAmerican. We ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov 10, 2016

Answers seem dodgy County Commissioner Stan Primozich will not answer certain pressing questions. The Yamhelas bicycle path requires an agricultural impact study under Oregon law, but Primozich talks ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 28, 2016

Jail suicide outrageous I am outraged and very saddened by the suicide last week at the Yamhill County Jail.How does this happen? That poor woman was suffering from a mental illness and needed help, ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 21, 2016

Facts don’t add up Recently, the Democratic Party put out a mailer that stated candidate Ron Noble’s carelessness put local students in danger. It cited two incidents at Linfield College ...

Letters to the Editor: October 14, 2016

Argument fabricated One of the assertions made by opponents of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail is that it will affect the ability of farmers (that would include me) to spray their fields.A consistent claim ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 7, 2016

Smart on immigrants Thanks to Ron Noble for offering his services as state representative from House District 24. He, not his opponent, has made clear his thinking on a number of specific public issues ...

Letters to the Editor - Nov. 28, 2014: Sept. 30, 2016

Don’t disturb Fox Ridge For years many of us have enjoyed and valued Fox Ridge Road as a mile-long escape from urban stress. It’s a winding country road with wild turkey and deer crossings; ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 23, 2016

Records request goes too far I am blissfully unaware of the internal politics that were part of the performance review of City Manager Martha Meeker but found the article in last week’s newspaper ...

Commentary

 
Illustrated Editorials

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Robert F. Dodge: The Treaty of Tlatelolco

Giving thanks to our Latin American neighbors toward a world free of nuclear weapons

Jeb Bladine: Partners produce holiday light magic

Once again this holiday season, a night drive or walk through downtown McMinnville reveals a spectacular canopy of tree lighting that magnifies the sidewalk and cross-street Christmas displays. It’s ...

Megan Corvus: Puddles, in fact, not part of final Waters of the United State law

In October, the News Register published a Viewpoints commentary by Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett, outlining her concerns about the EPA’s “Clean Water Rule: Waters of the United ...

 
Jeb Bladine: Living in the local state of mind

The annual holiday spending spree began today on Black Friday, to be followed immediately by Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and four full weeks of pre-Christmas shopping. Through it all we try to ...

 
Charles C. Haynes: Religious freedom in the age of Trump

In the end, this election wasn’t decided by Russian hacking, sexual assault charges, “blood coming out of her whatever,” the FBI or any of the other extraordinary moments that defied ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Facts’ categorized as election casualty

A television comedy skit this week began with organ music and a sober-faced minister intoning, “We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of our dear friend, Facts.”It was humorously ...

 
Kevin Martinez: Documenting through body cameras

Body cameras in today’s society are critical and essential tools for law enforcement. Although this may seem logical across the board, implementation of a body camera program within a law enforcement ...

Jeb Bladine: Local sunshine on tax-hike strategies

A mass of campaign finance numbers is available online for anyone caring to analyze the politics of Oregon. Meanwhile, even a cursory look at those figures reveals a fascinating story of tax increase efforts ...

Jeb Bladine: In baseball, there’s room for agreement

In the 1950s, baseball equated with the New York Yankees, winners of eight American League pennants and six World Series in that decade. I didn’t know, or care, about the “Curse of the Billy ...

 
Nathalie Hardy: Reaching out to runaways

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, an easy event to let blend into the backdrop of calls for awareness on all sorts of critical and important issues. It’s vital for our communities to ...

Jeb Bladine: No bets, Bernie, on Clinton-Trump vote

I missed Sunday’s party, when McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the organization’s new Aspire subdivision and 25 years of contributions to Habitat by co-founder Bernie Turner. News ...

 
Who should be the next president of the United States?

 A case made for Hillary Clinton by N-R managing editor Steve Bagwell, and an endorsement for Donald Trump by local businessman Devon Cuttrell.

Jeb Bladine: A local campaign in Trump-like style

For the record, I’m not a registered Republican, and not a member of the News-Register editorial board that endorsed Ron Noble for the Legislature. Further, if Noble and the Republican Party were ...

 
Mary Starrett: EPA ruling should be ditched

Pending Waters of the United States law would cause delays and increased expenses 

Jeb Bladine: Time to finish what Obamacare started

There’s a sense of desperation — even a dangerous threat of revolution — in the air swirling around Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Meanwhile, both Trump and Hillary Clinton ...

Jeb Bladine: Paying the piper for health insurance

In nearly three years since the January 2014 launch of Obamacare, so many chickens have come home to roost that they probably would qualify for a group health insurance plan. In a February 2013 commentary ...

 
Ossie Bladine: Will a third party emerge?

With many clamoring for a break in the two-party system, libertarians hoping to be legitimate

Jeb Bladine: Election without bumper stickers

How strange is this year’s presidential election? Let me count the ways. It’s no secret that candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have the highest combined unfavorability ratings of ...

 
Omig Johnson: Musings of a gym devotee

In writing this Viewpoints I feel compelled to note that for most of my life I couldn’t even spell gym. I didn’t know a gluteus from an ab. In fact, I always assumed a gluteus had something ...

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