Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Photo courtesy of OSU’s Loesgen Lab ## Researchers Gisela Gonzalez-Montiel and Ross Overacker of Oregon State University process fish and slime swabs collected by marine biologist Misty Paig-Tran of Cal State Fullerton.

OSU team fishing for next generation of antibioltics

One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illness and owe your recovery to tiny microbes flourishing in the slippery layer of mucus that coats fish. After earning a Ph.D. ...

Jeb Bladine: Care center vote a political train wreck

The countdown is underway for a Nov. 5 special election to repeal McMinnville’s 2018 law regulating and licensing care centers. It was a political train wreck from the beginning. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Service remains fulfilling despite the frustrations

The first issue I want to make very clear is this: I love serving on the Carlton City Council. Guest Writer Guest writer Linda Watkins grew up in a civil service family in Northern California. ...

Jeb Bladine: National Greek play needs walk-on roles

Thursday’s New York Times story by Kate Taylor reports on judicial sentencing in the nationwide college admissions fraud case. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of ...

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Trade is conducted by people, not by nations

A few weeks back, my wife and I were in Astoria when we stumbled across a shop selling salty licorice. Guest Writer Eric Schuck serves as a professor of economics at Linfield College. ...

Jeb Bladine: Time to saddle up on Urban Renewal

Access to funds for McMinnville’s 2013 Urban Renewal Plan is exceeding the most optimistic expectations. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > ...

Jeb Bladine: We're just too busy to focus on climate

People seem to be busier than ever. And all those activities — personal, family, social, business, entertainment, civic, political and more — make it almost impossible for people to focus on ...

Governor undermines her own transparency

By DANIEL BEVARLY National Freedom of Information Coalition Open, accessible and accountable government with freedom to public information without interference from governing bodies — or elected ...

New immigration rules stir fear and confusion

Over the past two weeks, the Immigration Counseling Program at Lutheran Community Services NW has been flooded with calls from the local immigrant community. Guest Writer Jordan Robinson has ...

Submitted photo ## A May 4, 2016 crash outside McMinnville left one dead and three seriously injured.

Melissa Gates: Crash shattered lives in mere split second

Most people know our story. What I want people to know is how it changed our lives. Guest Writer Melissa Gates grew up in Amity. She began working in the Yamhill County District Attorney’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Mack Theater buzz updates local story

The buzz crisscrossed McMinnville in minutes last week: J.W. Millegan and his two sons were buying the iconic Mack Theater building. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of ...

Jeb Bladine: Alabama drawn into eye on the hurricane

President Donald Trump outdid even himself this week as a hurricane-force windbag. Somehow, despite his many assaults on truth and morals, his performance on Hurricane Dorian seemed almost worse — ...

New Zealand free of fear induced by gun culture

In June 2018, my family left McMinnville for New Zealand. Scott Schieber is a former 20-year resident of McMinnville, where he worked as a family physician and served on the school board. He ...

Letter to readers: How I survived all hell breaking loose

I spend most of my Saturday afternoons in downtown Portland, usually just a few blocks from the extremists who regularly turn politics into a contact sport. Despairing of the state of the world, ...

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