Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Rich Leipfert: Costs swelling, dollars shrinking at Mac Fire

In the McMinnville Fire Department service, Before Self is our motto. We are continually striving to improve the service we provide to our citizens is the goal. These driving forces have molded the fire ...

Jeb Bladine: Legislature showing 'tyranny of majority'

Oregon Democrats hold 18 seats in the Senate and 38 in the House; thus the supermajorities needed to raise taxes on their own. But that’s just the beginning. At least with taxes, uncertainties cross ...

Garrett Meigs photo ## Fire burned in this stand during the B&B Complex Fire in 2003 near Canyon Creek in the Central Oregon Cascade Range, killing about half the overstory trees, but allowing a high level of tree survival and rapid recovery of vegetation, captured in this image from 2007. This is typical of Pacific Northwest forest fires.

Mark Floyd: Warming taking a toll on Oregon

  The changing climate is having a significant impact on Oregon, a new report concludes, with the state growing progressively warmer, experiencing more severe wildfires and undergoing a shift ...

Justus Armstrong: Expanded rail service not cost effective

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently published its Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Oregon Passenger Rail Project, which plans to expand and improve passenger rail service ...

Jeb Bladine: A 400-word corner of ‘new’ Viewpoints

“Change,” wrote Greek philosopher Heraclitus, “is the only constant.” Former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli added, “Change is inevitable.” Today, proving ...

Submitted photo ## Debris scattered throughout a house under construction near Grandhaven Elementary School in McMinnville.

Corena Killian: A new era for waste starts in our schools

Every day, I walk my daughter to school. Every day, we pass a residential construction site where litter is rampant. Food and beverage waste is dumped on the ground. Small plastic scraps of packaging ...

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Tom Henderson: Politicians hate to see their own reflections

Poor U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She has developed a severe case of eisoptrophobia. It was only a matter of time, I suppose. And yet she seemed so young and confident. So, you know, together.I ...

Jeb Bladine: Lessons needed for SAT Generation

The “Covington Controversy” at last week’s March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. is a teachable moment if people can absorb the lesson. A much-viewed encounter involved members of ...

Jeb Bladine: A generation that transcends gender

Generations keep coming and going ... they evolve, get named and, ultimately, are judged by history. Youngest members of the G.I. Generation — dubbed “The Greatest Generation” by Tom ...

Submitted photo##View inside the Walnut Hill Quarry. The sheer cliff reveals the interior rock formation of the hill. Note the layers of three distinct volcanic events.

Robert Porath: What’s in them thar hills anyway?

Pass the basalt! In a recent column in Roots to Roofs, a special section of the News-Register, my wife and I teamed up to write about the stream crossing our property. It’s officially called Soap ...

Randy Stapilus: Majority Democrats harboring big ambitions

One decade ago, following the 2008 general election, something unusual happened with the Oregon Legislative Assembly — one party gained control of both chambers with supermajority numbers. Democrats ...

Jeb Bladine: Facts and fantasy of childhood games

For whatever reason, my mind recently turned to childhood days of neighborhood softball games. We had detailed rules for “work-up” baseball that treated everyone equally as they moved through ...

Mark Davis: Creating more affordable housing

What is affordable housing? The most of common definition stems from the guideline against spending more than 30 percent of your income on housing — rent or house payment plus utilities. This means ...

Jeb Bladine: Yet another idea about resolutions

It’s resolution time in America. Some people try to eliminate bad habits; others pledge to adopt positive practices. Resolutions such as “I’m going to lose weight” require both ...

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