Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Jeb Bladine: The right mayor at the right time

This is not the first time competing political interests have sought control of McMinnville City Council. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See ...

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Dollinger: Ballots safe and secure, even in troubled times

Television announcer: “We interrupt this pandemic to bring you an election.” As if 2020 were not already loaded with drama, we now have a major national election underway. Ken ...

Jeb Bladine: Social media the target of diverse warnings

It seems there’s a split decision about social media: Those digital apps are amazing communications tools … or, an addiction that insulates and isolates many people. Social media ...

Bone: Teleconferencing restoring medicine's house call roots

By MICHAEL BONE For the News-Register For many of us, the images of doctors making house calls are relegated to nostalgic black and white movies in which the doctor arrives at the patient’s ...

Jeb Bladine: PPP loans may be a bait-and-switch

Millions of businesses across America are beginning to recognize what may be the largest financial bait-and-switch scheme in history. You know it as PPP — the “Paycheck Protection Program,” ...

Marshall: Addiction cries for treatment, not punishment

By S. AMANDA MARSHALL For the News-Register As a 16-year resident of Yamhill County, I was disappointed to see my hometown newspaper editorialize against Measure 110. Oregon’s current approach ...

Jeb Bladine: Politics produce signs of the times

Researching rules on political campaign signs reveals an interesting dichotomy: Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column Citizens ...

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Olson: Is time right for county to embrace home rule?

What is home rule? Should Yamhill County consider a move in that direction? Under home rule, local government retains all powers of self-governance except those specifically pre-empted under state or ...

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Stone: Making a difference, one turtle at a time

Around this time last year, I was sitting at my desk at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where I worked as a production assistant for the radio talk show Think Out Loud. A colleague asked if anyone would be ...

Meador: Walking in a child’s shoes

Consider what you don't have to worry about before you reject white privilege A lifelong friend called to ask the saddest question I have ever been asked. Guest Writer Guest writer ...

Jeb Bladine: Rumbling trucks and council campaigns

Newspapers consistently provide invitations to learn about and become involved in public affairs. This week, two of those invitations deserve extra attention. One involves regulatory overreach in the ...

Bladine: Campaigns citing political ideologies

Street signs are going up; candidate forums are underway; and voters are beginning to recognize that their 2020 city and county elections are different from any in memory. Consider this salvo posted online ...

Stubblefield: Prioritize caring for vulnerable

  It is said that a society can be judged by how it cares for its most vulnerable. Guest Writer Fee Stubblefield is the founder of The Springs Living, a senior living company ...

Kaplan and Colins: Is capital punishment still worth rising cost?

By ALIZA KAPLANOf Lewis & Clark Collegeand PETER COLLINSOf Seattle University   Recently, several states, including Nevada, have introduced bills that cite legal costs as one of the reasons ...

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