Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Jeb Bladine: A clash of ideas on immunization

You can understand much about the current immunization debate from just two words on each side of the controversy: Proponents of change refer to “required immunizations”; opponents call it ...

Photo by Sandi Colvin ## Looking out over Baker Creek wetland where developer is proposing fill to create 12-15 additional homesites.

Mike Colvin: Development threatens Baker Creek wetlands

Growth inevitably triggers impacts that ripple through the community. Executed unwisely, it can significantly reduce the quality of life in older, established neighborhoods and inflict damage ...

Jeb Bladine: Migration issues mix macro, micro

Most controversies produce macro and micro views of the issues. Consider the humanitarian crisis evolving on our southern border with Mexico, where “the past two months have seen a huge ...

An gram of prevention avoids a kilo of cure

By SEAMUS McCARTHY Of the Yamhill Community Care Organization The National Association for the Education of Young Children has proclaimed this the Week of the Young Child, aimed at spotlighting not only ...

Jeb Bladine: Who actually wins 'most sexist' title?

Biden, Basketball and Benevolent Sexism: I don’t know if I can cover all that in 400 words, but here it goes. Joe Biden drew heavy fire this week for his alleged past invasions of women’s ...

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Hospital strives to meet changing needs

In healthcare, each day is filled with new discoveries and possibilities, a spirit we embrace at Willamette Valley Medical Center, despite the inevitable challenges. We are inspired each day to ...

Let good times roll, but beware the black swan

In the field of economics, a black swan is an unanticipated force that can disrupt a seemingly tranquil market. The theory arose from the dot-com bubble that burst between 2000 and 2003 and the ...

Jeb Bladine: The wrong kind of destination resort

We hear a growing background buzz about the considerable expansion of small and large homeless encampments in McMinnville. That murmur will grow after today’s News-Register story explaining why the ...

Veteran trail riders make their case

By JOHN & KAREN VANDERWALL My wife and I recently relocated to McMinnville from Wisconsin. In our short time here, we have been most impressed by the friendliness of the residents who have welcomed ...

Advocates don't get the story straight

By CORY VANDYKE Last week, the News Register published an editorial headlined, “Don’t let fringe elements derail local trail project.” The content was a reminder of how the power elite, ...

Jeb Bladine: A political feud spills over grave

A political feudspills over grave It now is clear: Donald Trump does not like John McCain. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column All ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Mike Graham  and others browse the large selection of books during a recent book sale in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Library.

Jenny Berg: Interaction, discovery a route to better health

I just finished listening to an interview with Eric Klinenberg, author of “Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, And The Decline Of Civic ...

Fred Hertel: Not your father's fire service

The menu of tasks undertaken by fire service agencies has undergone extensive expansion and transformation over the last three decades, and so has the roster of personnel and tools taking on the ...

Jeb Bladine: Our contributions to annals of fraud

Financial fraud, while nothing new, is distressingly prevalent. McMinnville has contributed to that unfortunate reality, as we were reminded this week. In the 1920s, Victor Lustic sold the Eiffel ...

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