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Letters to the editor: April 19, 2019

Forsake the barbarism Thanks to the News Register for its April 4 editorial supporting SB 1013, which would limit death penalty cases to acts of terrorism. Thanks also to Rep. Ron Noble for supporting ...

Letters to the editor: April 12, 2019

Hard decision to make Thank you for bringing readers current facts, and potentialities, as to the possible need to expand low-income housing in McMinnville. (April 5 editorial, “Housing crisis is ...

Letters to the editor: April 5, 2019

Vaccination only way to go? Relative to the recent comment by Mr. Griffith about my credentials as an “unlicensed chiropractic doctor,” I submit the following for News-Register readers. I ...

Letters to the editor: March 29, 2019

No laughing matter I am a student at McMinnville High School. I wanted to bring to your attention the worry some students and parents have on school threats. High school kids do joke around about “shooting ...

Letters to the editor: March 22, 2019

Expand county commission I’m pleased to see Commissioner Casey Kulla is holding meetings around the county focusing on a five-member board of commissioners. When I first moved to McMinnville in ...

Letters to the editor: March 15, 2019

Bill threatens timber industry An open letter to the Yamhill County commissioners: My name is Jim LeTourneux, owner of Tripletree LLC, a family-owned timber farm in West County. I’m a silviculturalist ...

Letters to the editor: March 8, 2019

Stand for free choice In response to the article “Oregon duty-bound to tighten vaccination law,” I would like to add a few additional facts. First, infectious diseases had declined by nearly ...

Letters to the editor: March 1, 2019

Mill doing all it can As an environmental activist, I am seriously concerned about the extreme weather conditions we are experiencing. It is vital that all of us come together to seek common-sense solutions. In ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 22, 2019

Lamenting a big loss Our community will soon lose a remarkable medical resource. We are saying good-bye with sadness and gratitude to a surgeon who set the bar for top-quality care in his work with patients. Dr. ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 15, 2019

State control not the answer About a year ago, three of my tenants came to me with concerns about one of the other apartments. Cars would drive up. Someone would get out, go in for a few minutes, come ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 8, 2019

Cheating distorts comparisons For years, we've heard Oregon's graduation rates are among the worst in the country. Our four-year graduation rate rose from 74 percent in 2015 to 79 in 2018, still far ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 1, 2019

Crusading against carbon While researching the Oregon Clean Energy Jobs Bill, coming up this session, I came across an article in last week’s Forbes Magazine headlined: “2018’s Green ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 25, 2019

Promotion of promiscuity For some time, I have wondered about the value of sex education in the public schools. It appears without ethical consensus, so is designed to offend no particular group and therefore ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2019

Buyer beware If you are contemplating buying a house, and it may have any historical significance, check with the planning department first. If it’s on a list kept by the city’s Historic Landmarks ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 11, 2019

Park upkeep gets short end I see the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is embarking on yet another neighborhood park. I called the city in 2017 asking that the Chegwyn Park be better maintained. ...

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