News-Register Letters Policy

The News-Register welcomes written opinions about issues of public interest and about the content of this newspaper. Letters from non-local writers are accepted only if they focus on local issues. Letters ...

Letters to the Editor: February 23, 2024

Don’t be so sure Everyone knows? This statement, from last week’s “Pure hypocrisy” letter, misleads, divides and keeps us from civilly discussing important issues. I belong to ...

Letters to the Editor: February 16, 2024

20-minute neighborhoods I was excited to read in the Jan. 22 News-Register that the McMinnville Planning Commission included the concept of 20-minute neighborhoods in its priority projects for the next ...

Letters to the Editor: February 9, 2024

Working together As a long-time resident of Newberg, I’m supportive of the various public and private ways we in Yamhill county can come together to support fellow residents in times of need. In ...

Letter to the Editor: February 2, 2024

Make it affordable In last week’s Whatchamacolumn, lamenting the unsettling decline of letters to the editor, Jeb Bladine suggested various local issues deserving of comment. They included “McMinnville ...

Letters to the Editor: January 19, 2024

No one wants to work I don’t want to get into a debate on who is best for the position of the U.S. presidency with the clearly Democratic Biden writer Phil Forve (a characterization Forve emphatically ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 12, 2024

Shorted on sports Sports coverage was missing from the first paperless issue of the News-Register on Wednesday, Jan. 3. And I was disappointed to learn this was by choice, not chance. Having sports coverage ...

Letters to the Editor: January 5, 2024

Enriching citizenry The Viewpoints piece on freedom of religion, by Leland Thoburn, was a great example of how your paper enriches our citizenry. It was a very informative reflection on the origins and ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 22, 2023

Setting things straight Thanks to Jeb Bladine of the News-Register for the accurate recounting of the city of McMinnville’s transparent communications regarding the consolidation of McMinnville’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 15, 2023

Enough with the taxes Instead of increasing the taxes we pay to the city 42.6% next year, our city councilors are planning on only increasing them 14.2% each year for the next three years. How considerate ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 10, 2023

Like it or leave it I love Western Oregon’s weather. There’s nothing better than sitting outside with a cup of coffee on a rainy, 50-degree morning like the ones we’ve been having. I’m ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 1, 2023

Missing out I read Starla Pointer’s story about her uncomfortable visit to Linfield with interest, because I’ve been going to Linfield at least twice a week for several years and I sit with ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 24, 2023

Americans all Thanks for another great News-Register article by Starla Pointer on the naturalization ceremony held at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. And welcome to our new American brothers ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 17, 2023

Pay as you go The “wild ride” is over for now, as the Yamhill County Employees Union has a new contract. But during the strike, many hurtful comments were made. So healing will need to occur. Unfortunately, ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 10, 2023

Make Third car-free I know I’m wasting my time voicing my opposition to the current plan for Third Street. I have communicated with city hall, and talked to several neighbors who seem to be on ...

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