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: July 1, 2022

Keep the trees! Thank you for publishing the excellent article regarding the trees lining McMinnville’s Third Street. Charles Hillestad makes a clear and compelling case for retaining our lovely ...

Letters to the Editor: June 24, 2022

Save the trees Part of the charm of McMinnville are the trees, especially down Third Street. Dear developer/urban planner: Do not gut the beauty of our downtown. You cannot build a new tree! Bob McNamee McMinnville   Where’s ...

Letters to the Editor: June 17, 2022

Doesn’t pay way I’m surprised a member of the city council would complain about  Measures 5 and 50 depleting the city’s financial reserves. If I recall correctly, the council was ...

Letters to the Editor: June 10, 2022

Respect for life Normally, I find little to agree with when Matt Meador writes a Viewpoints article. But I couldn’t find anything to disagree with for what he had to say June 3. His suggestion ...

Letters To The Editor: June 3, 2022

Shocking gun violence My son spent a number of years in the Army Infantry. Two of the worst years of my life were 2004, with him in Iraq, and 2014, with him in Afghanistan. Anyone who’s had family ...

Letters to the editor: May 27, 2022

Lives at stake Once again, our country is facing the horrific mass murder of precious and innocent children. What are we doing? Why are there so many residents of our county supporting leaders, especially ...

Letters to the editor: May 20, 2022

What science? Planning Director Heather Richards said, “There is fear of congestion on Highway 18, which, quite frankly, the science just doesn’t support.” I — and likely many ...

Letters to the editor: May 13, 2022

Passion for service Fellow Yamhill County residents, I urge you to join me in voting for Dayton Mayor Beth Wytoski for Yamhill County commissioner. She is the best choice to represent us in Position 1. I ...

Letters to the editor: May 6, 2022

Losing our rights I moved to McMinnville in October 2014 from Philadelphia, where I volunteered as a patient escort at a reproductive health clinic for 18 years, showing up every Saturday morning at 6 ...

Letters to the editor: April 29, 2022

Stable and effective Please join me in voting for Doris Towery for county commissioner Position 3. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with Doris and found her to be a straight shooter who understands ...

Letters to the editor: April 22, 2022

Commissioner conundrum The county commissioners’ move to change established criteria for American Rescue Plan Act funds, after applications have already been submitted and screened, is irresponsible. Both ...

Letters to the editor: April 15, 2022

Placing blame As always, Steve Rutledge’s account of the causes of the Ukraine invasion was well-written and well-documented. My view, however, is that he has avoided the common-sense explanation ...

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2022

Headed for extinction I hold no degrees in traffic engineering, but I do hold a brain capable of common sense. Thus, I must respectfully disagree with Mark Davis regarding his analysis of a McMinnville ...

Letters to the editor: March 25, 2022

Apathy reigns Recall elections in Oregon are a rarity, yet Yamhill County has had two separate recall elections only months apart. Each election resulted from successful petition drives. The school board ...