Letters to the editor: Dec. 6, 2019

Not the least Christ-like I was dismayed last week to read in The Atlantic that some leading evangelicals and religious leaders believe this nation’s sitting president is a product of divine providence ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 29, 2019

Where’s the compassion? In response to the criticism directed at the homeless shelter: I agree there is a problem. Last winter, I reached out to a homeless woman with mental health issues. She ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 21, 2019

Different standards of justice A recent news story about the conviction of Donald Trump crony Roger Stone speculated about what his sentence might be. The article said it would probably be short, possibly ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 14, 2019

Our troubled planet There were two significant developments on the climate change front last week. On Nov. 4, President Trump, who has called global warming “a total and very expensive hoax,” ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 8, 2019

Fueling a climate catastrophe I hope Mr. Sommerfeld is carefully preserving his letters alleging climate change hysteria. The day will come, within the next couple of decades, when even he will begin ...

Letters to the editor: Nov 1, 2019

Language makes a difference Scott Gibson’s Viewpoints column of Oct. 18 describes very important changes needed in treating people with serious mental illness. Scott points out that prisons and ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 25, 2019

A better way At 400,000, the latest guestimates of the opioid overdose death toll exceeds that of military casualties in all our previous wars except the Civil War. But there are demonstrated ways of ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 18, 2019

Foreign invaders Jonathan Booth is correct if he is speaking in the past tense. We were a nation of immigrants for many years. Three of my grandparents came in as immigrants — in the legal fashion, ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 11, 2019

Keep measure in place Earlier this year, I was approached downtown to sign the Oregon Health Care Association petition. It is aimed at repealing the city ordinance that protects nursing home residents ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 4, 2019

Care center fees working I was appointed to McMinnville’s city budget committee a number of years ago, and enjoyed serving. Each spring, we would receive a budget document of several hundred pages ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 27, 2019

Going plant-based As a bit of an animal lover, I have been scouring the Internet for some special occasion celebrating animals. I came across an international observance called a “day for animals,” ...

Letters to the editor: Sept 20, 2019

Time for action on guns I appreciated Scott Schieber taking the time from his practice and his new life in New Zealand to compose a guest editorial about gun violence in America. It was one of the best ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 13, 2019

Resist the growth imperative The News-Register has carried several recent stories on future economic development. One cites a study calling for more big box stores and restaurants. Another quotes officials ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 6, 2019

Trump ravages EPA On March 3, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump expressed his wish to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since winning the election, he has tried to undermine it in every ...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 30, 2019

Awash in red ink Fiscal responsibility is a standard Republican talking point. Unfortunately, it is only that — a talking point. Every Republican president in the last half-century has operated ...

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