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. ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 4, 2019

Crimes of opportunity? According to surveillance footage, a man and woman trespassed onto property carrying an empty gas can, with the intent to siphon gas from a car. That’s not opportunity, it’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 28, 2018

Give thanks for journalism After another year of incessant harangues about “fake news,” I think it’s worth reflecting on how much we owe to the journalists who keep us informed every ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 21, 2018

Best bets missed on bypass Ken Dollinger makes some good points in his recent letter, but also missed some that are relevant. Many of our homes are purchased by metropolitans coming here because they ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 7, 2018

Save the insects Gardening has opened my eyes to the interconnectedness of birds, insects and humans. Consider the chickadee: Like most birds, 98 percent of its diet is insects. Juicy caterpillars convert ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 30, 2018

Let the raking begin! In the aftermath of the catastrophic California wildfires, the president came up with an absolutely brilliant idea for avoiding such disasters in the future: Rake all the forests! What ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 23, 2018

Same ol’, same ol’ I’ve heard and observed some pretty horrific stuff going on with Oregon’s child welfare system. It borders on crimes against humanity. The county wants to reform ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 16, 2018

Beautifully performed I was at a performance of the Second Winds Community Band this last Sunday in McMinnville. It was headlined, “Thank You Veterans!” I’m not sure what I was expecting, ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 9, 2018

Help the homeless I am so disgusted with all the protesting, violence and destruction going on in support of illegal aliens. They are breaking our laws. We should be out protesting against injustices ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 2, 2018

Integrity and intelligence As a father, small business owner and active member of this community, I strongly support Jennifer Chapman for Yamhill County Circuit Court judge.Why? Because I think our judges ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 26, 2018

Balanced and reasonable I have known Jennifer Chapman for several years. I have known her as a co-worker, a friend and a member of this community. So when she first brought up the idea of running for ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 19, 2018

Bullying and abusive My daughter, Taylor Petersen, has chosen to stop playing volleyball for Linfield College due to the abusive and bullying behavior of Head Coach Josh Davis.  The volleyball team ...

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