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. ...

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 ...

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