Horror voiced by agencies is heartening

Sadly, America has a long history of shootings and beatings inflicted on people of color under the cover of law. Black males are many times more likely to suffer serious harm at police hands than white ...

Virus, protest mishandling just latest of Trump failings

No American institutions are as widely respected than the U.S. Armed Forces. So when one of its revered leaders — one with 50 years of service under his belt — speaks out, we would hope all ...

Time will tell if Linfield is on right path

David Jubb, former member of the Linfield College Board of Trustees, stands accused of groping female students on multiple occasions, first in 2017 and then again last year. The fact he was allowed to ...

Ignore wrong-ballot noise; it’s mostly national politics

This is a tale of two times, then and now. In 1860, the newly formed Republican Party was riding high with the election of former Whig Abraham Lincoln as its first president. But four years later, ...

Patience required for the path ahead

The reopening of businesses in Yamhill County, according to the state’s Phase 1 guidelines, has so far gone according to plan. Let’s hope it stays that way.  For personal service businesses ...

Voters turn out in force to deliver mixed message

Tuesday’s balloting produced a bountiful harvest of winners and losers. Many outcomes were highly predictable or readily explainable, but others ran against the grain of conventional thinking. Highlights ...

Attack ads here tend to backfire

Political attacks often work. Otherwise, campaigns wouldn’t launch them. But Yamhill County has a record of rejecting such smears. Today, we have another case study.  A few weeks ago, a website ...

Vineyard sentencing laxity does public a disservice

Few jurists boast the distinction and standing to challenge one of Judge John Collins’ ably argued legal opinions. As it happens, none of them sits on the News-Register Editorial Board. But we are ...

Barbara Boyer best suited for county commission seat

It’s time for us to offer an endorsement in this year’s Yamhill County commissioner race. But first, a few preliminaries: 1) There are only two viable candidates. Retiree David Wall lacks ...

We endorse as service to our readers

By the time the Laffeyette Courier (a predecessor to the News-Register) was founded in 1866, American newspapers had already established a tradition of endorsing candidates for elective office. In the ...

Our nod goes to Alexandria in county treasurer's race

Sometimes, it’s easy to assess a field of political hopefuls. Perhaps one candidate casts a longwe shadow over the rest, making it a clear call. Or perhaps none seems palatable, giving you the urge ...

Economic reboot figures to be gradual, uneven and nuanced

Much was made about the president’s claim of total authority over lifting COVID-19 restrictions and resuming business as usual. His assertion of absolute power over American economic activity was ...

Time for all of us to celebrate museum’s new lease on life

News that Bill Stoller had emerged as the white knight purchaser of Evergreen Space & Aviation Museum properties out of bankruptcy was dampened by the fact there could be no on-site celebration. After ...

New CEO looks to be a good fit

Incoming CEO Lorinda (Lori) Bergen sounds like just what the doctor ordered for the Willamette Valley Medical Center. Her résumé certainly checks all the right boxes. The institution, challenged ...

Mail balloting is essental to free and fair elections

What if they held an election and everyone came? That actually happened Tuesday night in Wisconsin, and it was a nightmare of no small proportion. If it triggers a surge in coronavirus cases, when seems ...

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