PERS still on collision course with little hope on the horizon

On Feb. 27, 2001, The Associated Press warned, “A new analysis shows taxpayers may have to pay billions of dollars over the next 40 years to cover shortfalls in Oregon’s retirement plan for ...

Put priority on securing funding to purchase Newberg corridor

The Newberg-Dundee Bypass is poised to become a high priority corridor in the eyes of the federal government. That fact could prove significant in garnering funding for phases two and three of the bypass, ...

Corporate tax hike measure poorly crafted, badly flawed

From our perspective, there’s not much to like and a lot to dislike about Initiative Petition 28, a corporate tax hike headed for the November 2016 ballot. But taxes on the other guy always prove ...

Exchange with Latino community needs to proceed on multiple fronts

Yamhill County’s Latino population is disenfranchised in many ways, a situation not uncommon for a population consisting mostly of first- and second-generation immigrants. Better understanding between ...

Letting fear drive our policy cedes the field to our foes

In a shameful display, 31 governors have declared states off-limits to fleeing Syrians, even though Daesh, also known as ISIS, is imposing a reign of terror on its homeland. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz has ...

Tangible investments also increase tourism

Tourism is big business, so it seems every region in Oregon is trying to determine how to induce out-of-towners to spend at its hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. In reality, most of the promotion ...

City should proceed cautiously in piling on the pot restrictions

[Correction: The original version of this editorial incorrectly implied that Wayne Stocks' proposed marijuana business, at 1208 SW Baker St., would fall inside a 1,000-foot buffer of the ...

This suicide story features an ending worth sharing

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 10 to 24 age range. When a highly publicized suicide or string of suicides occur locally, ...

Why the unseemly haste to lift wolf protections in Oregon?

Canada and the western U.S. once supported up to half a million gray wolves. A smaller cousin, now subject of a captive breeding program based on the last four males and last female known to exist, ranged ...

We're not convinced county justified in Paolo dismissal

In August 2009, Leslie Lewis wanted to fire Yamhill County information technology chief Murray Paolo, but couldn’t muster a second vote on the county board of commissioners. She settled for demoting ...

Oregon's public records law long overdue for overhaul

In July, the News-Register asked the city of Newberg for emails exchanged between then-City Manager Jacque Betz and Police Chief Brian Casey, then embroiled in an ugly battle ultimately costing Betz her ...

Is there room for common sense amid the policies and procedures?

Item: The Portland School District’s legal counsel orders district choirs to end 20 years of participation in the popular Festival of Lights program, staged over the holidays at The Grotto, a Catholic ...

Tribe on right 'track' with Wood Village acquisition

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has been an indigenous casino leader in terms of dollars and attendance since opening Spirit Mountain Casino, which soon became the state’s No. 1 tourist attraction, ...

Infusion of rigor pays big dividend for pupils

Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School earned some of the state’s top marks in this year’s new Smarter Balanced testing, and it was no accident. Principal Michael Fisher and his staff embraced ...

Commission should seek way to video record its meetings

Last week, Yamhill County Commissioners Stan Primozich and Mary Starrett denied Commissioner Allen Springer’s proposal to spend $12,000 on a video recording system, with an eye to airing their Thursday ...

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