Gregory V. Jones: Climate change, agriculture and society

The recent U.N. report on climate change highlights the same story society has been hearing for a while now — do something to be better stewards of our planet before climate change gets away from ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A farm house across from the Coeur de Terre vineyard off Eagle Point Road is surrounded by morning mist, a grove of maple and oak trees.

Jeff Knapp: Booming tourism spells economic opportunity

It’s boom time in Oregon tourism. Never before have more people from around the globe been interested in visiting.  According to Travel Oregon, the annual impact of tourism runs $11.8 billion. ...

Jeb Bladine: Robocall enlivens Mac council race

At a time when explosive devices are being mailed to critics of the Trump administration, it seems trivial to complain about an irritating robocall in a McMinnville City Council campaign. But that’s ...

Pro/Con: Measure 105, repeal sanctuary state law initiative

Jim Ludwick, author of the supporting Measure 105 argument, and Miriam Vargas Corona, author of the opposition argument, have two things in common. Both hail from immigrant families and both reside in McMinnville.

Jeb Bladine: Words too often taken out of context

Harry S. Truman was a mass murderer. Now, there’s a statement taken “out of context!” It’s an age-old human tendency to turn complex information into sound bites, removing words ...

Les Zaitz: Working past tribalism of the biased information age

Editor's note: The Les Zaitz cover piece was inadvertently cut short in the printed version of the Oct. 12 Viewpoints section. The complete version appears below, in its original form. The News-Register ...

Jeb Bladine: It all adds up to a perfect weekend

It’s going to be a glorious fall weekend, with no shortage of ways to enjoy it. Weather reports confidently predict mid-40s mornings opening into sunshine in the low-to-mid 70s. Some may mistakenly ...

Jeb Bladine: Roles available as human backdrops

Two weeks into autumn, the days are becoming shorter and the mornings more brisk. Holidays approach, but first we have to conclude our biennial political version of “The Hunger Games.” This ...

Submitted photo##Glencoe Sloan Memorial Presbyterian Church has been nurturing community ties in rural North Dakota farm country since 1885.

Cassie Sollars: Celebrating community through the generations

I keep a sepia-toned picture of my Grandmother Boyd on my bedside table. It is a small, delicately framed photo, but her intelligent eyes and gentle, understated smile warm my soul each night as I crawl ...

Jeb Bladine: A ‘Supreme’ test of ends and means

Dramatic Thursday testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee occurred too late for this column’s mid-morning deadline. But not too late to consider the unfortunate reality that for too ...

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership photo##Former Evergreen International Aviation campus in McMinnville.

Christensen and Richards: Five Years Later - Poised for greatness or opportunity wasted?

Past and present, as analyzed by Jody Christensen: On Dec. 31, 2013, Evergreen International Aviation and several of its subsidiaries filed for dissolution under Chapter 7. Within a few short weeks, ...

Jeb Bladine: State hides behind attorney-client wall

Oregonians are not entitled to know which new laws are being proposed by state agencies — not until hand-picked insiders set the legislative agenda; not until attorneys draft the language to enact ...

Jennifer Moore & Michael Socolow: Violence against media echoes earlier times

[Jennifer Moore, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, has published numerous scholarly articles on media history and contributed chapters to a number of collections ...

Jeb Bladine: A local case for the Ghostbusters

If there ever is a Ghostbusters IV movie, perhaps producers could commandeer the Evergreen Museum campus and cast out any remaining spirits of mischief. For five years, the words “Evergreen” ...

Jeb Bladine: Thrift shops seeing surge of donations

MacHub is back in McMinnville, and the timing seems appropriate, based on a quick look at American culture and population characteristics. The nonprofit online thrift shop, located behind Staples, is ...

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