Is it too late to save the Everglades?

By WILLIAM NUTTER Of the University of Maryland The Everglades encompasses a vast network of subtropical freshwater wetland and estuarine ecosystem that once spanned the length and breadth of southern ...

Jeb Bladine: Football still popular as player-count falls

It’s mid-Fall, and football teams at every level are trying to stretch out their seasons. But as the New York Times reported this week, player counts are steadily dwindling in what still is America’s ...

Nixon first to court foreign interference

By KEN HUGHES Of the University of Virginia Whatever Donald Trump does, Richard Nixon usually did it first and better. Nixon got a foreign government’s help to win a presidential election more ...

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Coordinated health care serves entire community

The most valuable, lasting change for communities often comes from the thoughts and dreams of local people who are invested and inspired. And such is the case with the community-rooted health care model ...

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Historic hardwood re-emerging in local market

Oregon’s Willamette Valley was once carpeted with towering oak trees. But there was virtually no market for hardwood logs. Guest Writer Guest writer Ben Deumling launched the Zena Forest ...

Memorial still missing 405 photos

By Brian Allfrey Of the Utah Press Association As we approach Veteran’s Day, I would like to share two very important numbers — 58,276 and 405. As of Memorial Day, 2019, there are ...

Looking back at Veterans Day 1969

By STEVE BATES Of the Vietnam War Memorial Fund On Nov. 11, 1969, Operation Fulton Square in the Quang Tri Province was in full force, with the assistance of the 1st Marine Division, 101st Airborne Division ...

Transparency wins the day in Newberg

Kudos to Newberg City Council for striking a mighty blow on behalf of government transparency. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column This ...

Fee Stubblefield: Repeal measure is about our community’s values

McMinnville voters are being asked to vote on Measure 36-202, which would prohibit the city from targeting senior care facilities with the taxes, fees and fines. In the process, it would repeal the fees and fines imposed through Ordinance 5059, passed last October.

 

Jeb Bladine: Officials line up for public impeachment

It appears certain that President Donald Trump will be impeached. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column Thursday, as the U.S. ...

Julie Parrish: Put the clamps to care center profiteering

It’s a rare occasion when I find myself urging voters to side with government in supporting a new tax, but in the case of Ballot Measure 36-202, designed to repeal such a tax, residents of McMinnville should vote NO. They should push back against special interests who are grossly profiteering from our healthcare system.

 

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Archive opens window to our community past

For generations, local newspapers have documented people, places and events through photography. Michael Hafner is a third-generation resident of McMinnville. He is, in fact, a member ...

Jeb Bladine: Looking forward to the power of qubits

One task in my first office job was longhand addition of numbers in lengthy columns on a legal pad, as we didn’t have digital calculators, much less computers. For more complex calculations, I used ...

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We need to move mentally ill out of prisons, into hospitals

The son of a friend of mine, I’ll call him Kevin, is schizophrenic. He graduated from Mac High drug-free and mentally healthy, but later succumbed to a family history of mental illness. Guest ...

Jeb Bladine: Yes, the Evergreen sale is complicated

Michael F. Thomson – U.S. Chapter 11 Trustee for The Falls Event Center bankruptcies — was a master of understatement in his motion to sell Evergreen Museum campus properties: Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

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