Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

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Rucklos: Downtown plans take a detour

My first 90 days on the job: A downtown director’s diary My first day on the job as executive director of the McMinnville Downtown Association was full of anticipation and excitement.  After ...

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Keep your distance — and wear a mask

By J. SCOTT GIBSON, M.D. Americans have been divided on a number of important issues for decades — climate change, guns and immigration to name a few. Lately though, a wide schism has occurred ...

Jeb Bladine: A rollercoaster of COVID-19 numbers

Oregon has relatively small numbers of COVID-19 virus cases and deaths, but enough to create financial devastation for many citizens, private businesses, nonprofit organizations and public bodies. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Makridis: Tomorrow’s jobs in the age of the robot

By CHRISTOS MAKRIDIS Of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology If you’re concerned that automation and artificial intelligence are going to disrupt the economy over the next decade, join the ...

Jeb Bladine: Businesses focus on 5 P’s of the 3 P’s

One of my favorite acronyms is “The 5 P’s” — Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. The maxim takes on extra importance for businesses dealing with “The 3 P’s” ...

Goodrum: In difficult times, hope lifts us up

A year ago, who would have imiagined we’d be in the middle of a pandemic? Certainly not me. Gioia Goodrum took over as the president and CEO of the McMinnville Area Chamber of ...

Jeb Bladine: Iconic images are propelling change

Indelible photographs and videos can launch movements and transform lives: the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima; a man on the moon; the Saigon execution; the wailing student at Kent State; the tank man ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## McMinnville High School senior Cecilia Flores, center, outside the McMinnville Police Station last week during a protest she organized with the help of several friends.

Bader: Students organize for cause resonating across the country

The Tuesday afternoon of June 2, a group of McMinnville High School students organized a rally at the McMinnville Police Department in solidarity with nationwide protests against racial injustice and police ...

Officers accused of brutality often have histories of past complaints

By JILL McCORKEL Of Villanova University As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning several of the officers involved in the killing ...

Jeb Bladine: Pandemic creates partnership needs

Some sentiments deserve repeating; here’s one from 19 weeks ago in this space: “Today, almost all newspapers have financial challenges. But so do many retail and service providers … ...

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Davis: Outraged, saddened and tired, but still hopeful for the future

My grandfather taught me the importance of knowing when to stop talking, so I could actively listen and observe. That way, when it was time to talk, I had facts at my disposal and fully formed points to ...

Kulla: Restoring community health takes teamwork

Our public health and business recovery responses to the novel coronavirus, at both the county and state levels, will shape the future of rural Oregon. Guest Writer In addition to chairing ...

Jeb Bladine: Social media threat has extended reach

With apologies to Twitter enthusiasts out there, I don’t quite get it. It’s all I can handle to navigate the internet, email and in-office messaging systems. I lack time to track people’s ...

Never let facts stand in way of wild conspiracy

By JOHN COOK, SANDER VAN DER LINDEN, STEPHAN LEWADOWSKY, ULRICH ECKER The conspiracy theory video “Plandemic” recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues ...

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