Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Kertis: Let's not lose sight of rising addiction recovery demands

Gov. Kate Brown Brown announced last week that the majority of Oregon would be taking a major step in the COVID-19 pandemic by starting the long process of reopening for business. Joseph ...

Anti-vaxxers aiming to take chances with virus

By KRISTIN TRUJILLO Of the University of Minnesota and MATT MOTTA Of Oklahoma State University The availability of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus will likely play a key role in determining when ...

Jeb Bladine: Fewer candidates on Oregon ballots

Locally, the 2020 primary election featured high drama; statewide, it was ho-hum. To some extent, the Yamhill County theatrics help explain the statewide political boredom. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Local economy is resilient; it will surge back to health

At the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, our mission is advancing strategies responsive to the needs of McMinnville’s traded-sector businesses. After 20 years of economic ...

Jeb Bladine: Leaders silenced by a political pandemic

People should be fuming over the pandemic in Salem. A mysterious political virus has silenced the voices of state leaders, and for unknown reasons, Oregonians have been sheep-like in response. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

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 ...

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 ...

Vote-by-mail naysayers are lying to you

By U.S. SEN. RON WYDEN For NBC News My state has proven that voting by mail is secure and helps more people exercise their rights. Expanding it to more states this year could help save lives. Last week, ...

McPhillips: Virus sends a message: Learn to get by with less

April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Strangely, the guest of honor at this auspicious occasion is a deadly virus. Is the COVID-19 a message for Mother Earth, a fluke, a brutal corrective ...

Jeb Bladine: Future may depend on May-June events

Imagine staring at your smoldering house while firefighters pack up their equipment and prepare to leave. You feel grateful for their quick response that saved much of the structure. But then the chief ...

Appreciate your local paper (and other final thoughts)

I no longer work for the News-Register. Along with a legion of other journalists, my job ended with the coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing body blow to the economy globally and locally. Guest Writer Tom ...

Jeb Bladine: One certainty is, things will change

Things will change. Thinkers of all political persuasions agree, and so do we. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column Marcelo ...

Kulla: My perspective on the Commission's letter encouraging governor to reopen the economy

By CASEY KULLA Yamhill County Commissioner   On Thursday, I joined my colleagues in approving a letter asking the Governor to move quickly in reopening the state's economy and public life, and ...

Jeb Bladine: Word for this week seems to be 'money'

The word for this week has to be “money,” and the federal $2.2 trillion “economic rescue package” clearly was just a first branch on the fast-growing money tree. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

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