Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

## Joan Shaw

Dan Shaw: A mother for the ages

By DAN SHAW For the News-Register As I write this, it has been 11 days since my mother’s death in McMinnville, and I’m finally able to sit down and think about her with my fingers on a keyboard. It’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Oregon snapshot of COVID-19 virus

Beware of numbers … or at least, question them. Especially in stories about the COVID-19 virus. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his ...

Matthews: Rural LGBTQ youth hit hard by isolation

People think Oregon is a great place to live if you’re LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Of course, these people are thinking about Portland, with one of the top LGBTQ populations ...

Plants at the four Lower Snake River dams, considered for possible breaching, use turbines like this to pump power into the Northwest grid.

Miller: Breaching dams threatens basic necessity: electricity

So far, my family and I have been very blessed regarding the novel coronavirus. None of us has shown any symptoms. The same holds true for our friends.  Our greatest concern at this point is what ...

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Most pharmacies carry inexpensive oximeters like this one.

McMillen: It’s crucial we know when to head for ER

By DR. MARVIN A. McMILLEN For the News-Register How sick am I?  With the case of the coronavirus, that’s crucial to know. It’s the only way to keep our health care system from being ...

Jeb Bladine: All of your stories become ‘our story’

Late-night images of downtown McMinnville this week were spectacular and eerie. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column Third Street ...

Guest Commentary: If you want the real story, keep public records public

If our state and nation needed a reminder of the importance of accurate information, the outbreak of COVID-19 supplied it. The spread of the novel coronavirus spawned a parallel, equally contagious flare-up ...

Marsh: Remembering grandfather, victim of 1918 Spanish flu

By TIM MARSH My sister and I knew only one grandparent. Born in 1879, our paternal grandmother died in Newberg at the age of 94. Her death came in 1973, when I was 25 and my sister 28. Immigrants from ...

Jeb Bladine: Information flowing, but facts are hidden

One great dichotomy with COVID-19 crisis is information overload combined with lack of facts. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column We ...

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Peralta: We must all pull together in trying times like these

It’s hard for the mind to grapple with how quickly and powerfully our lives have changed by the attack of the novel coronavirus; known cases have spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world in a matter ...

Letter to Readers: In search of kindness

In this weird, frightening, Twilight Zone time of closures, layoffs and “social distancing,” people continue to perform extraordinary acts of kindness. They offer to stand in mile-long grocery ...

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Making life run smoother in Yamhill County farm country

When I ask people what they love most about Yamhill County, they almost invariably say, “I love the open spaces, the small-town feel, the abundant natural resources.” But many of us ...

Donaldson: The battle to break the voting barrier

By BOBBY DONALDSON Of the University of South Carolina A rusting chain-link fence represents a “color line” for the dead in Columbia, South Carolina. In Randolph Cemetery, separated by the ...

Jeb Bladine: Gov. Brown should hold up on 20-04

Gov. Kate Brown should set aside her executive order on greenhouse gas emissions, at least for now. Americans are hugely disrupted by the dire and immediate consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic. ...

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