Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Back, and Forth: Uncorking a few thoughts on ‘cozy’ towns

A confession: I love lists. The media term “listicle” faded a few years ago, but the items are still around, and we get them all the time in the form of press releases. Like some of these ...

Scambos: Antarctica's riskiest glacier is under assault from below

Flying over Antarctica, it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about.

Like a gigantic wedding cake, the frosting of snow on top of the world’s largest ice sheet looks smooth and unblemished, beautiful and perfectly white. Little swirls of snow dunes cover the surface.

Bladine: A dubious decade of financial trickery

There no longer is any doubt: J.W. Millegan of McMinnville is smart, competent, slippery, financially adept, and gifted in using legal ploys to delay or overcome civil and criminal convictions. All of ...

News-Register file photo##Pictured here in this 2015 file photo Emmalea Drew helps Aiyahna Chulik-Ruff and her younger sister, Aurora, pick out Christmas presents for each other while shopping at Hopscotch in downtown McMinnville.

Meador: Shopping at home for the holidays

When I was a kid, my mother applauded retailers like Nordstrom for holding off on Christmas advertising and decoration until after Thanksgiving.


Submitted photo##Artist rendition of what the Gwendolyn Hotel project would look like if approved.

Downtown development debate: What's at issue

Portland-based Hugh Development has stirred debate with plans to demolish historic buildings at 609, 611 and 619 N.E. Third St., making way for a historically compatible 90-room hotel, the Gwendolyn, featuring ...

Back, and Forth: Old world becomes new

The passion for journalism remains for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and lawyer Steve Kurkjian, who spoke Nov. 9 in Ice Auditorium at Linfield University. Kurkjian told the 50 or so people in the ...

Submitted photo##Artist rendition of what the Gwendolyn Hotel project would look like if approved.

Clarke: Aim of Gwendolyn Hotel project to maintain, embrace

By ANDREW CLARKEFounder, Hugh Development LLC Hugh Development, a Portland-based real estate development company, is in contract to purchase three properties on Third Street in downtown McMinnville for ...

Bladine: Economics not there for a rehab

The News-Register, and our family, can say this about the Gwendolyn Hotel: It is not “our project.” That is no disrespect to the Hugh Development proposal to build an expansive hotel, restaurant ...

News-Register file photo##Picture of the corner of Third and Ford streets, where a hotel development is under consideration.

Paddock: Rue the day aging buildings worth more dead than alive

You will find stunning eloquence in numerous submissions from the public defending our historic downtown. Check them out in Historic Landmarks Committee files, posted online.

This wasn’t always the sentiment. It’s taken time and dedication from the community to turn downtown around.

Kirby Neumann-Rean/News-Register##Owner Martin Solano refurbished his specialized 1970 VW Rivera bus and has added touches including leaded stained glass by his mother, Janet Gilmore, to go with Rod Axtell’s profile of a VW Bug.

Back, and Forth: More local quirk, the odd but good

Timeless and seasonal quirk in McMinnville stood out for me last week. My new favorite vehicle in town is the blue 1970s VW bus owned by Martin Solano of Reel Hollywood Video on Northeast Adams Street ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Ye Olde Pub, a part of the Erickson collection with a home field of Madras, Oregon, at speed during the International Air Show in McMinnville in August. In this case the pilot and crew were giving rides. The plane is named in honor of the men who flew it in the skies of Germany during World War II from their home bases in the UK.

Rae: Thank a veteran by lending a helping hand

I was trying to make a photographic image of the B-17 at the air show in July. It’s a technically difficult shot, as it requires a shutter speed of 1/20th of a second with a telephoto lens. That ...

Bladine: Intense analysis of our county election

News flash: After intense investigation and careful analysis, here is the real message of this week’s election in Yamhill County. (Drum roll) — Republicans voted for Republicans; Democrats ...

Bladine: It's a news story too complex to tell

Often – more often than you might think – reporters hear compelling stories that are too complex or too time-consuming to pursue. Some such stories exceed staffing capacity; some lack any ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##A new lodging building under construction on Red Shot Lane, about five miles west of Carlton, includes nine guest suites, and innkeeper suite, a common area, a kitchen and a fitness room. The permit to operate as a bed and breakfast facility has been appealed by Friends of Yamhill County, who claim the operation is a rural motel under the guise of a B&B.

Jernstedt: Expansive B&Bs intruding on farmland where motels barred

Friends of Yamhill County works to protect natural resources through the implementation of goals, policies and laws in the land use planning process that maintain and improve the present and future quality ...