News-Register Letters Policy

The News-Register welcomes written opinions about issues of public interest and about the content of this newspaper. Letters from non-local writers are accepted only if they focus on local issues. Letters ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 26, 2021

All the best No matter where I have lived, I have always subscribed to the local newspaper. It is a way of knowing my community. That way, I have a better understanding of issues, concerns, celebrations ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 19, 2021

A Dayton perspective I grew up one block from Dayton Landing Park and tossed rocks into the river from the platform above the broken concrete steps. I sometimes fished from the waterlogged dock and even ...

Letters to the Editor: November 12, 2021

Legacy lives on In a time when criticizing others seems to be the norm, it’s nice to reflect on the positive impact one person has had on our community. I was reminded of this when looking at the ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 5, 2021

Lost opportunity During a 2015 survey, the state Marine Board determined the concrete boat ramp at Dayton Landing, owned and operated by Yamhill County since about 1956, had separated. This made it hazardous ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 29, 2021

Please resign Open letter to Lindsay Birschauer: Please resign. We can’t afford to have you in office. Your actions on the board of commissioners have cost Yamhill County taxpayers more than $3.5 ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 22, 2021

Baker Creek congestion Well, this letter is not about Lindsay Berschauer or the Newberg School Board. It is about McMinnville and its growing traffic congestion. Do we point a finger at the city councilors ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2021

Feeding the mind “Reading, living and breathing our history:” What a terrific essay on history from beginning to end. It feeds the mind to see what has happened in the past so you can repeat ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2021

Women on march Last Saturday, I walked with men, women and children in McMinnville’s Women’s March to protest the recently enacted Texas abortion law. The law bans abortions after six weeks, ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 24, 2021

Racism the real threat The real state of emergency in our country is racism. It is embedded into our history, but continues to be ignored or perpetuated by our elected officials. It is the disgusting ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 17, 2021

Stand back and wait Dear Gov. Brown: Push has come to shove in the vaccination debate and no good will come of it. May I urge everyone to please take three giant steps backwards and cool off? Government ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 10, 2021

Water action needed Yamhill County is in a water emergency, as the county commissioners have stated. Why is this and what can be done about it? Some of the reasons are: too many new homes allowed in ...

9/11 20 Years Later: Readers respond

News-Register asked readers to write about the impact of 9/11 on their lives. Our thanks to the respondents. Here are their words, as submitted: City of caring I am a Navy veteran and I was stationed ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 3, 2021

Responsible lung owners I’m going to put this in terms some of my anti-mask and anti-vax friends can understand. We need the good guys with the lungs to help us take care of the bad guys trying ...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 27, 2021

In the dark  I was attracted to the boldfaced headline on the left-hand column of Tuesday’s front page, “Board OKs resolutions opposing governor’s mandates.” But 35 column ...