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: June 2, 2023

Loss and gain I have good news for McMinnville and Yamhill County. McMinnville needs to plug certain holes in its budget. Well, help may be on the way. The city may get a financial boost in the near ...

Letters to the Editor: May 19, 2023

Proud of Georges Your front page article on the George family political donations, which came out just four days before the election, was written up like a major expose. I read the article twice, but ...

Letters to the Editor: May 12, 2023

We deserve better As a professional firefighter, and a citizen raising his family in McMinnville, I urge you to vote yes on Measures 36-226 and 36-227, allowing the formation of a new fire district. I ...

Letters to the Editor: May 5, 2023

Push back So the MAGA crowd is coming for the McMinnville School District, hoping no one will notice until the deed is done. They want to separate our children from their history and their own identities, ...

Letters to the Editor: April 28, 2023

Don’t invite chaos Last September, Newberg students were stranded for hours waiting for school buses, picked up by buses so crowded they had to sit on the floor, and plagued by last-minute route ...

Letters to the Editor: April 21, 2023

Safety first We deserve to have a safe and reliable fire service. We deserve assurance that an ambulance or a fire engine will be immediately available to respond when we call 9-1-1. Why should our paramedics ...

Letters to the Editor: April 14, 2023

Workable solution I am excited about the opportunity to vote for the new special fire district in May. I moved to McMinnville with my young family six years ago. It was easy to fall in love with the ...

Letters to the Editor: April 7, 2023

A mission unheeded After reading about the county parks board in Tuesday’s News-Register (“Members of county parks board speak out”), it seems to me that the members of our county board ...

Letters to the Editor: March 31, 2023

Election intimidation Calling names, filing workplace complaints and promoting conspiracies has become commonplace in Yamhill County. A blogger who promotes division and extremism has attacked several ...

Letters to the Editor: March 24, 2023

Bending the rules? I understand the state Department of Environmental Quality has been reviewing, and may have approved, a revised stormwater pond on a tax lot east of the Riverbend Landfill’s permitted ...

Letters to the Editor: March 17, 2023

Wrong on all counts This letter is my opinion on the News-Register article of Feb. 10 about the Yamhill County commissioners exempting themselves from the rule of law on harassment. They decided harassment ...

Letters to the Editor: March 10, 2023

No to Gwendolyn As young graduates, we moved to tiny McMinnville in 1978 for our first jobs and soon welcomed children. We discovered that this little town was the perfect place to raise our family, so ...

Letters to the editor: March 3, 2023

Taxation without service I don’t object to paying taxes for government services I and other residents benefit from. I do object to the government collecting our tax money for services it is not ...

Letters to the editor: February 24, 2023

Looking to DeSantis I was disappointed to see another Viewpoints issue that did not include even a hint of the conservative viewpoint. The article about extremism only included examples of violence caused ...