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: February 3, 2023

Work for keep The conversation about what to do about homeless people in McMinnville, being driv- en by Mayor Remy Drabkin, has the poten- tial to turn our town into a deadly ghetto like Portland. Adding ...

Letters to the Editor: January 27, 2023

Taxing concerns How do we know that the fire district merger is popular with people who live in Mac? This is a question I’ve been trying to answer for several months. I think the idea of improving ...

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 20, 2023

Unnecessary risk If the litmus test for preserving a historic building is whether or not it would provide more revenue than a six-story luxury hotel, then every historic building on Third Street would ...

Letters to the Editor: January 13, 2023

Chaos on display The Republicans lose again, this time within their own caucus. I guess we can blame Hunter Biden and Anthony Fauci. OK, I say that in jest. You have a score of Republicans who are insurrectionists, ...

Letters to the Editor: January 6, 2023

Rate hike ahead? A regional newspaper based in Portland reports that Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are raising electricity rates on their customers. Presumably McMinnville Water & Light ...

Letters to the Editor: December 30, 2022

Holiday heroes We have an amazing community, and it was highlighted last week by a couple of heroes — Dave and Jami Queener, owners of Two Dogs Taphouse. Along with their manager, Brady Martin, ...

Letters to the Editor: December 23, 2022

Looking out for us Should we fault Yamhill County Commissioners Mary Starrett and Lindsay Berschauer for balking at accepting money from the Oregon Health Authority? Their hesitation just showed they ...

Letters to the Editor: December 16, 2022

Placing trust Lindsey Manfrin, public health administrator and director of health and human services for Yamhill County, makes decisions based on her education, training and command of current factual ...

Letters to the Editor: December 2, 2022

Unkind and harmful The homeless have to move once a day. After 12 hours, they are allowed to return. Some have pulled structures together to protect from deadly weather elements. Some may have a tent, ...

Letters to the Editor: November 25, 2022

County quagmire At its Nov 10 meeting, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners spent another 2½ hours trying to concoct a loophole to advance the Newberg Bypass project’s Wynooski interchange ...

Letters to the Editor: November 18, 2022

Election process secure Since 2008, I have worked in every function of every election conducted by three different Yamhill County clerks. The November 8, 2022, general election was not the smoothest, ...

Letters to the Editor: November 11, 2022

Abortion debate I have been following the abortion debate from its inception in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. At that time the main question was, “Is it a baby?” California ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 4, 2022

A true winner Having known Kit Johnston for almost 20 years, I’ve gotten to see him first-hand in the trenches, rolling his sleeves up leadership-style. He’s a bloodhound for information ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 28, 2022

Promising for PTSD Psilocybin treatment of psychological conditions is very promising. Of the 125 clinical trials worldwide for psilocybin, 17 have been completed in the U.S. and 45 are either underway ...