Zagorskey: Bandits losing interest in banks

Bank robbery is a high-profile crime that fascinates many people.

Movies have been made about famous bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and Butch Cassidy. There is even a new movie that just came out about Gilbert Galvan, Canada’s most prolific bank robber who robbed 59 banks in five years.

Blumsack & Fowler: Getting to net-zero emissions

With the federal government promising more than $360 billion in clean energy incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act, energy companies are already lining up investments. It’s a huge opportunity for them, and analysts project it could help slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 40% within the decade.

 

Bladine: No voter-surprise with anti-vax stand

Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin anticipated quick action by the Yamhill County Commission when, on Oct. 7, she reported availability of an additional $68,700 in state funding for local ...

Back, and Forth: Angles, parallels of crossed paths add shape to life

The angles and parallels of personal interaction continue to crop up. I’ve experienced continued crossing of paths between McMinnville associations and past ones from Hood River and other places. This ...

Public Domain photo## Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan.

Thoburn: A formula for harmony?

Anti-religious sentiments can be dissolved with simple communication, understanding

Hansen: Looking for help lending helping hand to neighbors

Psychologist Abraham Maslow famously described food as the most fundamental of human requirements in his pyramid of human needs.

For most of us, living through a period of time without food is more often self-imposed than forced. We experience temporary hunger with the newest diet fad – say, intermittent fasting -- when we are experiencing an especially busy day or observing a religious fast day.

Submitted photo##In downtown McMinnville, an underground space has been converted into a museum. It features a re-creation of the Chinese restaurant and living quarters once located there.

Henness: Rediscovering history of Chinese in McMinnville

Imagine a chilly Saturday evening on the 22nd of January, 1887. The musky smell of incense winds through carriage-lined streets on the west end of McMinnville. Near Second and A Street, now Adams Street, ...

Bladine: Campaign database’ follows the money’

In an election year, Oregon’s most interesting database is the Secretary of State’s compilation of campaign finance activity for all candidates and ballot measures. That interest was most ...

Jeb Bladine: Tax time cometh, with abundant data

It’s almost property tax time. Tuesday, under the direction of Assessor and Tax Collector Derrick Wharff, Yamhill County will mail 46,600 tax statements seeking payment of $151.5 million from county ...

Jon Sweetman: Bestow love on a wetland; help save the environment

By JON SWEETMAN Of Penn State University Wetlands are areas of land that are covered by water or feature flooded or waterlogged soils. They can remain in a flooded state either seasonally or year-round. Whether ...

Sylla McClellan: A dollar gone to Amazon is a dollar gone for good

By SYLLA McCLELLAN Owner of Third Street Books The holiday shopping season is right around the corner. With the pandemic waning, fundraising events are back in full force. Small businesses ...

Carolyn McCloskey: Dreamers have always drive this community we all love

By CAROLYN McCLOSKEY An advocate for the community “I Have a Dream” is the beautiful song Allison Bean sings at the beginning of the musical “Mamma Mia!,” which so many of ...

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Rich Leipfert: Local fire district merger best way to keep community safe

During my 15 years as fire chief for the city of McMinnville, my goal has been to keep the community safe with the help of highly trained and experienced fire and ambulance staff and well-resourced ...

Jeb Bladine: Stiff drinks lead to stiff DUI penalties

We may live in “wine country,” but penalties for “driving under the influence of intoxicants” are the same here as throughout Oregon: Stiff! That one-word analysis is confirmed ...

Back, and Forth: A timeless mural gets a new unveiling from

You want local color? Look around. Many large-scale murals have caught our attention in recent months. You could say Yamhill County is crawling with walls featuring large and vivid images. This has been ...