Kulla: Shared values may be key to bridging our differences

“Nobody gets left behind.” It’s an easy statement to make and an important aspiration to support. But what does it look like? In Oregon, we’re divided one from another. We’re ...

Bladine: A different year for honors and awards

People love awards. We like to give them, receive them, read and talk about them. We memorialize them in photos, videos, scrapbooks and wall plaques. In fact, for all the comment we receive about coverage ...

Kermis: Is Oregon prepared to pioneer new approach to drug abuse?

In November, Oregon voters will have the opportunity to vote on Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act. And action couldn’t come too soon. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated ...

Expect big undercount in truncated 2020 census

By AGNES YELLOW HORSE, Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at Arizona State University Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time counting all Americans. And its ...

Bladine: It shouldn't matter who's the president

Taking a four-week hiatus from this column — my first in 46 years — was easier than anticipated. After initial withdrawal symptoms, I learned life will be just fine when time comes to break ...

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Sollars: Tune out the noise and just breathe

Editor’s note: N-R Publisher Jeb Bladine’s weekly column will return to this space on Sept. 4. His thanks go to Cassie Sollars for filling in this week. In this era of political division, ...

Gibson: Opening minds to a new kind of therapy

Psychedelic microdosing may have future in mental therapy. Do banned psychedelic drugs like LSD and ecstasy have a place in the treatment of serious mental illness? This unexpected question is being ...

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Olson: County buildings in need of upgrade

Editor’s note: N-R Publisher Jeb Bladine’s weekly column will return to this space on Sept. 4. His thanks go to Rick Olson for filling in this week. Four years ago, as I took office, I quickly ...

Henderson: At Willamina rally, a sign for the times

I covered the protests in Portland last month. Instead, I wish I had covered the Aug. 8 protest in Willamina. Millions of people throughout the world spent the height of the summer marching and ...

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Vasquez: Let’s stop punching holes in leaking boat

Have you noticed how political disagreements that once were a healthy component of our democratic society have morphed into a toxic brew of disdain, disrespect and mistrust? It seems we can no longer entertain ...

Submitted photo ## Members of the Yamhill community gathered on a recent weekend to help spruce up the town.

Harloff: Marriage of old, new the mission in Yamhill

When Kara Weber was casting about for a motto for the new Yamhill Downtown Association, she heard a resident advise, “Whatever you do, keep it Yamhill.” Guest Writer Rural Yamhill ...

Fawcett: A chance to regain long-lost economy

Our economy has been badly damaged by the COVID-19 disaster. It likely is damaged badly enough that it will require more than just flipping a switch to get it running smoothly again. Recovery will require ...

Conkling: Every vote counts; don't waste yours

For young, first-time voters or disillusioned voters of any age, I have some advice based on first-hand experience: Don’t waste your vote. I cast my first presidential vote in 1968. Like a lot of ...

Maryalice Russell: Striving to adapt amid uncertainty

The COVID-19 crisis has changed our world in ways that we could not have imagined — even six weeks ago. As school administrators, our hearts are with our students, staff and community as ...

Cooper: The high court’s steady-steering skipper

By WILL COOPER John Roberts is Donald Trump’s opposite. Unlike the president, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is cautious, reflective and deeply respectful of the nuance and history ...

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