Jeb Bladine: One certainty is, things will change

Things will change. Thinkers of all political persuasions agree, and so do we. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column Marcelo ...

Kulla: My perspective on the Commission's letter encouraging governor to reopen the economy

By CASEY KULLA Yamhill County Commissioner   On Thursday, I joined my colleagues in approving a letter asking the Governor to move quickly in reopening the state's economy and public life, and ...

Jeb Bladine: Word for this week seems to be 'money'

The word for this week has to be “money,” and the federal $2.2 trillion “economic rescue package” clearly was just a first branch on the fast-growing money tree. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

Speaking power to truth

By LEE McINTYRE Of Boston University   Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest — former President Jimmy ...

Gibson: Riding the COVID-19 wave

I am a surgical critical care physician currently working in the surgical intensive care unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. This means I have been and still ...

Amid crisis, life on the farm goes on

By ERIN SCHOENBERG Of the Center for Rural Affairs As the coronavirus continues to spread and disrupt society, life on farms and ranches never skips a beat. For many, it’s calving season. For ...

Coping with coronavirus: See as challenge, not threat

By BETHANY TEACHMAN<br/>Of the University of Virgina You have a choice to make when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Do you treat this time as an insurmountable threat that pits you against ...

Jeb Bladine: COVID-19 exposes excessive secrecy

Privacy is king in Oregon. Confidentiality is the catchword. The COVID-19 virus may lock us in our homes and threaten our financial stability, but at least we won’t risk anyone learning the deep, ...

Bader: Don't let work restrict choices you make in life

Five years ago, I landed my dream job — director of social responsibility at Amazon. I lasted just 21 months. I wasn’t getting enough time with my husband and kids, but it wasn’t simply ...

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Schuck: Time to sit tight and trust economy will still be there

There’s a string of photos on my phone showing my youngest son standing in front of the Peter Iredale shipwreck at Fort Stevens, taken basically every spring break for the last decade. In ...

Jeb Bladine: Modest proposal for a home activity

Here on the ground, an eerie quiet conceals personal unrest. Behind the empty shops, darkened offices and shuttered institutions, people sheltered in place worry about health, finances and the future. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

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Dan Shaw: A mother for the ages

By DAN SHAW For the News-Register As I write this, it has been 11 days since my mother’s death in McMinnville, and I’m finally able to sit down and think about her with my fingers on a keyboard. It’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Oregon snapshot of COVID-19 virus

Beware of numbers … or at least, question them. Especially in stories about the COVID-19 virus. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his ...

Matthews: Rural LGBTQ youth hit hard by isolation

People think Oregon is a great place to live if you’re LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Of course, these people are thinking about Portland, with one of the top LGBTQ populations ...

Plants at the four Lower Snake River dams, considered for possible breaching, use turbines like this to pump power into the Northwest grid.

Miller: Breaching dams threatens basic necessity: electricity

So far, my family and I have been very blessed regarding the novel coronavirus. None of us has shown any symptoms. The same holds true for our friends.  Our greatest concern at this point is what ...

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