Public being denied justice in local sexual harassment case

The well-established legal dictum, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” dates back to the Magna Carta. The foundational document for both English and American jurisprudence, it was ratified ...

There’s no excuse for attack targeting the Postal Service

My. How far we have fallen. Our nation’s first postmaster general was founding father Benjamin Franklin, a scientist, inventor, statesman, writer and philosopher of global renown. Our latest is ...

City election to feature more than usual intrigue

More candidates for McMinnville mayor and council posts may emerge in the 10 days remaining before the filing deadline, but this year’s election is already shaping up as one of the most intriguing ...

Holding down home prices demands concerted action

In Oregon, urban growth boundaries are supposed to be updated on a regular basis in order to accommodate growth projected over the following 20 years. But McMinnville’s current urban growth boundary ...

No easy answer in sight on return to school classrooms

We prefer to set our editorial sights on issues in which we hold a clear and compelling view, so we can offer a sharply tailored perspective or prescription. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with ...

Progress still hampered by battles on the fringes

Wednesday night, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, also the city’s police commissioner, was simultaneously being gassed by federal agents and berated by protesters cursing his name, labeling his appearance ...

Facebook groups could use more productive dialogue

Now in the latter half of its teenage years, social media behemoth Facebook has progressed quickly to keep its users engaged. Its current focus is to be a community builder, but, as many recognize, it ...

Federal dictates on education imperil tailored virus response

One of the thorniest problems posed by the pandemic is when and how to reopen educational institutions on both the K-12 and college levels. Wednesday, President Donald Trump raised the temperature by saying ...

Make America great again; embrace shared sacrifice

Make no mistake about it, we are at war. And we are not only losing, but losing badly. The foe is COVID-19, an insidious and highly infectious virus that’s been having a belated field day with its ...

Partisanship has no place in city and county politics

Tom Bunn’s Republican leanings ran deep. Like brothers Jim and Stan, he served his party in the Oregon Legislature before opting for other pursuits. While they went on to win higher elective office, ...

Recession creates opportunity to promote start-ups

The May employment report for Yamhill County released this week shows relatively no change from April, with more than 7,000 people seeking work. That’s not surprising, given the ongoing turmoil caused ...

Celebrating summer on hold for now

It’s the time of year the News-Register Editorial Board likes to promote the importance of our summer community festivals. To quote from a few past editorials: “Creating a crescendo of community ...

Separate summer sessions best way to address woes

The Oregon Legislature, which has held 39 special sessions since first convening in 1860, is preparing to hold two more. The first, thought to be imminent, is to focus on police accountability and the ...

Relegate partisans to sideline

The U.S. Constitution went into effect in 1788 with ratification by the ninth of the 13 original colonies — New Hampshire. By 1812, someone had already found a way to game the system -- Gov. Elbridge ...

Buy-in critical to successful recovery efforts downtown

The announced closure of JC Penney in McMinnville led to a wave of nostalgia. And not just for the local Penney’s operation itself — which spent 75 years of its 100-year run downtown — ...

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