Letters to the Editor: Nov. 3, 2023

Making a difference Another week, another mass shooting getting national attention. We have so many mass shootings in America, I’m not sure how many fatalities are now required to make national ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 27, 2023

Overcharged in Mac I owned a home in McMinnville for more than 40 years and always paid my tax bill when it came due. Years ago, I wondered how my home was listed, so went to the tax office to see the ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 20, 2023

Hypocritical? Oct. 15-21 is set aside to proclaim, “Hands are not for Hurting,” in public schools. This is to promote a community free of abuse and violence, along with respect and equality ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 13, 2023

Please don’t disappoint I am writing to encourage the McMinnville City Council to return the previous fire department funding incrementally over a period of at least three years. I attended one ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 6, 2023

Vegetation hazard Street safety has received a lot of attention recently. I would like to call attention to one aspect — blind corners. Property owners tend to neglect the area on the street side ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 29, 2023

Tap into tourism I read with interest your editorial from Sept. 22 regarding the latest state revenue forecast and the possibility it could be “too much of a good thing.” As long as income ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 22, 2023

Street not so easy In rebuttal to last week’s letter, “Easy Street.” It’s obvious you’ve never had a teacher in your family, or been one or lived with one. I have been both ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 15, 2023

Time for action “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” This whimsical saying of Mark Twain’s is sometimes heard in farm circles during discussions about water. Last week’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 8, 2023

Stipends deserve look I appreciate that McMinnville School Board members ran for their seats without expectation of compensation, and am grateful for the time and talent they donate to the district. However, ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 1, 2023

Let’s start at home Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a leader who could bring us together. Presidents Biden and Trump have proven that’s not on their bucket list. Mr. Bladine’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 25, 2023

Caution, please I’m writing in response to Jeb Bladine’s column, “It’s Time to Chop Downtown Trees.” I’d like to share our 2 1/2-year experience here at Alchemist’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 18, 2023

Yes, but … I wholeheartedly agree with Liesl Forve’s letter of Aug. 4 supporting the physical and mental health benefits of parks. I do have a criticism of her advocacy, however. Twice she ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 11, 2023

Friendly advice Read the article on the impacts of vagrancy on the community. I’m a firm believer in helping people who need help and can’t help themselves. I think being charitable to our ...

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 4, 2023

Who and why? In response to Matt Smith’s recent actions as the chair of the Chehalem Park and Recreation Board, my questions are: Who is being served by your actions? And, why? There is well-established ...

Letters to the Editor: July 28, 2023

Beware yellow tide Bright yellow blooms of Tansy Ragwort are popping up along fence rows, roadside ditches and people’s yards. Most people don’t realize that it’s an invasive weed that ...

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