Jeb Bladine: First, ‘loose ends,’ then August hiatus

Nothing really special today — just a few “loose ends.” That seems appropriate, this being a last column before my first-ever hiatus from this space. More on that below ... meanwhile: A ...

Bladine: Feds on brink of stimulus decisions

Congress dawdled as this week’s expiration of federal unemployment benefits loomed. Closed-door deliberations brought them to the brink of that July 25 deadline, and at press time major proposals ...

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After renovating the historic Huberd Shoe Grease Company building, Todd Severson and Diana Riggs opened Mac Market in 2019. The couple settled in McMinnville after two years on the road in their old Airstream, which became the venue’s cocktail bar.

Bader: Don’t let job dictate where life takes root

  In the spring of 2018, Diana Riggs and Todd Severson were eating outdoors at The Diner in McMinnville with their 13-year-old golden retriever Kya, who had recently lost both eyes to glaucoma. Guest ...

Don Iler is a former news editor of the News-Register now living in Portland with his wife, Amelia, where he drives for Tri-Met. He was raised in Bend and served five years in the Marine Corps as an Arabic linguist. Later, he studied history at Oregon State University and served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

Iler: Feds fight freedom with fire in ‘Little Beirut’

By DON ILERFor the News-Register Early Tuesday morning, I drove the Line 15 bus through downtown Portland. The smell of explosives and tear gas hung in the air, stinging my nostrils through my facemask. ...

Jeb Bladine: Journey from the wrong side of history

Editor’s Note: This article is a compilation of three Whatchamacolumns that were published on July 3, 10 and 27, 2020, with limited editing for transition and content. By Jeb BladineNews-Register I ...

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Brisbin: Places of magic and enchantment

Whenever I travel, the first place I research at my destination is the local farmers market. I check to see if the market days overlap with my stay. If so, I scope out the best way to get there. If it’s ...

Jeb Bladine: Race series ends with introspection

Part III of a Series: “I don’t think I’m a racist.” As you can see, two chapters in, I’ve moved from “I am not” to “I don’t think I am.” We’ve ...

Lewis & Parker: Making the case for more housing diversity, density

For decades, land use regulation across the U.S. has emphasized single-family houses on large lots. This approach has priced many people out of the quintessential American dream — homeownership. ...

Jeb Bladine: Searching the past for roots of racism

Part II of a Series: “I am not a racist.” Last week’s column considered whether its self-proclaimed “nonracist” writer has the self-awareness needed to be “antiracist.” ...

Schuck: America isn't perfect, but it's beautiful all the same

The Fourth of July is probably my favorite holiday.  Don’t get me wrong. Thanksgiving is awesome, but there are dishes. Guest Writer Eric Schuck is a holder of a Ph.D. ...

Jeb Bladine: ‘Nonracism’ begins a series of columns

Part I of a Series: “I am not a racist.” That thought was self-soothing after the eight-minute suffocation of George Floyd; it deflected feelings of personal guilt during demonstrations against ...

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Antifa strength, numbers greatly overstated by foes

By RANDY STAPILUS On the last evening of May, about 200 backers of Black Lives Matter coalesced next to Main Street in downtown Klamath Falls, rallying in memory of police brutality victim George Floyd. ...

Ridings: Recalling founders’ views of a free press

By DEAN RIDINGSOf America's Newspapers America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Founders ...

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Rucklos: Downtown plans take a detour

My first 90 days on the job: A downtown director’s diary My first day on the job as executive director of the McMinnville Downtown Association was full of anticipation and excitement.  After ...

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Keep your distance — and wear a mask

By J. SCOTT GIBSON, M.D. Americans have been divided on a number of important issues for decades — climate change, guns and immigration to name a few. Lately though, a wide schism has occurred ...

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