Siegel: The role gunmakers play in America's gun culture

Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices, stores and theaters across the U.S.

 

Bladine: Local budget talks ignored PERS cost

It’s budget approval time for local governments, as numbers for 2022-23 have been crunched and published as legal notices for all (who care) to see. It was a rocky road for the city of McMinnville, ...

Primary sets stage for fireworks in fall

The primary election has come and gone. It delivered big news for progressives with their candidate’s seizure of the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. It delivered interesting news for Republicans, ...

Jeb Bladine: The poison politics of mass shootings

Mass shootings produce passionate responses as people cope with deep grief and ponder how such events can be ended, or at least reduced. One such mixture came from President Joe Biden. A different approach ...

Thinning can help offset cost of managing mature forests

By STEVE LUNDBERG Of OSU News and Research Research by Oregon State University’s College of Forestry suggests a way for forest managers to reduce costs associated with managing older Douglas ...

Not even Elon Musk can bestow pure free speech

By ERIC HEINZE Of Queen Mary University, London Elon Musk is the planet’s number one billionaire. So if anyone can turn cyberspace into a heaven or hell of free speech “absolutism,” ...

Moore: Primary sets stage for fireworks in fall

Guest writer Jim Moore serves as professor of political science at Pacific University and director of political outreach at its Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement. He holds a B.A. from Stanford ...

Wittner: Perils of imperial nostalgia afflict powers around globe

By LAWRENCE WITTNER Of the State University of New York Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood ...

Jeb Bladine: Beginning journey to ‘digital balance’

People with poor eating habits might read the same books, try the same diets and talk with others about their quests for more energy and better health. Support group dynamics are all-important in AA programs ...

McCracken: America facing a hate problem

By LISA McCRACKEN Concerned McMinnville resident  On the heels of yet another mass shooting targeting the African American community, this time in Buffalo, New York, it’s clear we have a hate ...

A guide for avoiding party entanglements

By LELAND THOBURN Independent-minded McMinnville resident “Leland, are you a lifelong Democrat?” was the header for an e-mail I received recently. “Are you abandoning Trump?” ...

Placing a few local calls from a virtual front porch

In case no one else noticed, here is a modest collection of springtime sights and sounds found about town. Call them virtual front-porch glimpses or local notes on matters small and large: n A car featuring ...

Marvin Henberg: Small private schools face major challenges

Our natural environment is filled with thousands of byproducts of our industrial age, some with deleterious health effects. One result is that among us are a few friends and loved ones who will ...

Jeb Bladine: Questions extending the TML Plan debate

One lesson from the debate about Three Mile Lane developments: Generational-impact initiatives needing multi-focused community input should not be formulated during a pandemic. A stimulating public hearing ...

Tom Henderson: Opinion pages designed to promote civil community discussion

By TOM HENDERSON Veteran Northwest Journalist Content management specialists — we called them “editors” in the previous century — just completed extensive market analysis at the ...