Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2021

Taking a stand In this country, there is no shortage of opinions about where our priorities should lie on the many issues that face our nation. Nor is there any shortage of beliefs that underlie those ...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 8, 2021

Started at N-R Thanks for the nice mention in your "Year in Review" of the books by Jim Tankersley and me. As you note, both of our books touch heavily on Yamhill County, and Jim and I are both now writers ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 31, 2020

Cold, cruel place Yet another homeless death on the streets of McMinnville. RIP Mike Stepp. It’s a cold, cruel place for some 1,400 of our neighbors. Mr. Stepp lost a toe as a result of a bike ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 24, 2020

Reconsider and reverse We must support our local businesses during this pandemic. And we need more than a resolution from the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners. Please join me in encouraging ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 18, 2020

Judeo-Christian heritage Two train wrecks were presented in the Whatchama Column of 12/11/2020. I agree with the subject matter, but see the conclusions somewhat differently. The first is the coronavirus ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 11, 2020

Paying it forward Every now and then, we hear stories of random acts of kindness. Maybe a customer leaves a big tip or pays the remaining balance on someone’s Christmas lay-away items. These stories ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 4, 2020

Swamp creatures Joe Biden will most assuredly be our next president. His latest quote is, “Now is the time to unite America.” After four years of unrelenting bias and downright lying to the ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 27, 2020

Saving farms and forests We need to set the record straight with the News-Register. Last week’s editorial incorrectly stated that the city of McMinnville‘s proposed urban growth boundary ...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 20, 2020

Trump treated badly The recent column by Matthew Meador demonstrates a profound disconnect from reality. Conservatives had to endure four years of unrelenting, unsubstantiated propaganda that Russia ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 13, 2020

A better place I watched President-elect Biden’s speech Saturday evening, and was reassured that he is a caring and compassionate person. This was confirmed for me when I learned that Major, one ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 6, 2020

Maskless at Fairgrounds I will be making a report to the Yamhill County Health Department and Oregon Health Authority about the Collectors West Gun & Knife Show held last weekend at the Yamhill County ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 30, 2020

Decision time in Carlton What should Carlton’s government look like? You can answer that by voting. Three new council candidates offered their concerns and goals for Carlton in the voters’ ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 23, 2020

Effective contributor Tynan Pierce has filed to run against Adam Garvin for a Ward 3 seat on the city council. Mr. Pierce cites frustration with how the city is operating and barriers to community participation ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2020

The invisible man Votes are precious. Choose wisely. We elect legislators to debate blls with colleagues on all sides, then vote on the record, regardless of the chances of prevailing. Sen. Brian Boquist ...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 9, 2020

No hidden agendas I’m endorsing the re-election of Mayor Scott Hill. I’ve known Mayor Hill for more than 35 years now, and have always been impressed by his dedication to the city of McMinnville ...