Jeb Bladine: Change pending for modest growth rates

Growth means change, and change can create community angst. But be forewarned, the changes in Yamhill County due to population growth in the first half of this decade are nothing compared to what might ...

'Hams' connect us with the world, even without electricty

Ever since Marconi tinkered with wireless transmissions in the early 1900s, people have been fascinated with communicating through the airwaves. Today, there are over 700,000 amateur radio licenses issued ...

Others Say: June 5, 2015

Premature to divert prison program funding to schools In 2013, the Oregon Legislature did a good thing. Faced with a soaring prison population projected to cost the state $600 million over 10 years for ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Guest writer Christine Anderson owns and operates Cast Iron Farm, where she sells milk from her heritage cows, along with many other farm products, directly to customers. She grew up in Eastern Oregon and graduated from the Delphian School in Sheridan. After completing college, she settled in McMinnville, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Christine Anderson: Small farmer takes big step

McMinnville farm fights for right to freely advertise a legal product: raw milk

Submitted photo##This view of
Northeast Third Street in downtown McMinnville in the mid-1970s is taken near the
intersection with Evans Street,
looking west. Northwest Food and Gifts now occupies the corner storefront on the right.

Cassie Sollars: 'Little' town steals her heart

Move to McMinnville changed life significantly for Downtown Association manager

Jeb Bladine: Pay out the 'kicker,' then look at change

Most people agree it’s smart to set aside funds in a rainy day savings account. But, apparently, that good advice is lost on Oregonians as it relates to their state government. We already have a ...

Scott Gibson: Quit wasting your money

Nutritional supplements: A road to nowhere with unregulated, untested, bogus, ineffective products

Others Say: May 22, 2015

Renovating our state Capitol building will be quite expensive Would you spend $337 million to redo a cake that has a bowling trophy on top? That description of the Oregon State Capitol might well send ...

Speed all-important in medical response

Sudden onset of serious medical symptoms associated with either heart attacks or strokes should be considered the starter’s gun that triggers a dash to emergency medical care. Thursday’s lead ...

Jeb Bladine - PERS reprise adds context to statistics

Let’s begin where we left off a week ago, with this admittedly acidic comment about past policies of Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System: “An unknown group of decision-makers, ...

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Rebecca Geist: Keeping kids safe

Most of us worry about our children’s behavior at some point. We wonder whether moodiness or angry responses to our questions are normal adolescence or something deeper. While it may be an important ...

PERS decision will drive budget talks

Oregon’s Supreme Court last week gutted 2013 legislative efforts to reduce costs of the Public Employees Retirement System, and it didn’t take long to see the results. One government official, ...

Sharon Morgan: Public art, engaging people

One of McMinnville's newest pieces of public art was created specifically for the new transit station If the goal of public art is to engage people, then two pieces of McMinnville’s inventory of ...

Jeb Bladine: Save us from the evil corporations

Want more evidence that the Oregon Legislature has degenerated into ultimately dangerous levels of partisanship? Look no further than Wednesday’s passage of the obscure HB 2832 by the House of Representatives. As ...

Others Say: May 1, 2015

Policy differences lead to recall efforts Recall campaigns usually run out of gas before they reach the ballot, but there seems to be some juice in the tank for the effort to kick three state representatives ...

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