Cassie Sollars: The echo of footsteps in a children's library

North Dakota pioneer Alfred M. Dickey, and his son Alfred E. Dickey, gave me a gift long ago that enriched my life immeasurably. They built a public library. Naturally, it wasn’t just for me. And ...

Back and Forth: A road paved with the best of intentions

This is an unplanned follow-up to my April 29 column, in which I wrote of the dynamics of a “Call to Action” on the city’s Three Mile Lane plan. The call was issued by  Friends ...

Jeb Bladine: Striving for balance in economic strategy

Financial stresses take many shapes for people, businesses and institutions: Hangovers from the pandemic; inflationary prices; gridlocked supply chains; limited spending choices among many needs for food, ...

Climate-smart agriculture promising big dividends

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Rural Affairs applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its dedication to climate-smart agriculture, demonstrated by its commitment to invest $38 million in ...

Abortion legalization and regulation left to states in leaked draft opinion

By MORGAN MARIETTA Of the University of Massachusetts Draft opinions circulated among Supreme Court justices are meant to allow for deliberation and editing before a final version is released. They are ...

Stapilus: DATA MINERS STILL RUNNING AMOK

Thousands of companies you have hardly ever heard of — and, in fact, do no business with — possess astonishing amounts of information about you, your residence, your family, your work, ...

Back and Forth: Engaging, getting it right not always the same thing

Communication is a challenge, especially when multiple oars are propelling the boat, which is the reality of our age. “We’re struggling at the city to figure out the best communication that ...

Experiences in Iran can inform drought relief in the Southwest

By MOJTABA SADEGH,ALI MIRCHI, AMIR AGHAKOUCHAK & KAVEH MADANI Lead researchers on the project Stats show the 2021 water year, which ended Sept. 30, was once again unseasonably hot and dry in ...

Jeb Bladine: Make sure that the bypass is a bypass

Long ago, McMinnville leaders established Three Mile Lane access and zoning restrictions to prevent development similar to our North Highway 99W. Today, that protection may be threatened by plans to allow ...

## Various signs of dilapidation are visible throughout the McMinnville Community Center and Aquatic Center.

Looking back, moving forward on rec facilities

On Jan. 22, some 19 members of the community, meeting as the McMinnville Programming Advisory Committee or MacPAC, delivered a vision for the future of library and indoor recreation facilities in McMinnville ...

OSU to lead project on carbon dioxide capture

By STEVE LUNDEBERG Of OSU News and Research CORVALLIS — Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop ...

Jeb Bladine: We have our own little ‘Wonderland’

Some great quotes come from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. “Be what you would seem to be,” said the Duchess, who then put it “more simply”: Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

State of Oklahoma defies court’s tribal rights ruling

By KIRSTEN MATOLPY CARLSON Of Wayne State University It’s unusual for any party to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit one of its decisions. It’s even more unusual for that to happen almost ...

Our local arts programs are both critical and necessary

By VAL BLAHA McMinnville musician, music instructor The Yamhill County Board of Commissioners put out a request for proposals for American Rescue Plan Act funds earlier this year. The call for applications ...

Sal Peralta: Event an invitation to lean in and learn

With so much recent controversy over how and whether critical issues related to U.S. history should be taught, I’m glad to live in a community where institutions are open to revisiting their historical ...