Ossie Bladine: Wired to shop local

To prepare for this article, I read up on the past 25 years of “Shop Local” themed columns printed in this section the week of Thanksgiving, most of which were written by my father, Publisher ...

Jeb Bladine: Thankfulness has many perspectives

Feeling thankful can be a challenge, and this is a good time of year to confront and overcome nagging discontents. That done, we can watch life’s miracles float by while finding ways to help others. One ...

Submitted photo##The We-Saw invites kids and families of all ages and abilities to participate by featuring a gentle rocking motion. It’s one of several pieces of barrier-free playground equipment the city is seeking to include at the NW Neighborhood Park.

Jay Pearson: More than a park project

McMinnville’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan calls for a “close to home” neighborhood park to serve residents in NW McMinnville, where no such park or green space currently ...

Living with purpose in Parker’s name

Nov. 16 at 12:37 a.m. marked a year since Parker Archie Moore’s life ended. We still close our eyes and expect to open them and shake off this cruelest of nightmares, but that is not so. Knowing ...

Jeb Bladine: Good time to take a look at your 'stuff'

Here’s a sneak preview about a new nonprofit fund-raising strategy. No names at this point. OK, I will drop one name: MacHub. And here are some tantalizing tidbits about a program we hope to unveil ...

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Starla Pointer: Driving with common sense

Once you have developed the skills and know the rules of the road, safe driving is mostly a matter of common sense and common courtesy. Pay attention to everything going on around you, all the time. Leave ...

Jeb Bladine: New developments have historic roots

In the midst of much excitement about new community projects in McMinnville, two longtime business groups are recalling their notable historic contributions to community growth and prosperity. And looking ...

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Rachel Karl: Where are tomorrow's leaders?

Many Baby Boomers I know keep asking me, “Where have all the young people gone, and how are they lending a hand?” The established leaders and members of local civic organizations feel we’re ...

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Rachel Karl: Where are tomorrow's leaders?

Many Baby Boomers I know keep asking me, “Where have all the young people gone, and how are they lending a hand?” The established leaders and members of local civic organizations feel we’re ...

Jeb Bladine: Saving history for another generation

The powerful allure of history plays an important role in our present, and our future. But handled poorly, history can become, well, just old, so it’s great to see some of McMinnville’s history ...

Commentary: Oregon's veterans continue to serve

By Cameron Smith Veterans Day is one day to honor the service and sacrifice of all who have raised their right hand, worn the uniform, defended our freedom, and stood guard over our peace. Across ...

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife photo##A 72-pound female wolf of the Minam Pack, after being radio-collared on June 3, 2014.

Wildlife Management: Should wolves be removed from endangered species list?

Should wolves be removed from Oregon's Endangered Species list? Here are two views on the subject: Pro: Let Oregon's wolf plan work; it's time to delistBy Jim Akenson Con: Scientific review is necessary ...

Jeb Bladine: Still one sure way to cut health costs

How are we doing on health care costs? We can count some of the evidence, but good luck finding clarity amid the morass of health insurance and health care costs. Look at premium costs rising by double-digit ...

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Janet Iversen - Establishing a path to trust

People often visualize interpersonal trust as a Waterford vase free with each new relationship. If things go well, they believe this stunning crystal trust will remain whole and pure and true. If something ...

Jeb Bladine: We're surrounded by Nigerian princes

There it was, in my email queue – my ticket out of life’s ongoing financial challenges: “Your assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist the Nigerian National Petroleum ...