Letters to the editor: Aug. 7, 2020

Action required Please help us understand why this carnage in Portland — the burning of structures, destroying of statues and so forth — is not addressed by state and local officials. Yes, ...

Letters to the editor: July 31, 2020

Missing an opportunity We have recently adopted McMinnville, after living in Minnesota for more than 30 years. This is an extraordinary part of the country and we feel so blessed to now call it home. Yet, ...

Letters to the editor: July 24, 2020

Better info please I am concerned about the treatment of our teachers as we plan for reopening schools this fall. We need better communication from the McMinnville School District about specific plans ...

Letters to the Editor: July 17, 2020

A real stunner On July 9, The Oregonian ran an opinion piece from The Washington Post headlined, “Mischaracterization of speech is not an anomaly.” It was a real stunner coming from such liberal ...

Letters to the Editor: July 10, 2020

Proud American Remember the Bicentennial of 1976 featuring the fireworks display over the Statue of Liberty? What a celebration it was of our wonderful America. So many celebrations and observances took ...

Letters to the editor: July 3, 2020

What’s in a name? Now that the purge is on, there are some issues concerning the elimination of names and statues that strike close to home. “Population schedules of the eighth census of ...

Letters to the editor: June 26, 2020

Hiding the facts Were we asleep at the wheel? Now we cannot know what is going on with the cops? No, it already was that way! Not so long ago in the evening I could see from my look-out tower something ...

Letters to the editor: June 19, 2020

Masks make good neighbors Like many people, I used to assume that wearing a mask would protect me from the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, masks do not protect the wearer from germs other people ...

Letters to the editor: June 12, 2020

Yes, Virginia, there is a virus In back-to-back May and June letters, Dan Katz has suggested there is no COVID-19 pandemic. He certainly has a right to his opinion, but when he uses questionable analyses ...

Letters to the editor: June 5, 2020

Local police abuses This weekend, as our nation experienced the largest populist uprising of my lifetime, I couldn’t help but think about how this seemingly national problem has strong local roots. In ...

Letters to the editor: May 29, 2020

Not a political statement Not all people are far right or left politically. Most of us are in the middle. To some, wearing a mask is a political statement. To me, it’s just loving my neighbor. Michael ...

Letters to the editor: 052220

What about judicial races? Few citizens of Yamhill County appreciate what a rare privilege Judge Jennifer Chapman and her opponent Lisle Miller gave them last election. These two talented, eminently qualified ...

Letters to the editor: May 15, 2020

Help ones most in need The coronavirus is a good teacher about the excesses of our American society. Many of us seem to ignore or take for granted advantages that most people living in the world will ...

Letters to the editor: May 8, 2020

Fighting in SalemMy family, being African American, is considered the biggest minority in our county. We account for a super small percentage of the population. Within the past several years, our ...

Letters to the editor: May 1, 2020

Farm roots and values I have had the privilege of knowing Barbara Boyer since my husband and I relocated to Yamhill County about 14 years ago. Barbara has deep roots to the land she has farmed with her ...