Jeb Bladine: Salem rule-makers march in lockstep

There are 53 Democrats in the Oregon Legislature: 35 in the House and 18 in the Senate. This year, they have ruled the state from political and social perspectives more one-sided than I can remember in ...

Scott Phoenix: Retiring teacher reflects on praiseworthy place of learning

By Scott Phoenix I want to thank the communities of McMinnville and Lafayette for the opportunity to teach their children over the course of 37 years at Patton Middle School, formerly known as McMinnville ...

Don Iler: Old things, old photos

Hanging on to reminders helps preserve memories of loved ones as well as commonplace and extraordinary experiences

Jeb Bladine: Fireworks memories include great one-liner

A new era for Fourth of July fireworks in McMinnville will burst across the skies above Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum at an event cosponsored by Evergreen and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. ...

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, ... photo##

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 ...