Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

Veteran trail riders make their case

By JOHN & KAREN VANDERWALL My wife and I recently relocated to McMinnville from Wisconsin. In our short time here, we have been most impressed by the friendliness of the residents who have welcomed ...

Advocates don't get the story straight

By CORY VANDYKE Last week, the News Register published an editorial headlined, “Don’t let fringe elements derail local trail project.” The content was a reminder of how the power elite, ...

Jeb Bladine: A political feud spills over grave

A political feudspills over grave It now is clear: Donald Trump does not like John McCain. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher of the News-Register. > See his column All ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Mike Graham  and others browse the large selection of books during a recent book sale in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Library.

Jenny Berg: Interaction, discovery a route to better health

I just finished listening to an interview with Eric Klinenberg, author of “Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, And The Decline Of Civic ...

Fred Hertel: Not your father's fire service

The menu of tasks undertaken by fire service agencies has undergone extensive expansion and transformation over the last three decades, and so has the roster of personnel and tools taking on the ...

Jeb Bladine: Our contributions to annals of fraud

Financial fraud, while nothing new, is distressingly prevalent. McMinnville has contributed to that unfortunate reality, as we were reminded this week. In the 1920s, Victor Lustic sold the Eiffel ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## View of the Hendricks Road property in Carlton that became a unique solid waste nuisance case when the property owner died but people living in RVs there remained.

Mike Kemper: Justice slow but sure in nuisance cases

As sole code enforcement officer for Yamhill County, I’ve been tasked since July 2012 with enforcing the county’s building, zoning and waste disposal ordinances. But I’m allowed ...

Have the public unions got a tax bill for you

By ALLEN ALLEY For the Oregon Transformation Project It’s tax season. With that in mind, I wanted to alert you to a tax you likely don’t realize exists — a tax you are certainly on ...

Jeb Bladine: Remembering two prominent politicians

Oregon, where statewide-elected Republicans are a rarity, lost two last week. They were leaders worth remembering. Ten days ago, sitting Secretary of State Dennis Richardson died after a public, courageous ...

Scott Gibson: Oregon duty-bound to tighten vaccination law

In recent weeks, the Pacific Northwest has confirmed some 70 cases of measles, a disease declared eliminated from circulation in the United States in 2000. For this dangerous outbreak, we can thank ...

Jeb Bladine: Students handcuffed by predatory loans

McMinnville acupuncturist Lisa Pool, for a time, was silently ashamed for not fully understanding the pitfalls of student loans that financed her medical degree. But her voice returned when she learned ...

Submitted illustration ## Illustration depicting what an excursion on the Yamhill River may have looked like back when giant sloths and mastodons roamed the area. Imagine drifting up on one of these giant beasts!

Mike Full: Through the mists of time

Almost anyone who knows me will tell you my viewpoints can be a bit eccentric. Looking out across the Yamhill River Valley, most folks see combines harvesting wheat and hear harvesters moving ...

Jeb Bladine: Socialism will be 2020's red herring

Lines are being drawn early for the 2020 presidential campaign. Americans respond to absolutes, and Donald Trump is an artist with lines in the sand. Democrats are socialists. Socialism destroys personal ...

Rich Leipfert: Costs swelling, dollars shrinking at Mac Fire

In the McMinnville Fire Department service, Before Self is our motto. We are continually striving to improve the service we provide to our citizens is the goal. These driving forces have molded the fire ...

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