Editorial Cartoons

Selected editorial cartoon from the News-Register Viewpoints section.

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Let's all plan together for McMinnville's future

Growth. It’s complex.  It’s emotional.  It’s personal.  It means so many different things to so many different people. Guest Writer Heather Richards ...

Jeb Bladine: Review every detail of county structure

There will be — and already is — vigorous public debate regarding a proposal for five Yamhill County commissioners instead of three. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and ...

Put the focus on the criminal justice system

By JAMES CRAWFORD For the News-Register On Feb. 15, 1989, I was compelled to identify my brother’s body. He had died from what doctors refer to as a “flail chest injury.” He had been ...

Jeb Bladine: Paying a price for failed annexations

There’s much to admire, but also much to regret, along newly developed stretches of Hill Road on the western edge of McMinnville. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is president and publisher ...

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Central mission is helping homeless help themselves

There has been a great deal of discussion about homelessness in McMinnville arising at city council meetings and spreading into the pages of this publication. But little has been said about my ...

Jeb Bladine: And life goes on, for those still living

The New York Post, though often criticized for conservative bias, covered half its Monday front page with four giant words: “BAN WEAPONS OF WAR”. Whatchamacolumn Jeb Bladine is ...

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Can our political leaders shake Curse of Apollo?

At 7:56 p.m. on July 20, 1969,  I was watching television. Guest Writer Guest writer Scott Gibson M.D. has been practicing medicine in his hometown of McMinnville for 30 years. ...

Jeb Bladine: Consider all costs of U.S. health care

All those Democratic Party presidential candidates are exhausting us with health care promises and warnings: “My plan does this” … “Your plan does that” … “Medicare ...

Jeb Bladine: Perfect storm puts old buildings at risk

McMinnville may be headed toward a prolonged demolition derby. But instead of old cars crashing one another into oblivion, this event could feature the destruction of old buildings. Whatchamacolumn Jeb ...

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Why Oregon farmers and ranchers opposed cap and trade bill

By Partnership for Oregon Communities [Editor’s Note: The following originated from public testimony made during the last state Legislative session by a coalition of statewide agriculture organizations ...

All must act to mitigate climate crisis

Like many, I was deeply disappointed by failure of the Clean Energy Jobs bill to become law this year. Guest Writer Guest writer Rick Hammond, a graduate of McMinnville High School and the ...

Jeb Bladine: Moon walk added to memory banks

Fifty years ago, after Neil Armstrong took “One small step,” he and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. More than a half-billion people watched televised reports, and those still alive today are ...

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Despite bounty of drama, session proved productive

The 2019 Oregon Legislative Assembly accomplished something few if any of its predecessors did: It became famous for not meeting. That’s too bad, because in some ways, this year’s session ...

Mark Davis: Local rate-setting process off limits to the public

In early 2017, Recology Western Oregon’s monthly rate for a typical weekly household garbage pickup in McMinnville ran $35.45. With city council approval last month of yet another hike, the rate ...

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