News-Register Letters Policy

The News-Register welcomes written opinions about issues of public interest and about the content of this newspaper. Letters from non-local writers are accepted only if they focus on local issues. Letters ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2021

Feeding the mind “Reading, living and breathing our history:” What a terrific essay on history from beginning to end. It feeds the mind to see what has happened in the past so you can repeat ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2021

Women on march Last Saturday, I walked with men, women and children in McMinnville’s Women’s March to protest the recently enacted Texas abortion law. The law bans abortions after six weeks, ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 24, 2021

Racism the real threat The real state of emergency in our country is racism. It is embedded into our history, but continues to be ignored or perpetuated by our elected officials. It is the disgusting ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 17, 2021

Stand back and wait Dear Gov. Brown: Push has come to shove in the vaccination debate and no good will come of it. May I urge everyone to please take three giant steps backwards and cool off? Government ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 10, 2021

Water action needed Yamhill County is in a water emergency, as the county commissioners have stated. Why is this and what can be done about it? Some of the reasons are: too many new homes allowed in ...

9/11 20 Years Later: Readers respond

News-Register asked readers to write about the impact of 9/11 on their lives. Our thanks to the respondents. Here are their words, as submitted: City of caring I am a Navy veteran and I was stationed ...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 3, 2021

Responsible lung owners I’m going to put this in terms some of my anti-mask and anti-vax friends can understand. We need the good guys with the lungs to help us take care of the bad guys trying ...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 27, 2021

In the dark  I was attracted to the boldfaced headline on the left-hand column of Tuesday’s front page, “Board OKs resolutions opposing governor’s mandates.” But 35 column ...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 13, 2021

Stealth candidates A year ago, I noticed an influx of very vocal candidates who had either recently moved here or whose resumes reflected little or no experience in governance. They tended to be highly ...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 6, 2021

Unfortunate and divisive Eristic: argumentative as well as logically invalid; arguing to discredit, not seek the truth. If you don’t like the message, shoot the messenger. These definitions describe ...

Letters to the editor: July 30, 2021

Errant reasoning Sloppy thinking can have deadly consequences. Two recent examples come from meetings of the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Mary Starrett likened the mandate to wear ...

Letters to the editor: July 23, 2021

Standing for inclusion I have two sweet young kids in the Newberg School District, one going into middle school and one into high school. As a parent, I know that these are amazing and trying years for ...

Letters to the editor: July 16, 2021

The real story? Apparently Riverbend Landfill is not really closed. If you review the state Department of Environmental Quality’s Riverbend Landfill web posting, you will note: “The landfill ...

Letters to the editor: July 9, 2021

Time to resign Dear Ms. Bershauer: It’s time for you to resign and move on from your job as Yamhill County commissioner. It’s very clear you came to Yamhill County to advance your personal ...

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