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: May 20, 2022

What science? Planning Director Heather Richards said, “There is fear of congestion on Highway 18, which, quite frankly, the science just doesn’t support.” I — and likely many ...

Letters to the editor: May 13, 2022

Passion for service Fellow Yamhill County residents, I urge you to join me in voting for Dayton Mayor Beth Wytoski for Yamhill County commissioner. She is the best choice to represent us in Position 1. I ...

Letters to the editor: May 6, 2022

Losing our rights I moved to McMinnville in October 2014 from Philadelphia, where I volunteered as a patient escort at a reproductive health clinic for 18 years, showing up every Saturday morning at 6 ...

Letters to the editor: April 29, 2022

Stable and effective Please join me in voting for Doris Towery for county commissioner Position 3. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with Doris and found her to be a straight shooter who understands ...

Letters to the editor: April 22, 2022

Commissioner conundrum The county commissioners’ move to change established criteria for American Rescue Plan Act funds, after applications have already been submitted and screened, is irresponsible. Both ...

Letters to the editor: April 15, 2022

Placing blame As always, Steve Rutledge’s account of the causes of the Ukraine invasion was well-written and well-documented. My view, however, is that he has avoided the common-sense explanation ...

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2022

Headed for extinction I hold no degrees in traffic engineering, but I do hold a brain capable of common sense. Thus, I must respectfully disagree with Mark Davis regarding his analysis of a McMinnville ...

Letters to the editor: March 25, 2022

Apathy reigns Recall elections in Oregon are a rarity, yet Yamhill County has had two separate recall elections only months apart. Each election resulted from successful petition drives. The school board ...

Letters to the Editor: March 18, 2022

Deserve better I represent the Rural Engagement Project, a non-partisan voter education organization dedicated to increasing quality of life in rural Oregon and holding public servants accountable. We’ve ...

Letters to the Editor: March 11, 2022

Lacking in character As one who is adamantly opposed to the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, as it is presently planned, you might think I would be supporting Commissioner Berschauer in the recall election. ...

Letters to the Editor: March 4, 2022

Costing us millions My wife and I moved to Amity a couple of years ago for family and personal reasons, after seeing the population of our county in Washington double. We were looking for rural, friendly ...

Letters to the Editor: February 25, 2022

Character assassination Do the ends justify the means? Do political ends justify ruining people’s lives and destroying the community? What about trampling the rights of a child? For the last six ...

Letters to the Editor: February 18, 2022

Fair, not free We should aspire to Fair Trade, not Free Trade. Fair Trade is when both partners gain, not just one. For example, England has historically imported raw material from other nations in exchange ...

Letters To The Editor: February 11, 2022

No performance venue In your recent editorial on the 129-page project report from the MacPAC committee, on which I serve, you inadvertently overlooked what wasn't there. For almost 10 years, the McMinnville ...

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