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: January 14, 2022

Home cures galore Thank you, Commissioners Starrett and Berschauer, for demanding home-treatment alternatives to evidence-based, scientific public health information on the county website. It’s ...

Letters to the Editor: January 7, 2022

Not acceptable Our rural home accesses the internet only through very expensive satellite services. So we were excited to learn that money was being spent to increase reasonable cost internet services ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 31, 2021

Protection needed As the vociferous agitator who inspired Rep. Ron Noble to introduce HB 3200, I feel compelled to comment on Yamhill County’s failure to regulate marijuana processing. HB 3200 ...

Letters to the Editor: December 24, 2021

Just the beginning After reading, “Commissioners decline to address marijuana processing restrictions,” I felt it was important to note affected citizens have been meeting with commissioners ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 17, 2021

Parks need help As a member of the Parks Advisory Board, I too lament the sad history of Yamhill County parks and hope to encourage our commissioners to do better. The new master plan, the first in 10 ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 10, 2021

Feed the good wolf A recent writer objects to children being exposed to political or other ideologies in schools. In fact, children are continuously subjected or exposed to varied ideologies, opinions ...

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 3, 2021

Reopen meetings I urge the city council and county board of commissioners to resume meetings the public can attend in person. I completely agreed with the remote format before we had vaccines for COVID. ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 26, 2021

All the best No matter where I have lived, I have always subscribed to the local newspaper. It is a way of knowing my community. That way, I have a better understanding of issues, concerns, celebrations ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 19, 2021

A Dayton perspective I grew up one block from Dayton Landing Park and tossed rocks into the river from the platform above the broken concrete steps. I sometimes fished from the waterlogged dock and even ...

Letters to the Editor: November 12, 2021

Legacy lives on In a time when criticizing others seems to be the norm, it’s nice to reflect on the positive impact one person has had on our community. I was reminded of this when looking at the ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 5, 2021

Lost opportunity During a 2015 survey, the state Marine Board determined the concrete boat ramp at Dayton Landing, owned and operated by Yamhill County since about 1956, had separated. This made it hazardous ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 29, 2021

Please resign Open letter to Lindsay Birschauer: Please resign. We can’t afford to have you in office. Your actions on the board of commissioners have cost Yamhill County taxpayers more than $3.5 ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 22, 2021

Baker Creek congestion Well, this letter is not about Lindsay Berschauer or the Newberg School Board. It is about McMinnville and its growing traffic congestion. Do we point a finger at the city councilors ...

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 ...

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