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: December 2, 2022

Unkind and harmful The homeless have to move once a day. After 12 hours, they are allowed to return. Some have pulled structures together to protect from deadly weather elements. Some may have a tent, ...

Letters to the Editor: November 25, 2022

County quagmire At its Nov 10 meeting, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners spent another 2½ hours trying to concoct a loophole to advance the Newberg Bypass project’s Wynooski interchange ...

Letters to the Editor: November 18, 2022

Election process secure Since 2008, I have worked in every function of every election conducted by three different Yamhill County clerks. The November 8, 2022, general election was not the smoothest, ...

Letters to the Editor: November 11, 2022

Abortion debate I have been following the abortion debate from its inception in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. At that time the main question was, “Is it a baby?” California ...

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 4, 2022

A true winner Having known Kit Johnston for almost 20 years, I’ve gotten to see him first-hand in the trenches, rolling his sleeves up leadership-style. He’s a bloodhound for information ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 28, 2022

Promising for PTSD Psilocybin treatment of psychological conditions is very promising. Of the 125 clinical trials worldwide for psilocybin, 17 have been completed in the U.S. and 45 are either underway ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 21, 2022

Vision for future I’ve known Zack Geary since our days running jog-a-thons together at Memorial Elementary School back in the early ‘90s. Zack has always been a passionate and selfless leader, ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 15, 2022

Mudslinging Thank you for running the story in the Oct. 4 News-Register, “District 6 debate gets personal.” I was unsure as to who I was going to back for this position. I back the individual, ...

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 7, 2022

Selfless service I am writing this letter on my personal behalf in support of Zack Geary’s candidacy for city council. I do not intend to represent the views of the McMinnville Downtown Association ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 30, 2022

A benefit to all I was most disheartened to read that our News-Register staff does not support Measure 111, which obligates the state of Oregon to make sure that every resident has access to affordable, ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 23, 2022

Not on my street I must register a resounding objection to proposed demolition of three historic buildings on Third Street for a big new hotel. As the owner of a downtown business lying less than a block ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 16, 2022

Whose safety? The public safety power shutoff should be called the investor safety power shutoff. After the horrific California fires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric’s failure to properly ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 9, 2022

Waste not, want not This summer, the news has been full of stories about raids on illegal,  large-scale marijuana-growing operations. The stories all end with the destruction of the seized marijuana. ...

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2, 2022

Overpasses, please Back in The 1940s, McMinnville and Dayton petitioned the Oregon Department of Transportation for a bypass. They ended up getting Highway 18, which went on to become the busiest secondary ...

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