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 17, 2024

Nothing accomplished Almost two years ago, County Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer survived her recall election by approximately 1,600 votes. The people who voted for Lindsay should ask themselves what ...

Letters to the Editor: May 10, 2024

Much at stake The May election is coming up. Ballots have been mailed and candidates are clamoring for your vote. But will you vote? Why vote in May? The big election is in November, right? Wrong! It’s ...

Letters to the Editor: May 3, 2024

The healthy choice I am writing as a concerned member of Yamhill County as well as a retired RN with more than 25 years of experience in a community hospital. I have been a resident of Yamhill County ...

Letters to the Editor: April 26, 2024

Right the wrong Our Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is a community health care organization in Yamhill County, composed of doctors, dentists, nurses, behavioral health providers and others. We ...

Letters to the Editor: April 19, 2024

Sadly fault-finding I recently read some of the letters to the editor about our elected county commissioner, Lindsay Berschauer. I would like to relate an experience I had with Ms. Berschauer just a few ...

Letters to the Editor: April 12, 2024

Keep the character There are many objective and subjective reasons why McMinnville is considered to have the best small-town downtown west of the Mississippi River. So why are we paying large fees to ...

Letters to the Editor: April 5, 2024

Sheriff misstep Last week, I expressed to Sheriff Sam Elliott, through e-mail, my disappointment regarding his endorsement of Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer for re-election. To my surprise, he promptly ...

Letters to the Editor: March 29, 2024

Dress ’em up I read with interest the reader’s letter about the necessity of having awnings on the storefronts on Third Street. It is important. But why can’t these awnings be colorful ...

Letter to the Editor: March 22, 2024

Warding off the drizzle Where does Michele Reeves come from? Not the Pacific Northwest, apparently. It has been known to rain here. Awnings are to keep people dry while they walk up and down Third Street, ...

Letters to the Editor: March 15, 2024

Another view My response to the president’s State of the Union address consists of takes on four items he didn’t mention or glossed over: 1) Fighting in Ukraine and the Middle East With ...

Letters to the Editor: March 8, 2024

Educate and vaccinate As a retired physician, I have to ask, what are our county commissioners thinking? Vaccination has saved more lives than any other medical invention. It leads any list of the top ...

Letters to the Editor: March 1, 2024

Losing our way My greatest good fortune was to be born into an ascendant America, a proud nation of immigrants that had just led an alliance to defeat fascism in Europe and the Pacific. During the post-war ...

Letters to the Editor: February 23, 2024

Don’t be so sure Everyone knows? This statement, from last week’s “Pure hypocrisy” letter, misleads, divides and keeps us from civilly discussing important issues. I belong to ...

Letters to the Editor: February 16, 2024

20-minute neighborhoods I was excited to read in the Jan. 22 News-Register that the McMinnville Planning Commission included the concept of 20-minute neighborhoods in its priority projects for the next ...