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 ...

Letters to the editor: July 2, 2021

Make it plant-based The scarcity of animal meat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will keep our outdoor grills safer this Independence Day. Folks who grill hamburgers and hot dogs face a nasty choice. ...

Letters to the Editor, June 25, 2021

Dump the pretense Last week, word leaked that Riverbend Landfill was “closing.” Folks who have worked for more than 14 years to prevent dump expansion were pleased but wary, and for good reason. Managers ...

Letters to the editor: June 18, 2021

Hold them accountable Thank you to the Oregon Legislature for its defacto unanimous vote to expel Mike Nearman for his disgraceful behavior at the Oregon Capitol Building on Dec. 21, 2020. He also needs ...

Letters to the editor: June 11, 2021

Putting lives at risk The recent comments of Commissioner Mary Starrett, defending her comparison of vaccine passports to Jim Crow segregation and the genocide by the Nazi regime, are telling. As Anne ...

Letters to the editor: June 4, 2021

Cans to Freddy’s Brad Thompson’s guest commentary about the lack of sufficient bottle and can return locations missed a great local option — the BottleDrop redemption center next to ...

Letters to the editor: May 28, 2021

Restoring professionalism By sponsoring HB 3130, Rep. Ron Noble has again shown his concern for constituents. He has helped lead the way toward restoration of professionalism, including the opportunity ...

Letters to the editor: May 21, 2021

Hands to yourself Do not touch me without my consent. Basic respect for my personal space should not be a big ask. “Born huggers” do not have the right to touch other people’s bodies ...

Letters to the editor: May 14, 2021

Basic responsibility When I read about the library waiving fees for overdue books, it disappointed me. It amounts to teaching our citizens, both youth and adult, that they do not need to be responsible ...

Letters to the editor: May 7, 2021

Risky business The incident in the Albertsons parking lot where some idiot fired a gun into the air should not be casually dismissed. A bullet from a typical handgun fired into the air will return to ...

Letters to the editor: April 30, 2021

Support the nurses Have you ever been in the hospital? How about your child, parent or grandparent? Nurses are the ones who give them the medications they need, monitor them for changes that need intervention, ...

Letters to the editor: April 23, 2021

Balance and truth I am constantly embarrassed at the editorial pages of my local newspaper. The editors’ distinct bias against and barely hidden hatred of more than half of Yamhill County’s ...

Letters to the editor: April 16, 2021

Threat to democracy I was happy to hear that Major League Baseball is pulling its All-Star Game out of Georgia in retaliation for that state’s new and very restrictive voting law. When laws like ...

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