Kitz campaign story revives old memory

This week, I was mentally transported back 27 years to a dimly lit conference room in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. It was the site of a vile political ambush that became the source for ...

Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor -Legislature has chance to prevent

By CHRISSIE MANION ZAERPOORAs a farmer in Oregon, I feel the pride that growing food brings to our state on a daily basis. Agriculture has long been a part of Oregon’s culture, politics and economy, ...

Submitted photo##On a 2003 birding tour, Sullivan uses his scope on a Washington beach just north of the mouth of the Columbia River.

For the love of birds

How former bird hunter became enraptured with feathered friends who fly with wind beneath their wings

Website changes, but newspaper still print

One reason for change is many people enter our website with smart phones and tablets

Submitted photo##In September 2014, the Yamhill County Health Department posted small, yellow closure signs on the South Yamhill River near Amity, after swimmers at Green Bridge tested positive for E. coli. Downstream, drinking water had to be boiled. Certainly not improving the unhealthy conditions, litter dots the area.

Land we love is at risk

Litter, trespassing jeopardize local piece of open land and clean water

Advice to governor either bad, or good!

Perhaps, governor's decision not to resign cautious stems from cautious deliberation

Mary Starrett - N-R Jan. 30 gun rights editorial really miss the mark

Editorial and background check system are puzzling, misleading and inaccurate

Perspectives on Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon Hunters Association and Oregon Wild proffer their views on what to look for in next director of ODFW and ideas for increasing revenue

House committee has higher taxes in mind

There’s little to slow the onslaught of every imaginable tax hike proposal

Ellen Rosenblum - Wise giving guidance

Precautions include watching for tax deductibility, pressure to make donation quickly, bogus charities

'Gross-thought' ignores basic rule

In the long run, net results mean much more than immediate consequences 

Legal marijuana still a mind-altering drug

Let’s not act as if it’s harmless to have pot drifting openly through Americans' lives

Elaine Burke - Preventing abuse and neglect

Children younger than age 5 and their families benefit from relief nursery, parent education

Latest park project joins a long tradition

McMinnville provides an amazing array of parks experiences

Courtesy of Google EarthMcMinnville Airport today, with Galen McBee Airport Park at lower left, a sharp bend in the Yamhill River at center left, Highway 18 horizontal at the top, the Boeing 747 in front of the Evergreen museum complex at top center, and adjacent agricultural fields. Compare this image with the aerial view taken in 1987, below.

Galen McBee - 'Flight records' for the airport

McMinnville airfield, built for defense and subsequently serving pilots statewide, finds itself in a holding pattern today

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