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

Long school searches produce smart hires for local boards

Searches for candidates to fill public leadership positions sometimes seem to drag on too long. And when a board selects a current employee in the end, it may lead some to wonder if it’s worth investing ...

Oregon must clamp down on vaccination exemptions

The U.S. was declared measles-free in 2000, but the disease is back with a vengeance. The resurgence is directly attributable to our nation’s Internet-fueled anti-vaccination movement, which has ...

Submitted image##Artist’s concept of the redesigned library plaza.

Loving your library

In addition to reading, many people enjoy discussing their favorite books, authors.

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 ...

Legislature has chance to prevent antibiotic overuse

Guest Writer Guest writer Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor is co-owner of Kookooloan Farms in Yamhill. As a farmer in Oregon, I feel the pride that growing food brings to our state on a daily ...

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

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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

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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

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