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Letters to the Editor - Feb. 27, 2015

Letter writers include David Terry, John Sullivan, Dale Lux and David C. Blanchard.

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 20, 2015

Letters from Antoinette Marcel, Linda Watkins, Erma S. Vasquez, Tony Hartford, Jack Crabtree and Lee Vasquez, Lori Brazil, Robert Porath

Letters to the editor - Feb. 13, 2015

Letters from Dawn Vyette Witt, Robert E. Mason, Steve Sommerfeld, Alan Olsen

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 6, 2015

Letters from Bruce Waltz, Margaret Cross, Douglas Berry, Marilyn Walster, Dennis Carmody, Glenna Green, Mary A. Novak, Daryll Alt, Kevin C. Nortness, Brad Thompson, Katherine Martin

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 30, 2015

Letters from Philip Newman, Merilyn Reeves, Ken Dollinger, Scott Schieber, Susan Dehm, Andrea McEvoy, Jane Kristof, Mark Davis, Frank Maynard, Gayle Alexander, Jim Culbert

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 23, 2015

Letters from Phyllice Bradner, Nanette Villarreal, Scott Gibson, Ramsey McPhillips, Eric Fannen

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 16, 2015

Letters from Marilyn Higginson, Beverly King, Robert Bansen, Susan Meredith

Letters to the editor - Jan. 9, 2015

Letters from Robert Mason, Dee Goldman, Leonard Rydell, Susan Meredith

Letters to the Editor - Jan. 2, 2015

Letters from Ken Dollinger, David Robles, Helen Bitar, Michael G. Groshong, Karen Swenson

Letters to the Editor - Dec. 26, 2014

Letters from Joanne Williamson, Stanley Arend, James L. Churchwell and Al Hansen


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Paul Sullivan - For the love of birds

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

Alice Darnton - Loving your library

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

Jeb Bladine - Kitz campaign story revives old memory

All WhatchamaColumns 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 ...

Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor - 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 ...

Jeb Bladine - Website changes, but newspaper still print

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

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

Galen McBee - 'Flight records' for the airport

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

Destiny a blanket of positive anticipation

Fans from each school claim theirs is the “team of destiny” 

Ruth Tarentine - Toward patient-centered care

Taking charge of your own health is crucial for successful outcomes in the United States

Need a little light here in the abyss

Small companies have to bone up on the Affordable Care Act and private health insurance 

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