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Letters to the Editor
Nov. 3 Letter to the Editor
published: 11/6/2012 1:53:07 PM
To the editor: I was dismayed to read the letter from my friend John Lyda this week. In his view one candidate “believes in Jesus Christ” and the other “does not honor Jesus Christ.
Nov.. 17 Letters to the Editor
published: 11/16/2012 1:00:31 PM
To the editor:
At the meeting Tuesday of the Newberg Traffic Safety Commission the commission voted to retain on-street parking on both sides of Meridian Street north of the railroad tracks near Fulton Street.
Nov. 21 Letters to the Editor
published: 11/20/2012 1:55:54 PM
To the editor:
Amazing! About a month after we read of someone using a shotgun to kill a neighbor’s dog who was running loose and attacking their animal, we read a column by reporter Tyler Francke.
Nov. 24 Letters to the Editor
published: 11/23/2012 11:54:59 AM
To the editor:
What an amazing community we live in! The generosity and can-do attitude that abounds here in Newberg and the surrounding areas has just been demonstrated by this year’s Ignite the Light event.
Nov. 28 guest opinion: Why has non-teaching staff soared in Oregon public schools?
published: 11/27/2012 11:37:05 AM
Associate editor of The Oregonian Susan Nielsen says that Gov. John Kitzhaber and the Legislature face a parent rebellion if they don’t figure out how to reduce class sizes pronto.
Dec. 1 guest opinion: Lord help us -- Bosses going berserk in corporate America
published: 11/30/2012 3:25:38 PM
The sky is falling! The end times are upon us! It’s all over for America! And it’s all because of you execrable voters. This is the wretched wail of a few corporate chieftains who claim to be somewhere between flummoxed and furious that Barack Obama is back in the White House.
Dec. 1 guest opinion: Words of wisdom: Never eat at any place called ‘Mom’s’
published: 11/30/2012 3:27:54 PM
Nelson Algren, the great Chicago writer, provided American males with three timeless rules for life:Never play cards with a man named “Doc.
Nov. 21 guest opinion: Is the United States a country of Puritans?
published: 11/20/2012 1:54:25 PM
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is time to talk about Puritans — but not the crew who fled England for the New World and established the Massachusetts Bay Colony back in the 17th century.
Nov. 24 guest opinion: Let the country jump off the ‘fiscal cliff’
published: 11/23/2012 11:53:30 AM
Yikes, we’re headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.
The “cliff” is a series of tax increases and budget cuts that automatically go into effect Jan.
Republicans may be changing direction on immigration
published: 11/16/2012 1:05:53 PM
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.”
— Groucho Marx
Apparently Groucho has been elected chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Nov. 14 guest opinion: Suffering from the classic November post-election hangover
published: 11/13/2012 11:22:22 AM
The next morning after an Election Day defeat, there is no place I know more empty than the headquarters of the losing candidate.
Long gone are the bunting, balloons, the band, the open bar — and the hopes — of the night before.
Nov. 3 guest opinion: The corporate mad dogs of Citizens United revealed
published: 11/2/2012 2:41:50 PM
As feared, our people’s democratic authority has been dogged nearly to death by the hounds of money in this election go ’round, thanks to the Supreme Court’s reckless decree in the now infamous Citizens United case.
Nov. 7 guest opinion: Like moths to a flame or the proper use of public funds?
published: 11/6/2012 2:21:11 PM
Recently, The Oregonian newspaper published a feature story about the Portland Seed Fund. This is a two-year-old public-private venture capital fund designed to help start-up companies.
Hatred of marijuana users creates innocent victims
published: 11/9/2012 3:22:57 PM
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Nov. 14 editorial: Way to go voters! Way to participate in democracy
published: 11/13/2012 11:20:37 AM
Maybe it takes a contentious presidential election to bring out the vote, but for whatever reason, Yamhill County voters cast ballots in droves this election season.
Nov. 10 editorial: Celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving
published: 11/9/2012 3:21:06 PM
We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving and we wanted to take the opportunity to encourage our readers to make this year a memorable one for reasons besides stuffing their faces with turkey and pie, then crashing to the couch in a semicomatose stupor to watch football.
Nov. 3 editorial: Thumbs up for a week gone by
published: 11/2/2012 2:39:34 PM
— Kudos to the Chehalem Park and Recreation District for its recent work at the Chehalem Aquatic Center. Upgrades to the lighting in the pool area and the addition of a new recreation area outside the building are welcome, but our sincere hope is that they are only starting points for renovating the aging facility.
Nov. 7 editorial: Has civility returned to politics in Oregon?
published: 11/6/2012 2:19:16 PM
Any general election that includes candidates for president could be considered unique, but Election 2012, at least when it comes to local and regional races, was also unique for another reason: simple civility.
Nov. 17 editorial: Dundee will move on without ‘The Purple House’
published: 11/16/2012 12:57:20 PM
Although they stopped short of uncorking an Argyle Winery bottle of sparkling wine when the walls came down, people in Dundee government and residents in general seemed to breathe a sigh of relief when the infamous purple house was razed Thursday morning.
Nov. 21 editorial: School rating system fails some students
published: 11/20/2012 1:52:29 PM
There’s something broken in the state education system.
As it stands, schools with large at-risk and non-native speaker populations are evaluated the same as those from schools in affluent neighborhoods with mostly English speakers.
Nov. 24 editorial: Thumbs up for a week gone by
published: 11/23/2012 11:51:34 AM
— Our hats are off to Judith Raye Smith, a local artist who has donated more than $600 of her custom-made T-shirts to kids left suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Dec. 1 editorial: Commissioners should vote yes on UGB
published: 11/30/2012 3:22:21 PM
There are many complaints heard about the actions of 1000 Friends in our county, specifically its local branch, Friends of Yamhill County.
Nov. 28 editorial: Start a new Christmas tradition this year
published: 11/27/2012 11:34:47 AM
Now that Thanksgiving is over and we’re headed toward Christmas, we’d like to encourage people to get caught up in giving in a way they may not be accustomed to: beyond the family and from the heart more than the pocketbook.