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Letters to the Editor
Dec. 12 Letters to the Editor
published: 12/11/2012 3:02:37 PM
To the editor:
A recent Newberg Graphic editorial was critical of Friends of Yamhill County in opposing city UGB expansion as “obstructionists” to what is best for the community.
Dec. 15 Letters to the Editor
published: 12/14/2012 12:19:09 PM
To the editor:
The Yamhill County Historical Society has succeeded in moving the old one-room Hutchcroft #15 school, which sat three miles west of Yamhill, to its location south of McMinnville.
Dec. 22 Letters to the Editor
published: 12/21/2012 11:37:17 AM
To the editor:
We were so very sad to hear about the fire at Critter Cabana. Our granddaughters have spent many happy hours watching the kittens playing in the window, the puppies rolling in their boxes and talking with Gracie, the big white parrot.
Dec. 29 Letters to the Editor
published: 12/28/2012 10:17:49 AM
To the editor:
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the community for their support of the third annual Reading for All Holiday book drive.
Dec. 15 guest opinion: Living with teenage werewolves in the digital age
published: 12/14/2012 12:17:31 PM
Back in the 1950s, “Little Joe Cartwright” starred in a movie called “I Was a Teenage Werewolf.” That’s right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control.
Jan. 2 guest opinion: Veterans denounce neoconservative ‘Swiftboating’ of Hagel
published: 12/31/2012 3:29:13 PM
If Chuck Hagel is nominated by President Obama to serve as Secretary of Defense, there will be at least three compelling arguments in his favor.
Dec. 22 guest opinon: Nation can no longer wait for the good guys
published: 12/21/2012 11:39:16 AM
After the sick feeling had passed, after the tears had been shed, a sense of outrage and grim determination filled many Americans.
Something must be done, they felt, to end the gun massacres in this country.
Dec. 26 guest opinion: Smoking pot and tying the knot just got easier
published: 12/24/2012 9:57:53 AM
On Dec. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.
Dec. 29 guest opinion: Teachers provided more than just an education
published: 12/28/2012 10:16:18 AM
Anne Marie Murphy was 52 years old — the mother of Kelly, Colleen, Paige and Thomas — as well as the wife of Mike. Her 86-year-old mother, Alice McGowan, herself, the mother of seven, said straightforwardly: “She was a very good daughter, a good mother, a good wife.
Dec. 19 guest opinion: After 2012, picking a president will never be the same
published: 12/18/2012 2:22:30 PM
Over the past 10 presidential campaigns, the first two — and the most influential — battles in the nominating process have been the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses quickly followed by the New Hampshire primary.
Dec. 12 guest opinion: The earth’s climate was changing long before we got here
published: 12/11/2012 3:00:11 PM
Will Rogers was to have said that “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one is willing to do anything about it.” Analyze that satirical statement for a minute and then look at the editorial cartoon in the Nov.
Dec. 5 - Guest Opinion
published: 12/4/2012 3:31:59 PM
In a couple of days, the top operatives of the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns will gather at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics to discuss the strategies and tactics they used this year.
Dec. 5 - Guest Opinion
published: 12/4/2012 3:33:45 PM
Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors $14 billion hedge fund. The SEC charged Mathew Martoma, who used to manage a SAC Capital division, with using inside information about tests on an Alzheimer’s drug to trade stock of the company working on it.
Dec. 5 guest opinion: For GOP, losing might be the only way to win
published: 12/7/2012 4:42:40 PM
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents — and even 39 percent of Republicans — now favor raising taxes on those making $250,000 or more a year.
Dec. 8 guest opinion: How the consumer became king
published: 12/7/2012 4:44:45 PM
Some 200 retailers nationally opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day, and a lot of others did so at midnight. Shoes, jewelry, sporting goods, flat-screen TVs, fancy chocolate — if you wanted it, you could buy it before the football games were finished.
Dec. 12 editorial: Thumbs up for a week gone by
published: 12/11/2012 2:57:16 PM
— Kudos to a local family and their efforts to minister to Masai tribal members in Africa. George Fox University graduates Nick and Heidi Forrest have relocated their family to Arusha, Tanzania, as they do missionary work with the heralded tribe of the African plains, also teaching the indigenous people how to read.
Dec. 8 editorial: Affordable housing could be a reality
published: 12/7/2012 4:40:02 PM
The proposed affordable housing complex on North Meridian by the Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC) will be going before the Newberg Planning Commission Thursday evening.
Dec. 5 - Editorial: School district construction a concern
published: 12/4/2012 3:30:26 PM
Although it is very discouraging that the change orders to the Newberg School District construction project is coming in at over $1.4 million, it doesn’t surprise us much.
Dec. 15 editorial: Newberg -- people care here
published: 12/14/2012 12:14:33 PM
The scene was one of chaos Thursday morning as fire took flame at Critter Cabana, the popular First Street pet store in Newberg. Police officers cordoned off the street, effectively rerouting traffic for commuters headed toward Portland.
Dec. 22 editorial: Merry Christmas, count your blessings and take care of each other
published: 12/21/2012 11:35:22 AM
The events of the past two months, including Hurricane Sandy and the shootings at Clackamas Town Center and an elementary school in Connecticut, remind us that even during the Christmas season evil is always present and can wreak havoc with little regard for people or their property.
Dec. 19 editorial: We need to do a better job helping the mentally ill
published: 12/18/2012 2:20:30 PM
We at this newspaper are at some disagreement about this editorial, regarding whether we should write something now at all, and if so, what that opinion should be.
Dec. 26 editorial: Start improving the world by making someone smile
published: 12/24/2012 9:56:07 AM
In Saturday’s issue of this newspaper we reported that citizens raised more than $10,000 to help the beloved First Street pet store, Critter Cabana.
Dec. 29 editorial: Enact common sense gun legislation
published: 12/28/2012 10:49:50 AM
Given the tragic shootings in Portland and Connecticut it’s not surprising that people are demanding that something be done to curb gun violence.
Jan. 2 editorial: What we are thankful for as 2013 begins
published: 12/31/2012 3:27:26 PM
The year 2012 has passed and as we embark on a new year, there is much to be thankful for and much that gives us pause.
We are thankful for our families, our customers and for living in a community that cares for its residents more so than a lot of other places.