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Open House for High Performance Home in Amity

Friday, March 27th 4:00pm to 7:00pm

You are invited to our open house at 17675 SE Amity Vineyard Rd in Amity. The open house is part of our “Building Better Buildings” event series where the public is invited to tour a recently completed high performance home. Wine and appetizers will be served, and visitors are encouraged to ask questions about high performance building practices and technologies. www.WinsomeConstruction.com

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Oregon Democrats push for background checks on private gun sales

SALEM - Oregon Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to require background checks on private firearm sales, setting up a showdown with gun rights advocates that could come as soon as next week. Gun control ...

Paid sick leave mandate advances in Oregon Legislature

SALEM - Democrats on an Oregon legislative committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would require nearly all employers to give workers up to five days a year of paid sick leave. The measure would ...

Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane, prosecutor says

Updated at 1:09 pm, Thursday. PARIS - Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full ...

Military: Bergdahl charged, may face life in prison if convicted

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior ...

Italy high court deciding fate of 'very worried' Amanda Knox

ROME - Italy's high court took up the appeal of Amanda Knox's murder conviction today, considering the fate of the “very worried” American and her Italian former boyfriend in the brutal 2007 ...

Oregon legislative panel advances schools budget

SALEM - Democrats on an Oregon legislative panel voted Tuesday to advance a $7.255 billion spending plan for primary and secondary schools. Education interests have criticized the budget as inadequate, ...

Upcoming Brittany Maynard video supports aid-in-dying bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California's proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee ...

Sex defendant granted conditional release

A physicians association executive from Bend, indicted by a Yamhill County grand jury on charges alleging sexual conduct with a child and dog in March 2014, has been released pending disposition of his ...

Along the Street: Native son returns to offer optical perspective

The Precision Farming Expo held earlier this month in Salem included a presentation by Matt Weed, a 2003 graduate of McMinnville High, who is serving as director of research and development for Open Photonics ...

Candidates seek election to school boards

Three McMinnville School Board seats are being contested in the May 19 primary. Incumbent Larry Vollmer faces opposition from Allan Whitaker in Position 4, incumbent Janis Braich from Bill Bordeaux in ...

Stopping By: All Smiles

Retiring dentist says improving patients' lives has made for a rewarding career

KAOS owners look for right ingedients in future staff

A steady stream of job seekers began filling out applications Monday at the trailer behind the KAOS construction site at Fourth and Galloway streets downtown. But if they want to work in one of the two ...

Landfill appeal up for decision Thursday

Editor’s Note: In reporting that County Administrator Laura Tschabold had not responded to the public records request, the intent was to indicate there had been no identification, release or denial ...

Fire destroys two Kookoolan Farms barns; 300 chicks perish

YAMHILL — A Thursday morning fire destroyed two barns and damaged a third at Kookoolan Farms, owned and operated by Chrissie and Koorosh Zaerpoor, and damaged a third. In the process, it killed ...

Amity driver involved in Salem crash

SALEM - Police said excessive speed was a major factor in a fully-loaded lumber truck, driven by an Amity man, rolling over Monday afternoon on the Salem Parkway. Lt. Steve Birr of the Salem police identified ...

High winds expected tonight throughout the valley

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the central Willamette Valley from 9 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The weather service said to expect winds 25 to 35 miles per ...

Sex abuser receives 10-year sentence

Dayton resident Albertano Jimenez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after admitting he sexually abused a pre-teen McMinnville girl repeatedly, over a period of years, on the bottom bunk of a set ...

New campus president embraces Mac

Jim Eustrom knew the ins and outs of McMinnville long before he was named interim president of Chemeketa Community College’s Yamhill Valley Campus, then landed the job on a permanent basis. In the ...

Harkema retires from job, but not cause

Soup kitchen manager Howie Harkema will remain an advocate for the homeless.

Emily Grosvenor - Writing reflects terroir, too

Unique local festival draws potential writers whose work finally finds its way to printed page

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Bulldogs baseball blasts Bobcats in home opener

McMinnville keeps Lakeridge at bay; Dayton blows late lead against Elmira

On their marks

Field events remain the strength of Yamhill County prep track athletes, but sprinters and distance runners leave strong impressions

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