Two McMinnville women are preparing for a 10,000-mile road trip designed to take them into each of the 48 states in the continental U.S. — on bicycles. “Riding is fun,” said Haley Winkelman, ...


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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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Commissioners put off landfill decision

Before a packed audience Thursday morning, the Yamhill County commissioners announced they were postponing a decision until April 2 on whether to allow expansion of Riverbend Landfill. On the advice of ...

N-R appeals county's public record denial

News-Register Publisher Jeb Bladine has appealed Yamhill County’s refusal to make public the legal advice offered commissioners on ex parte contact in the course of the Riverbend Landfill expansion ...

State agency hacked; governor calls for study, changes

SALEM - Oregon officials said Thursday that they plan to restructure information technology functions after software found an external third-party had gained access to a state network. Gov. Kate Brown ...

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 ...

Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger ...

Evergreen introduces Mac discounts

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and Wings & Waves Waterpark are now offering McMinnville residents a 20 percent discount on memberships. “We’re moving forward,” officials ...

County clerk honors staffers

The News-Register staff Yamhill County Clerk Brian Van Bergen made a special presentation Thursday, during the county commissioners’ meeting, to honor two members of his staff — Mesa Confer ...

Rite-Aid almost ready to cross the road

Construction is almost complete on a 17,185-square-foot, $1.5 million Rite Aid outlet at Highway 99W and Northeast Evans Street in McMinnville. “We have two more weeks of construction before we ...

Mac women plan to cycle the country

Two McMinnville women are preparing for a 10,000-mile road trip designed to take them into each of the 48 states in the continental U.S. — on bicycles. “Riding is fun,” said Haley Winkelman, ...

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 ...

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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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