Film explores the pundit role in politics

The film “Merchants of Doubt” will be shown at no charge at 7 p.m. Monday in Linfield College’s Ice Auditorium. Filmmaker Robert Kenner was inspired by a book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik ...

Mac woman dies in crash

A McMinnville woman died Wednesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Wallace Road in Polk County. Troopers from the Oregon State State Police identified her as Shari Smith, 50. They gave this account ...

Business owners upset over vagrant problem

Several community members and business owners complained Tuesday to the McMinnville City Council about aggressive vagrants scaring away customers and putting employees in fear for their safety.  J.W. ...

Mac school board considers calendar

McMinnville and Lafayette students will start the 2016-17 school year on Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, and finish the following June 15, according to calendars proposed to the school board Monday night. Both ...

Three principals and ex-principal retiring

McMinnville High School Principal Kris Olsen has announced plans to retire at the end of the school year. He will be joined by Duniway Middle School Principal Cathy Carnahan, Newby Elementary School Principal ...

Heidt appeals dismissal of suit against city

Reinstated cop continues to press claim for $3 million

Elks lodge purchased

Creekside Community Church, based in downtown McMinnville during the past 10 years, this week completed purchase of the McMinnville Elks Lodge building at 4th and Evans streets downtown. Church Pastor ...

Commissioners hear from Baker County

Yamhill County Commissioners Allen Springer and Mary Starrett spent most of Thursday’s half-hour board meeting listening to Baker County Commissioner Bill Harvey outline his objections to state and ...

Tentative deal struck on bypass terminus

A tentative agreement has been reached by parties over a dispute over the northern terminus of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass. The aim is to address concerns that the original design would funnel too much ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Stephen and Gladys (Pyne) Cone slow dance during the weekly get-together at the Grange. They met there May 2, 2014, and married May 2, 2015 -- one of many couples who found romance at the Grange.

Dancing and romancing

One trip around the dance floor can change a person’s whole world.  John Jones asked Marjorie Prettyman to take a spin at one of the Friday night dances at the McMinnville Grange Hall. They ...

Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

By REBECCA BOONE and MARTHA BELLISLE Of the Associated Press BURNS — Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, ...

McMinnville woman killed in Wallace Road crash

A McMinnville woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Wallace Road in Polk County. The Oregon State State Police identified the victim as Shari Smith, 50. Troopers gave ...

District focuses on student safety

Educators “go to great lengths” to protect students from harm, McMinnville Superintendent Maryalice Russell said in response to concerns raised by the Sean Burke case. “There’s ...

Cascade Steel to lay off 70 workers

Company cites flood of cheap steel from abroad

Merkley and Bonamici draw big crowd

AMITY — A sizable crowd turned out on Saturday for a joint town hall held by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the Amity High gym. According to a show-of-hands poll Merkley ...

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