New operators lined up at Mac airport

The McMinnville Municipal Airport could be gaining new managers.

Albertsons purchases Rite Aid

Privately held grocery behemoth Albertsons, which a few years ago bought Safeway, will purchase the publicly traded Rite Aid pharmacy chain, it was announced this week.  What that means locally is ...

Council looks to restrict RV parking

The McMinnville City Council directed city staff Wednesday, Feb. 21, to draft a law limiting RV parking on public streets and model the proposal on statutes already in force in Gresham and Oregon City. Gresham ...

Local quilters to make Capitol tree skirt

A local quilting group, Gone to Pieces, will create a 14-foot diameter tree skirt for the Capitol Christmas tree. Oregon will provide the large tree this year, the first time the national Christmas tree ...

Author to speak at Linfield

Achy Obejas, an author and translator, will speak Thursday, March 1, at Linfield College as part of her residency as the 2018 Woodrow Wilson fellow. Obejas will read from her work at 7 p.m. in the Richard ...

Fulbrights abundant Linfield

Linfield College produced more Fulbright scholars than most U.S. colleges and universities in 2017-2018, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Four ...

Parking laws, RV 'outliers' on council agenda

McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales wants the city council to restrict — politely — people living in RVs along city streets. The first step, he said, is a comprehensive review of existing ...

Nonprofit envisions housing village

Leaders of the Hope on the Hill have a vision for a large project that includes apartments and housing for low-income people with a vocational training center, community center and communal garden on the ...

Planners eye zone change for historic downtown homes

Some houses near downtown McMinnville are zoned for general commercial use, but planning commissioners agreed Feb. 15 to consider changing the zoning to office-residential. Planning Director Heather Richards ...

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Willamina council rewards city manager

WILLAMINA — Councilor Rita Baller said Willamina City Manager Kenna West has put a “bright face” on the community during her first six months on the job. “A lot has happened in ...

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Nelson Campos sprints through a lap on the fitness trail  at Grandhaven Elementary School in McMinnville Friday, Feb. 16. Exercise gets the brain working, teachers said.

Students eager for next 'brain break'

Exercise helps the brain, as well as the body, Grandhaven Elementary School students told the McMinnville School Board last week. They demonstrated, too, challenging board members to circle the meeting ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Timothy McCready, right, reacts to testimony from Steve Livasy Wednesday during his manslaughter trial  in the Yamhill County Courthouse.

McCready guilty in manslaughter case

Following four days of testimony, Judge Ronald Stone found Timothy McCready of Sheridan guilty on all 11 charges he faced from a June 24, 2016, crash that resulted in the death of Phil Watkins, also of ...

Director runs to support high school band

McMinnville High School band director David Barton plans to run 50 kilometers, about 31 miles, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the high school track to raise money for the band. People ...

Seminar focuses on mental illness

Yamhill County members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness are hosting a NAMI Family & Friends Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Education Room of Willamette Valley ...

Bar seeks suspension of McMinnville attorney's license

The Oregon State Bar announced Thursday it is asking the state Supreme Court to immediately suspend the license of McMinnville attorney Erin C. Walters, because it believes she poses a “substantial ...

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