Council gets report on local tourism

Numerous people are visiting McMinnville — in person and online. The tourism organization Visit McMinnville, in its annual report being presented to the city council Tuesday, May 22, cites a 20-percent ...

Council seats up for election in November

Although they were on the primary ballot, three McMinnville city councilors are up for re-election Nov. 6. The terms of councilors Remy Drabkin, Sal Peralta and Alan Ruden all expire in January. Councilors ...

City seeks input for long-range planning

As part of the McMinnville City Council’s goals for long-range planning, city planners are launching advisory committees for three projects. All the projects are scheduled to start in the next six ...

Fiesta effort sets fundraising record

The McMinnville office of Lutheran Community Services brought in $66,000 May 12 through its annual Fiesta en la Plaza fundraiser for immigration services. Jordan Robinson, the executive director of the ...

Budget committee approves school spending plan

McMinnville School District’s Budget Committee on Wednesday approved a $75.3 million general fund spending plan for 2018-19. The budget proposal now moves to the school board for final approval. ...

Submitted photo##Traci Spurgeon, pictured here at a Habitat For Humanity build, was taken via Life Flight to OHSU following an assault, according to family.

Woman recovering from assault

Update, May 20:Megan Spurgeon has reported that her sister, Traci, has moved from ICU, is "improving daily," and her unborn baby has a "healthy heart beat." The GoFundMe account now exceeds $11,000 of ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sharon Wade-Ellis has joined Community Home Builders as its executive director.

Where her heart is

Hers was just an old rickety house down a dirt alley in South Side Chicago. Sharon Wade Ellis spent much of her childhood there. Long before she was the new executive director of Community Home Builders ...

Judge denies dentist's request to overturn jury

Update, Friday, May 18 Thursday, Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday denied James Nelson’s “Motion for judgment not withstanding verdict." The denied motion sought a directed ...

Second Winds to perform May 20

Second Winds Community Band will perform the music of various composers named Williams on Sunday, May 20. The concert will start at 3 p.m. in the McMinnville Community Center. Doors open at 2:30. The ...

Lawsuits filed in connection with fatal speed race crash

Victim Natasha Fisher continues fight after latest surgery

Marcus Larson / News-Register##The Falls Event Center McMinnville on the Evergreen Aviation Museum campus.

SEC files complaint against Falls Event Center

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against the Falls Event Center and founder Steve Down, accusing Down of securities fraud, for allegedly misleading investors. The complaint ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Secretary of State Dennis Richardson speaks at an event organized by the Yamhill County Republican Women Thursday.

Secretary of state dispels myths of voter fraud

Donald Trump spent much of his 2016 presidential campaign telling people the electoral system was rigged in favor of Democrats by millions of illegal votes. Such claims once worried Dennis Richardson. ...

Mac School Board to meet

McMinnville School Board members will establish student fees when they meet Monday, May 14, in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Avenue. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m. The proposed fees ...

Council takes final action on sign law

The McMinnville City Council amended the city’s controversial sign law April 24 so local business owners have to change their signs only under certain conditions. The city council originally passed ...

Grant helps educate adults on child abuse

Juliette’s House Child Abuse Intervention Center in McMinnville has received a $108,534 two-year grant from the Ford Family Foundation for adult education. The local program is designed educate ...

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