Science answered a million questions about Monday’s solar eclipse: What a rarity it was for the shadow to race all the way across the U.S.; how the moon, just 1/400th the size of the sun, could ...

 

 

Local News

Suspect crashes near casino following police chase

A wanted driver was apprehended early Tuesday morning following a chase originating in Lincoln City that ended when the driver crashed into a ditch near Spirit Mountain Casino. At around 4 a.m., a Lincoln ...

Sheriff's office steps up for eclipse

Any other Monday morning, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has half a dozen deputies out on the road. But on eclipse Monday, it had 15. Capt. Chris Ray said the office needed all the help it ...

Shakespeare scholar speaks at Linfield

Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner will give a talk titled "Digital Shakespeare" at Linfield College's opening convocation, set for Friday, Aug. 25. The public ceremony will get underway at 9:30 a.m. in ...

Sheridan High sets open house

SHERIDAN — Sheridan High School will host a Back to School Bash for the community from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. The open house will celebrate the return of staff and students to school on ...

Sex abuser draws 10-year sentence

A Newberg man who abused his female victim between the ages of 11 and 16 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Charles Foote, 51, entered an Alford plea to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, ...

Traffic heavy following eclipse

Multiple crashes adding to congestion

Man sentenced in motorcyclist’s death

DALLAS — Brenden Duck of McMinnville, driver of a stolen car that struck and killed a Sheridan motorcyclist in April, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday in Polk County Circuit Court. The ...

 
Rotary Peace Village teaches respect for all

Izzy Sheppard knew only one other student when she arrived at the Rotary Peace Village day camp last Monday. By the end of the week, she’d made friends. “I interact with people more here,” ...

 
Spectators revel in totality at Evergreen

The Space Odyssey theme blasted through the speakers at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on Monday as an estimated 5,500 spectators, universally sporting special eclipse-viewing glasses, gazed ...

 
Residents, friends enjoy eclipse

Almost every night before bed, Shirley Haynes goes outside briefly to watch the moon and stars. “I used to know all the stars,” she said. “At 85, I’ve forgotten a lot of them, ...

 
AWESOME: Eclipse captures hearts in the valley

Science answered a million questions about Monday’s solar eclipse: What a rarity it was for the shadow to race all the way across the U.S.; how the moon, just 1/400th the size of the sun, could ...

 
Vehicle hits house in McMinnville

A car crashed into a house in the 1200 block of Southwest Darci Drive just before midnight Friday, damaging the structure and seriously injuring the driver. According to McMinnville police, Mario Gomez-Martinez ...

MHS marching band benefits from fundraiser

McMinnville High School's marching band will benefit from a silent auction being held at numerous downtown businesses. Each participating business, which is marked by a yellow sign, will offer an item ...

 
Crowd gathers in support of peace, respect for all

Supporters of peace and respect stood alongside Adams Street near the McMinnville Public Library Friday morning, holding signs such as "Love Trumps Hate" and "Diversity" and "Hate Has No Home Here." Many ...

Info Graphic: It's all relative

McMinnville conducts survey

The city of McMinnville is hosting an online survey seeking opinions on its wayfinding program, designed to guide visitors to and through the city. It is part of a project Visit McMinnville launched this ...

Officials warn about unsafe viewing

Yamhill County Health & Human Services is preparing for possible eye damage and auto accidents connected with Monday’s solar eclipse. Director Silas Halloran-Steiner said the staff “will ...

 
Eclipse casts shadow over normal routines

As the saying goes, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor dark of night stays postal couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Dark of 9:30 in the morning, on the other hand? That might ...

Solar eclipse will elicit strong law enforcement presence

Capt. Chris Ray of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office stopped short of using the word “gridlock” to describe a potential traffic escalation stemming from Monday morning’s total ...

Sheridan planners greenlight 72-acre solar array

Company asking city to annex majority of land in the plan

State & Region

Two climbers rescued after 50-foot fall in Cascades

WENATCHEE, Wash.  — Authorities say two climbers were rescued from Mount Stuart in the Cascade Mountains after one suffered a life-threatening injury in a fall caused by a boulder that broke free.

Oregon warns that Willamette Steelhead face extinction

PORTLAND — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction. The Oregonian/OregonLive ...

Legal pot dealers find a home: Oregon's Cannabis Coast

NEWPORT — Eddie Biggar sports a black-and-green suit dotted with tiny green leaves as he dances jovially on a corner of the Pacific Coast Highway. Some two-and-a-half hours southwest of Portland, he owns the sidewalk. Just like a sign-waiver might promote the local pizzeria, The Weedman boasts $5 grams, urging customers down the street to CannaMedicine.

Nursery industry top leader in agriculture production

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture says the state's nursery industry was the top commodity in 2016. The Capital Press reports that the greenhouse and nursery industry leap-frogged the ...

Bend lawmaker announces run for governor

SALEM — A Republican lawmaker from the mountain town of Bend announced his candidacy for governor Thursday, aiming to unseat Democratic Gov. Kate Brown in 2018.

Salem man arrested for allegedly running over two children

SALEM — Police say a Salem man has been arrested for allegedly running over two children with a truck while they played on a sidewalk. KOIN-TV reports 40-year-old Casper Ankin was backing ...

Oregon Senate president talks of unity in bridge dedication

SALEM — As an osprey soared overhead and boaters floated nearby, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge that connects green spaces in Oregon's capital city was dedicated Wednesday to the state Legislature's longest-serving member. The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge connects three riverside green spaces in Salem, and fulfills a dream long held by many supporters of Salem.

Oregon landowners concerned over proposed pumice mine

MEDFORD — Oregon landowners say they believe a proposed pumice mine could increase truck traffic, bring noise and affect deer and elk habitats in a high-use recreation area. The proposed pumice ...

Father, son prepare for eclipse after missed 1979 viewing

MADRAS — The last time a total solar eclipse blacked out the sun in Oregon nearly 40 years ago, Gene Brick was working in a timber mill that refused to shut down for the spectacle.

Oregon looks to privatize liquor control, workers comp

The state of Oregon may be able to wring money out of its liquor and insurance businesses to help pay down the state’s big public pension debt.

Man accused of using fake British passport for past 20 years

NEWBERG — A man living in Oregon is accused of using a fake Great Britain passport for the past 20 years. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that the man is accused of using a passport with ...

Oregon company pays fines for oil spill

ALBANY  — A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release states an Oregon company has agreed to pay fines totaling about $23,000 regarding a 900-gallon diesel spill that contaminated an area ...

Eastern Oregon wheat farmers seeing improved yields

PENDLETON — Sitting in the cab of a John Deere tractor overlooking golden hills of wheat, Kuper Bracher waited patiently one morning last week and watched as a pair of combine harvesters passed slowly in the distance.

Bundy sympathizer sentenced for stealing machine gun

EUGENE - A federal judge in Eugene on Wednesday sentenced a supporter of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation on weapons charges.

Woman sues after husband's death in Portland jail

PORTLAND — The widow of a man who died in a Portland jail has filed a lawsuit that says her husband was denied appropriate medical care. William Coupchiak called 911 on Dec. 31, 2015, saying he ...

Police: Couple assaulted at Portland's new swimming beach

PORTLAND — Police in Portland, Oregon say they are searching for a homeless man who attacked a couple at a new city-designated swimming beach along the Willamette River. Sgt. Pete Simpson said Wednesday ...

Oregon golf course plagued by elk; wants herd reduced

GEARHART — A herd of elk has been a headache for managers of a golf course on Oregon's northwest coast. The Daily Astorian reports representatives of Gearhart Golf Links want the herd reduced, perhaps ...

TriMet wants to extend ban policy in wake of transit crimes

PORTLAND — Oregon's Portland-area transportation agency wants to extend the length it is allowed to ban people from its services in wake of repeated and deadly transit crimes. TriMet wants to extend ...

Task force struggles to cut $5B from Oregon pension costs

SALEM — A special task force convened by Gov. Kate Brown is deciding how to cut $5 billion from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System's $22 billion in unfunded liability without hurting the ...

Oregon jail holding immigrants sued by property taxpayers

PORTLAND — A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating its state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation.

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