DAYTON — Jason Hay of Albany will become superintendent of schools in Dayton, replacing Janelle Beers, who is retiring in June after 13 years on the job. School board Chair Reba Stoller said the ...

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Wheatland resident arrested following domestic-related incident

WHEATLAND - A 50-year-old man was taken into custody Friday morning in connection with a domestic-related incident in the rural community of Wheatland. Ricky Shawn Nelson was transported to the Yamhill ...

 
Renovation restores historic look

Once the construction equipment is cleared away, the front of McMinnville’s historic Cook Elementary Building will look almost the same as it did on Oct. 21, 1929, the day the building welcomed its ...

Grotto outing draws fire

The McMinnville Senior Center is under fire for taking a group of seniors to the Grotto in Portland in December for a Christmas concert. Andrew L. Seidel, staff attorney for the Freedom From Religion ...

County extends demolition deadline

Multiple rounds of snow cause delay for public works shop

City may change way organizations funded

The McMinnville City Council may change the way the city funds community organizations. The issue is slated for discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In the past, organization officials presented funding requests ...

Library to give away free books

The Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will have around 1,500 high school library books to give away from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in the library’s Carnegie Room. Duane Bond, ...

 
J.C. Penney and Sears survive, but RadioShack succumbs

JCPenney and Sears will hang onto their McMinnville stores, but RadioShack is out and Staples remains in jeopardy as corporate offices weigh options. That’s the local scorecard in what’s been ...

Dayton a draw for new superintendent

ALBANY — If not for Dayton’s special lure for him, Jason Hay might not be leaving his job with the Greater Albany School District. Becoming superintendent in Dayton will bring him closer to ...

 
Dayton picks new superintendent

DAYTON — Jason Hay of Albany will become superintendent of schools in Dayton, replacing Janelle Beers, who is retiring in June after 13 years on the job. School board Chair Reba Stoller said the ...

Suit filed over jail treatment

A McMinnville woman is suing the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, alleging jail staff used excessive force and engaged in negligent behavior when she was lodged in March 2015, following her arrest ...

Third shooting defendant sentenced

Jose Andalon, the third of four co-defendants, has been sentenced in connection with a gang-related McMinnville shooting that unfolded at Northeast 27th and Baker streets in August 2016. Circuit Judge ...

Battle of Books teams advance to state

The Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School Battle of the Books team placed first at the regional BOB battle, qualifying for the state tournament. The Patton Middle School team was second in the finals of ...

Along the Street: Local businesses make top 100 list

Four Yamhill County businesses, including three based in McMinnville, received listings on the 2017 version of Oregon Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon.” The ...

Trial scheduled in dog shooting

A McMinnville woman accused in the fatal shooting of two neighboring dogs has pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and two misdemeanor counts of first-degree ...

Sheriff's office offers Citizens' Academy

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is registering individuals for the 2017 Citizens’ Academy. It serves as an opportunity to meet department employees and gain a better understanding of the ...

Town hall slated with Noble, Boquist

State. Rep. Ron Noble and state Sen. Brian Boquist, both of whom represent portions of Yamhill County in the Legislature, are scheduled to hold a joint town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Kent ...

March 20 marks end of very wet winter

Spring will probably be wet, too

Planning commission recommends zone changes

The McMinnville Planning Commission approved Thursday zone changes designed to allow Jae Chon, owner of Jae’s Landing at 2121 N.E. 27th St., to build a house on the northern portion of his property ...

Habitat expands ReStore to reach a global market

Sometimes people bring donations to the McMinnville Habitat for Humanity ReStore that are slightly weird. “We always have weird items,” said Executive Director Mary Stern. “I’m ...

Restructuring due at Faulconer-Chapman

SHERIDAN — Ryan Sticka’s position as vice principal at Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan will be eliminated next year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board last week. He cited ...

State & Region

Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users' data

By KRISTENA HANSEN Of the Associated Press SALEM — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver's license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational ...

Bottle refund going to 10 cents in Oregon

SALEM — Starting on April 1, Oregonians will be able to double the money they get back for recycling their old plastic water bottles, soda cans and beer bottles at redemption sites throughout the ...

$100M health, education center planned for PSU campus

PORTLAND — The city of Portland and its three biggest colleges said Monday they are teaming up to build a $100 million education and health center. If state funding is approved, the building would ...

Oregon State tuition hike vote postponed due to protesters

CORVALLIS — The Oregon State University Board of Trustees postponed a vote on a possible tuition increase after its meeting was disrupted by protesters. The board planned to vote Friday on a proposal ...

Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River

By Andrew Theen The Oregonian/Oregon Live PORTLAND — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission backed off its Columbia River standoff with Washington when it met Friday in Corvallis. But just enough, ...

 
Legislation would close gaps along Oregon Coast Trail

By ZACH URNESS Statesman Journal SALEM — Few pathways conjure up more conflicting emotions than the Oregon Coast Trail. One moment you're hiking to the top of a rocky headland and looking upon ...

Comic gains cult following with Bundy Court Sketches

PORTLAND — U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown often warned defendants, defense lawyers and spectators that she wouldn't tolerate outbursts or laughter in the courtroom during the conspiracy trials against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Oregon drivers may share roads with military surplus Humvees

SALEM — Discharged from their military days hauling troops and gear as long as 30 years ago, monster-sized military surplus Humvees may soon be cruising the Oregon streets and highways alongside eco-conscious Prius drivers and outdoorsy Subaru commuters.

 

Salem-area residents hit hard by Oregon's rental crisis

SALEM — Residents of a 15-unit apartment complex southeast of Salem are scrambling to find new homes after they were served with eviction notices ordering them to be out by April. The 60-day notices ...

2 bills aim to prevent or mitigate oil-train disaster

SALEM — Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the ...

Lawmakers, advocates demand funding of education measure

By KRISTENA HANSEN Of the Associated Press SALEM — As the Oregon Legislature considers sweeping cutbacks and tax hikes to close a $1.6 billion budget deficit, an education ballot initiative that ...

Man arrested in suspected bias crime at Oregon restaurant

SALEM — Police arrested an Oregon man accused of attacking a restaurant employee with a pipe, and telling the worker to “go back to your country, terrorist.” According to court documents, ...

Tiller, Oregon, could be yours for $3.85 million

By GRANT BUTLER Of The Oregonian/OregonLive PORTLAND — Frustrated with life in the big city? Looking to escape to a simpler place where your dreams can stretch out as far as the horizon? If you've ...

Tuition hike of 10.6 pct approved for University of Oregon

EUGENE — University of Oregon trustees have approved tuition increases for the upcoming school year of 10.6 percent for in-state students and 3 percent for out-of-state students. The Register-Guard ...

Meningococcal disease afflicts 3rd Oregon State student

By BENNETT HALL Of the Corvallis Gazette-Times CORVALLIS — After lying dormant for several months, the same strain of meningococcal disease that infected two Oregon State University students last ...

Bakers take same-sex wedding cake fight to appeals court

PORTLAND — The case of the Oregon bakers who denied service to a same-sex couple several years ago has come before the state Court of Appeals. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Melissa and Aaron ...

Portland General Electric seeks 5.6 percent rate increase

PORTLAND — Portland General Electric has asked state utility regulators to approve a 5.6 percent rate increase. The utility asked for the increase, which would effectively provide $100 million in ...

Trump casts shadow over UO environmental law conference

EUGENE — President Trump is mentioned so many times in the workshop leaflets for this weekend's University of Oregon Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, you'd think the president was going to make a personal appearance.

 

Alaska AG says feds couldn't overturn state's pot law

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A representative for the Alaska attorney general's office said a change in how the federal government enforces its own marijuana laws would not affect state marijuana laws. Alaska's ...

Oregon cites harmful effects of travel ban; goes to court

SALEM — They are employees of tech firms. They are doctors, practicing medicine in underserved areas of Oregon. They are students in the state's universities.

 

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