Report says Oregon is letting building water crisis go unchecked

Oregon is in the middle of a crisis it’s failing to address, according to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, who released a report last week detailing the state’s efforts over the past century. That’s ...

Rising costs cause county to scale back roads plan

Cost of materials has gone up so much that the county’s maintenance list had to be scaled back, Public Works Director Mark Lago told the county commissioners on Thursday. Nonetheless, Lago said, ...

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Newspaper offices move from downtown to Oregon Lithoprint

The News-Register’s front office reception area, editors, photographers and writers vacated the Northeast Third Street downtown location and moved operations to the Oregon Lithoprint Inc. facility, ...

County withdraws appeal of gun ordinance ruling

Yamhill County has filed to dismiss its appeal of a court ruling that found the county’s so-called Second-Amendment sanctuary ordinance (SASO) in violation of multiple state laws. The ordinance, ...

Park bathrooms to remain closed

McMinnville park restrooms will remain closed indefinitely following a “high volume of negative behaviors” in the facilities, including vandalism, property damage, camping and at least one ...

Alleged machete assault suspect located in Portland

UPDATE  Friday evening: The suspect and vehicle have been located in Portland. ---------------------------- The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an Amity man who allegedly ...

MURAC Urban renewal sets funding plan

Third Street improvements run down the center of how McMinnville Urban Renewal Districts are planned to be spent. McMinnville’s Urban Renewal Advisory Committee (MURAC) met Wednesday to ...

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Amy Griffith Strandberg, tasting room manager, recalls how much fun she had decorating the La Biblioteca space. Wanting it to look like an eccentric professor s office, she collected books and other artifacts to make customers feel comfortable.

Vintages & volumes: La Biblioteca is newest winery on Carlton scene

Some customers step into La Biblioteca, a tasting room in downtown Carlton, thinking it must be a library. One wall is lined with books, after all, and comfortable chairs invited visitors to sit down and ...

McMinnville man charged with assault

A McMinnville man was arrested on charges alleging he first slapped his girlfriend’s two-year-old son and then slapped the woman before punching her in the face. Tyler Alfred Kenneth Radke, 26, was ...

Amity city administrator resigns

No reason given; council talks succession on March 1

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Jaiden Holden. left, will manage the GOAT NW Vintage Clothing store at 11th and Adams streets, which was founded and is owned by Grant Blodgette. The 2019 Linfield graduate said he wants to make this the premier vintage clothing outlet -- the  Greatest of All Time.

GOAT offers sports, vintage clothing

Always a fan of both sports and retro, one-of-a kind clothing, Grant Blodgette combined his interests by opening a retail business that sells collectible and wearable items. His brick-and-mortar store, ...

Letter to readers Mayor's Ball

For more than 25 years, the first Saturday in February meant attending the McMinnville Mayor’s Charity Ball. The event gave local people a chance to wear their fanciest outfits, or costumes related ...

Merkley town hall scheduled Feb. 6

Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has scheduled a town hall at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. “I hold a town hall for every Oregon county, every year ...

Along the Street: Chance to try Alt Coworking

On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, Alt Coworking will offer a chance for people to try out the alternative work space. Independent business people can get a one-day pass to try the space ...

Report assesses health concerns in county

Leading causes of death in Yamhill County include influenza, pneumonia, COVID-19, overdoses, traffic crashes, injuries from falling, guns, and tobacco use, a new county health assessment reports. Heart ...