County to support suit against governor

The county board of commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to send a letter of support for a lawsuit filed by three state legislators challenging Gov. Kate Brown’s authority to issue executive orders during ...

Seven more COVID deaths announced by county

Yamhill County has announced seven new deaths from COVID-19 this week, as deaths surged statewide, going from 73 in the final week of December to 177 last week. However, reports are often delayed by several ...

County on low end of vaccine rollout

Yamhill County has inoculated 1,872 people as of Sunday, Jan. 10, with at least an initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The county has a population of 108,061. That ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Rick Shaw of Rick Shaw delivery poses with his vehicle near the Bi-Mart Pharmacy pick-up window. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has focused his business on medication and grocery pick-up from local stores.

Business as Unusual: Frontline drivers navigate pandemic

[Business As Unusual is an occasional series examining how COVID-19 has affected various sectors of the local economy.] Yamhill County’s transportation workers faced three challenging options when ...

Board discusses supporting lawsuit against governor

The county Board of Commissioners on Thursday briefly discussed a request by new Chair Mary Starrett to send letters of support to three Oregon legislators who are suing Governor Kate Brown to challenge ...

County reports three more COVID deaths

In the week after Christmas, Dec. 28 to Jan. 3, the Oregon Health Authority recorded a 17% increase in cases of COVID-19. Yamhill County reported three new deaths the past week, along with 34 new cases ...

Brown condemns 'irresponsible elected officials' urging defiance

Governor Kate Brown has condemned elected officials encouraging their constituents to defy her public safety mandates to control the COVID-19 pandemic, warning Oregonians that local officials have no power ...

County adds 123 new cases after holiday weekend

Yamhill County, which does not update its case counts on weekends or holidays, added 123 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the first day of reporting since last Thursday. The total count for the county ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ##Life Care Center of McMInnville Executive Director Candy M. Smith-Kimani receives her first dose the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from her pharmacist Wei Zhang.

Care homes begin vaccinating

Life Care Center of McMinnville held the first round of vaccinations for care center residents and staff on Monday, Staff Development Coordinator Kristy Runge told the News-Register, and was able to vaccinate ...

Five Oregon counties moved from 'Extreme' to 'High' risk

PORTLAND — Five Oregon counties will be upgraded from Extreme Risk to High Risk levels, based on the area's current COVID-19 data, Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday.

 

County adds 104 new cases and one death

Yamhill County reported 104 new cases of COVID-19, over the five days from Christmas Eve to Monday, Dec. 28, and one new death, bringing the county to 2,579 cases to date, and 35 deaths. According to ...

Two more COVID deaths reported

Yamhill County reported two more deaths from COVID-19 this week, and another 32 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the county to 2,475 cases to date, and 34 deaths. The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday ...

After deaths, state imposes requirements on care home

The state of Oregon has ordered a local care home for dementia patients to stop taking in any new patients until further notice, and to maintain minimum staffing levels. Eleven patients at Marjorie House ...

COVID-19 resolution passes on a split vote

County commissioners voted two to one on Thursday to approve a board order that states they mistrust all data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Health Authority ...

COVID outbreak at Mac care center tied to 11 deaths, dozens of cases

The positive news this week that COVID-19 vaccines were on the way was dampened by the report of 10 new deaths in Yamhill County, a 50% increase to the local toll that is now at 30. Yamhill County ...

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