Oregon Health care workers falling ill amid lack of protective gear

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Confronted with a lack of protective equipment, health care workers treating coronavirus patients are reusing masks that are supposed to be used once and then discarded and are even making their own — and more are getting infected.

Yamhill County announces death from COVID-19

Yamhill County health officials announced on Friday that a 93-year-old man with significant chronic health conditions has died of COVID-19. He was the first person in the county to succumb to the disease, ...

Oregon COVID-19 cases increase by 50

Seven cases have been identified in Yamhill County

News-Register battling through trying times

Oregon Lithoprint, Inc., which operates the News-Register Publishing Co. and publishes the News-Register, has joined scores of local and hundreds of thousands of American businesses trying to avoid becoming ...

Spirit Mountain Casino extends closure

Spirit Mountain Casino has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through Wednesday, April 8. Tribal Council Chair Cheryle Kennedy, Casino General Manager Stan Dillon and other officials ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Third Street in McMinnville devoid of people and cars Thursday afternoon.

The perspective ... from a distance

Community unifies while staying apart

Northwest senior services still providing meals

More than 56,000 senior citizens in Yamhill County received meals from NorthWest Senior and Disability Services food programs last year, so when the COVID-19 response closed its communal meal sites, the ...

Linfield students react to closure

By ANNA FRAZIER<br/>and STARLA POINTER<br/>Of the News-Register Many Linfield College students are disappointed about having to finish the school year online, rather than living in dorms with ...

Linfield closes dorms, other buildings

Linfield College announced Monday it will close campus buildings and send home dorm residents to continue their studies online in response to government orders. Students can remain in the dorm if they ...

Unemployment claims soar in Yamhill County

The News-Register staff Claims for unemployment in Yamhill County jumped to 388 in the latest reporting period, and will likely climb again as state officials catch up with the backlog of incoming requests. The ...

OHSU hotline to answer Oregon's COVID-19 questions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People concerned about a cough or fever can soon call an Oregon Health & Science University COVID-19 hotline that doctors hope will help people figure out what’s going on and reduce the burden on health care workers.

Jobless claims soar in Oregon from COVID-19 layoffs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jobless claims are soaring in Oregon as the state nears the end of its first week under Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Oregon Department of Employment said Thursday.

Rural America, in places like Dufur, Oregon, watches pandemic erupt in cities as fear grows

DUFUR, Ore. (AP) — The social distancing rules repeated like a mantra in America's urban centers, where the coronavirus is spreading exponentially, might seem silly in wide-open places where neighbors live miles apart and “working from home” means another day spent branding calves or driving a tractor alone through a field.

Oregon delays personal tax returns until July 15

Oregon will delay its personal tax return deadline until July 15, Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday.

Brown criticizes Trump administration over mask production woes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday slammed the Trump administration for its failure to provide companies that want to make respirator masks and ventilators with a guarantee of liability protection.

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