Covid and monkeypox still spreading

COVID-19 and hMPXV, human monkeypox disease, continue to spread in Oregon this week, with 69 cases of hMPXV now reported in the state. Cases have more than doubled in the past 12 days. None have been reported ...

State epidemiologists encourages masking

Health authorities encourage state residents to mask as COVID spreads

File photo##The Yamhill County Transit Area is having trouble keeping enough drivers, in part due to reprecussions from the COVID pandemic.

Transit cutting more services for lack of drivers

‘Safety has to come first and foremost,” transit company says

COVID-19 transmission rising in Oregon

24 Oregon counties now have high transmission; Yamhill County medium

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McMinnville senior Lucy
Angevine returns a shot during
a tennis match against Glencoe
during the 2022 spring season.
Angevine was a three-sport
standout for the Grizzlies the
past four years, but lost multiple
opportunities during the pandemic.

Missed experiences: Last two years didn't meet expectations for Mac's Angevine

The past two years weren’t how Lucy Angevine envisioned upperclassman life at McMinnville High School. She expected to share memorable experiences with her friends and teammates during pep ...

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Dayton senior Benji Hudson scores the first of his three goals during the Pirates’ state playoff against Rogue Valley last November.

‘It’s been rough’ Dayton’s Benji Hudson critical of COVID restrictions

DAYTON – As an all-state athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and track and field, Dayton’s Benji Hudson didn’t appear affected by the ongoing restrictions of the COVID-19 ...

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Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden prepares to throw the shot put during the 2021 district track meet. Vanderzanden
was a two-time state qualifier in throwing events, but her career was derailed by the pandemic.

Turning her world upside down

AMITY – For an outgoing and ambitious athlete like Amity’s Haley Vanderzanden, the COVID-19 pandemic completely altered her day-to-day life. Aside from her career in volleyball and ...

FCI inmates initiate hunger strike

Eighty people incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan began protesting extensive lockdowns in their cells, inadequate meals, limited medical care and restricted access to computers ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Monday, Aug. 15] Yamhill County reported 132 new cases of COVID-19 and one death in the past week, an 8.3% drop from the previous week. There have been 20,646 cases and 236 deaths reported in the county ...

COVID cases see sharp increase this week

Although in mid-June Oregon Health & Science University confidently forecast that COVID-19 cases numbers in Oregon “appear to have crested,” and case numbers dropped slightly between June ...

Spyre Nelson, fourth from the left, stands triumphant with his wrestling teammates after they won their district championship.

Nelson calls COVID lockdowns 'damaging' to mental, physical health

WILLAMINA – Over a year after COVID-19 restrictions forced Willamina High School to online learning and placed a hold on athletic competitions, Spyre Nelson feels certain they placed a tremendous ...

COVID cases go back up

Oregon Health Authority officials have said they don’t really know exactly how many new cases of COVID-19 are spreading in the state, given that many people either test at home or don’t ...

COVID vaccines OK’d for young children

Babies and young children can now be vaccinated against COVID-19, after the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup today completed its review of the federal process and has unanimously ...

Oregon at 1,496 new COVID cases per day

New cases of COVID-19 increased 24% in Oregon from May 16 to May 29, the Oregon Health Authority reported in its most recent update, released on June 2. The OHA reports biweekly. As of Wednesday, ...

Fewer COVID-19 cases reported over holiday weekend

New cases of COVID-19 were slightly lower over the Memorial Day holiday, with testing numbers also low. Test positivity remained high, however, at 13.1%. The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,847 new ...