Oregon's Employment Deparment head ousted over unemployment delays

Gov. Kate Brown has fired the head of the Oregon Employment Department after long delays in delivering benefits to people who have lost jobs during the coronavirus outbreak. Brown said Sunday she had ...

COVID-19 case confirmed in Sheridan

After dropping to fewer than 20 new cases a day recently, Oregon reported more than 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and 49 on Thursday, with three new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the state’s ...

Two more churches sue Brown over virus gathering restrictions

Two additional churches are suing Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, saying her social gathering restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic violate their constitutional right to the freedom of religion and ...

Yamhill County COVID-19 cases often untraceable

Yamhill County’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 66 confirmed cases after three were added over the holiday weekend, according to county Public Health. No new cases were reported Tuesday. Authorities ...

Baker County judge won't dismiss order tossing out governor's virus restrictions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A rural Oregon judge says he won’t dismiss his ruling which tossed out Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-at-home orders to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Updated 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 2] Yamhill County reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 today, taking the county's total to 71. This is the first case in the youngest age group: 0-to-19. 53 ...

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Online meetings zoom in popularity

Who’s Zooming whom? These days, almost everybody. With so many people remaining and working at home over the past two-plus months, the internet conferencing platform Zoom has zoomed in popularity. ...

Spirit Mountain Casino reopens June 1

Spirit Mountain Casino will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, June 1. Additional safety measures will be implemented to protect customers and staff. * Reduced hours - Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., ...

Oregon unemployment soars to 14% for April, highest ever

Numbers released Tuesday show Oregon’s unemployment rate soared to a “catastrophic” 14.2% in April, marking the deepest recession the state has experienced since it began keeping records ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##By-Pass Bar and Grill bartender Isaiah Benavidez mixes a drink for a customer.  Owner Mylee Smith, left, was recently able to rehire Benavidez after she received her PPP loan.

PPP Round 2: Smaller businesses receive help

Mylee Smith placed a “Welcome Back” sign in the window of The By-Pass Bar & Grill on Ferry Street in Dayton Saturday. She opened the business a year ago, then shut it except for take-out ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Red Hills Market employee Lily Williams serves a veggie sandwich and roast beef sandwich to Dennis and Heather Lewis for their Monday afternoon meal.

Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

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Yamhill County fair canceled

The Yamhill County Fair, Oregon’s oldest, has been canceled to meet the state’s ban on large gatherings amid the COVID-19 crisis. The fair has been canceled just a handful of times since the ...

Oregon high court keeps state virus restrictions in place

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has kept statewide virus restrictions in place by halting a judge’s order to end them in a lawsuit filed ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Sheridan High School principal Dean Rech hands out signs to graduates Alyssa Asuncion, Lilliana Somora, and Victoria Smart last Friday. The idea to hand out signs to Sheridan’s class of 2020 was proposed by math teacher Lucy Bertolo.

Signs of the times: Sheridan seniors honored

Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech and math teacher Lucy Bertolo pulled up to Chris and Heidi Huffman’s Sheridan residence Friday morning, asked for the couple’s son, Taylor. When he ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Third Street Books owner Sylla McClellan processes an order over the phone. Although her retail shop is allowed to open today, McClellan said she will take a couple weeks to adjust the layout of the store before permitting walk-in traffic.

County receives permission to reopen; will businesses follow?

Yamhill County has received approval to reopen, effective today, one of 33 counties in Oregon that asked Gov. Kate Brown for permission to restart their local economies during the coronavirus pandemic. County ...

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