Oregon schools closed through academic year due to virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that Oregon's K-12 schools will remain closed through the academic year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Health authorities say there ...

Letter to readers: N-R Tuesday issue drops a few pages

You’ll notice this issue is somewhat skinnier than normal. It’s a slight reduction to our bi-weekly newspaper. And, yes, it’s still twice-a-week in print, with daily updates online — ...

County to hold another hearing on Yamhelas Westsider Trail

Testimony must be submitted in advance

Newberg man goes to prison for life

A Newberg man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a young girl at a Newberg home. Jason Nasmyth, 37, who was already serving a nearly 18-year prison term ...

Employees say county not taking pandemic seriously

Yamhill County officials are not taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and are making work-from-home requirements difficult and punitive, unlike neighboring Oregon counties facing the same challenges, ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Meg Amerson and her children -- Lane, 12, Corbin, 10, Josephine, 5, and Mirabelle, who just turned 8 – wave at Yamhill Carlton Elementary School teachers as they parade through Carlton Friday. The kindergarten through fourth-grade teachers rolled through Yamhill, as well, accomapied by Yamhill and Carlton police officers, so they could see students who they will be teaching at a distance.

Y-C teacher parade gets staff close to students

Yamhill Carlton Elementary School teachers jumped in their cars and paraded through the community Friday so they could get as close as possible to their students. Families lined the streets — keeping ...

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Freelin-Wade worker Rick Drahiem finishes up a spool of reinforced polyurethane tubing on the manufacturing line.

Freelin-Wade makes tubing for ventilators

Plastic extrusion company Freelin-Wade is making medical-grade tubing for ventilators produced by General Motors Co. Knowing the McMinnville plant will be helping treat people across the nation struggling ...

Submitted photo##McMinnville  RP Advanced Mobile Systems workers put together face shields that could be used as personal protective equipment.

Local company wants to supply masks, face shields

McMinnville company RP Advanced Mobile Systems says it has developed a reusable mask material from alloys that can kill viruses and destroy pathogens that cause disease. The company, which also has developed ...

MSD: most students will use internet, computers

Teachers will connect with students via computers, phone, paper packets

Ossie Bladine / News-Register##Patton Middle School staff members hold a planning meeting online.

McMinnville schools preparing for distance learning

The coronavirus-related school closure is having an unexpected positive effect at McMinnville High School. Principal Amy Fast said teachers are making individual contacts with students and their families, ...

A sprinkle of snow in the air

There is a possibility of low elevation snow early this morning and tomorrow morning, though there might not be “enough to make a snowman,” the Portland office of the National Weather Service ...

Leadership Council gathers update

Mayor Scott Hill and City Manager Jeff Towery hosted a McMinnville Leadership Council video conference last week that provided an update on McMinnville’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Most ...

Local response to Census thus far

Less than half of U.S. households have taken the census so far. By April 1, the national response rate was 38.4%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Oregon was ahead of that, at 40.1%, and Yamhill County ...

Reusable bags safe, but wash often, Ag Dept says

Some shoppers and stores are starting to raise concerns about reusable bags in the time of the coronavirus. According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the bags are safe to use — but shoppers ...

Dundee fire chief placed on administrative leave

Longtime Dundee Fire Chief John Stock has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation of a complaint that he harassed an employee, gave her unwelcome personal attention, and treated her ...

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