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Three new housing units in the early stages of construction out near Hill Road. As McMinnville grows on the west side, emergency services officials are pondering how to cover the additional area and population.

Emergency services respond to future growth

McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales understands growth represents a burgeoning tax base, a positive thing for the health of any city. Scales also strives to maintain the health of the department he manages, ...

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New playground equipment has been installed in the new housing development in anticipation of more children in the area. The school district is watching growth, but says it doesn t expect to need new schools for many years.

District may alter boundaries, but no new schools needed yet

McMinnville School District owns three pieces of land that someday may become the sites of new elementary, middle and high schools. While one is near Grandhaven Elementary School, the others are along ...

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Construction workers Tyler Holmes, right, and David Sullivan, left, work to prepare the foundation for a concrete driveway.

A bumpy road to development

McMinnville proved irresistible for developers at Stafford Land Company, said Gordon Root, the founder of the Lake Oswego firm. But McMinnville wasn’t quite as eager to allow Stafford to develop ...

Mac school board appoints budget member

McMinnville School Board appointed Jeff Knapp to the district budget committee Monday night. Knapp is head of the Visit McMinnville organization. He and six other laypeople join the seven school board ...

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Senator Jeff Merkley answers a question from one of the 150 people who attended his town hall in the McMinnville Community Center. He was recorded and photographed during the 70-minute session.

Merkley speaks to supportive crowd

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, told a supportive crowd about his visits to and beyond the southern border, his efforts and frustrations in the Senate, and some of his hopes, as well, when he visited ...

Author will speak Tuesday

Cara Meredith,  author of “The Color of Life,” will speak Tuesday at McMinnville First Baptist Church. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in the church, at 125 S.E. Cowls St. Meredith ...

Budget committee applications due at 5 today

Yamhill County commissioners had planned to appoint a new member of the county budget committee meeting on Thursday. However, after hearing objections from a county resident who believes it is wrong for ...

Crowd urges county to rebel on gun laws

Yamhill County commissioners heard three hours of testimony on Thursday from a massive crowd on whether to declare the county a “sanctuary” from following or enforcing state laws on gun restrictions. Although ...

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks with a panel of local experts concerning the housing crisis in Yamhill County.

Bonamici discusses housing issues with local officials

John Larsen told U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici March 18 that the Yamhill Community Action Partnership’s budget is a delicate balancing act. Larsen, YCAP’s interim director, said his organization ...

Council to hear assessment of city buildings

The McMinnville City Council will receive the first report from an assessment of 57 city-owned buildings during its 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, meeting. In August, councilors approved the assessment, which ...

City looks to bolster care center 911 law

McMinnville City Attorney David Koch told city councilors Wednesday he has heard elderly residents face eviction from their care centers for calling 911. “When I started hearing the stories about ...

Personnel cuts looming in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Leading up to the first Sheridan School District Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the district office, Superintendent Steve Sugg provided a budget preview ...

Barricaded subject on drugs arrested in Newberg

NEWBERG — A Salem man allegedly high on ecstacy and methamphetamine barricaded himself in a Newberg residence for more than an hour before being taken into custody Tuesday night. German Alberto ...

Fire quickly contained at Eola Hills Charter School

BALLSTON — Chase Emerson, principal and special education director of the Eola Hills Charter School, experienced a flashback to October 2013 when he saw smoke coming from a vent Tuesday morning. A ...

Newberg resident $1 million lottery winner

SALEM - Steve and Shirley Seaquist of Newberg showed up at Oregon Lottery headquarters to claim their wining $1 million St. Patrick’s Day Raffle prize. After taxes, the couple took home the lump ...

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