Photographer charged with producing child pornography

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon announced Wednesday that a photographer from Yamhill County has been charged with child pornography. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced that Robert Arnold ...

Weather warmer than it seems

For all the temperate weather western Oregon has had over the past month, this summer actually remains warmer than average, according to the Portland Office of the National Weather Service, which notes ...

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McMinnville Women s Choir director Betty Busch leads the group in performing an opening song at a Friday night vigil at McMinnville City Hall in opposition to federal immigration policies.

Vigil protests federal immigration policies

Joel Geier will never forget the face of a refugee who emerged from the federal prison in Sheridan last summer. “I was expecting to meet a young man who was being released, but this guy came out ...

Tickets on sale for September air show

The Oregon International Air Show moves from Hillsboro to the McMinn-ville Municipal Airport this year, and tickets are on sale for the Friday to Sunday, Sept. 20 to 22, event. General admission tickets ...

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Dave the Turkey struts across the Turkey Rama main stage Friday night.
The big bird was pardoned by Mayor Scott Hill for the second year in a row.

Town struts its stuff

An almost 60-year tradition of a turkey-themed festivity in the middle of July may seem odd to an out-of-towner. But locals don’t bat an eye at the peculiarity of it. Turkey Rama is just what happens ...

Museum celebrates moon landing anniversary

Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum unveiled last weekend “The Greatest Adventure,” an art series commemorating the mission along with historical ...

Amity council undergoes major facelift

AMITY — The Amity City Council, in less than one year, has undergone a complete makeover. The office staff has also experienced significant change. Last August, William Daley, Dawn King, Caralyn ...

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Students at the Patton Middle School science camp watch as wooden towers
get slammed with a tsunami of water in a test tank. The goal is to keep
a golf ball, representing people, safe from drowning.

Students put model buildings to the wave test

Summer school science class looks at tsunamis

Planning commission to decide on floating zones

The McMinnville Planning Commission is scheduled to make a formal recommendation at its 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, meeting on whether or not to allow housing in the city’s industrial zone. Commissioners ...

Lawmaker shares his view from the center

Ron Noble found himself in the center of a storm over the last five months. The winds raged all around him during the 2019 legislative session. Yet, Noble, the state representative whose House District ...

Willamina swears in new board members

WILLAMINA — Brenda Shenk and Ginger Whitman were sworn in and began four-year terms on the Willamina School Board during this month’s meeting. Whitman represents position 1 and Shenk position ...

'Bad elude' ends with jail sentence

Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday characterized Colleen Oblepias’ actions as “a bad elude ... a serious elude.” The Washington state woman endangered the lives of multiple law enforcement ...

Ombudsman volunteer training in September

Yamhill County has 30 state-licensed long-term care facilities, but only five ombudsmen. Program directors hope to increase that number with an upcoming volunteer training program in McMinnville this September. “Ideally, ...

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Vietnam-era Marines pilot Larry Wood, a member of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor, talks about flying the A-4 in the violent skies during the war. Today, Wood is a docent at the Evergreen Air and Space Museum.

Vietnam vets share living history at the museum

Near the aircraft they flew, pilots tell their stories

Commissioners hear complaint about delays reuniting dogs and owners

County rules prohibit Homeward Bound Pets, the shelter that houses dogs impounded by the county, from informing owners their dogs are in custody until a county staff member can notify them, Kimball Kiess ...

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