School board hears about threat assessments

McMinnville’s schools take problems involving bullying, harassment or threats of violence seriously and deal with them quickly, a school threat assessment team told the McMinnville School Board members. “Safety ...

Council looks at affordable housing for 2020

More than half of the renters in McMinnville have homes they can’t afford. Planning Director Heather Richards told the city council Tuesday, Feb. 11, that 54% of renters pay more than 30% of their ...

Along the Street: Carlton Bakery opens at new location

Carlton Bakery to open Tuesday in new location The Carlton Bakery will open in its new quarters Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Kutch and East Main streets, across the street from its original location. It will ...

Monagan

Monagon seeking new trial

Convicted sex abuser Vaugh Monagon is seeking a new trial, arguing the previous one was unfair. Monagon complained that broad, vague timelines alleged by the state made it nearly impossible to present ...

McMinnville woman hit by vehicle

A McMinnville woman was critically injured when she was struck by a vehicle Monday night at the intersection of Northeast 19th and Evans streets, according to McMinnville police. Capt. Rhonda Jaasko identified ...

Linfield, George Fox react to Concordia closure

Concordia University officials announced Monday that the 115-year-old Portland school will close at the end of the academic year in April. The announcement sent shock waves through Oregon institutions ...

Linda Kuhlmann

Local author completes trilogy

McMinnville author Linda Kuhlmann has just released her latest book -- the third in her “Triple Crown” series set in the world of thoroughbred racing. “Koenig’s Promise,” ...

Winemakers will meet and mingle at Linfield

Several local winemakers and Linfield College’s entrepreneur-in-residence, musician Marcus Johnson, will meet the public at a “Winemaker Conversation and Concert” Thursday on the Linfield ...

ODOT to clean up debris along Cozine Creek

Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation are scheduled to clean up debris left by homeless camps along Cozine Creek near Linfield College on Wednesday. They aren’t expected to clear out ...

Swim meet will close pool

McMinnville Aquatic Center will be closed to public swimming Friday and Saturday, Feb 14-15, as McMinnville High School hosts the Pacific Conference High School District Swim Championships. Seven teams, ...

Lost cell phone leads to porn charges

A cell phone left by a transient at a McMinnville nonprofit was loaded with thousands of images depicting child pornography, police said. The phone was found in late December at Champion Team, an organization ...

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Nick Kristof and his wife and co-author, Sheryl WuDunn, traveled the country learning about economic depression and social problems for their latest book. They used Yamhill, Kristof’s hometown, as the starting point for the narrative.

Crowd listens to Kristof, WuDunn

Social policies lacking, but there is hope for ‘deaths of despair,’ authors say

Submitted photo##Fender’s blue butterfly relies exclusively on Kincaid’s lupine as a host plant for its larvae. Both have been doing better in recent years in Yamhill County.

A little good news for Fender's Blue butterfly

A hard winter or an especially hot, dry summer can have a life or death impact on tiny Fender’s blue butterflies, but according to Oregon State University biologist Paul Hammond, the work Yamhill ...

Wolfe

Wolfe double-murder trial at least a year away

Attorneys for double-murder defendant Michael Wolfe told a judge Monday morning that they could be ready to go to trial in 12 to 18 months. No specific dates were discussed between the defense team and ...

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