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Students in Erin Combs  class at Wascher Elementary break into small groups to share perspectives on their readings. In the foreground, Yelennys Ruiz Ortiz, Sharlene Marin-Macias (center) and Angeline Alvares Rodriguez discuss their Window and Mirror books. In the background, from left, discussion takes place between Logan Thomas and Gavin Folkert, Alexis Kanig and Jodi Miller, and Aleigha West.

Books become 'windows' and 'mirrors' for student readers

LAFAYETTE — No one in Erin Combs’ fifth-grade class at Wascher Elementary has attended a school that’s set up once in awhile, outdoors, by a visiting teacher. But a book called “Armando ...

Philosophy lectures look at big data, population growth

Peter D. Hershock, director of the Asian studies development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, will discuss artificial intelligence, global population growth and other topics during two lectures ...

Poetry editor to speak

Keetje Kuipers, author of three books of poetry, will read a selection of her work on Tuesday, March 19, at Linfield College. The free program will start at 5 p.m. in the Nicholson Library on campus. Her ...

Hotel Oregon takes top honors in MDA awards

McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon was named Business of the Year at the McMinnville Downtown Association’s annual awards banquet Feb. 28. “We were delighted to see McMenamins Hotel Oregon win ...

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Intimidation suspect will enter plea

Amber Rocco, who allegedly confronted a woman and her boyfriend, pulled a knife on them and hurled racial slurs at the couple, will enter a plea and be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, before Presiding ...

Jail term results from domestic case

Devin Moosai spit in his girlfriend’s face while he slapped, punched and strangled her, according to court records. He also destroyed some of her possessions. The 21-year-old Newberg resident pleaded ...

Noble breaks with GOP on death sentence

State Rep. Ron Noble broke from the rest of the Republican caucus last week by co-sponsoring a bill that would grant new sentencing trials to the 30 inmates on Oregon’s death row It would also redefine ...

Amity, McMinnville fire merger imminent

AMITY — The McMinnville Fire Department is scheduled to assume oversight of the Amity Fire District on July 1. The intergovernmental agreement (IGA) was sparked by the pending retirement of longtime ...

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Linfield President Miles K. Davis chats with student Alyssa Kuwamoto during the post-inauguration party. During his inauguration, he told students,  You re the reason I m here.

Inauguration emphasizes partnership between president, Linfield community

By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register Friday’s inauguration of Linfield College’s new president wasn’t just about Miles Davis, who has been on the job since last July. It also was ...

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A long-awaited president

Hundreds of people gathered Friday to celebrate Miles K. Davis and his role as Linfield College’s 20th president — faculty, family members, faith leaders, famous actress Phylicia Rashad, former ...

Pool to close Saturday for swim meet

The McMinnville Aquatic Center will host the Willamette Valley Season Finale swim meet Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17. Eleven teams and more than 450 swimmers will take part. Competition will start ...

Commissioners hear six hours of trail testimony

Farmers filled the McMinnville Civic Hall to capacity and beyond Thursday to give testimony on the potential impact of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trails. Yamhill County Commissioners took six hours ...

New council sought to guide economic plan

The McMinnville City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance creating the Economic Vitality Leadership Council, set to serve an “advisory and guidance role” to carry out initiatives ...

Mac school board to meet

McMinnville School Board members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, to discuss the calendar for next year and other business. The public meeting will be held in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette ...

Along the Street: Carlton evokes speakeasy era new event

Carlton holds Cocktail Walk Half a dozen establishments in Carlton have joined to create the Carlton Cocktail Walk, with its initial run from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9. Participating businesses include ...

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