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Planners weigh shelter expansion

The Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission is hoping to expand a homeless shelter it operates at 1234 N.E. 14th Street. It has an application slated to come before the McMinnville Planning Commission at ...

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Newberg man drunk when he fired rounds

NEWBERG — Steven Smith was intoxicated when he discharged his .22-caliber rifle in the direction of a tree in his backyard the evening of Thursday, Sept. 3, sending bullets flying toward the Newberg ...

New choir forming in McMinnville

A new Yamhill Intergenerational Women’s Choir, open to girls as well as women, regardless of age, has an organizational meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Parkland Village, 3121 Cumulus ...

Water & Light rate hearing on tap tonight

The McMinnville Water & Light commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on a new rate schedule for electrical power. It will be held at utility headquarters at 855 N.E. Marsh ...

Willamina adviser calls for management restructuring

WILLAMINA — Kathy Taylor, hired last fall to address longstanding financial issues in Willamina, told the city council Thursday that the city’s management team needs restructuring. “You’re ...

Incumbents returned to Tribal Council

GRAND RONDE — Incumbents Cheryl Kennedy and Jon George won re-election Saturday to the Grand Ronde Tribal Council. A third incumbent, Toby McClary, decided not to seek re-election. His seat was ...

Chemeketa board to meet Wednesday

SALEM — Chemeketa Community College’s board of directors will conduct a work session, business session and executive session Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Building 2 at 4000 Lancaster Drive NE in ...

Linfield to host water forum

A panel of Linfield College faculty members, representing a wide range of disciplines, will discuss water issues on Monday, Sept. 28. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium, on ...

Newberg man charged in hit-and-run

WOODBURN — A Newberg man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly striking a West Linn resident at a car show at the Woodburn Drag Strip. Alejandro Del Real, 23, was charged with one count each ...

Council allows early recreational pot sales

McMinnville residents will soon be able to shop locally for recreational marijuana, as the city council declined Tuesday to bar medical marijuana dispensaries from moving into recreational sales effective ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville Fire Department personnel direct traffic through the intersection of NE Fourth and Davis streets following a reported gas leak in the area Tuesday morning. Third and Fourth streets were closed between Davis and Evans for more than an hour while NW Natural and other local agencies investigated the leak.

Downtown gas leaks force evacuations

This article originally was posted on Sept. 8. It was updated on Sept. 11 with additional information. A delivery vehicle struck a set of NW Natural gas meters about 11 a.m. Tuesday in an alleyway ...

Two Newberg bicyclists struck; wife killed, husband critically injured

Tis article originally was posted on Sept. 9. It was updated on Sept. 11. NEWBERG — Two Newberg bicyclists were struck by a sport utility vehicle Tuesday night adjacent to the Ewing Young Elementary ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mayor Rick Olson speaks to the McMinnville City Club Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom.

Mayor paints rosy state of the city

Mayor Rick Olson gave McMinnville a healthy prognosis Tuesday during his state of the city speech to the McMinnville City Club. The mayor spoke for more than 45 minutes on the city’s credit rating, ...

Linfield homecoming set for weekend

Linfield College will host homecoming activities today and Saturday, culminating with a Saturday afternoon football game against California’s Chapman Panthers. Registration for alumni activities ...

Enforcement agencies eye busy weekend

A number of events scheduled this weekend in McMinnville and Yamhill County, some of them alcohol-related, will have law enforcement agencies on alert. Linfield College and local public schools are back ...

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