Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville Mayor Scott Hill is running for a second term.

Mac Mayor 2020: Hill promises second term of steady work for McMinnville

In a time of upheaval amid COVID-19 and an economic downturn affecting every corner of McMinnville, Scott A. Hill is proudly offering residents more of the same if he wins a second term as the city’s ...

Linfield takes steps to balance budget

Linfield University has ceased contributing to employee retirement funds as part of an effort to balance its budget during the coronavirus pandemic. The school, which employs more than 500 people on its ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Adam Garvin is running for re-election to the McMinnville City Council in Ward 3.

Election 2020: Garvin puts priority on livability in Mac city council re-election bid

Adam Garvin, a third-generation McMinnville businessman, is running for a second term on the city council in an effort to maintain the city’s livability and ensure residents can comfortably work ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Tynan Pierce is seeking to represent Ward 3 on the McMinnville City Council.

Election 2020: Pierce focuses on racial equity, climate justice in bid for Mac council

McMinnville community organizer Tynan Pierce is focusing on racial equity, workers’ rights and climate justice in his challenge of incumbent Adam Garvin for a seat on the McMinnville city council. As ...

Mac city council candidate's husband blasts Peralta, who says criticism unfounded

City council candidate Brittany Ruiz’s husband, Javier Ruiz, used the public comment portion of Tuesday’s McMinnville city council meeting to lambast councilor Sal Peralta, criticizing his ...

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Mac schools to receive $1.7 million state grant

McMinnville School District will receive just over $1.7 million from the state Student Success Act’s Student Investment Account — less than the district originally expected, but more than some ...

Comments due Thursday for Oak Ridge wetlands permit

Thursday is the deadline for public comment to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality about wetland mitigation along Baker Creek. The 30-day comment period started ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Kellie Menke is seeking a fifth term on the McMinnville City Council.

McMinnville City Council: Menke meets opposition in fifth run

The last time Kellie Menke faced opposition at the polls was 2004, a year in which Greyhound stopped service in McMinnville on its Portland to San Francisco bus route and George W. Bush trounced John Kerry ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Brittany Ruiz is hoping to unseat Kellie Menke, the city council president seeking a fifth term.

McMinnville City Council: Ruiz challenges status quo in election bid

Brittany Ruiz, a self-made citizen advocate for parental and religious rights, is challenging the status quo in a run for McMinnville City Council that focuses on fostering transparency and stronger connections ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Robinson Nursery worker Gabriela Elias tags black tupelo, a deciduous tree, with different colors based on quality.

Business as Unusual: Ag sectors rebound in fits and starts

In the middle of the pandemic, agriculture customers are going green. Investments in trees, plants and forage are persisting during the economic downturn, despite a sluggish pace in early spring. During ...

File photo of food giveaway at St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville.

Food box distribution canceled Friday at St. James Catholic Church

[Updates with Friday's distribution called off] The Knights of Columbus won't be able to distribute hundreds of free food boxes Friday in McMinnville as its shipment was canceled without explanation, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville Municipal Airport

Nearly $1.5 million headed to McMinnville airport

The McMinnville Municipal Airport will receive a $1.46 million federal grant for apron reconstruction, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, both D-Oregon, announced Thursday. The money will pay for ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Lisa McCracken says running for city council is a  continuation of service  to the community.

Sustainable growth is a priority for McCracken in council bid

In August 2008, Lisa McCracken had recently left the Navy and settled into her new role supporting disabled veterans searching for employment. The following month, the stock market crashed, and she suddenly ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Chris Chenoweth is taking a second run at the McMinnville City Council  for the love of Mac.

Chenoweth focuses on business, policing, housing in second bid for office

When Chris Chenoweth moved to McMinnville at age 12, it took him a while to adjust. It didn’t compare with his former home outside Seattle and other students picked on him. But fairly soon, he fell ...

Photo courtesy Maddie Rubalcava##Damiam Lillard outside the Toyota dealership he now co-owns in McMinnville.

NBA All-Star Damian Lillard buys share of Mac Toyota dealership

Portland Trail Blazers star point guard Damian Lillard announced Thursday his co-ownership of the McMinnville Toyota dealership. Lillard infused his style into the facility by overseeing the installation ...

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