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Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Judith Pasch hands her library card to librarian Katie Thompson as she checks out a stack of books at the McMinnville Public Library on Saturday.

 
Mac library considers foregoing late fees, which can create financial barriers

The McMinnville Public Library will consider eliminating late fees in the coming months. The library has already stopped charging fines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and considered now an opportune moment ...

Linfield fires professor who alleged antisemitism and mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations

Linfield University fired Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured English professor and faculty member of the Board of Trustees who raised allegations of antisemitism and mishandling of sexual misconduct claims. 

 

College of Arts-Sciences votes no confidence in Davis, Baca; NAACP begins investigation

College of Arts-Sciences votes no confidence in Davis, Baca; NAACP begins investigation   The faculty assembly of the Linfield University College of Arts and Sciences overwhelmingly issued ...

As Champion Team closes, another nonprofit steps in

By NICOLE MONTESANO AND DORA TOTOIAN Of the News-Register Champion Team, a nonprofit supporting people experiencing homelessness and ...

Council drafts goals for 2021

The McMinnville City Council has finished drafting a set of goals for 2021, covering topics including communication, financial stability and emergency management. All of the goals are tied to points ...
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Mike Bisset, community development director, is retiring after two decades with the city of McMinnville. Working on the civic hall was one of his favorite projects.

 
Mike Bisset retiring after 21 years as Mac's community development director

In the past 54 years, the city of McMinnville has had only three public works/community development directors, each with a tenure of about 20 years.  “I think that’s reflective ...

After bout with COVID, nursery worker encourages everyone to get vaccinated

For about two months in the summer, Maria I. Mota Garcia didn’t leave her Dayton home. Mota-Garcia, 53, along with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren, all caught COVID-19.  When ...
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Linfield professor alleges antisemitism; Board of Rabbis calls for resignations

... discrimination and retaliation is shameful.” A timeline of complaints and concerns By DORA TOTOIAN Of the News-Register In Nov. 2019, Pollack-Pelzner learned of a student and a professor who described ...

Lane leaving Mac senior center

After her freshman year of college, Anne Lane was home for the summer and worked as a parks maintenance employee for the city of McMinnville, pruning trees, tending to irrigation and cleaning bathrooms.  Lane, ...

City budget takes hit; employees furloughed

Though the recently finalized budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year is balanced, a pandemic-induced budget crunch is prompting the city of McMinnville to furlough around 80 employees, which will result in ...

Noble: ‘We have a crisis’

HB 2006 advances; lawmaker says bill offers comprehensive approach 

 

Image: Opsis Architecture ## Proposed plans for the new recreation center, possibly located on land owned by Linfield University, include a competition pool, a walking/ jogging track, exercise studios and more spread across two floors.

 
Rec center concept taking shape

MacPAC recently reviewed and shared opinions on concept design plans for a proposed new recreation center and library. The possible 120,000 square foot combined recreation and aquatic center on ...

American Rescue Act to bring millions of dollars into county

The county is likely to issue requests for proposals, but Huffer said he wants to narrow down what it’s looking for, first.

 

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Katie Curry, the new Habitat for Humanity executive director, will be based at the McMinnville nonprofit’s office on First Street.

 
Katie Curry joins Habitat as new executive director

This year will mark McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 30th anniversary, and Katie Curry, the nonprofit’s new executive director, plans to use the occasion to amplify the organization’s ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Tynan Pierce is helping to start a seed library in McMinnville. The program’s first projects include sending carrot seeds to 1,500 elementary school students in the McMinnville School District and distributing seeds at the Friends of the McMinnville Library book sale.

 
Sowing the seeds of community

Polly Blum grew up on a farm growing berries for Smucker’s jelly, which started her on a path to becoming a master gardener. She tends to her boysenberries, raspberries, apples, plums and more and ...

Emails to chamber added to meeting documents, frustrating city councilor

At the beginning of the Tuesday McMinnville council meeting, Council President Remy Drabkin, filling in for Mayor Scott Hill, briefly mentioned an email had been added to the council packet Tuesday. The ...

City reaches settlement in case against police, DHS

The McMinnville City Council authorized the city manager last week to carry out a settlement in the case of a young survivor of sexual abuse who sued the city and state for what her lawsuit described as ...

Mac council approves fee hikes, hears budget update

Nobody testified last week during public hearings on McMinnville building and planning fee increases, but Councilor Adam Garvin raised a concern about why land use compatibility statements cost nearly ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register## MacPac recommends the city build a new library in the space of the current Aquatic Center. The Carnegie Library would be preserved and could be turned into another city building, and the committee proposes building a 50-meter pool, possibly on a site owned by Linfield University.

 
Advisory panel recommends building new library next door

MacPAC recommended building a new free-standing library on the site of the current Aquatic Center and a 50-meter-long pool able to host large-scale swim meets. The advisory committee is tasked with making ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register## Linfield University wants to raze 84-year-old Mac Hall to make way for another science building to support the school s nursing and other science-focused programs. The building started as a men s dorm before being converted into office space in 2007.

 
Linfield seeks to replace old dorm with science building

The historic landmarks committee will consider this week an application to demolish Mac Hall on Linfield University’s campus to site another science building. The building, located at 900 S.E. Baker ...
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