News-Register 2020 Local Election Guide

Yamhill County Treasurer Full-time drama over part-time job in campaign for Yamhill County treasurer McMinnville City Council Mayor McMinnville candidates for mayor make their case in forums Hill ...

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Blankets for vets

Volunteer Leanne Schnell and other members and supporters of McMinnville’s American Legion Auxiliary carefully cut 3-inch wide sections of fabric while helping to make lap blankets for veterans. The ...

Willamina uses CARES funds to aid residents

The city of Willamina has access to about $66,000 in CARES Act funds, and while some of it has already been spent, the city has a plan to use the rest, City Manager Kenna West told councilors at this month’s ...

Vineyards lose suit against pot operation

Two Oregon wine grape growers have failed to convince a state judge their grapes would be adversely affected by odors from a neighboring marijuana operation.Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Easterday ...

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Along the Street: First Federal is first in the state

First Federal was named Oregon’s best bank in Newsweek magazine’s new ranking of financial institutions that “best serve their customers’ needs in today’s challenging times.” First ...

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Ballots are being safely counted, clerk assures

Yamhill County voters’ ballots are being counted as many have been returned much earlier than in previous years — 20,600 as of Thursday, compared to 13,111 at this point in the 2016 election, ...

Carmona

Man who hit deacon because 'devil told me to' sentenced

McMinnville attorney Abraham Hanson said defendant Milton Carmona “wants to do the right thing,” but has struggled with drug addiction and mental health. Carmona punched a deacon in the face ...

Carlton planners give nod to 55-home subdivision

Carlton Planning Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for part of a subdivision in the southeast part of town. The planning commission meeting was calm and friendly, in contrast to boisterous ...

In Lafayette, 9 run for 4 council seats

Nine residents are vying for four seats on the Lafayette city council in the Nov. 3 general election, while the current council president is running without opposition for mayor. The council is ...

Who governs us: In Yamhill County, cities seek to broaden leadership

After a summer of protests and conversations prompted many residents of Yamhill County to reflect on race and equity in life and work, the fall election season poses an interesting question: Who governs ...

County at 960 cases; state tightens mask rules

Yamhill County reached 960 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, while the state announced it was tightening the rules for face masks in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease. A new workplace outbreak, ...

Vera

School board appoints a new member

Yanira Vera will join the McMinnville School Board, replacing Tim Roberts, who retired over the summer. She will be sworn in Monday, Oct. 26, at a board meeting. Following the swearing in, the board ...

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Assessor asks for no-contact payment of property taxes

Property tax bills are being mailed to Yamhill County residents this week and the Assessor’s Office is asking for payment by mail, online or over the phone amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Contactless ...

County fires member of union bargaining team; Union declares impasse

Amid heated, monthslong union negotiations, a Yamhill County technology department employee of 35 years, and member of the employees union’s bargaining team for 15 years, has been fired ...

Five seek three seats on Carlton council

Two incumbents and three other residents are vying for three open seats on the Carlton City Council. Councilors Carey Rhoads and Scott Carl are running alongside newcomers Guilherme Brandao, Kevin ...

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