Comprehensive distance learning is not for the Grizzly ghost on the south side of Third Street near Davis. Wearing a red graduation robe and mortarboard, the ghost is one of 10 scarecrows decorating the ...


 

 

Local News

Apparent suicide claims life of Amity middle-schooler

UPDATED, Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon: A glowstick celebration of life for Oliva Long will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Amity Middle School. Interim Principal Reg McShane released the following ...

 
St. James students win honors at state, national levels

St. James School students won first place at the national level for their art and first in the state for art and poetry in the Catholic Daughters annual competition.The McMinnville Chapter of Catholic ...

Flurry of campaign finance complaints filed

A series of campaign finance complaints have added to an already contentious election cycle for McMinnville city council races. Complaints have been filed to the Secretary of State against Kellie Menke, ...

 
Stopping By: Crafted by her hometown

Remy Drabkin has been active in the community most of her life. A McMinnville city councilor, Drabkin volunteered at the International Pinot Noir Celebration as a girl — her mother, Joan Drabkin, ...

 
Winery founder, Linfield supporter dies

Domaine Serene winery founder Ken Evenstad, a major donor to Linfield University’s wine studies program, died Wednesday, Oct. 21. He was 77. Evenstad and his wife, Grace, provided a $6 million gift ...

 
Scaring up smiles on Third

Comprehensive distance learning is not for the Grizzly ghost on the south side of Third Street near Davis. Wearing a red graduation robe and mortarboard, the ghost is one of 10 scarecrows decorating the ...

 
Linfield will have spring, then winter

“Jan. Term” is moving to May at Linfield University, which will flip-flop its 2021 winter and spring terms, in an effort to minimize coronavirus risks, school officials announced. They said ...

 
New reporter hired full time; DeJonge moves on

News-Register Managing Editor Jodie DeJonge has accepted a position with the Seattle Times, where she will head the daily’s metro division of several editors and about 30 reporters.  Her final ...

 
Former trustee’s sex abuse case will go to trial

Former Linfield College Board of Trustees member David Jubb will take his sexual abuse case to trial early next year. His attorney, Stephen Houze of Portland, previously said the defense had received ...

Staff hears defense of fired employee

Fired county employee Jill Olson received emphatic support from a co-worker who is still with the county and two now-retired county employees during a name-clearing hearing before the county on Thursday. All ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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 ...

 
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, ...

 
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 earlier ...

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 ...

State & Region

Authorities look for killer of Oregon wolf; reward offered

SALEM — Someone shot a wolf in Oregon, leaving its pack without a breeding male, wildlife officials said on Friday as they announced a $6,150 reward for the shooter.

“I hope this reward will inspire some citizen to come forward with information leading to the killer,” said Wally Sykes with Northeast Oregon Ecosystems.

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest

BLAINE, Wash. — Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department ...

Oregon mask requirements expanded as COVID cases rise

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As the total number of COVID-19 cases in Oregon nears 40,000 people, health officials announced Monday that face-covering requirements ...

Oregon reports 418 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths as cases spike at 'alarming rate'

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The transmission rate of COVID-19 continues to increase as Oregon health officials announced an additional 418 new confirmed ...

 
Shaw criticized for voters' pamphlet error in run for Oregon HD24

While at the University of Minnesota, she studied public health, biology, and women's studies. Just to clarify from your email, she did not receive that degree and that's the issue. Below is a statement Lynnette put out last week with a more in-depth explanation of what happened:

Democratic two-thirds majority in Oregon not out of reach

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney stood at the dais in March. He was exhausted, furious and disheartened as he looked ...

Oregon records largest one-day COVID-19 case count

UPDATE, Sept. 28: OHA on Saturday reported an additional 277 COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths, and on Sunday reported 242 more cases and one death.By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, ...

Lightning storm, easterly wind: How West Coast wildfires got so bad

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, ...

Oregon reduces number of confirmed wildfire fatalities

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon have reduced the confirmed number of fatalities from recent wildfires in the state from 10 to eight. The state’s Office of Emergency Management on ...

 
Seeping under doors, bad air from West's fires won't ease up

By SARA CLINE and GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through ...

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

By ANDREW SELSKY and ADAM BEAM Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states’ Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes ...

Wildfires intensify economic pain in the West

  By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy ...

Western fires raise fight over climate change before Trump's visit

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — With crews battling wildfires that have killed at least 35 people, destroyed neighborhoods and enveloped ...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 33 from West Coast fires

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and SARA CLINE Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, ...

Better weather aids battle against deadly Western wildfire

By ANDREW SELSKY and SARA CLINE Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Diminishing winds and rising humidity helped firefighters battling deadly blazes in Oregon and California, but with dozens of ...

 
Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon's forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass ...

Pacific Northwest fires approach Portland

[Updated at 3 p.m. with additional details, governor's remarks] By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SARA CLINE Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) — Windblown wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest ...

 
Heat, winds fuel destructive Northwest wildfires

By ANDREW SELSKY and NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Strong winds and high temperatures continued to fuel catastrophic fires in many parts of Oregon on Wednesday, forcing ...

 
Winds kick up Northwest wildfires, Oregon Gov declares emergency conflagration

High winds kicked up wildfires across the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, mostly destroying the small town of Malden in eastern Washington state and forcing evacuations ...

Lawmakers talk police reform, other bills at special session

By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers discussed unemployment benefits and police reform bills Monday as they returned to the Capitol for a special ...

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable