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Three injured when car goes off cliff into Molalla River

Three injured when car goes off cliff into Molalla River

A 21-year-old driver from Newberg and his two passengers were taken to area hospitals, one in...

CalPortland proposes new plant on Wynooski

CalPortland proposes new plant on Wynooski

Concrete company plans to develop land for operations Concrete-mixer CalPortland has applied to...

Essin offers wisdom on endangered cedar

Essin offers wisdom on endangered cedar

City councilor and former arborist discusses tree proposed for removal near library With the...

Tunes on Tuesday lineup set

Tunes on Tuesday lineup set

Concert series prepares to launch for the summer season, some new elements Change is in the air...

A learning environment for guns

A learning environment for guns

Business — New gun shop aims to educate and familiarize new customers with firearms For...

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June 24, 2015

St. Paul question draws state help

by Colin Staub
Government — Ethics commission offers advice on issue where council member is related to city worker City councilors who are related to city employees has been a recurring situation in St. Paul…
June 24, 2015

A Family Place awarded United Way grant for youth respite program

by Seth Gordon
Nonprofit — The relief nursery will receive $70,000 over two years to start outreach and respite program in Newberg and Yamhill County Thanks to a $70,000 grant from the United Way of the…
June 24, 2015

World flavors, locally made

by Colin Staub
The flurry of food truck activity in Newberg and Dundee continues with the upcoming addition to the industry of Cream Northwest, which will offer made-from-scratch ice cream using as many local…
June 24, 2015

Counties will tap $35 million for special courts

by Pamplin Media Group
Courts — The money is part of a two-year budget for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission SALEM — Counties can tap $35 million in grants for programs that keep inmates out of state prisons…
June 24, 2015

June 24 business briefs

by (none)
Unemployment at a record low Oregon’s unemployment rate reached a near-record low in May when it was 5.3 percent. These numbers are below the national rate, which was 5.5 percent in May. While…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Passage expected - Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign a bill designed to regulate how police can use body cameras to record their interactions with the public.
June 24, 2015

Police body camera law clears final hurdles

by Pamplin Media Group
Limits will be placed on the public's access to recordings Gov. Kate Brown is the last stop for a bill designed to regulate how police can use body cameras to record their interactions with the…
June 24, 2015

'Ban the Box' measure headed to Brown's desk

by Pamplin Media Group
SALEM — Oregon may soon join the ranks of states barring some employers from inquiring about criminal convictions on initial job applications. The House gave final legislative approval on a…
June 24, 2015

June 24 public safety round-up

by (none)
Outstanding warrants, Yamhill County jail reports and Newberg-Dundee Police Department log Outstanding warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with…
GARY ALLEN - Standing tall - Although its age is uncertain, the deodar cedar tree is estimated to be about 80 years old. Arborists have said it could last longer, but a parking lot remodel and falling branches have led to a plan for its removal.
June 17, 2015

City plans to fell large tree near library

by Colin Staub
Officials say deodar cedar unhealthy; nearby business wants to renovate parking lot A large tree in downtown Newberg may be felled soon as timing has brought together a longtime concern of the…
GARY ALLEN - Preliminary approval - A requested change from low to high density zoning at a site on Villa Road was voted on by the Newberg planning commission last week. The Newberg City Council will take up the issue next month.
June 17, 2015

Commission approves rezoning for Martell Commons

by Colin Staub
Plans for controversial apartment complex will now go before the Newberg City Council Despite hearing more than an hour of testimony from neighbors of a proposed development site in May, the…

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GARY ALLEN - Sorted out - While the bankruptcy settlement was approved earlier this month, the value of one specific    aircraft (not the PBY Catalina pictured) was still in dispute until a court hearing last week. With that detail ironed out, the settlement looks to be in the clear.
Jun 17, 2015

EVA one step closer to settlement

by Colin Staub
A dispute over the value of an aircraft tangled up in the Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy case has been settled, paving the way for a smooth, if not entirely satisfactory, final bankruptcy…
GARY ALLEN - Coming soon - An application has been submitted for the final phase of the Highlands at Hess Creek development, which has so far brought 76 new houses into the city and with this phase will top 100. Built by contractor Mart Storm, the     project has spanned 10 years due to the housing market crash shortly after it began.
Jun 17, 2015

Hess Creek development reaches final stage

by Colin Staub
Twenty-seven houses will round out subdivision at more than 100 new homes The Highlands at Hess Creek development at the south end of Newberg was not projected to be a decade-long project, but…
Jun 17, 2015

Water shutoffs decreased over the past months

by Colin Staub
The city of Newberg’s utility billing department has begun a practice that has made strides in reducing the number of water shutoffs due to delinquent balances. In the past the city had…
GARY ALLEN - On the rise - Service calls to the Newberg Fire Department are up again this year in the continuance of a trend that has increased in recent years. Despite the higher call volume, budget issues have not allowed for an increase in staff.
Jun 17, 2015

Fire calls on the rise in Newberg

by Colin Staub
Multi-year trend continues with an increase in responses More and more people are calling the fire department for emergency assistance. “This has been an ongoing trend for the last several…
Jun 17, 2015

June 17 public safety round-up

by (none)
Outstanding warrants, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log and Yamhill County Jail reports Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with…
Jun 17, 2015

PERS court decision means uncertainty, higher costs in state

by Pamplin Media Group
The implications for governments, taxpayers and retirees have emerged in the month since the Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision on public-pension changes that lawmakers made in 2013. For…
Jun 17, 2015

Kotek plan gives local governments say in minimum wage boost

by Pamplin Media Group
Economy — Bill would raise state's minimum wage in stages, allow raises beyond state figures SALEM — House Speaker Tina Kotek offered a new proposal last week to raise Oregon’s minimum wage in…
GARY ALLEN - BBQ - Richard Bert of Bert's Chuckwagon in Dundee will move into the restaurant space on Villa Road that was formerly home to Café Diva Dogs. Bert, who has 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, has been running his business as a food truck for five years.
Jun 17, 2015

Tenancy changes on Villa Road

by Colin Staub
Business — Dundee-based food cart will expand into space following former tenant's move to Aloha As one restaurant closes its doors on Villa Road, another seizes the opportunity for expansion.…
Jun 17, 2015

June 17 business briefs

by (none)
Estate planning offered McMINNVILLE – An estate planning workshop will be held offering a free workbook and information on wills and trusts, how to avoid probate, long-term health care concerns,…
Jun 17, 2015

Legislative panel advances a retirement savings bill

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — Employee benefit legislation forwarded to the House on party-line votes A major employee-benefits bill is headed to a vote in the Oregon House, where it is likely to pass along…




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