Rotted meat rolled out of Riteway

Rotted meat rolled out of Riteway

Customers' meat transported away from Dundee facility under the supervision of the USDA On Feb....

City moves ahead with property tax waivers

City moves ahead with property tax waivers

Land use — Application from Climax Portable Machining and Welding Systems prompts council...

Vaccinations hit with a healthy dose of skepticism

Vaccinations hit with a healthy dose of skepticism

Pushback on bill ending philosophical exemptions likely in the Legislature It’s no longer as...

Old Mill development proposed to city

Old Mill development proposed to city

Project includes three commercial buildings containing a number of retail spaces A new retail...

Gas station scales hours, may expand

Gas station scales hours, may expand

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE ARCHIVES - The preamble to the Oregon Constitution is part of the historic document that needs vital repairs.
February 25, 2015

Schoolchildren asked to help restore Oregon Constitution document

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A $60,000 campaign would restore and permanently display the 158-year-old document To address a longtime funding shortage, the Oregon secretary of state's office has issued a challenge to…
February 25, 2015

Business in Brief - Feb. 25

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Ribbon-cutting welcomes new bank Premier Community Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-February announcing its official grand opening at 901 N. Brutscher St. in Newberg. The branch is the…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Change coming - A remodel is planned for Fred Meyer in Newberg as part of a rolling program that sees each store location refurbished roughly every 10 years. The exterior will remain mostly unchanged while the interior will undergo large-scale changes.
February 25, 2015

Fred Meyer in preparation for a revamp

by Colin Staub
Retail news— Grocery store to receive several new features, existing departments will be refurbished during six-month remodel Fred Meyer’s Newberg store is preparing for some major changes in…
February 25, 2015

Tax service moves down First Street

by Colin Staub
Downtown news — Business keeps community in mind as it helps clients with taxes and more This tax season is the first one Newberg’s 1st Street Tax Service will spend in its new location, which…
February 25, 2015

Newberg among four towns battling for Frontier cash

by Gary Allen
Money for innovation — America's Best Communities contest deadline looms Newberg remains in the running for millions of dollars in a contest that pits it against communities across the land.…
February 25, 2015

Beware when you answer the phone

by Gary Allen
Public safety — Local and state law enforcement agencies report an uptick in phone scammers Phone scams have become a fact of modern life as unsavory characters try to make a quick buck bilking…
February 25, 2015

Automatic voter registration is cleared for House vote

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislature — Budget panel divides by party, Republicans tie issue to successor to governor The Legislature’s budget committee, on a party-line vote with multiple political implications, has…
February 25, 2015

Feb. 25 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding warrants, NDPD, NFD and Yamhill County Jail reports Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants. Anyone with…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Ethics review - Former St. Paul Mayor Steve Manners is under investigation by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission for removing a shed from city property and transporting it onto his own property. While he later put the shed back onto city property, a complaint alleges he personally benefitted financially from publicly-owned property.
February 18, 2015

Former St. Paul mayor faces ethics investigation

by Colin Staub
Case focuses on shed that Steve Manners moved from public to private property without official approval St. PAUL — A situation involving a utility shed has led to an investigation by the Oregon…
Photo Credit: FILE PHOTO - Contested motion - Evergreen Vintage Aircraft is contesting Umpqua Bank's request to allow a sale of 15 planes for $11.8 million. EVA asserts it can sell the planes for a higher value than Umpqua Bank would receive from the potential buyer, Erickson Aviation, and is asking that sale be delayed.
February 18, 2015

Evergreen will contest motion to sell off planes

by Colin Staub
Bankruptcy — Umpqua Bank has sale lined up, but EVA maintains it can sell the planes for more Evergreen Vintage Aircraft is contesting Umpqua Bank’s request to allow a potential sale of…

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Feb 18, 2015

Transportation tax debate looms in Oregon Legislature

by Pamplin Media Group
As lawmakers consider how to pay for repairs and construction of highways and other projects, one advocate from a national group said recently Oregon is like every other state — and also like no…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Inspected - The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture had been attempting to gain entrance into Riteway Meat Company to inspect for more than two months but was unable to coordinate with the owners, officials said. On Feb. 11 an inspector entered the building and conducted an inspection, but the results are not yet available.
Feb 18, 2015

Detectives, USDA inspector pay a visit to Riteway Meat Co.

by Colin Staub
Business — Agriculture department began looking into business when it could not get inside for inspection; multiple investigations are continuing Oregon Department of Agriculture officials say…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Less to work with - Proceeds from gas sales continue to decrease as more fuel-efficient cars replace gas guzzlers and more Americans are driving electric or hybrid vehicles.
Feb 18, 2015

Blumenauer proposes federal gas tax hike

by Pamplin Media Group
Momentum builds on federal government, states to deal with aging roads and bridges U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer has reintroduced his proposal to increase the federal gasoline tax by 5 cents a…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED - New home -  Benny, a two and a half year old Labrador/pit bull mix, will move from his home in the Newberg-Dundee Police Department to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and will be employed as a narcotics canine in the county jail. As marijuana was legalized in November, police departments have faced a quandary of what to do with dogs trained to detect the odor of 
marijuana.
Feb 18, 2015

K-9 'Benny' switches jobs

by Colin Staub
Public safety — Drug sniffing dog will be employed at jail following pot legalization A narcotics canine will leave the Newberg-Dundee Police Department in the coming weeks, another result of…
Rux
Feb 18, 2015

New department gets new director

by Colin Staub
Government — Community development director, last major open management position within city staff, has been filled by Doug Rux Newberg has hired its first-ever director of community…
Photo Credit: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL - Get vaccinated – Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease that is best-prevented by immunization, according to the Yamhill County Public Health office. Symptoms generally appear 10 to 12 days after an individual is exposed to the disease.
Feb 18, 2015

Health office recommends vaccines

by Pamplin Media Group
While there are no reported cases of measles in Yamhill County, the county public health office warns that it is a highly contagious and potentially serious disease. Characterized by fever and…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Booming business - Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems has applied for an enterprise zone tax exemption, based on increased productivity rather than increased employment. The city is considering initiating a process that would add nonstandard enterprise zone applications to the city code language.
Feb 18, 2015

Climax seeks enterprise zone tax break

by Colin Staub
Business aims to increase productivity and investment but does not plan to increase employment The city of Newberg has received an enterprise zone application from Climax Portable Machining &…
Feb 18, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America CEO will speak at George Fox

by Gary Allen
Martin Daum will speak Thursday on faith and how it assists him in his role as CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, the business formerly known as Freightliner Corp. and headquartered in…
Feb 18, 2015

Panel recommends state debt limits

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — Though state could handle more charges, backlog of projects requires funding A panel has urged Oregon lawmakers to limit new state debt to slightly more than $1 billion in the next…
Feb 18, 2015

Democrats, Republicans, and now, Independents

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon’s newest major political organization is the Independent Party, which, subject to another check this summer, can choose its candidates in the same statewide primary election as Democrats…




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