Landfill decision will wait

Landfill decision will wait

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Habitat picks its top volunteers

Habitat picks its top volunteers

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Aaron Swor gets his smile back, with a little help from friends and strangers

Aaron Swor gets his smile back, with a little help from friends and strangers

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Young Pros to manage Tunes on Tuesday

Young Pros to manage Tunes on Tuesday

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Post rides length, breadth of District 25

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April 01, 2015

City Hall repairs nearly complete, new roof next

by Colin Staub
Although repairs of damage sustained at City Hall after a major storm in December were well underway in January, they are just wrapping up two months later. The main culprit? More bad weather.…
FILE PHOTO - Bill - Advocates say they need more legal tools to combat wage theft, which can cover not only employers failing to pay workers at all - but also failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, and failing to record work hours properly or requiring extra work that is not paid.
April 01, 2015

Wage theft a growing problem

by Pamplin Media Group
Business — Legislature is addressing the issue of wage theft in Oregon SALEM — Rafael Soto of Woodburn did not have to speak long to make a case for a bill allowing people like him to go after…
Brown
April 01, 2015

Brown: Voter bill about 'making government work better'

by Pamplin Media Group
State government — House Bill 2177 automatically registers when people get a driver's lience The ranks of voters will swell with Gov. Kate Brown’s signing of a bill that automatically registers…
April 01, 2015

City Council puts a cap on Chamber funding

by Colin Staub
City government — Tourism promoter funding ?limited to $137,000 a year, a change from former system A cap has been approved on the amount of funding that will be allocated to the Chehalem Valley…
April 01, 2015

April 1 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding Warrants, Yamhill County Jail reports, Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. log, Newberg Fire Dept. log Oustanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people…
GARY ALLEN - Taste the rainbow - The more colorful the foods the better, Love & Plants owner Emily Forbes says. That is, provided the color is a natural part of the food and not the result of additives.
April 01, 2015

'Love & Plants' offers instruction

by Colin Staub
Business started by George Fox alum teaches about plant-based healthy eating in and out of the kitchen Emily Forbes, owner of the recently-founded Love & Plants business educating people about…
April 01, 2015

April 1 business briefs

by Colin Staub
Shred and be safe The Newberg community is invited to attend Community Shred Day at First Federal, which is contracting with Iron Mountain to provide free paper shredding services. The paper…
April 01, 2015

Police investigating string of car fires

by Seth Gordon
Public safety — Four vehicles heavily damaged in fires Sunday morning on Everest Street in Newberg The Newberg-Dundee Police Department announced Sunday that it is investigating four car fires…
April 01, 2015

House bill bans 'conversion therapy'

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislature — 41-18 vote sends it to Senate; only two states bar practice applied to gay, lesbian youths A bill banning state-licensed professionals from treatments aimed at changing sexual…
Brown
April 01, 2015

Kitzhaber exit will alter 2016 election

by Gary Allen
Shakeup may force political prospects to rethink goals, strategy When John Kitzhaber became the first Oregon governor to resign under pressure, state Treasurer Ted Wheeler said it would “set off…

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GARY ALLEN - Honored veteran - Local VFW quartermaster Hub Mardock presents an American flag to Wardell Jenkins after a ceremony last week at Marquis Newberg. Jenkins was a soldier who fought the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
Mar 25, 2015

A well deserved, but unusual recognition

by Gary Allen
Gravely ill vet witnesses a flag ceremony in his honor American soldiers who saw action during World War II cheated death on a daily basis, so it’s no surprise that 70 years later Wardell…
Mar 25, 2015

Dundee may buck the trend on pot dispensaries

by Colin Staub
Under recommendations by planning commission to City Council, parks buffer zone would not be enacted and hours of operation would not be regulated The Dundee Planning Commission has approved…
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Unearthed - A long-buried portion of a staircase at Herbert Hoover Park was uncovered by Chris Fanger and Meagan Dozier during some maintenance work on the park's disc golf course and will become a usable     feature of the park once again.
Mar 25, 2015

Digging in Hoover Park unearths history

by Colin Staub
History — As group works toward larger revitalization project, smaller tasks yield a surprising find For the past several weeks, Chris Fanger and Meagan Dozier have been sprucing up Herbert…
GARY ALLEN - Moving indoors - Verlie and Alvin Aihara, owners of Taste of 808 restaurant, are expanding the business into a location at Highway 99W and Villa Road, the former site of Mike's Medical Pharmacy. Five years into the business's run, first as a shave ice tent and later as a mobile food truck, the Aiharas said this has been a goal for the business's growth all along.
Mar 25, 2015

'Taste of 808' continues its rise

by Colin Staub
Business that began as a shave ice tent moving into a storefront spot The flavor of Hawaii has proven a popular choice among Newberg residents, enough so that a longtime food cart is expanding…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Soon legal, but access limited - Recreational marijuana becomes legal in May, but dispensaries    selling the drug will likely not open until sometime in 2016, raising questions in the Legislature.
Mar 25, 2015

Obtaining legal pot a hot issue

by Pamplin Media Group
Source of seeds, starts in hazy area until retail shops open in July In less than five months, Oregonians age 21 and older can legally grow and consume recreational marijuana under Measure 91,…
GARY ALLEN - Nibbling away - Ivy, poison oak, blackberries and other invasive species are no match for 40 goats that took over an acre of Chehalem Glenn golf course last week.
Mar 25, 2015

Goats play through at golf course

by Gary Allen
CPRD dispatches 40 of the creatures to rid an acre of Chehalem Glenn of invasive species Golfers are accustomed to all manner of manmade hazards designed to make a course more challenging.…
GARY ALLEN - Bill addresses loophole - Oregonians must pass a background test to purchase firearms at gun shows, but private and Internet sales don't require the test.
Mar 25, 2015

Gun sale background check supporters make new push

by Pamplin Media Group
Public safety — Groups rally in Salem for increased scrutiny of gun purchases SALEM — Supporters of expanded gun sale background checks are renewing their push for legislation in the Oregon…
Mar 25, 2015

Family thrift store opens fulfilling a longtime dream

by Colin Staub
New business — Small store offers new, used and consignment sales, adds a retail store to the city of Newberg's downtown district A thrift store has opened on the corner of West First and…
EMILY HAVEN - A long tradition - The ‘Cardboard Guys,' a group of 23 local men who have been collecting cardboard, newspaper and glass for recycling since the 1970s were honored with the Volunteer Organization of the Year award at the chamber banquet Friday evening.
Mar 25, 2015

Chamber, city, school district mete awards

by Gary Allen
Hundreds gather at banquet Friday evening at the Chehalem Cultural Center The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Friday at the Chehalem Cultural Center and meted…
Brown
Mar 25, 2015

Gov. Brown: Re-examine small business regulations

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — She's still considering ideas about economic development; state aid will continue to regions to help forge unique identities Gov. Kate Brown said she wants to make her mark on…




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