Tarmichael shines as Newberg's next Amazing Kid

Tarmichael shines as Newberg's next Amazing Kid

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Will you help 'Stamp Out Hunger'?

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Proposed apartment complex draws fire

Proposed apartment complex draws fire

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A passion for pancakes

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May 06, 2015

Pot petition closed, issue likely settled

by Colin Staub
Government — Citizen Doug Heuer cites action at state level, does not foresee refiling petition A citizen petition questioning the city of Newberg’s authority to levy taxes on marijuana has been…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Legalized marijuana in Oregon may spur more home-building on farmland unless regulators revise existing land use rules, according to legal experts.
May 06, 2015

Pot crop could test state rules on farms

by Pamplin Media Group
SALEM — Legalized marijuana in Oregon may spur more home-building on farmland unless regulators revise existing land use rules, according to legal experts. Under state rules, to build a dwelling…
May 06, 2015

State must return to the drawing board for PERS reforms

by Pamplin Media Group
Lawmakers, governor wrestle with solutions after Oregon Supreme Court strikes down retroactive changes Although all the implications have yet to emerge from last week’s decision by the Oregon…
May 06, 2015

Lobbyists for the environment hit hard as Democrats take control

by Pamplin Media Group
Salem lawmakers throw their weight behind key issues Environmental lobbyists are on a roll this year in Oregon. They notched a big win early in the session when lawmakers passed legislation to…
May 06, 2015

Lawmakers tackle campaign contribution legislation

by Pamplin Media Group
SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown testified in late April in support of legislation to cap campaign contributions, which she pushed for when she was secretary of state. Advocates for campaign finance…
May 06, 2015

Customer complaint spurs policy change

by Colin Staub
Newberg city government — Closed water accounts with overpayment balances under $10 will once again be refunded to customers A recent inquiry by a Newberg water utility customer has led to a…
May 06, 2015

May 6 business briefs

by (none)
City employees recognized in ceremony The city of Newberg celebrated its employees recently during its annual Employees’ Recognition event April 10. Workers’ innovative thinking and spirit of…
May 06, 2015

May 6 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding Warrants, Newberg-Dundee Police Dept. log, Newberg Fire Dept. log Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants.…
GARY ALLEN - Bankrupt - The  troubles afflicting Riteway Meat Co. date back to at least 2012 when co-owners Jeff and Sharon Payne filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and began making payments to settle debts. Those payments stopped in July 2014 and secured creditors began efforts to foreclose on the Paynes' assets. The business closed down late last year and the list of creditors has grown substantially to include business customers.
April 29, 2015

Riteway Meat Co. bankrupt

by Colin Staub
Embattled Dundee meat processing business owes tens of thousands to creditors and angry customers While the Dundee meat processor began showing outward signs of trouble late last year, Riteway…
GARY ALLEN - Saved from the brink of destruction - The Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin has been relocated from the    northern border of the Champoeg State Heritage Area about a half-mile away to a spot adjacent to the Robert Newell House Museum, with the whole compound renamed the Newell Pioneer Village.
April 29, 2015

History, restored

by Gary Allen
Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin will be rededicated May 17 The Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin is now safe. An effort to move the historic site to high ground and away from the marauding…

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GARY ALLEN - Union effort - A majority of nurses at Providence Newberg Medical Center have filed cards indicating their support for the Oregon Nurses Association to begin representing caregivers at the Newberg facility, which   is the only Providence facility in the state without union   representation for nurses.
Apr 29, 2015

Nurses will seek to join union

by Colin Staub
Labor — Majority of nurses support effort at Providence's only non-union hospital in the state For years, nurses at Providence Newberg Medical Center saw it as a point of pride that they were…
SUBMITTED - History professor Paul Otto is the first George Fox University professor to earn a fellowship from the National Humanities Center, granted this year to 32 individuals from a pool of 547 applicants. He plans to spend the fellowship on site in Research Triangle Park., N.C.
Apr 29, 2015

Professor selected for top fellowship

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Higher ed — Paul Otto is one of 32 chosen from a pool of 547 applicants across the nation A George Fox University professor is among a select group of scholars that will spend the next academic…
Apr 29, 2015

Bill would set limits, provide incentives for lower-cost housing

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislature — Oregon House advances House Bill 2564 to the Senate for examination Cities and counties could require builders to erect below-market housing in exchange for specified incentives…
Apr 29, 2015

One dead in fatal crash east of St. Paul

by Gary Allen
Public safety — State police still investigating crash Friday at Highway 219 and French Prairie Road Available information is sparse in a fatal crash at Highway 219 and French Prairie Road east…
Apr 29, 2015

Water rates compared across the state

by Colin Staub
Utilities — Newberg comes in low to average compared with the surrounding region For the third time since 2004, the League of Oregon Cities has conducted a survey exploring water billing…
Apr 29, 2015

OLCC wants $10M for new pot program

by Pamplin Media Group
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking the Legislature for $10.5 million in the 2015-2017 budget to get its recreational marijuana program up and running. The budget includes hiring 33…
Apr 29, 2015

April 29 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding Warrants, Newberg Fire Department log, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log and Yamhill County jail reports Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
GARY ALLEN - Grand opening - Rain Dance Marketplace has a new  addition at its Bell Road  building. Besides llamas, woodwork    and fibrous  garments, the marketplace  now hosts a wine tasting room. Operating as Rain Dance Vineyards, the selection includes a 2013 pinot noir from vineyard land up the road.
Apr 29, 2015

Llamas, woodcraft and, now, wine tasting

by Colin Staub
Rain Dance Vineyards opens, selling its own brand of pinot noir Rain Dance Vineyard and its tasting room had their inception in 2013. While owners Celia and Ken Austin Jr. have had vineyards…
Apr 29, 2015

April 29 business briefs

by (none)
County to be discussed The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Newberg City Club will hold a “State of the County” luncheon forum at noon May 12 at the Springbrook Community Center.…
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Twenty-one-year-old Newberg resident Matthew Wuerpel died in an accident early Friday morning in rural Washington County.
Apr 24, 2015

Newberg man dies in accident

by Gary Allen
Matthew Wuerpel, 21, is ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene in rural Washington County A Newberg man died Friday morning after the car he was driving rolled off a road in…




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