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Street of Dreams: Inspiration in wood, concrete and glass

The annual event is set in Yamhill County and called the Wine Country Tour Edition Folks with deep pockets, people looking for design inspiration and those with dreams of owning a trophy home have been traveling to two sites in Yamhill County for the past several weeks for a special edition of the Northwest Natural Street of Dreams dedicated to the region's wine industry. Organizer Home Builders Association of Metro Portland dubbed it the Wine Country Tour Edition of the annual event. Four multi-million-dollar homes are located on two-plus-acre lots near Newberg in a development called Rose Pointe Estates, while...
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Aug. 10 community briefs

PNMC named a five-star hospital; Love INC bike ministry seeks adult bike donationsProvidence Newberg Medical Center named five-star hospital Providence Newberg Medical Center recently earned accolades as among the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' 2022 Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. Only 14% of U.S hospitals receive this honor. To calculate its ratings, CMS considers 45 quality measures in five categories, including mortality, safety of care, re-admissions, patience experiences and timely and effective care. PNMC met all standards and surpassed the ones for re-admission prevention, administering safe patient care and delivering excellent patient experience. Love INC's Bicycle Ministry seeking adult bikes donations Love INC's Bicycle Ministry at Newberg First Presbyterian Church is seeking donations of adult bikes in any condition for their "Retired Recyclers" to rehabilitate. If interested in donating, call 307-690-3762 or email eprayzich@aol.com. If unable to drop off the bikes, a pick-up time can be arranged. Bikes will go to approved individuals, who can use them for transportation to work or to a job interview or other destinations. {loadposition sub-article-01}
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Aug. 10 public safety round-up

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue run log and Yamhill County Sheriff's Office reportsTVF&R run log July 28 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to emergency medical calls on North Street, Portland Road, Harrison Street, Little Oak Street, Haworth Avenue, Crestview Drive, Burl Street, Illinois Street, Old Parrett Mountain Road, Burlington Drive and Harrison Street. TVF&R personnel responded to a commercial fire alarm on Ken's Hill Lane and a miscellaneous fire on Canyon Lane. July 29 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to emergency medical calls on Burlington Drive, Brutscher Street, Oak Meadows Loopp, Hayes Street, Elliott Road, Second...
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Aug. 10 outstanding warrants

Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff's Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503-538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. August 10 Christopher Dale Bernards, 42, Is wanted failure to appear (FTA) to face a charge of second-degree forgery. Larae A. Bert, 38, is wanted on a probation violation for delivery of meth and possession of a controlled substance (PCS). Joshua...
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Homeless initiative moving forward

Petitioners submit 2,714 signatures to the city on July 25 for verification; some are rejected An effort to stop the city of Newberg from creating housing for homeless people without a vote of the people, as well as barring such facilities within 1,500 of a school, reached a milestone late last month. The initiative mounted by Newberg residents Robyn Wheatley and Bill Rosacker submitted 2,714 petition signatures to the city elections officer on July 25. In order to place the initiative on a future ballot the petitioners must have gathered 2,426 verified signatures. Attempts to contact Wheatley and Rosacker for...
NEWBERG, OR

Ambitious Elliott Road project slated to begin

A crucial route in town, the thoroughfare will see various safety, utility system renovations. Elliott Road, one of Newberg's most crucial routes, will see some significant changes in the coming months. The road, which connects the north and south parts of Newberg and intersects with Highway 99W, leads to Newberg High School (NHS), Mabel Rush Elementary, Chehalem Aquatic Fitness Center and many churches, houses, businesses and recreational facilities. Basically, Elliott Road is a citywide transportation network. And it's needed heavy renovations for many years, city officials say. According to the city's website, the 2016 Transportation System Plan...
NEWBERG, OR

Survey shows 62% in Oregon want Roe v. Wade reinstated

Surprised by last week's Kansas abortion vote? You shouldn't be, based on a new data uncovered by Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.In a survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, 1,572 Oregon residents aged 18 and over were asked a variety of abortion-related questions following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade decision. Most significantly, 62% of Oregonians would vote to reinstate Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity, while 22% would vote to keep it overturned. Secondly, 72% of Oregonians believe abortion in all or most circumstances should be legal,...
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Survey shows 62% of Oregonians want Roe v. Wade reinstated

Surprised by last week's Kansas abortion vote? You shouldn't be, based on a new data uncovered by Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.In a survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, 1,572 Oregon residents aged 18 and over were asked a variety of abortion-related questions following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade decision. Most significantly, 62% of Oregonians would vote to reinstate Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity, while 22% would vote to keep it overturned. Secondly, 72% of Oregonians believe abortion in all or most circumstances should be legal,...
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National Weather Service: Weekend weather could mean fire danger

Gusty winds plus low humidity on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, could repeat the conditions of the 2020 wildfires. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for wildfire danger in the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley for Saturday, Aug. 6. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions either are occurring now or will shortly. A breezy offshore air flow and low relative humidity are predicted for Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, Aug. 7. The Weather Service urges residents to use extra caution with potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas. Outdoor...
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Harvest Fest teaches about life in the past

Take museum tours, watch historical demonstrations, pet animals and more later this month. Later this month, county residents have a chance to learn what it was like to live in the past by experiencing history lessons during the annual Harvest Fest at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville. Hosted by the Yamhill County Historical Society, the event will take place at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. The address is 11275 S.W. Durham Lane. Guests can enjoy stagecoach rides, museum tours, historical demonstrations, pioneer kids' activities,...
MCMINNVILLE, OR

Oregon congressional races tighten, forecaster says

Legislative races see some third-party interest in several districts, too.Three open congressional seats in Oregon are less firmly in Democratic control, according to a report on Friday. The day also saw a GOP legislative candidate find an innovative ad strategy and the biggest little political party in the state issue its candidate list. Top forecaster says Oregon U.S. House races tightening The Cook Political Report, a top national election forecaster, on Friday reported that it was now rating three open congressional seats in Oregon as less of a lock for Democrats in November. The races are key to which...
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Do we have enough water in Oregon? Depends who you ask

The survey reveals there is a gender divide when it comes to who thinks there is enough water.Ask a few Oregonians if their state has enough water to meet its needs and you may get some varying answers. The differing views on the question may be tilted based on where people live, or even their gender. Roughly half of all Oregonians (48%) agree there is enough water in Oregon to meet current needs while 37% disagree with this and 15% are unsure, according to a survey conducted by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, a Portland-based non-profit organization. This number...
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Rushed wildfire risk map recalled by Department of Forestry

Property owners in the high or extreme risk categories were suddenly faced with new regulations, including special building codes and fire-safe landscaping. The Oregon Department of Forestry recalled the use of its wildfire risk map on Thursday after public criticism that the online tool is causing home insurance rates to increase or not be available at all. The Department of Forestry removed the current iteration of the wildfire risk map from its online Oregon Explorer tool and withdrew notices to property owners in extreme and high-risk classifications that required some to make changes and improvements on buildings. "We will immediately...
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Survey: Disrespect, more than low pay, drives resignations

One in four Oregon workers have quit a job since start of pandemic, Oregon Values and Beliefs Center survey findsMore than a quarter of Oregonians have quit a job in the past two years, a new survey from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center found. Among Oregonians who quit their jobs, the most common reason why was that they felt disrespected at work. Some Oregonians said the pandemic pushed issues with their employers — or with work, as it exists in the country — under a spotlight. "It's a corporate entity, they don't really care about any of their...
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Aug. 3 public safety round-up

Yamhill County Sheriff's reports, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue run logYamhill County Sheriff's Office reports July 22 Carry Grant Marshall, 41, of Newberg, was arrested for possession of weapons by certain felons, resisting arrest and a hold from Newberg Municipal Court. No bail was set and the case remains open. Martin Ruiz, 40, of Newberg, was arrested for DUII and unlawful possession of meth. He was booked and released and the case remains open. July 24 Brandon Jacob Weckel, 35, of Newberg, was arrested on a warrant for violating post-prison supervision. No bail was set and...
NEWBERG, OR

Is car camping in Newberg a problem without a solution?

City commissions a study in response to churches' request to expand homeless programs in townIf ever there was a cheery euphemism for homeless folks sheltering in their vehicles, it's "car camping." This unfortunate phenomenon is not recreationally based but borne out of necessity as most of these individuals simply have no other options. The topic is of great interest in Newberg of late, with rumors and outright misinformation flooding social media sites and leading to a potential ballot initiative that would limit the city's ability to address the homelessness problem altogether. There's no doubting that Newberg is among the towns...
NEWBERG, OR

Aug. 3 letters to the editor

The Newberg Graphic's readers weigh in on important issues of the day and morePeople who are 'different' are not threats To the editor, Kudos to North Valley Friends Church, who in working to develop the Peace Trail Village, have chosen to actively live out their faith by assisting vulnerable people in our town. In contrast, Veritas parents are fearfully responding with a petition to "forbid the city from establishing or supporting creation of housing for homeless folks without a vote of the people and bars such facilities from proximity to schools." (Newberg Graphic, July 20). They worry "that their children...
NEWBERG, OR

Newberg delegates will return to Austria

City Council sanctions a trip to sister city Poysdorf sometime in September The relationship between Newberg and the tiny town of Poysdorf, Austria, was cemented in 2006 when the two bergs became sister cities. After a pause due to the pandemic, that relationship will be rekindled when a delegation of Newberg officials and residents journey to Austria in September. And they'll travel with the blessing of the City Council after it approved a resolution on July 18 sanctioning the trip. "A trip is being planned for representatives of the community as well as the mayor and city manager and their...

Oregon economy continues to add jobs, nears full recovery

Economist says construction sector is booming; others except education show gains from onset of pandemic. The addition of 8,700 jobs in June moves Oregon a little closer to full recovery from the pandemic downturn in spring 2020, when the official unemployment rate shot to 13.2%. Oregon's gains kept the statewide unemployment rate in June at 3.6%, essentially unchanged from the previous month (adjusted to 3.5%) and identical to the national average. The record low of 3.4% prevailed from November 2019 through February 2020, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. "We continue to have a strong labor market," Gail Krumenauer,...
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Aug. 3 outstanding warrants

Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office or its detectives, or the Newberg-Dundee Police Department. The Sheriff's Office Crime Information tip line is 800-577-1707. Newberg police can be reached at 503-538-8321, and Yamhill County detectives can be reached at 503-434-7508. August 3 Clarissa Marie Barcus, 33, is wanted failure to appear (FTA) on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). Darroll Courtney Barlow, 48, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Kalie Linn Barlow, 31,...
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