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City, county to consider UGB expansion

DALLAS — The Dallas City Council and Polk County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing Monday regarding the proposed Dallas urban growth boundary involving the Dallas Golf Club property at 11875 Orrs Corner Road.

Planning commissions for both the city and county recommended approval of the expansion. The hearing is at 5:30 p.m. at the Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas.

The council and board will receive reports from county and city staff and hear comments from the public about the proposal.

For more information: Polk County, Mark Bernard, 503-623-9237, or Dallas, Jason Locke, 503-831-3565.

Interfaith worship, prayer service Sunday

SALEM — Temple Beth Sholom, 1274 Cunningham Lane S., Salem, will hold an interfaith worship service Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

The service is presented by The Oneness Coalition, “representing people of diverse spiritual traditions who are committed to building peace by sharing our teacher and worshiping together.”

For more information: Facebook at The-Oneness-Coalition.

Unemployment rate lowest on record

SALEM — Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in February from 4.3 percent in January.

This was the lowest unemployment rate since records began in 1976. Oregon’s 4.0 percent rate was lower than the U.S. rate of 4.7 percent in February.

Unemployed Oregonians dropped to about 82,000, which was the lowest number since August 1995.

The labor force has grown from just under 1.7 million in 1995 to over 2 million today.

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