Two schools, two different philosophies regarding cellphones. Dallas High School Principal Steve Spencer demonstrated for the Dallas School Board members a system in which students would place their cellphones into a pouch during class, preventing use.July 31, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..
Lance Mitchell Griesen, of West Salem, was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court today to serve two years and eleven months in prison for injuring a woman while driving under the influence.July 26, 2018 5:50 p.m. read more..
The lawsuit challenging Dallas School District’s policy and safety plan allowing transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms matching their gender identity was dismissed in the U.S. District Court in Portland on Tuesday.July 25, 2018 5:07 p.m. read more..
Heather Mounce, who was saved in a dramatic rescue last August on the Oregon Coast, has been charged with 96 counts, including identity theft, first-degree theft, aggravated theft, and criminal mistreatment.July 25, 2018 noon read more..
Steep increases in the cost to recycle materials appear to be stabilizing for Republic Services, which serves several communities in the Mid-Willamette Valley, including Dallas and Falls City, said Julie Jackson with Republic Services.July 25, 2018 noon read more..
The Oregon Department of Education has ordered the Dallas School District to provide “compensatory education” to three students, conduct a special education policy review, and provide additional training following the conclusion of four investigations.July 25, 2018 noon read more..
Supporters of a new initiative petition want to amend the state's constitution to require that public employees receive roughly the same pay and benefits as private sector workers in similar jobs.July 18, 2018 2:40 p.m. read more..
Registration is open and on-going for the first annual Back to School Dash on Saturday, August 4July 18, 2018 1:08 p.m. read more..
INDEPENDENCE — “Just dance, they will come.” It’s Olivia Ojeda-Hayes’ motto for the fitness studio that she and two other women own in downtown Independence, and it’s a phrase that describes the journey the trio have been on from the beginning of Studio Fuego.July 17, 2018 3:08 p.m. read more..
MONMOUTH — A six-run first inning was what it took for the Dirtbags to take the five-inning game away from the Seattle Renegades on Thursday in the first game of the Western Oregon University Tournament at WOU’s home field, blowing past them to win the contest by a wide 21-2 gap.July 11, 2018 11:36 a.m. read more..
EUGENE — The All-Star Football Games is a program that takes the best middle schoolers in the state and brings them together in Eugene for a weekend of football games.July 11, 2018 11:33 a.m. read more..
The Central School District Board of Directors on June 25 passed a $50.84 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. In a memo to the board, CSD Superintendent Jennifer Kubista said the “budget reflected a change in the reserve and contingency funds, as the district had planned ahead for increases in the Public Employee Retirement System.”July 11, 2018 10:18 a.m. read more..
There was a good turnout for the four-day Independence Days Fourth of July celebration. “This year, between the two days that had fireworks, we had just over 21,000 paid people,” said Janice Thompson, chair of the Western Days commission. “There’s usually a large amount that come in before the gates go up.”July 10, 2018 4:58 p.m. read more..