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Marijuana businesses step up

Organic Investments submits site design review to city of Independence

Organic Investments submitted a site design review to the City of Independence for 16,840-square feet of greenhouses for growing cannabis, and a 8,740 square-foot building for processing of cannabis and office use.

Grand jury determines officer shooting was justified

No charges brought against Polk deputy

A Polk County grand jury has unanimously cleared the Polk County deputy in the fatal officer-involved shooting in early July.

Dallas School District named ‘target district’ by ODE

The Dallas School District has been designated as a “target district” after the Oregon Department of Education released its annual English Language Learners (ELL) report.

Perrydale to retest one faucet after lead testing

Lead testing at Perrydale School found one classroom faucet that needs further testing or repair due to high levels detected.

Falls City to replace 12 faucets

School district receives lead testing results on 64 fixtures

The maintenance crew at Falls City School District will be busy replacing a dozen faucets after lead testing results returned last week.


School Notes for Aug. 24

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WOU education center ready for debut

The Richard Woodcock Education Center is bustling with activity, but not from students — not yet.

Sojourn donates shampoo

While the American Red Cross sends more help to Louisiana — including deployments from Polk County — Sojourn International is doing what it can to aid the flood victims: donating shampoo.

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Fee Mail ready to be town’s ‘assistant’

Store offers shipping, copies, faxes, party supplies and personal mailboxes

Need shipping? Tablecloths for a family party? Decorations for that wedding or baby shower?

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Wellness center exceeds targets

When Central Health and Wellness Center opened its doors last year, the goals were to provide medical, behavior health and dental services to Central School District students and the communities.

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Biz registration may be approved

The Dallas City Council is considering implementing a registration program with to-be-determined fees for businesses in the city.

News in brief

News in brief for Aug. 24

Police Report

Police report for Aug. 24

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Public works replaces aging bridge

City council approved $100,000 supplemental budget transfer

The city was hoping it would hold out for another year, but the old bridge on Monmouth Cutoff Road near Car Doctor in Dallas had other plans.

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Back to School

Local organizations, churches try to make ‘back to school’ a little easier for students

Sorry kids — it’s time. Your days of carefree summer fun are nearly over as Labor Day approaches.