Wagner funding options discussed

The city and school district in Falls City are investigating the pros and cons of options to keep the Wagner Community Library open.


Public Agenda for Sept. 28

Forum addresses Measure 97 issues

The problem: funding Oregon’s early education, K-12, health care and senior services. The answer?

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Dallas council draws seven candidates

Seven candidates are running for five open seats on the Dallas City Council. Mayor Brian Dalton will run for re-election unopposed.

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Dallas council tables biz registration

A vote implementing a business registration program in Dallas has been postponed one month so the city can get the word out to more businesses.

Help map the future of Dallas

Community members and the city of Dallas are embarking on making a road map for the city’s economic future.

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Thompson challenges Nearman for HD 23

The race for Oregon House District 23 is a rematch between incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Nearman and the man he unseated in a primary election two years ago, Independent Jim Thompson.

Voters will decide on 3 percent sales tax

Would apply to recreational pot

The cities of Monmouth and Independence have both put a measure on the November ballot regarding recreational marijuana sales tax.

Falls City works to pave Bridgeport

The Falls City City Council agreed to send a letter to the Polk County Board of Commissioners requesting the county pave Bridgeport Road.

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Volunteer panel could be answer to codes

The city of Falls City is looking into forming a volunteer panel to judge code enforcement cases.

Indy council considers revisions

The Independence City Council will consider changes to city codes when it comes to marijuana growing and processing centers inside city limits.

Dallas Senior Center plans underway

The city of Dallas hopes to put the new Dallas Senior Center project out to bid this fall, if the schedule goes to plan.

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Morett challenges Evans for House District 20

Candidates sound off on important issues facing the nation, state of Oregon and Polk County

Salem resident Laura Morett (R) is challenging incumbent Paul Evans (D) to represent House District 20 in the Capitol.

Falls City survey shows true poverty

In the 2010 Census, Falls City showed a low- to moderate-income level of 48.1 percent — bad news for the city’s efforts to upgrade its aging wastewater system.