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Dallas EMS restructures rates

Dallas Emergency Medical Services charges for responses will be going up effective in January.

Falls City candidates

In Falls City, the mayor and three city council seats will be determined in the November election.

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Swartzendruber challenges Boquist for Senate seat

Both candidates for Oregon Senate District 12 want to be a voice for rural Oregon.

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Most property taxes to go up for 2016

Property tax bills will be coming your way soon, and most owners will see an increase in their taxes once statements arrive this month.

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Independence candidates

Three positions on the council are up for grabs without any incumbents running.

Monmouth council considers first phase of business registration

The Monmouth City Council is considering a business registration in the city, but it would only affect new businesses at this point, City Manager Scott McClure said.

Falls City seeks grant for sewer

The city of Falls City was able to submit its grant application for funding to pay for a sewer system upgrade.


Public Agenda for Oct. 12

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Measure 96 dedicates money to ODVA

If passed, 1.5 percent of Oregon Lottery dollars would benefit veterans, families

Measure 96 would constitutionally earmark 1.5 percent of Oregon Lottery money for veterans services.

Fox alone runs for treasurer

Linda Fox, Polk County’s treasurer, had been considering retiring from the post she’s held since 2004.

Dallas updates streets plan

The city of Dallas will make minor adjustments to its Transportation Systems Plan to update project lists and costs, making calculating system development charges easier.

Tuesday (Oct. 18)deadline to register

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for new Oregon voters.

Dallas earns award from LOC

The League of Oregon Cities presented the city of Dallas with the “Helen and Alan Berg Good Governance Award” during its 91st Annual Conference last weekend at the Salem Convention Center.

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No easy answers for Dallas pool

Higher rates, foundation may provide additional revenue, easing funding dilema

A staff review of Dallas Aquatic Center operations found no magic bullet to eliminate the city’s subsidy of the facility that didn’t require more money from taxpayers through an operating levy.

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Monmouth Candidates

Nine vie for four open positions on council; Milligan runs unopposed for mayor