BOC places levy on May ballot

Following two public hearings on Feb. 14, the Polk County Board of Commissioners voted to prepare a 15-year, $9.7 million bond measure for maintenance and repair of the courthouse buildings to appear on the May 15 ballot.

February 21, 2018 noon read more..

Voters say yes to 101

The Special Election on Jan. 23 resulted in voters favoring State Measure 101 — and keeping 350,000 Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

Raises go to next level

The Polk County Compensation Committee approved a recommendation for raises for the county’s elected officials and an increase in the stipend for the district attorney and treasurer.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

Ellis to ask for permanent job

The Dallas City Council will discuss Interim City Manager Greg Ellis’ contract, including possibly removing the “interim” label and making him the city’s permanent leader.

January 31, 2018 noon read more..

Monmouth OKs Marr zoning

A zone change for a 5.5-acre strip of land at the south end of the Marr Bark Dust property was approved by the Monmouth City Council Jan. 2.

January 10, 2018 noon read more..

Laws change for drivers

The transportation bill wasn’t the only bill affecting drivers that the Oregon Legislature passed in the 2017 session.

January 3, 2018 noon read more..

Four new taxes coming in 2018

The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding Oregon businesses and employers, out-of-state businesses with employees or customers in Oregon, and vehicle and bicycle buyers to make sure they’re ready for four new taxes starting in 2018.

December 27, 2017 2:30 p.m. read more..



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