*Evans best choice for District 20 race*Tree planting help greatly appreciated*School bond a real win-win for district*Davis makes sense for House Dist. 23*Great value exists in bond measure*Is BOC incumbent the right choice?*Nearman stands up for what is right*Support for Ford program valued*Ignore the games, vote Pope for BOC
*Welcome WOU students *Development of some old buildings a welcome sight *Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park
*Welcome WOU students*Development of some old buildings a welcome sight*Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park
*Air quality deters Polk County tourism*Ad campaign has reader wondering*Support bond to keep up schools*Slow down to avoid hitting animals*Elect Johnson for Monmouth council*Johnson will protect public interest*Godsey Road not safe for pedestrians*Vote yes on Measure 27-116
Surge in enrollment good news for area
Both districts will need to take a close look at how the increase in enrollment will affect class size, and parents should be aware, too.
Dallas school bond request an investment in buildings
The board makes many decisions that affect the operations of our schools, but this November we are asking you to help us with an important decision.
*City administrator should live in town*County needs to be more welcoming
Global perceptions of abuse surprising
Data probed the perceptions often used by individuals to justify violent acts on society’s most innocent.
*Our world endured summer suffering*Pot: Police could help parents more*Evans would bring integrity to position
Guidelines to follow for election letters
Election season has arrived once again in Polk County.
Time to take a strong stand against e-cigarette usage
In a sign of how much the world wants to end the habit for nicotine, 179 countries have joined a 2005 treaty that restricts tobacco use.
*Community made event a success
News is good as we head back to school
For the first time in a number of years, there is exciting news going on in many of our local districts as we enter a new school year.
*Put away gadgets, learn something*Businesses step up for library program*Senior center plan doesn't make sense*Changes to county fair are appreciated
True cost of wildfires higher than thought
Extinguishing a large wildfire, however, accounts for only a fraction of the total costs associated with a wildfire event.
It can be argued that amateurism vanished quite some time ago in big-time college football and basketball.