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All welcome at Relay for Life

Everyone in the community is welcome to join the Relayers at the event and help “Give Cancer the Boot.” Plenty of activities throughout the day and well into the evening are scheduled, so even if you’re not on a team, you can find something that may interest you.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Thank you for yes vote for safety levy

Say something nice on Monday

Monday, June 1 is “National Say Something Nice Day,” an “unofficial” national holiday, that originated in Charleston, S.C.

EDITORIALS

Take a closer look around Polk County

Welcome to “Polk Wonderland,” nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, a county filled with more wonders than imagined and plenty of choices and opportunities to explore for a lifetime.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Sale of public lands not answer*Honor veterans at Avenue of Flags*A walk down memory lane*Support for troops*Want to write a letter?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*No vote on levy is for accountability*Yes vote to bring justice for victims*Sheriff should re-prioritize needs*Raises, timber money means no*County's levy record is good*'Rainbow girl' glad Garden to be fixed*Levy is small price to pay for safety*No guarantee how money will be spent*Levy benefits all in safer communities

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Levy not needed for public safety*No moral high ground for no vote*Cost of crime is the cruelest 'tax'*Levy is sensible solution to issue*Taxes should be cut, not raised*Think of friends, family when voting*Levy needed for effective system*Levy will provide sense of security*Safety, security is so important*Levy the remedy to the safety problem*Show 'Unearthed' exploits Falls City*Three reasons to vote yes on levy*Levy unnecessary as economy grows

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Supporting levy is a citizen duty*Some can't afford more property tax*Don't compare county salaries*Elected officials can't be trusted*Levy needed to keep county safe*Property should note be taxed at all*Vote no, send a strong message*Voting yes is the right thing to do*County taxes out of control, vote no*Consider your safety and vote yes*Levy needed to fix safety system*Public safety levy a good investment*Make more cuts before taxing*Time to pay it forward with levy*24-hour patrol coverage needed*Funding for public safety has fallen

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SB 322’s death provides hope

The Oregon Senate Committee on Education made a wise choice when it allowed Senate Bill 322 to die in committee

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Sheriff services helps system*Stand up for sheriff, vote 'yes'*Gun rights story felt one-sided*Gasoline prices too high in Dallas*Public safety levy no longer needed*County admin should live in means*Money could be used elsewhere*County pay raises not necessary*Citizens cannot afford more taxes

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Money never enough for county*Creative look at funding services*Nite Court, YMCA thank IBEW 280*Whole county needs safety levy*More laws don't equal less crime*Ban backyard burning in Dallas*Show you care with yes on levy

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Polk County should live with budget*'Yes' vote for same day protection*Levy would be endless tax cycle*Levy would help all in Polk County*Money available to improve crossings*'No' protects folks on fixed income

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Districts dodge bullet this time

It’s time for those in the Capitol to pay it forward for these kids to get a better education.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Family appreciates use of school gym*Levy language is missing key point*Safety levy would benefit all in county*Cuts are affecting safety of county*Chamber supports public safety levy*Public safety funds are now insufficient*Peace of mind will come by Oking levy*Levy is about more than sheriff patrols*I-O letter offered chance to reflect

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*City's e-ticket plan violates your rights*Let's keep church and state separate*Vote 'yes' to help keep county safe*Foundation steps up to help locals*Ongoing tax hikes need to stop now*More deputies are needed in county*Crosswalk would improve safety*Corrections needs additional funding*Many can't afford increase in taxes

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