*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
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
*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
*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
*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
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.
*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
*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
Transparency helps public trust officials
The public should be outraged when lawmakers directly attack transparency, for with no transparency there can be no accountability.
Body cams: public records?
Cameras of all sorts are everywhere. Sometimes what they record is routine and innocuous, but often the events that are captured raise questions.
*American Legion celebrates 96 years*Too many taxes burden taxpayers*Vote 'no' on county public safety levy
Public safety system requires resources
If a household was surviving on such little income and needed more money, it would be time to get a second job. But neither the DA’s office nor the sheriff’s department can moonlight at another job.
*Help make Polk County safer place*Republican antics are embarrassing*Levy's tax increase would hurt us all*Festival's food drive effort appreciated*Know the law prior to complaining.
To the candidates for DSD superintendent
The superintendent is an important job in the community and can help shape the future of education.
*Officials listen up: Stop raising taxes*Without legitimate ideas, levy needed*BOC resolution ignored key point*County, not cities pay for services*Issue is more than just 'gun rights"*GOP is unfairly attacking unions