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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Koubek qualified for council post*Time for tax relief, vote 'no' on 27-116*Jaffer is ready to step up for county*Write-in campaign reflects poorly*Keep Craig Pope as commissioner*Regulations have become excessive*Pickering will be a champion for Dallas*Johnson is a good fit for Monmouth*Business owner thanks community*Measure 88 will help local people*Continue to back our Dallas schools*Sixth-graders step up for arboretum*County can't afford to keep status quo*Chamber supports Dallas school bond*Trahan well suited for council position*Jaffer has needed BOC qualifications*Koubek will work hard for citizens*Keeping Pope best choice for county*Campaign lacking integrity, honesty*Jaffer would bring innovation to BOC*Bond will help us keep good schools*Candidate ready to serve Dist. 23*One person doesn't control water co-op*Koubek has vision to improve Dallas*Local barber shop thankful of support*Evans will best represent locals*Bond an important investment in DSD*Experience makes Pope a clear choice

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Jaffer would bring new outlook to BOC*Eagle Scout thanks project helpers*County needs team builder like Jaffer*Keep Pope working for Polk County*Political experience for Senate counts*Marijuana ads are misleading public*Leadership among Jaffer's best assets*Choose Johnson for Monmouth council*Davis would be a breath of fresh air*Jaffer is the change our county needs*Nearman not what Dallas area needs*Dallas school bond a wise investment*Support Evans for House District 20*Elect Smith for seat in Congress*Write in Thompson for representative*Those who know him will vote for Jaffer*Jaffer will work to improve economy*Careless drivers a growing concern*Character, integrity key traits of Pope*Koubek has Dallas' interest at heart*Jaffer will bring change to board*Jaffer knows how government works*Write in campaign takes courage

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Letters sharing views on public schools, ballot measures, candidates running for office, city development, school bond

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Write in Thompson for House Dist. 23*Jaffer has number of key qualities*Nearman's strong beliefs an asset*Goss best choice for Sate House*Johnson will bring wisdom to council*Monmouth peafowl enjoyable to watch*Dallas school levy a good investment*Lions' cruise in keeps on growing*Consider Thompson as write-in choice*Many made MVCA event a success*Commissioner we need is Craig Pope*Help to maintain school buildings*Area youth garden benefitting many*Owner of Event Center an asset*School measure won't raise taxes

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*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

EDITORIALS

*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

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*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

EDITORIALS

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.

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GUEST OPINION

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*City administrator should live in town*County needs to be more welcoming

EDITORIALS

Global perceptions of abuse surprising

Data probed the perceptions often used by individuals to justify violent acts on society’s most innocent.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Our world endured summer suffering*Pot: Police could help parents more*Evans would bring integrity to position

EDITORIALS

Guidelines to follow for election letters

Election season has arrived once again in Polk County.

GUEST COMMENTARY

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Community made event a success

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