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It’s time to resolve Perrydale dispute

Perrydale teachers have been working for nearly six months without a current contract, and it looks like it will be at least another month before they get one. Negotiations have been going on even longer, since February.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Thoughtful gesture much appreciated*Act of kindness renews hope*OSBA takes wrong stand on issue*Give retail workers a break for the holiday

EDITORIALS

Lend a helping hand this holiday season

’Tis the season for giving. And this year, the need for individuals and businesses to contribute to local charities is as great as ever.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Group's packages much appreciated*Elected officials must end racism

EDITORIALS

Help bolster holiday economy, shop local

When searching for that perfect gift for a family member or friend this season, consider doing your shopping close to home and supporting independently owned businesses here in Polk County.

Guest Commentary

Oil prices leave us pondering

The better question to ask, however, may be this: Is the world better off when oil prices fluctuate with high uncertainty?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Jaffer has much to offer our region*Have to work on holiday? So what*Wrestlers thankful for project support

EDITORIALS

Reflect, give thanks this special holiday

As many of us who live and work in Polk County prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, there is much to be thankful for as we enter the busy holiday season.

Take holiday shopping out of Thanksgiving Day festivities

Call us old-fashioned if you will, but we are growing more and more concerned with what we believe is a disturbing trend: big box retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for early Christmas shopping.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Oakdale 'Harvest Festival' a success

EDITORIALS

Adminstrator is key to Falls City's future

The Falls City City Council is in the midst of a discussion that may change the way the city operates.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*New city councilor thankful of support*Subject of story is an inspiration*Lack of response to issue disturbing*Good Samaritans' deeds appreciated

EDITORIALS

Who says your vote doesn't matter?

We truly have learned that every vote really does count.

EDITORIALS

Different opinions should be welcome

The complaints were about two different types of tests, but both were about content choice.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Kids benefit from DHS Booster Club*Perrydale teachers seek new contract*Tap into history to promote region

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