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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

EDITORIALS

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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Put away gadgets, learn something*Businesses step up for library program*Senior center plan doesn't make sense*Changes to county fair are appreciated

EDITORIALS

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.

There’s gold in college sports

It can be argued that amateurism vanished quite some time ago in big-time college football and basketball.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*You may not be as secure as you think

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Watch program is well worth effort*Be considerate of the handicapped*Tea Party groups have been 'duped'*Local public safety efforts impressive

EDITORIALS

Redefining age in aging societies

Key message to employers and even workers themselves: A person’s talents and experience don’t stop at age 65.

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