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EDITORIALS

Separate fact from fiction in levy letters

We don’t want to be a part of the misinformation campaign by publishing letters that are not accurate.

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Kitzhaber ultimately was blinded by love

Kitzhaber announced Friday that he was resigning as Oregon governor effective Wednesday (today), just weeks into his fourth term in office.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Event's volunteers make a difference*Business steps up for Falls City library*Legal marijuana isn't the problem*Tired of repeated tax levy requests*Local businesses value customers*Behavior of young men was refreshing

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Graduation rates do raise local concerns

When it comes to high school graduation rates, doing better than the state average is not necessarily good.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Levy is worthy, but eye consolidation*Do patrols impact insurance rates*Keep marijuana out of city of Dallas*Can't afford to pay more taxes locally*Senator's bill is simply appalling*Marijuana won't be good for Dallas*High taxes make selling home tough*County's tax base was misrepresented

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Levy will be a tough sell to county voters

We are glad that the Polk County Board of Commissioners has decided to refer a five-year countywide public safety levy to voters. It was the right decision and, in our opinion, a bit overdue.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Donations for dog shelter appreciated*Simple battle cry: No more new taxes*Good Samaritan thanked for help*Look at different options than levy

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How companies deal with a fear of change

People’s ability to cope with ever-more-complex gadgets, data, machines and documents may be reaching a neo-Luddite threshold of resistance.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Safety levy would create hardships*Humans greatest threat to planet*Area senior center extends invitation

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Kindergarten tests leave us wondering

The assessment is intended to show where kids are on the first day of entering the public school system, more of an analysis of pre-kindergarten education than anything having to do with K-12.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Public safety levy must go on ballot*Don't blame police for recent car thefts*Wrestling event at DHS was first-rate*No excuse for not supporting levy idea*Warm clothing drive a success*Plant employees should respect neighborhood

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Christmas Cheer makes a difference*Learn how public safety system works*Volunteers are key to tourney success

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Despite loss, Ducks prove to be winners

Even in defeat, the Oregon football team made many of its supporters and others proud.

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Charitable giving a year-round affair

But Christmastime makes up just a small part of the 365 days on the calendar, and the need for assistance by members of our communities doesn’t magically disappear after the holidays are over at the snap of a finger.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

*Political correctness spoiling Christmas*Homeowners should attend city meeting*Public responsible for crime in area

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