Editorials



Time to let the people decide

The Dallas City Council should listen with an open mind to guests invited to speak at a future meeting about forming a consolidated fire district.

January 16, 2019 noon read more..
 

Don’t drive while intoxicated

It’s somewhat strange to feel relieved at reading in the daily logs from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that deputies found someone passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.

December 21, 2018 11:35 a.m. read more..
 

Holidays trickle in

The holiday celebrations throughout Polk County kicked off on Small Business Saturday last week with a new tradition that we hope continues: Making Spirits Bright in Monmouth.

November 28, 2018 noon read more..
   

No shortage of fun events

The towns of Dallas and Independence will have a variety of events this weekend — enough family fun that one may forget it’s mid-September.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
 

Drain the pool for police, fire?

At Monday’s Dallas council meeting, Councilor Micky Garus suggested that the community consider closing its aquatic center, putting roughly $400,000 a year into public safety officers for Dallas police and fire, essentially eliminating the need for a safety utility fee.

August 22, 2018 noon read more..
 

Fee sign of things to come

CLARIFICATION: The council has not approved the public safety fee itself, but rather approved asking the city attorney to draft an ordinance to establish the fee. That ordinance will be read at the council's next meeting on Sept. 4, and, if approved, will move toward final adoption at its second reading on Sept. 17.

August 8, 2018 noon read more..


The cellphone dilemma

Dallas High School has requested making classrooms “cellphone free” zones, meaning students would lock their devices away during class times.

August 1, 2018 noon read more..


Summerfest brings heat wave

You can tell it’s summer. We are in the longest heat wave — defined as a string of days with temperatures above 90 degrees — that Oregon has seen on record.

July 25, 2018 noon read more..

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