Editorials



Happy Fourth of July

It’s that time of year again, where we come out as a community and celebrate our nation’s birthday, Independence Day

June 27, 2018 noon read more..


Adding physical ed a good step

If there’s one thing we don’t like to see, it’s teachers — kindergarten teachers — in tears at a school board meeting because their students are out of control.

June 20, 2018 noon read more..
 

The house that two cities built

According to people who were involved in city leadership at the time, high-speed internet services were at least a decade away from coming to the rural cities of Monmouth and Independence.

June 6, 2018 noon read more..


Relay kicks off Saturday

It’s that time of year again, when people will pitch tents and take turns walking a track for 24 hours, all while dressing up in various themes, carrying a baton and rallying together against cancer.

May 30, 2018 noon read more..
 

Explore your downtown

Two events will happen this weekend in Monmouth, Independence and Dallas that promote downtown businesses and the shop local movement.

May 16, 2018 noon read more..


May primary nearly here

The second election season of 2018 is nearly here. Next week will be the last week to submit a letter to the editor on an election-related topic until fall, when we gear up for November’s general election.

May 2, 2018 noon read more..
 

Reduce, reuse, recycle right

Since January, Oregon’s trash haulers have become more aware of the high contamination levels in our citizens’ co-mingled recycling bins

April 18, 2018 noon read more..


Volunteers in short supply

Councilors on the Dallas City Council recently chastised the Dallas Fire chief for requesting more money in his department, saying that the chief first should recruit more volunteers.

April 11, 2018 noon read more..


Dallas aims to get playground

Just about six weeks ago, many people in Dallas — or Polk County, for that matter — didn’t know what an all-abilities playground was.

March 28, 2018 noon read more..
 

Moda Assist says once daily

An incredible opportunity has been presented to the city of Dallas, along with the cities of Redmond and Gresham, to receive about $20,000 for all-abilities playground equipment.

March 14, 2018 noon read more..


Thoughts on amendments

We welcome all points of view, so long as they fit into our policy — nothing obscene, or libelous, and keep it to 300 words or less, please.

March 7, 2018 9 a.m. read more..

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