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All welcome at Relay for Life

Everyone in the community is welcome to join the Relayers at the event and help “Give Cancer the Boot.” Plenty of activities throughout the day and well into the evening are scheduled, so even if you’re not on a team, you can find something that may interest you.

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Take a closer look around Polk County

Welcome to “Polk Wonderland,” nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, a county filled with more wonders than imagined and plenty of choices and opportunities to explore for a lifetime.

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SB 322’s death provides hope

The Oregon Senate Committee on Education made a wise choice when it allowed Senate Bill 322 to die in committee

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Districts dodge bullet this time

It’s time for those in the Capitol to pay it forward for these kids to get a better education.

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Transparency helps public trust officials

The public should be outraged when lawmakers directly attack transparency, for with no transparency there can be no accountability.

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Public safety system requires resources

If a household was surviving on such little income and needed more money, it would be time to get a second job. But neither the DA’s office nor the sheriff’s department can moonlight at another job.

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To the candidates for DSD superintendent

The superintendent is an important job in the community and can help shape the future of education.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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