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.
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.
Graduation rates do raise local concerns
When it comes to high school graduation rates, doing better than the state average is not necessarily good.
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.
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.
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.
Despite loss, Ducks prove to be winners
Even in defeat, the Oregon football team made many of its supporters and others proud.
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.
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: EMILY MENTZER
One of my favorite things about being a reporter is all the people I get to meet throughout the year.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
In the spirit of the holiday season, we continue a tradition we revived in 2007 and reprint this classic editorial written by Francis P. Church from the 1897 New York Sun. It is in response to a letter to the editor received from a young girl looking for answers as to the existence of Santa Claus. We hope you enjoy it.
It’s time to resolve Perrydale dispute
Perrydale teachers have been working for nearly six months without a current contract, and it looks like it will be at least another month before they get one. Negotiations have been going on even longer, since February.
Lend a helping hand this holiday season
’Tis the season for giving. And this year, the need for individuals and businesses to contribute to local charities is as great as ever.
Help bolster holiday economy, shop local
When searching for that perfect gift for a family member or friend this season, consider doing your shopping close to home and supporting independently owned businesses here in Polk County.
Reflect, give thanks this special holiday
As many of us who live and work in Polk County prepare to gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, there is much to be thankful for as we enter the busy holiday season.
Adminstrator is key to Falls City's future
The Falls City City Council is in the midst of a discussion that may change the way the city operates.