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Forum shows how debates should run

A Thursday forum on Measure 97, hosted by the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce at the Monmouth Public Library, may not have swayed anyone in the audience one way or another, but it set a fine example of how a debate should be run.

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Test results don’t show true progress

The results are in for the most recent round of Smarter Balanced assessments, and it’s a mixed bag.

Editorial: Falls City Fire Department

Thanks to fire volunteers in Falls City

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Election letters begin next week

Editorial for Aug. 31

Take a chance, run for council

Editorial Aug. 24

Fire departments work fast all summer

Editorial Aug. 24

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Independence is playing the odds

It’s a gamble

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We count on the mail

Editorial for Aug. 10

Plan needs safety first

Aug. 3 Editorial

Time is needed to get lead response right

July 27 Editorial

Welcome, Summerfest

July 27 Editorial

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Pokemon Go unites people

July 20 Editorial

It takes a village to throw a great party

Another great Fourth of July celebration is in the history books.

Our nation’s Declaration of Independence

Editor’s Note: the entire text of the Declaration of Independence to mark the occasion of our nation’s 240th birthday follows

Be safe while you enjoy summer

With summer officially here, it is time to remember to be safe while you recreate and celebrate. Climbing temperatures make rivers and streams look enticing, but remember water may be colder than you expect, and hidden dangers such as logs may lurk just beneath the surface. Always wear a life preserver when recreating on or near the water. Even proficient swimmers sometimes struggle with the cold and current.