*Welcome WOU students *Development of some old buildings a welcome sight *Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park

*Welcome WOU students*Development of some old buildings a welcome sight*Celebrate all things hops this weekend in Independence park


Surge in enrollment good news for area

Both districts will need to take a close look at how the increase in enrollment will affect class size, and parents should be aware, too.


Global perceptions of abuse surprising

Data probed the perceptions often used by individuals to justify violent acts on society’s most innocent.


Guidelines to follow for election letters

Election season has arrived once again in Polk County.


News is good as we head back to school

For the first time in a number of years, there is exciting news going on in many of our local districts as we enter a new school year.


True cost of wildfires higher than thought

Extinguishing a large wildfire, however, accounts for only a fraction of the total costs associated with a wildfire event.


Redefining age in aging societies

Key message to employers and even workers themselves: A person’s talents and experience don’t stop at age 65.

Bring old, new together again

It’s time for the Polk County Fair!


Time to get involved in community is now

Well, now you have a chance.


Read border issue: Heroin entering US

If Washington wants to solve one of the biggest issues along the border, it has a ready-made problem to solve in this heroin trade.


It's too early for new assessment testing

Common Core.