Editorials

 

Fee sign of things to come

CLARIFICATION: The council has not approved the public safety fee itself, but rather approved asking the city attorney to draft an ordinance to establish the fee. That ordinance will be read at the council's next meeting on Sept. 4, and, if approved, will move toward final adoption at its second reading on Sept. 17.

August 8, 2018 noon read more..


The cellphone dilemma

Dallas High School has requested making classrooms “cellphone free” zones, meaning students would lock their devices away during class times.

August 1, 2018 noon read more..


Summerfest brings heat wave

You can tell it’s summer. We are in the longest heat wave — defined as a string of days with temperatures above 90 degrees — that Oregon has seen on record.

July 25, 2018 noon read more..
 

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..

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