Editorials

 

No shortage of fun events

The towns of Dallas and Independence will have a variety of events this weekend — enough family fun that one may forget it’s mid-September.

September 12, 2018 noon read more..
 

Drain the pool for police, fire?

At Monday’s Dallas council meeting, Councilor Micky Garus suggested that the community consider closing its aquatic center, putting roughly $400,000 a year into public safety officers for Dallas police and fire, essentially eliminating the need for a safety utility fee.

August 22, 2018 noon read more..
 

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..


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