Guest Commentary


Report suspected abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness month here in Polk County.

Superintendent’s corner

Superintendent's corner

Superintendent’s corner

It’s hard to believe we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving.

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Superintendent’s Corner

Welcome to the new school year.

District wants what’s best for students



It’s hard to believe, but spring is here. It’s great to see all the flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping. It feels like new beginnings every year at this time.

Superintendent's Corner: Michelle Johnstone

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Dallas School District, on behalf of its staff and students, would like to express its deep gratitude to our school board members.

Guest Commentary - City of Dallas Mayor Brian Dalton

“Can’t we all just get along?”

“Can’t we all just get along?” Dallas has been put to the test on this famously problematic question.

GUEST COLUMN: Michelle Johnstone, DSD No. 2 Superintendent

School year off to great start

The school year is off to a great start, and we already have quite a bit to celebrate.

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Great school year begins

This is one of my favorite times of year, as staff returns and excitedly prepare for the influx of students.

National drive-in movie day June 6

National Drive-In Movie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, honors the opening day of the first drive-in and is annually celebrated on June 6.

Say something nice on Monday

Monday, June 1 is “National Say Something Nice Day,” an “unofficial” national holiday, that originated in Charleston, S.C.


Body cams: public records?

Cameras of all sorts are everywhere. Sometimes what they record is routine and innocuous, but often the events that are captured raise questions.


Kitzhaber’s 2015-17 budget is more than just beer money

Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view.

Guest Commentary

Oil prices leave us pondering

The better question to ask, however, may be this: Is the world better off when oil prices fluctuate with high uncertainty?



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