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DALLAS — No criminal charges were filed, but some employees in the Dallas office of Department of Human Services said they believe the teen who accused two DHS workers of having sex in the same room as him, according to Oregon State Police records.

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DALLAS — Whitworth Elementary School’s fourth-grade class end-of-the-year field trip to Astoria is some students’ first time seeing the ocean.

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FALLS CITY — Falls City City Councilor Charlie Flynn submitted his resignation from office Thursday after taking a job that conflicts with the council meeting time.

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Editor’s Note: Public Agenda is a listing of upcoming meetings for governmental and nongovernmental agencies in Polk County. To submit a meeting, send it at least two weeks before the actual meeting date to Itemizer-Observer via email (ionews@polkio.com).

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MONMOUTH — Monmouth city councilors want to keep community engagement on the top of their focus, but did not add it as an official goal approved on April 2 during a February team building session.

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MONMOUTH — Richard Chapman’s work can be seen all over the Willamette Valley and as far away as Tasmania.

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RICKREALL — Polk Flea Market at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall has expanded to 80 vendors and added a “Garden Alley” at the monthly event that started in 1970.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School District kicked off its budget process by asking those working in classrooms and front offices what they believe should be the spending priorities.

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DALLAS — Fundraising for the Mr. and Ms. Dallas Pageant is underway, and there’s two opportunities to help the cause, which raises money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

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SALEM — Legislators are weighing a proposal that would put Oregon's attorney general and district attorneys in the position of defending public records requests in court.

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SALEM — Oregon took a step toward moving to year-round daylight saving time on Thursday, as the state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that could stop the changing of the clocks for most Oregonians.

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DALLAS — Capital Auto West Valley on Jefferson Street in Dallas is closed as of Monday and moved to the company’s main campus off the Salem Parkway. 

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INDEPENDENCE — The Sunset Meadows Park final master plan concept includes elements from two designs that were presented to community members on Feb. 7.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Police Department recognized officers at its annual awards banquet on March 10.

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DALLAS — Members of the Dallas Budget Committee requested city staff provide more clarity in the budget process, including a report of any new positions created or major changes in funds.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas’ Administrative Subcommittee recommended the Dallas City Council make three changes to its rules at its March 18 meeting.

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DALLAS — Mint Valley Paper is awaiting a decision on its Department of Environmental Quality air contaminant discharge permit.

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MONMOUTH — This weekend, you have a chance to experience the culture and music of Ireland, Samoa and South America without leaving Polk County.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas’ Building & Grounds subcommittee recommended the city explore funding options to build a bike-friendly pocket park at the corner of Main & Washington streets in downtown.

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DALLAS — A logger suffered serious injuries after being struck by a boulder while working 600 and 700 feet down a ravine at a remote logging site in Polk County.