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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence State Airport was one of more than a dozen airports throughout Oregon that will receive a share of about $10.3 million in federal grants for improvements that include better preparation for winter weather, runway repairs, improved guidance systems, perimeter f…

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SALEM -- Oregon House Republicans said Tuesday that they will not use delaying tactics on budget bills when they come up for a vote.

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SALEM -- The conversion of hotels and motels to emergency shelters and low-cost housing would be eased under a bill that is halfway through the Oregon Legislature.

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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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POLK COUNTY — A legal challenge has been filed against a recent decision by the Polk County Board of Commissioners denying a zone change for agricultural land in the Eola Hills of West Salem, which would have allowed division of 228 acres into smaller parcels.

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DALLAS – The Dallas City Council in a narrow vote declined to send a letter to the Oregon Legislature’s leadership recommending state Rep. Mike Nearman be disciplined for opening a door at the State Capitol building during a protest on Dec. 21, 2020.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, voted on Thursday against removing controversial freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from all committee assignments.

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SALEM -- Face masks and social distancing are likely to remain a fixture of the shopping and working experience for some time, according to the state's employee safety department.

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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).