DALLAS — Todd Brumfield knew he wanted to live in Dallas long before he was hired for a full-time post on the city’s ambulance crew.
MONMOUTH — The Monmouth Budget Committee discussed budgets for the public works department, management and other funds including the Monmouth-Independence Network service debt on May 7.
SALEM — A massive proposal to inject more money into Oregon's struggling public school system is headed to the governor's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.
SALEM — Senate Republicans appear to have won significant concessions as Democrats have agreed to abandon their central gun control proposal and drop a controversial bill modifying vaccination exemptions for school children, according to multiple sources.
SALEM — A legislative proposal to enforce Oregon's public records law passed unanimously in the House in late April. But last week, the bill's sponsor and supporters had to scramble to keep it alive before the Senate takes it up.
POLK COUNTY — Our special district election coverage continues with the questionnaire responses from candidates running for Central and Perrydale school boards.
DALLAS — One of Dallas Downtown Association’s goals is to make Dallas a bike-friendly town. It just received a big boost in the form of a $200,000 grant from the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Program.
DALLAS — When former city manager Roger Jordan and the Dallas City Council began the project to build a new senior center in Dallas in 2001, they didn’t expect it would be nearly 20 years before construction started.
POLK COUNTY — We are starting our coverage of local school board races with the Dallas School Board. Both posts up for election on the Dallas board attracted candidates, with Position No. 2 bringing in three candidates, incumbent Matt Posey and challengers Leland Schlenker and Scott C. Short…
DALLAS — For nine years, this week had been the opening of the season for Polk County Bounty Market. With the city of Dallas taking over events — including the market — that will change.
MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — At a joint work session on April 23, Monmouth and Independence city councils heard about a proposal to form a continuum of care with neighboring communities in Marion and Yamhill counties.
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Police Department received its second consecutive award of law enforcement accreditation at the recent Oregon Association Chiefs of Police annual conference.
POLK COUNTY — After the 2013 public safety levy failed, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was cut to seven positions in patrol, and chances were slim that a minor property crime would be prosecuted.
FALLS CITY — The city of Falls City has applied for a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (Rare) worker to help with economic development-focused city projects.
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.
DALLAS — The Polk County Budget Committee gave tentative approval to the 2019-20 budget last week following two days of hearings from each department.
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.
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.
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.
FALLS CITY — Funding supporting Falls City Direct Connect, a free bus that provides rides from Falls City to Dallas and Monmouth and back, is in danger after a grant for operations was rejected.
INDEPENDENCE — The Independence City Council unanimously approved on March 12 an agreement, in partnership with the city of Monmouth, to be a guarantor on an additional loan or line of credit for the Monmouth-Independence Network.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council approved requesting proposals for a study about the feasibility and cost of forming an independent fire district including the city and three other fire agencies.
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DALLAS — An Oregon School Boards Association review of the two charter schools the Dallas School District sponsors shows advancement in some areas and room for improvement in others.
DALLAS — When former Polk County Assessor Doug Schmidt began working as a property appraiser in the office almost 29 years ago, changes to properties had to measured and calculated by hand.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council decided it would like to seek an interim city manager and extend its search for a permanent replacement for retiring City Manager Greg Ellis into the summer or early fall, rather than fill the seat by the end of June.
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