FALLS CITY — Mac Corthell, Falls City city manager, said his favorite part of the Sept. 9 city council meeting was introducing William Sullivan.
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INDEPENDENCE — On Aug. 27, The Independence City Council adopted a resolution declaring a nuisance and directing improvements to the sidewalk in front of 240 Monmouth St.
DALLAS — Improvements at the crosswalk on East Ellendale Avenue near the Dallas Walmart that has occasionally disrupted traffic should be complete in a few weeks.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council vacated an unused portion of 11th Avenue, approving a proposal submitted by adjacent property owners Gerald and Rose McBride.
INDEPENDENCE — During his report to the council at the July 23 meeting, Independence City Manager Tom Pessemier noted some response to the city’s efforts to engage community members.
DALLAS — The Dallas School Board accepted Superintendent Michelle Johnstone’s resignation and approved a separation agreement with her Monday night.
FALLS CITY — The city of Falls City adopted its budget on June 10 with a recommendation from the city’s budget committee that it look for ways to increase employee salaries in the future.
DALLAS — The Dallas School Board authorized transferring $400,000 out of contingency and into the instruction and support services funds help to cover the 2018-19 school year close-out costs and maintenance needs.
SALEM — Twenty-seven senators gathered at 9 a.m. Saturday morning to lay to rest House Bill 2020, the 2019 Legislature’s disruptive attempt to tackle climate change.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two letters and multiple voicemails that contain threats against Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas).
SALEM — Loggers and logging trucks made their way from the fairgrounds in Salem to the Capitol this morning to protest two bills – House Bills 2020 and 2007.
INDEPENDENCE — Independence Vision 2040 is underway, and city staff wants input from as many community members as possible about where they see Independence in 20 years.
DALLAS — The Dallas School District’s Citizen’s Oversight Committee gave the DSD permission to use $500,000 in maintenance bond resources to rebuild the Dallas High School track.
SALEM — A Saturday session of the Oregon Senate was cancelled Friday afternoon after Oregon State Police reported a “credible threat from militia groups” planning to meet at the Capitol.
DALLAS — Last summer, the Polk County Resource Center was able to offer 100 beds to over 100 individuals and families who could not otherwise afford one.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council approved Interim City Manager Gene Green’s contract starting July 1, but his pay will increase as of May 24, a month sooner than City Manager Greg Ellis’ retirement.
DALLAS — The Dallas City Council signaled consolidating fire service with Sheridan, West Valley, and Southwest Polk is no longer the path it wants to take.
SALEM — Last week, 31 Democrats voted to cut into benefits promised to public employees in what was likely their toughest vote of the 2019 legislative session, if not their career. It prompted 17 to file public explanations for why they voted.
SALEM — A year and a half ago, state watchdogs said the system overseeing care for foster kids was in dire need of improvement.
In a dramatic afternoon, the Oregon House of Representatives voted 31-29 on a bill to cut retirement benefits for the state’s public employees.
SALEM — A veteran Republican senator absent for a month from the Capitol said Wednesday that her health is improving and that she is “working hard” to return to the 2019 Legislature.
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