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DALLAS — The city of Dallas narrowed down its list of city manager candidates to four, and you can meet them on Monday at the Dallas Civic Center.

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INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is trying a new method for people to weigh in on the Vision 2040 process — texting with trees, fountains and other objects.

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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.

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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.

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SALEM — The Oregon Legislature, delayed by a walkout by Senate Republicans, sprinted to finish its work, voting on the last bill just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

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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.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two letters and multiple voicemails that contain threats against Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas).

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Enough Oregon Republican senators will return to the Capitol for the chamber to do business Saturday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SALEM — The stalemate between Republicans and Democrats in the Oregon Senate continued Monday morning.

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SALEM — For the second time this year, Senate Republicans have thrown the legislative session into disarray by refusing to come to work Thursday.

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POLK COUNTY — Polk County’s Family & Community Outreach department, in partnership with the Nyman Foundation, recently awarded seven mini-grants to local efforts.

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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.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas’ 2019-20 budget is slated for adoption after the Dallas City Council held a June 3 public hearing.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DALLAS — Jim Fairchild grew up in a family that not only honored, but expected, public service.

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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.

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There aren’t many Republicans in the Oregon Senate, but on Tuesday, there weren’t any at all.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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MONMMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Monmouth-Independence Network did not get a line of credit to accelerate a system upgrade.

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INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Police Department received its second consecutive award of law enforcement accreditation at the recent Oregon Association Chiefs of Police annual conference.

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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.