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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 residents asked city officials for specific and timely responses to their concerns regarding racial bias at the July 7 Monmouth City Council meeting.

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DALLAS – The Dallas City Council approved a zone change for a parcel off of Southeast Academy street from industrial to medium density residential, but it delayed a decision on a new Rickreall Creek Trail route proposed on the property by developers.

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FALLS CITY – There was a brief period of time when the city of Falls City wasn’t sure it had a legally approved budget for 2020-21, but it turns out all requirements have been met.

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SALEM - College life will look a lot different when students return to school in the fall, with students being asked to stay 6 feet apart and many traditional campus activities off limits. 

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MONMOUTH — Monmouth will have three councilor positions and the mayor spot on the ballot in the Nov. 3 2020 general election.

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DALLAS — The idea began with members of the Dallas Wingdingers radio-controlled aircraft club talking about what new planes they would buy with their federal stimulus checks.

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MONMOUTH — Few details have been made public about a meeting that apparently took place last week with Monmouth city staff and residents about the issue of peafowl being harmed and killed.

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DALLAS – Seniors graduating from Dallas High School and Morrison Campus Alternative School are in for a pleasant discovery the next time they are out and about in town.

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DALLAS — The city of Dallas has canceled all summer events for 2020, joining a growing list of events local and statewide that won’t have a 2020 edition.

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Editor's note: The Republican candidate for Oregon House District 20 and Democrat candidate for Oregon Senate District 12 been updated to reflect the Secretary of State's tally.

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POLK COUNTY - Today, Polk County Public Health reports 34 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths since May 4. 

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POLK COUNTY — Incumbent State Sen. Brian Boquist is running unopposed in the Republican primary for Senate District 12, but the race for the Democratic nomination to run against him attracted four candidates.