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Independence, Oregon is located in Polk County. Zip codes in Independence, OR include 97351. The median home price in Independence is $149,000 which is roughly $108/per square foot. More Independence information.

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Saturday Apr 12 | Statesman Journal

Republicans share differing views of GOP at primary debate for House seat

Two different interpretations of what it means to be a Republican were on display Friday night at a primary debate for House District 23. Rep. Jim Thompson, R-Dallas, is facing a primary challenge from the right in Mike Nearman, a software engineer from Independence.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Statesman Journal

Students compete in the Oregon Geographic Bee with D.C. trip on the line

What sea in the Arctic Ocean separates the Taymyr Peninsula from the Novaya Zemlya archipelago? The two Oregon Geographic Bee finalists held up a sheet of paper scribbled with the same answer in an auditorium packed with parents and students Friday.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Polk Plus

Polk Fire No. 1 will ask voters for funding in May

Polk County residents in the Monmouth and Independence areas will see two requests coming from Polk County Fire District No.

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Polk Plus

Youths create - rainforest' as part of project at ACAC

Ariya Camero, 9, and Peyton Castro, 8, paint animals, flowers and plants to help create an indoor rainforest at Ash Creek Arts Center on March 26. Trees are being assembled while youth paint animals in watercolor in one room and create three-dimensional forest wildlife from pottery in another.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Statesman Journal

Audit: Gervais has success with broadband

Rural broadband systems that expanded with federal aid, such as one built a few years ago by Gervais Telephone Co., offer customers greater speeds at prices comparable to those of privately financed networks.

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Statesman Journal

Polk County history: Remembering Valsetz and Oregon company towns

There are several so-called "company towns" in the Pacific Northwest. The most colorful -- and best-known -- was in Polk County.

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Sat Mar 22, 2014

Statesman Journal

Polk County investigation nets six arrests, drugs and cash

Six people were arrested Friday after an investigation by the Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team of drug sales in Monmouth and Independence.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

Polk Plus

3/19 Police Report

Kimberly Gritton, 45, of Independence at the intersection of South Main and G streets on March 7 for unlawful possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

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