City Council hopefuls meet with Editorial Board
Candidates running for the Salem City Council in wards six and eight met with the Statesman Journal Editorial Board for more than an hour Friday morning and answered a series of questions on what they would do if elected.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
One Killed, Five Injured In Polk County Crash
Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed one person and injured five in Polk County.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Letter: Replace Polk incumbents
This is the lowest ranking for Polk County since recordkeeping began, the lowest in Western Oregon and lowest among all Oregon's O&C timber counties.
Polk County vote closes Top Shelf Medicine marijuana dispensary
Top Shelf Medicine has served its last customer. The medical marijuana dispensary located just outside of Salem on Highway 22 was closed Wednesday morning after Polk County Commissioners voted unanimously to impose a one-year moratorium on all marijuana facilities.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Polk Co. public hearing on medical marijuana set for 9 a.m. today
Medical marijuana supporters in Polk County can voice their opinions on a proposed one- year moratorium on businesses that dispense the drug at a public hearing Wednesday .
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon holds annual event in Portland
Participating clubs came from across Oregon for the competition, which was hosted in part by State Treasurer Ted Wheeler.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Political debate set Friday for House candidates
The Republican primary candidates for House District 23, which encompasses Dallas and a portion of Marion County, will face each other in a debate Friday evening.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Oregon State Trooper injured, son killed in fatal crash Friday near Dallas
Oregon State Police identified the two people killed in a head-on crash on a rural Polk County highway Friday night, and one of the victims was the 18-year-old son of an off-duty state trooper.
Linn County: 2 killed in Saturday morning crash near Lebanon, according to Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police officials responded to two fatal crashes that left four people dead and sent several others to the hospital in the span of just six hours on Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Police, deputies share tales from the force
Talking about cops is kind of like talking about the weather: We complain about the rain, but where would we be without it? Most people seem to have a story to share -- about the police -- whether it's getting pulled over for what they deem a bogus traffic ticket or having to pay a fine they think is way too expensive.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Polk County shelves decision to fund public safety positions until May
Polk County's public safety officials still don't have an answer on whether they can hire more people after Thursday's joint meeting between the budget committee and board of commissioners.
4/2 School Notes
Chemeketa Community College will hold a community conversation on how to achieve education goals Wednesday at its Dallas Center, 1340 SE Holman Ave. Community members are welcome to join the discussion on how Chemeketa and the citizens of Polk County can collaborate to help students achieve academic success and contribute to a prosperous community.
County budget: No good news
The refrain was often repeated on the first day of Polk County's Budget Committee hearings: county departments have for years been doing more with less.
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.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Planned equestrian center in jeopardy
After nearly two years of fighting to see Wallace Bridge, his dream for an equestrian center, built in Polk County, project developer J.W. Millegan may explore other options.
Searching for a solution
Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe has a proposal to get patrols back to 20 hours per day starting in July, but it would mean ending a long-term contract with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde .
Rescued alpaca herd recovering at OSU
A herd of 175 starving alpacas that was rescued in December from a Polk County ranch is recovering at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Polk County takes a hard look at its finances
Polk County could cut four sheriff deputies, reduce policing on the Willamette River, eliminate federal forest patrols and replace the dog catcher with a contractor to balance its budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Man may sue over wrongful jailing
A man whose murder conviction was overturned in 2009 is allowed to proceed with his civil suit against the parties that he says wrongfully imprisoned him, an appellate court has ruled.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
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.