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10 hrs ago | Statesman Journal

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 .

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Wheeler, OR

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Dallas, OR, Salem, OR

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Dallas, OR, Lincoln City, OR

The Oregonian

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.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, OR, Linn County, OR, Dallas, OR

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Marion County, OR, Jefferson County, OR

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Dallas, OR, Grand Ronde, OR, Josephine County, OR

Polk Plus

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.

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Related Topix: Dallas, OR, Headphones

Polk Plus

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.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Columbia County, OR, Grand Ronde, OR

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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Related Topix: Monmouth, OR, Independence, OR

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Polk Plus

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.

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Polk Plus

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 .

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Related Topix: Grand Ronde, OR

KGW-TV Portland

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.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Josephine County, OR, Grand Ronde, OR

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Statesman Journal

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Salem, OR

Tue Mar 25, 2014

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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Related Topix: Dallas, OR, Independence, OR, Siletz, OR

Sat Mar 22, 2014

Statesman Journal

Salem medical marijuana dispensary gets one of the first licenses

Salem's Cherry City Compassion was one of eight businesses that received the first approvals for medical marijuana dispensary licenses, the Oregon Health Authority announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Salem, OR, Oregon, Marion County, OR

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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Related Topix: Drugs, Monmouth, OR, Independence, OR, Salem, OR

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Statesman Journal

Letter: Danny Jaffer is willing to listen to Polk County residents

He is involved in many community service endeavors, such as Lions Club, YMCA, Relay for Life and the Independence airport Memorial Day Pilot Tribute.

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Related Topix: Oregon State University

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