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Marijuana businesses step up

Organic Investments submits site design review to city of Independence

Organic Investments submitted a site design review to the City of Independence for 16,840-square feet of greenhouses for growing cannabis, and a 8,740 square-foot building for processing of cannabis and office use.

Grand jury determines officer shooting was justified

No charges brought against Polk deputy

A Polk County grand jury has unanimously cleared the Polk County deputy in the fatal officer-involved shooting in early July.

Dallas School District named ‘target district’ by ODE

The Dallas School District has been designated as a “target district” after the Oregon Department of Education released its annual English Language Learners (ELL) report.

Perrydale to retest one faucet after lead testing

Lead testing at Perrydale School found one classroom faucet that needs further testing or repair due to high levels detected.

Falls City to replace 12 faucets

School district receives lead testing results on 64 fixtures

The maintenance crew at Falls City School District will be busy replacing a dozen faucets after lead testing results returned last week.

Sports

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Independence Sports Park set for opening celebration on Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is ready to kick off the celebration of three new soccer fields.

Miller steps down as coach

INDEPENDENCE — Zach Miller announced last week he is stepping down as Central’s head baseball coach.

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New coach hopes to lead Wolves into contention

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s volleyball program hopes a new coach leads to newfound success in 2016.

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Independence Sports Park set for opening celebration on Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is ready to kick off the celebration of three new soccer fields.

Miller steps down as coach

INDEPENDENCE — Zach Miller announced last week he is stepping down as Central’s head baseball coach.

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New coach hopes to lead Wolves into contention

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s volleyball program hopes a new coach leads to newfound success in 2016.

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Independence Sports Park set for opening celebration on Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — The city of Independence is ready to kick off the celebration of three new soccer fields.

Miller steps down as coach

INDEPENDENCE — Zach Miller announced last week he is stepping down as Central’s head baseball coach.

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New coach hopes to lead Wolves into contention

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s volleyball program hopes a new coach leads to newfound success in 2016.