Years of underfunding has lead to a widening gap between what schools need and what they’re getting, a new report says.
Salem’s museum for children is hosting a special adults-only party. The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is opening its doors Aug. 29 for an outdoor concert to raise money for a redesign of the play area, scheduled to begin this fall. The concert is open to those 21 and older. The[Read More…]
The Marion County Board of Commissioners meets Wednesday to consider a construction project costing over $8 million that would would widen a section of Northeast Hayesville Drive. AGENDA The board will consider a roughly $8.35 million contract with Carter and Company, Inc. for a construction project that add wide bike[Read More…]
The Salem Pops Orchestra has been playing music through the falling leaves, holiday lights and to welcome spring for the last 60 years. Until everything went quiet. “We emailed but we didn’t meet to rehearse or make any music together for two years,” said Ike Nail, orchestra director, who climbed[Read More…]
Prescription help for thousands of Oregonians may be coming soon after an all-night session of the U.S. Senate and consideration of a novel-length piece of legislation. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, bleary-eyed after the marathon session in Washington, D.C., briefed Oregon reporters Monday on the impacts of the Inflation Reduction[Read More…]
Local birder and natural history author Harry Fuller shares what birds are up to in the Salem area in his “Some Fascinating Things About Birds” column.
A teen boy shot and injured two people at a northeast Salem apartment complex early Monday, Salem police said. Just after 12 a.m. Monday, Salem Police Department officers responded to the 3300 block of Northeast D Street, according to a Monday evening news release. Officers arrived to find a 24-year-old[Read More…]
Salem City Councilor Tom Andersen is resigning after nearly eight years in office. Andersen announced his plans Monday, saying he wants to focus on his campaign for the open House District 19 seat after winning a three-way primary for the Democratic Party nomination in May. He represents ward 2, which[Read More…]
Just over $1 million is up for grabs in Marion and Polk counties for organizations needing funding for initiatives designed to improve health and wellness in the community. The Willamette Health Council–the governing body for PacificSource, a coordinated care organization–announced on Monday that it would enter its third round of[Read More…]
On a recent Monday evening, as a heatwave broiled Philomath, elected officials debated what’s been a hot topic this summer throughout Oregon cities and counties: Should they opt out of Measure 109, the initiative legalizing limited use of the hallucinogen psilocybin, before it goes into effect next year? Measure 109, which[Read More…]