Salem leads western Oregon in job recovery since the pandemic, thanks to a diversified economy and the stability of state government, columnist Pamela Ferrara writes.
Major insurers in central, southern and eastern Oregon have dramatically pulled back on wildfire coverage, forcing some homeowners to go to an insurer of last resort.
Bridget Esqueda, who has served as city librarian in the interim for the past eight months, will continue leading the library as it works to expand accessibility while scaling back spending amid looming budget cuts.
The Salem City Council meets Monday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. to consider applying for federal grants to repair Northeast Front Street and to host a public hearing on charging Sleepy Hollow residents for water system repairs.
Salem police Sgt. Dustin Wann has been charged with driving under the influence last May. Prosecutors refuse to explain his involvement in a golf cart crash that injured a woman earlier that day in west Salem.
Teacher union leaders and school district administrators are still negotiating, despite teachers declaring last week that progress had stalled. Both sides submitted final offers to a state mediator on Thursday, Feb. 22.
Northwest-based developers Edlen & Co. and deChase Miksis have been chosen to turn a key undeveloped property downtown into a mix of apartments, retail and public space.
Willamette University officials on Friday provided little information about a cybersecurity issue that shut down internet access on campus three days earlier. They gave no estimate for when the network would be restored.
Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved money from the Oregon Health Authority for behavioral health treatment, care coordination, and treatment for people with serious and persistent mental illness.
House Bill 4088 would step up the penalty for attacking a hospital worker and create funding for hospitals to prevent violence.