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Sep 17 2018 thru Sep 23 2018

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STATE GOVERNMENT September 21
Department of Corrections partners with local Bible college to offer inmates a four-year degree
Starting next September, 25 men in the Oregon penal system will be able to work toward an accredited degree from Corban University.
STATE GOVERNMENT September 21
Secretary of State uses Facebook to target inactive voters
As part of an ongoing effort to increase voter participation, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has targeted inactive voters on Facebook with a video explaining how to update voter registration.
LOCAL BUSINESS September 21
Wine wars: Oregon and Napa Valley clash over labeling, state and federal regulators investigating
A Napa Valley winery behind pinot noirs like "The Willametter" says it isn't violating state or federal regulations that protect a region's carefully cultivated reputation, but Oregon wineries are on the defensive.
DATA September 20
See how your Salem-Keizer school did on state tests
Oregon's latest standardized test results were a mixed bag. Statewide, the percentage of students meeting state standards was nearly flat in English, math and science.
SCHOOLS September 20
Salem schools lag behind state on student test scores, with gains in high school
While Salem’s scores generally are lower than Oregon averages, high school juniors in Salem do better than the state average in English and math.
NONPROFITS September 19
Salem YMCA seeks $14.5 million to replace aging building
The nonprofit, which has struggled financially over the past decade, is launching one of the most ambitious capital campaigns in recent Salem history.
SALEM CRIME September 18
Park crew calls Minto-Brown assault a one-off, says the area is historically safe
Despite a startling report of kidnapping and attempted rape at Minto-Brown Island Park last week, officials say park-goers should feel safe. Police records obtained by Salem Reporter show no other serious crimes reported in recent months.
COLLEGES September 17
Willamette MBA dean resigns one month into new job
Seung Ho “Sam” Park resigned on Sept. 13, just one month after starting work as dean of Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
BUSINESS September 17
Former mushroom field could be site of 800-home development
A Lake Oswego developer approached the city in June about bringing utilities to the old mushroom farm and begin selling lots near the new Amazon warehouse.
BUSINESS September 17
Workers and land in short supply for future growth, SEDCOR's outgoing president says
With one week left as president of the region's economic development arm, Chad Freeman said businesses need more skilled laborers, housing and industrial land.

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