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STATE GOVERNMENT October 5
Buehler calls on Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh from consideration hours before Senate confirmation process
Amid a tight race for governor, Knute Buehler calls for President Donald Trump to pull Brett Kavanaugh from consideration to the U.S. Supreme Court.
STATE POLITICS October 4
Independent candidate for governor stymied in debate effort
Patrick Starnes, has campaigned vigorously for governor but managed to get into only one of three debates. The state Elections Division was no help.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT October 4
Marion County worker alleges sexual discrimination in public works department
A public works employee spoke publicly at a board of commissioners meeting Wednesday about degrading comments made to her during a recent interview
SCHOOLS October 4
Gun sat unreported at Salem elementary school for hours
A 10-year-old student brought a gun to school. Other kids saw it on the morning bus, but no one told a teacher until the afternoon.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 4
Where is the money going in Oregon's most expensive gubernatorial race?
Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler have raised millions from everyday citizens, political organizations and billionaires. Here's what they spent it on.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 4
Governor moves to head off Trump, shift water and air regs into state law
Gov. Kate Brown proposes that federal environmental laws be put into Oregon law, keeping them in force if Trump administration continues rollbacks.
LOCAL BUSINESS October 4
Rogue Valley vineyards find help in Willamette Valley after massive harvest cancellation
Oregon wineries are picking, shipping and making wine from southern Oregon after numerous vineyards had harvest orders cancelled by an embattled Napa Valley winery.
SCHOOLS October 3
Salem elementary student brings unloaded handgun to school
A 10-year-old student at Four Corners Elementary School brought an unloaded handgun to school Wednesday afternoon.
CITY GOVERNMENT October 3
Residents challenge Salem's early plans for city's future
The city of Salem will soon overhaul its comprehensive plan to chart growth decades into the future, but its decision to appoint committees with no public input has drawn concerns.
STATE POLITICS October 2
Sharp questioning from youth pin back Oregon gubernatorial candidates
In an hour-long debate Tuesday, youth questioners didn't let Oregon's candidates for governor get away with vague answers. Portland teen held her ground, pressing for direct response and ruffling the candidates.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT October 2
Marion County joins lawsuit to stop project that could drain Detroit Lake
The recreation industry could lose $11 million a year if the lake is drained, Marion County claims.
STATE POLITICS October 2
Buehler's record shows inconsistent approach to immigration
The state ballot measure repealing Oregon's sanctuary law is putting the spotlight on immigration issues in Oregon. Republican Knute Buehler believes the law should be repealed because it confuses the police and others.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 2
Brown, Buehler and Starnes have first of three debates in race for governor
Tonight, the gubernatorial candidates will field questions from Oregon youth in the first debate of the 2018 election season.
PHOTO GALLERY October 2
A dog, a volunteer and help for an ailing owner
Since 2012, Willamette Valley Hospice has run Pet Peace of Mind, where volunteers help patients with pets with tasks like walking, scooping litter boxes and veterinary appointments.
SALEM ORGANIZATIONS October 1
Willamette hospice program cares for four-legged family members
Willamette Valley Hospice volunteers care for cats and dogs during their owners' final months of life.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 1
Oregon students to get first crack at gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday's debate
The first debate in the race to become Oregon's governor will feature questions by 15 Oregon students, ranging in age from 12 to 19.
BUSINESS October 1
Winding road ahead for Costco, Kuebler shopping center
Salem city planners will decide this week whether builders can put a sprawling shopping center on Kuebler Boulevard. An appeals process could be right behind.

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