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STATE GOVERNMENT October 27
Brown's administration wins bid to keep state records secret - for now
At the last minute, a state high court on Friday gave Oregon state officials authority to keep from the public documents showing what law changes are being considered.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 26
Elections officials report dip in early voting
As of Friday, elections officials had recorded 11.6 percent of registered voters having already sent in their ballot. That's down compared with 12.5 percent at this point in the 2014 mid-term election.
LOCAL SCHOOLS October 26
Salem school officials invoke power to force church land sale
In Keizer, scarce land has put the growing St. Edward Catholic Church and overcrowded McNary High School at odds over a planned school expansion.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 26
Peer mentoring program helps prepare Oregon’s incarcerated youth for life on the outside
After being convicted of attempted murder five years ago, Josefina is now a success story of Oregon Youth Authority's peer mentoring pilot program.
ECONOMICS October 25
Salem businesses in pursuit of commercial airliner
Companies are pledging tens of thousands of dollars to bring an airline to Salem Municipal Airport, but are others on board?
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 24
Judge tells Brown's administration to cough up proposed laws
State officials in Gov. Kate Brown's administration faced a Marion County judge Wednesday who told them to turn over state documents they wanted to keep secret. The records detail laws that state agencies want to change.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 24
After public backlash, Gov. Brown orders the state to release school performance ratings
The state Department of Education earlier this week announced it would delay the performance reviews until after the election, contending needed more time to review the numbers. A political firestorm ensued, leading to a prompt reversal on Wednesday.
PHOTO GALLERY October 24
Students keep busy during CTEC salon opening day
Forty Salem and Keizer high school seniors studying cosmetology keep the salon open on weekdays, booking appointments, mixing chemicals and dying hair.
LOCAL SCHOOLS October 24
Salem high schoolers practice hair styling on parents, public
If you're in search of a haircut or manicure at bargain prices, the cosmetology students at Salem-Keizer's Career Technical Education Center are just a phone call away.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 24
State agency chases nearly $800 million in new taxes on alcohol, tobacco
Oregon consumers would pay more for beer, wine and even cigars under a proposal from the Oregon Health Authority. The agency said it wants about $80 million for prevention programs - but isn't detailing where another $700 million would go.
STATE POLITICS October 23
Democrats quick to return ballots in Oregon, report says
In the early voting for the governor's race and other ballot entries, returns from Democrats make up half the tally, according to the state Elections Division. Ballots aren't due, however, until Nov. 6.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 23
Oregon gubernatorial candidates continue to get — and spend — millions. Will their dollars sway voters?
With two weeks left in the race, how effective is the heavy spending?
LOCAL BUSINESS October 23
Salem approves Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center with conditions
A decision Tuesday approved a nearly 200,000-square-foot shopping center in south Salem with a number of conditions. It's not yet clear if neighbors will appeal.
SCHOOLS October 23
Salem elementary student had gun on bus two days in a row
A 10-year-old Four Corners Elementary student brought a gun on the school bus two days in a row before other students reported the weapon to teachers, records obtained by Salem Reporter show.
STATE GOVERNMENT October 22
Governor candidates take liberty with the truth in late ad pushes
As Nov. 6 nears, Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler spend millions on late-season ad campaigns taking shots at each other. The ads are at times misleading and false.

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