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SALEM COMMUNITY Nov. 2
St. Joseph's church plans all-night walking pilgrimage to Mount Angel
Father Jonah Lynch spent a decade in Italy, where he participated in the annual all-night walk Macerata-Loreto pilgrimage. Tonight, he's bringing the tradition to Salem.
STATE GOVERNMENT Nov. 2
Nonaffiliated voters key to victory in governor’s race
Campaigns target independent and nonaffiliated voters in the last days of the governors race.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Nov. 2
2018 Crystal Apple awards recognize outstanding Salem-Keizer educators
Twelve Salem-Keizer educators, including teachers, principals and a custodian, were selected from among 61 nominated by parents, students and colleagues.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT Nov. 1
Salem could get $2.5 million back toward in replacing methane-burning facility
A new grant announced Thursday is a carrot for the city to ensure its replacement of the Willow Lake Cogeneration Facility performs.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Nov. 1
Parents recognize eclectic West Salem French teacher Christy Beckstrom
Beckstrom uses persistence, patience and a little bit of chaos to teach students a new language, and often spends her free time helping students with personal and academic problems.
PHOTO GALLERY Oct. 31
From stormtrooper to Snow White, Salem students show off Halloween costumes
At South Salem High School, students hosted a themed trick-or-treat night for families.
STATE GOVERNMENT Oct. 31
Early voting hits new high for mid-term elections
So far, the state has had more ballots returned than in any other mid-term election on record. The increase is credited to a rise in population and voter participation efforts.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Oct. 31
At Judson Middle School, student pushes teacher beyond comfort zone with Crystal Apple nomination
Kristin Micklewright is one of just two Salem-Keizer teachers nominated by a student for this year's Crystal Apple awards.
MESSAGE TO READERS Oct. 31
Read for yourself the Statement of Ethics that guides Salem Reporter
In this day of doubt about the press, your team of professional journalists at Salem Reporter lives by ethics meant to earn your trust and build credibility with the community. Learn what we mean by accurate, fair, trust and citizenship.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT Oct. 31
Crier, Cameron coming down to the wire
Voters will decide next week whether to re-elect an experienced politician or a driven newcomer to one of the open seats on the Marion County Board of Commissioners.
YOUR HEALTH Oct. 31
Changes ahead as enrollment opens for Oregon health plans
Those who buy health insurance plans will want to be alert to changes coming in coverage for 2019. Officials urge consumers to learn about what's going to be different during the open enrollment period for arranging coverage.
STATE GOVERNMENT Oct. 31
After 28,000 registered Independents voted, the party's candidate dropped out. Voters will not get a second chance.
If you voted for Patrick Starnes for governor before he dropped out of the race, you're out of luck. Election officials will not let you change your vote.
OREGON POLITICS Oct. 30
New effort afoot to rein in big money in Oregon political campaigns
Oregonians for a century have voted to control how much money candidates can take in from donors. Legal challenges have thwarted those efforts, but a new measure could go to Oregonians in 2020.
OREGON POLITICS Oct. 30
Oregon governor's race jostled by independent's switch to back Brown
He's a cabinet maker from Brownsville who worries about money influencing Oregon politics. His run for governor focused on that. Tuesday, Patrick Starnes found a new ally in Gov. Kate Brown.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Oct. 30
At Battle Creek, Karin Moneke connects with students through reading
Fourth and fifth-grade teacher Karin Moneke is one of 61 Salem-Keizer educators nominated for a Crystal Apple award this year.
STATE GOVERNMENT Oct. 30
Independent candidate backs Brown in surprise move
With just days left in the election, Patrick Starnes, the Independent Party candidate for governor, threw his support to Gov. Kate Brown. He did so, he announced in Portland, to gain her support for his efforts to reform campaign finance.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT Oct. 29
No deal yet for Cherriots and Walmart, state dollars at risk
$1 million in lottery funds could be at risk if Cherriots doesn't acquire land for its South Salem Transit Center by Nov. 27
STATE GOVERNMENT Oct. 29
Oregon Health Authority seeks tax increase on alcohol, cigarettes
State health officials say they want a substantial tax to drive down smoking and binge drinking, two leading causes of preventable death for Oregonians.

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