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LOCAL BUSINESS November 9
Neighborhood appeal puts Kuebler Gateway Shopping Center on hold
Two appeals filed Wednesday argue Salem should not have approved a Costco-anchored plaza and could trigger months more of deliberation.
VETERANS DAY November 9
Marine-owned Vagabond Brewing gears up for weekend celebrating veterans
After a combined nine combat tours in the Marine Corps, three friends opened a brewery in Salem to create a social space for veterans.
OREGON POLITICS November 9
Women to hold record number of seats in Oregon Legislature
In six state races, women defeated men and bolstered their numbers in the Oregon House and Senate. Winners note that they are focused on issues, not gender.
SALEM GOVERNMENT November 9
Salem officials find turbulent recycling market pinching local garbage haulers
A proposed hike in garbage bills will get a public hearing at Salem City Council next week. Staff reports released Thursday suggest the six garbage hauling companies are struggling in 2018.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT November 8
Hundreds take to Salem streets to join national protest against Trump firing attorney general
Salem residents joined a national protest Thursday night to voice their anger over President Donald Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The move was seen by many as an attack on the investigation into Trump's contact with Russia.
STATE GOVERNMENT November 8
After a statewide school tour, student success committee begins work on large education package
A joint legislative committee worked in the mold of the recent transportation package by touring the state to find out what fixed educators and students need to be successful. The committee will now prepare a report to the legislature as it works toward a comprehensive education funding bill for the 2019 session.
ELECTION RESULTS November 8
So, who won local races? The final numbers
Across the board, incumbents are holding onto their jobs, meaning little change in local governance.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT November 7
Ideas to ease traffic embraced by council but not yet approved
Salem City Council looks willing to approve new signs, crosswalk delays and other initiatives to relief downtown congestion, but it will wait to for staff reports before setting them in motion
ELECTION RESULTS: MARIJUANA MEASURES November 7
Six Oregon cities vote to allow marijuana business
Ontario, Joseph, Klamath Falls, Gates, Sumpter and Clatskanie rejected or lifted bans on recreational marijuana sales
ELECTION RESULTS: OREGON LEGISLATURE November 6
Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature
Three incumbent Republican state representatives fell Tuesday night, shifting more of the Oregon House power to Democrats. That has implications for controversial legislation.
OREGON ELECTION RESULTS: GOVERNOR'S RACE November 6
With win, Brown looks ahead to four years -- her last in elective office
In a surprisingly swift end, Gov. Kate Brown fended off state legislator many saw as the Republican's best chance to return to the governor's suite. Brown will go into her new term with a stronger-than-ever Democratic majority in the Legislature.
OREGON ELECTION: PHOTOS November 6
Brown's camp celebrates, Buehler supporter watch concession
After more than 400 days on the campaign trail, Kate Brown and Knute Buehler ended their contest Tuesday night before hundreds of supporters.
ELECTION RESULTS UPDATE: BALLOT MEASURES November 6
Oregonians turn back ballot measures to limit taxes, lift sanctuary status
Despite millions spent on political advertising, supporters of measures to limit grocery taxes and legislative authority to raise revenue and other issues went home empty handed after Tuesday's election results showed them losing at every turn.
ELECTION RESULTS: GOVERNOR November 6
Brown wins second term, turning back hard push by Buehler
Win caps a year of record-breaking campaign spending for the state's top desk
ELECTION RESULTS: BALLOT MEASURES November 6
Oregon voters reject conservative social measures, tax restrictions
Oregon voters appeared in no mood to amend the state constitution to restrict taxes and turned back a determined effort to repeal the state's sanctuary law.
OREGON POLITICS November 6
A history of Oregon governor's races
Democrats have had the keys to the governor's office since 1986, and elections haven't always been a close. Here's a look at the contests for Oregon's highest office.
OREGON POLITICS November 6
With hours to go, Brown and Buehler hit campaign trail one last time
After more than a year of campaigning, Gov. Kate Brown and state Rep. Knute Buehler finished up their bid for the governorship with rallies, phone calls, and time with family. The two candidates took markedly different approaches to Monday's campaign work.
PUBLIC SAFETY November 5
Woman lying on Highway 22 killed by multiple cars
Salem Police believe the woman was intentionally lying in the roadway when she was hit and killed.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT November 5
Councilor proposes paying Salem's elected officials monthly stipend
Eugene, Beaverton and other cities in Oregon pay their city representatives a stipend. Councilor Tom Andersen believes doing so in Salem could convince more people to run for office.
STATE GOVERNMENT November 5
State-funded program boosts training for professional and volunteer caregivers
The Oregon Department of Human Services reports a large spike in completion of educational courses for Oregon's professional and volunteer caregivers as dementia and Alzheimer's disease is on the rise.
OREGON GOVERNMENT November 5
Oregon officials confident election systems are secure
With worries across the country about election hacking and other threats, county clerks in Oregon are required to have elaborate security plans in place. State officials say security puts Oregon at low risk for manipulation of voting and tabulations.

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