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SALEM AREA EVENTS July 6
Downtown alleys will get historic monikers during naming process
The Salem Main Street Association is asking for submissions for historic names to go in the hat for a vote later this year on what eight alleyways should be called.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 5
Man stabbed in Riverfront Park on Fourth of July
The young man refused to tell police who had stabbed him, according to Salem Police Lt. Treven Upkes.
YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR BUSINESS July 5
Rising costs of Salem Police headquarters, new city funding headline council meeting
Besides big dollar questions, the packed agenda Monday night revisits Salem Public Library's book removal policies.
BUSINESS NEWS July 5
Salem Reporter welcomes our first intern
Lane Community College graduate Anna Smith is in her second week with us, bringing her graphic design and photo talents to the Salem Reporter newsroom.
SALEM PERSONALITIES July 5
Caesar the No-Drama Llama promotes community, progressive activism in Salem
Four-year-old Caesar is an unusually calm llama who likes hugs, posing for photos and livening up Salem events.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 5
Old Oregon State Hospital furniture is moving to a new home
Hundreds of pieces of historic furniture curated by the Museum of Mental Health will find a new home in the basement thanks to a $6,000 grant.
STATE POLITICS July 5
Boquist derides session-ending politics, explains his threat to police
State Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, for the first time explains his remarks about state troopers, tells of carrying concealed gun into Senate, and death threats against him. He provided an exclusive interview to Salem Reporter.
OREGON GOVERNMENT July 4
Audit: Oregon still struggles with cyber security needs
Fragmented approaches to data security are leaving state agencies vulnerable, according to new Oregon audit. "Immediate" fixes needed, the secretary of state says.
LOCAL SCHOOLS July 3
At migrant high school, Salem-Keizer students explore firefighting
Wearing 60 pounds of firefighting equipment on a hot July day isn't most people's idea of fun, but some local high schoolers were up for the challenge.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 3
TO DO: Play cornhole, run a race, drink some brews
Fireworks will be exploding around town at night for Fourth of July. Here are some events to attend during the day.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 3
Timber Unity movement gets presidential invite
The growing political group run by farmers, loggers and truckers point to similarities with their movement and Trump’s populist rise.
MARION COUNTY GOVERNMENT July 3
Leaked investigation leads to two actions against Marion County
A sexual discrimination complaint last fall spilled into the public arena. In the aftermath, a fired supervisor and a human resources analyst are taking actions against Marion County and its leaders.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 3
Where to watch fireworks around Salem
Catch a show at the Oregon Garden tonight, or join the crowds at Riverfront Park on the Fourth of July.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 3
Fireworks in Riverfront Park expected to dazzle
This year's fireworks show should delight spectators with small bursts in quick succession.
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STATE GOVERNMENT July 2
Logging community Timber Unity gets White House invite
The new political group quickly rose to prominence as protests in Oregon over House Bill 2020 gained national traction.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 2
Dallas child welfare worker accused of having sex in front of child quits
Mark Walsh quit June 28, according to an agency spokesman. The other worker involved remains on unpaid leave.
BUSINESS NEWS July 2
We're now the award-winning Salem Reporter
The regional unit of the Society of Professional Journalists has cited the Salem Reporter for journalistic excellence - the first professional award for your new local news source.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 2
Oregon’s ‘Christmas tree bill’ pumps out more than a billion to local projects
The bill was one of the last to pass, and gives politicians pork to bring back to districts.
LOCAL SCHOOLS July 2
New principals announced for Salem-Keizer middle schools; Bush Elementary
Straub, Stephens and Leslie middle schools will all see new principals in the fall.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 2
Brown, Democrats tout successful legislative session despite cap and trade's death
Lawmakers are quick to point out a new dedicated education funding source, something that's been worked on for decades.
PEOPLE AND PLACES OF SALEM July 2
Festival draws thousands for far away tastes and tunes
Weather was perfect for the 22nd running of the World Beat Festival in Salem. Our columnist takes you for a tour.
WATCHDOG July 2
Salem-Keizer teachers face repeated injuries at the hands of students, documents show
Salem-Keizer teachers and educators reported 580 injuries by students in the last school year. That's nearly three every day school is in session, according to newly disclosed documents.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 1
Governor threatens to do by rule what she couldn’t by legislation
The governor told media that resuming the fight for carbon legislation is a top priority, and she wants it done sooner than later.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 1
Band brings Jewish party music to Salem
The Klezmonauts performed Eastern European Jewish music at Saturday's World Beat Festival.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 1
Opponents of cap and trade effectively pit urban and rural against each other
The perception that House Bill 2020 took from ruralites to give to Oregon’s cities gained significant traction, and played a significant role in the bill dying.
STATE GOVERNMENT June 30
DOME DIGEST: Legislature wraps up 80th assembly with a flurry of bills
Two key bills on affordable housing and a tobacco tax come back to life at the last minute, state passes comprehensive paid family leave.

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