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SALEM CULTURE July 27
Utility box panels give passersby a chance meeting with local history
The city installed vinyl panels on seven of downtown's metal utility boxes in an effort to educate the public about the area's little known history.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 26
CHECK OUT: A funny play, rejected art or people running for hours
As July comes to a close and mercury remains in retrograde this weekend, some people are choosing to run for a day straight, while others are hoping for a relaxing concert at the state Capitol.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 25
Raquel Moore-Green sworn in as Oregon’s newest House member
The Salem consultant was picked unanimously for the vacancy on Tuesday.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 25
The Great Oregon Steam-Up gives visitors a glimpse into farming a century ago
Vintage tractors will rolling into Powerland Heritage Park this weekend.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT July 24
Salem council approves controversial lease with church, citing lack of options
Salem Public Library will move temporarily into a downtown building owned by Salem Alliance Church. Many worry the LGBTQ community won't feel welcome there.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 24
CHECK OUT: A funny play, rejected art or people running for hours
As July comes to a close and mercury remains in retrograde this weekend, some people are choosing to run for a day straight, while others are hoping for a relaxing concert at the state Capitol.
OREGON GOVERNMENT July 24
Road work underway around Oregon - a look by the numbers
With summer here, the state Transportation Department is hustling on road projects from one end of the state to the other. So, how many miles of highway are being paved?
LOCAL SCHOOLS July 23
Native students make drums, moccasins during summer school
The summer program teaches classes using a native-based social studies theme. This year the curriculum focused on the Wampanoag Tribe.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 23
Raquel Moore-Green picked as next state representative, succeeding Denyc Boles
The Marion County Board of Commissioners said they picked Moore-Green, 63, because they felt she would run the strongest campaign in the general election.
TRANSPORTATION July 23
New drivers coming aboard to expand Cherriots routes
The transit agency Cherriots is hiring 30 new bus drivers in an effort to expand weekday services and bring buses back to the roads on Saturday for the first time in a decade.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 22
Oregon to get $2.8 million settlement over Equifax data breach
Nearly half of all Americans, including nearly 1.8 million Oregonians, saw their Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and credit card numbers compromised by the 2017 data breach. Equifax settled with all 48 states, the District of Columbian and Puerto Rico on Monday.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING July 22
Salem's United Way looks to tiny homes as market-rate affordable housing
Ron Hays, CEO of United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, wanted to house homeless people without government subsidies. A bit of math and a lot of research led to small homes that can rent to seniors for $350 per month.

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