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SALEM AREA EVENTS August 2
Salem Pride in the Park materializes thanks to volunteer support
This year's pride almost didn't happen, but the community spoke out and a scaled down version of the event is taking place in Riverfront Park on Saturday.
LOCAL SCHOOLS August 2
PHOTOS: 2019 summer graduation at West Salem High School
They were a little behind their friends, but nearly 50 more Salem-Keizer seniors walked at a special ceremony Thursday evening.
SALEM POLICE August 2
Cops, officials preview new Salem police HQ as construction hits turning point
The multimillion dollar project will soon start looking like an actual building, with glass, brick and other exterior work on its way. For police, it's starting look like the office.
LOCAL SCHOOLS August 2
Salem-Keizer celebrates graduation for seniors finishing diplomas in summer school
Devon Bunselmeyer failed every class his senior year. He buckled down in summer school and earned more credits than any other student to graduate this week with nearly 50 other seniors from across Salem-Keizer.
SALEM AREA EVENTS August 2
CHECK OUT: Pride in the Park, basketball or a Spider-Man movie
The first weekend of August continues to bring sunny weather and plenty of opportunities to get outside.
SALEM NONPROFITS August 2
After financial turnaround, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation announces Kelly Carlisle as new director
One year ago, SKEF had hundreds of thousands of dollars in short-term debt and was struggling to pay vendors. Now, leaders said they've turned the foundation around and are ready to move forward.
SALEM AREA EVENTS August 2
Willamette Valley bike ride raises money for MS
Participants help raise tens of thousands of dollars that will go toward research and support for those suffering from multiple sclerosis.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 1
With one hire, Oregon starts down road of spending $1 billion on schools
The Oregon Education Department on Thursday put to work an executive who will help the agency prepare for expanded school spending. Schools will start seeing extra money in the 2020-21 school year.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES August 1
Salem girl's wish to meet Seahawks QB coming true
The 7-year-old, who has congenital heart disease, talks about what she's going to say to Russell Wilson when she meets him.
HEALTH August 1
Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Marion County
Local health workers are urging people to get tested for STDs after a jump in chlamydia cases, and a five-year rise in common STDs.
OREGON COLLEGE August 1
Oregon wants to give you $25 to open a college savings account for your kindergartener
Know a kindergartener? You can help them start saving for college with a little help from the Oregon State Treasury.
LOCAL SCHOOLS July 31
Hats, shorter shorts, yoga pants, ripped jeans allowed under new Salem-Keizer dress code
A group of female students in June urged the school board to adopt a more progressive dress code that didn't single out attire typically worn by young women. District officials said they'd already been working on changes.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 31
Police arrest woman who allegedly struck bicyclist after stealing from department store
Salem Police arrested a 28-year-old woman Tuesday for assault after they say she shoplifted from a TJ Maxx and hit a bicyclist while fleeing the scene. The bicyclist remains in critical condition, according to police spokeswoman Debra Aguilar.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 31
Get ready for some basketball: Hoopla is in town
The annual event is expected to draw thousands of people to the Capitol this weekend for the flagship 3-on-3 tournament.
SALEM BUSINESS July 31
Salem tech company Rigado sells division to Swiss company
Six of Rigado's 40 employees will join u-blox but remain in town to head up a new division, according to a Rigado executive. “Hopefully both companies will continue to grow here in Salem,” he said.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 31
CHECK OUT: A country concert, Dead show or Capitol Pride
The first weekend of August continues to bring sunny weather and plenty of opportunities to get outside.
SALEM AREA EVENTS July 30
Streets to close for Hoopla until Sunday
The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament is here and the streets around the state Capitol are shutting down for the week.
MARION COUNTY GOVERNMENT July 30
Hubbard man suing Marion County alleging he was cited, arrested over mistaken identity
Last September, Christian Espinoza was arrested and taken to Marion County Jail. He had missed a court date for a crime he didn't commit. Espinoza is now seeking $100,000 from the county, saying a deputy wrote down the wrong name.
BREAKING NEWS July 29
Brush fire burning off Reed Road in southeast Salem
Reed Road is closed as fire crews battle the southeast Salem fire.
LOCAL SCHOOLS July 29
Salem police sergeant will oversee Salem-Keizer risk management
Cliff Carpentier loved being a school resource officer nearly 15 years ago. Now, he'll be responsible for the safety of Salem-Keizer's 40,000 students.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 29
Boquist sues Courtney over imposing 12-hour notice to enter Capitol building
In his latest move, Sen. Brian Boquist sues Senate President Peter Courtney in federal court, accusing him of rampant misuse of power.
HEALTH CARE July 29
Health care for region's vulnerable populations going to new manager
A year ago, a little-known governing body that controls federal health care money in Marion and Polk counties split. Now two groups are fighting for the job, overseeing health care for about 100,000 people in the region.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 29
Salem police looking for shoplifters who hit a bicyclist
Police are asking the public to help identify two women who robbed a TJ Maxx and fled the scene, hitting and seriously injuring a bicyclist.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 29
UPDATE: 16-year-old boy shot in east Salem has been released from the hospital
Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jeremy Landers said they believe the teen was shot in the Lancaster area and are searching for a silver sedan believed to be involved.
STATE GOVERNMENT July 29
Cap and trade’s fate was sealed by dissent within Senate Democrats, not fleeing Republicans
Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson pulled away from her party in the month leading up to a vote on the keystone environmental policy after airplane manufacturer Boeing expressed concern over the financial impact of the bill.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES July 29
Rotary clubs gather to support children's charity
A West Salem hardware store shares with Rotarians why it is involved in a national charity that helps a children's hospital in Portland.
SPORTS July 29
Sprague Little League continues to defy the odds, heads to regional competition
UPDATED: After an undefeated season, the underdog team is heading to California for a chance to make it to the Little League World Series. The team defeated Idaho 8-5 on Thursday, advancing to the Regional championship.

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