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SALEM AREA EVENTS Aug. 31
Oregon State Fair is also a huge marketplace with its own hot deals
Hot tub vendors said fair goers come planning for winter and ready to buy.
SALEM BUSINESS Aug. 30
New York firm appears to be reviving shuttered Salem solar panel plant
Construction is underway on a "delivery station" that could employ at least 300 people, according to public records, but local and regional officials and real estate agents are declining to say who is coming to town.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Aug. 30
Gubser Elementary students show off new cafeteria, classrooms
A covered outdoor play area at the Keizer elementary school is now a cafeteria, built to hold the entire student body at one time. It's a welcome change for teachers, who no longer have to use shared classroom spaces for lunch.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES Aug. 30
Hood House aims to be a "welcome home" for low-income, elderly women
The boarding house can fit five women and the owners, Russ and Delana Beaton, are looking at applicants referred through ARCHES. So far, the couple has faced an unanticipated obstacle.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Aug. 30
One week before school starts, Schirle Elementary gets new principal
Kelsey Daniels, who's been an assistant principal at several Salem schools, will lead Schirle in the fall after former principal Clinton Gertenrich took a job at Sprague.
STATE GOVERNMENT Aug. 29
Phishing scheme gains entry to Oregon Judicial Department emails
Private information of more than 6,000 people was exposed, but none has been used inappropriately, the department says.
LOCAL COLLEGES Aug. 29
Drawing on shared Methodist roots, Claremont theology students begin classes at Willamette University
Claremont School of Theology, an independent 400-student theological college in southern California, will relocate to Salem over the next few years to become Willamette's third graduate school. Claremont's new Master's of Divinity students are now in Salem.
STATE GOVERNMENT Aug. 29
The populist movement rolls through Oregon, setting its sights on Gov. Kate Brown
Two recall efforts to recall the governor claim to be headed for success, but the petition signers provided varying explanations for why the historic action was needed.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Aug. 29
Five benchmarks to help your kid succeed in school this year
With so much information out there for parents, it's hard to know what to focus on. We asked Salem-Keizer educators what academic benchmarks matter most for kids - and how to help your student hit them.
SALEM BUSINESS Aug. 28
Retirees snatching up new senior care homes as industry continues to boom
The entry fees for one of Capital Manor's new villas is nearly as expensive as the average single-family home in Salem. Most aren't open yet but the center has sold them all.
STATE GOVERNMENT Aug. 28
Brown supports special session to fix death penalty bill
Senate Bill 1013, which significantly limits when the death penalty can be sought, was not supposed to be retroactive. However, there was confusion over what "retroactive" means.
PUBLIC SAFETY Aug. 28
Two teens arrested for vandalizing a northeast Salem home with anti-gay slurs
The kids were sent to the Marion County Juvenile Department and school officials said the victim, a 14-year-old boy, is receiving support at school.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Aug. 28
CHECK OUT: A luau, a redneck comedian, or blues music
Labor Day weekend, the holiday that signifies the end of summer for many, is upon us.
WEATHER Aug. 28
Temperatures expected to soar Wednesday afternoon
After seeing triple-digit temperatures on Tuesday, the National Weather Service is predicting high heat again today.
POWER OUTAGE Aug. 28
Squirrel's antics leave 130 Salem Heights homes and businesses without power
Many of the affected homes are on Salem Heights Avenue, Hansen Avenue, Mulberry Drive and Argyle Drive. PGE said power would be restored around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
PUBLIC SAFETY Aug. 28
Bolstered patrols lead to arrest of a suspect in several Salem shootings
The man has not been charged in the recent shootings, and is one of eight arrested in a multi-agency effort to go after people potentially connected to the violent crime wave.
SALEM BUSINESS Aug. 27
Plastic bag ban starts impacting small Salem retailers Sept. 1
Banning plastic carryout bags has impacted large retailers since April. Now it's smaller stores' turn.
AGRICULTURE Aug. 26
Grass growers' annual ritual of burning seed underway, could last until October
Oregon grass farmers have burned 9,200 acres this summer. Of the 400,000 acres of grass seed in the state, most of it is in the Willamette Valley.
YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR BUSINESS Aug. 26
AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board to consider reaffirming "safe and welcoming schools" policy
Board members are in for a few hours of learning before a short business meeting Tuesday. They'll hear about a proposed change to the Valley Inquiry Charter School contract which would let the school hire more non-district staff.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE Aug. 26
Chemeketa Press aims for publishing "revolution" by creating textbooks for $40 and under
“No book should be $300 unless it is rare or out of print or signed by Charles Dickens,” Chemeketa Press managing editor Brian Mosher says. A five-year college effort to publish cheap, high-quality textbooks has to date saved students about $2.5 million.

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