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LOCAL SCHOOLS October 25
Superintendent says Salem-Keizer bus driver shortage “catastrophic”
If the district can’t hire more bus drivers, Superintendent Christy Perry predicts they soon won’t be able to get every student to school.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 25
State's top economic development leader stepping down
The director of Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency, is resigning to go into private business. Chris Harder is only the second agency leader to leave since Gov. Kate Brown's re-election a year ago.
SALEM EVENTS October 24
"Choose to Stay" concert Friday pays tribute to Sprague student who died by suicide
DeLee and David Brown, both singers, have organized a choral concert to remember their son, Aaron, and raise money for a scholarship and memorial benches in his name.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT October 24
Citizens question legality of Salem council's appointment
UPDATE: Salem City Council will vote again Oct. 28 who's appointed to the open Ward 7 seat, correcting an earlier error that named Vanessa Nordyke without a majority of votes.
SALEM COMMUNITY October 24
Salem firefighter honored for going above and beyond in community service
Longtime firefighter Willy Giddings has helped train thousands of local students and community members in CPR and has raised money for kids with muscular dystrophy.
HIGHER EDUCATION October 24
Oregon “falling behind” on college affordability, data shows
Oregon is spending slightly more per student than before the Great Recession on higher education, but tuition is climbing far faster.
HOMELESSNESS October 24
Despite funding gap, Salem mission will break ground on new shelter
At least $800,000 short of its goal, Union Gospel Mission of Salem officials want to head-off the rising costs of construction, but are confident the money will come.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 24
Oregon agency needs to tweak computer project clocking in at a half billion dollars, audit finds
About one million Oregonians next year will start using a new state system to more quickly get benefits they need. An audit finds the state agency in charge of the project needs to guard against potential trouble.
Legislature October 23
After years of being held by the GOP, Democrats see opportunity in Salem Senate seat
Although the election is a year away, both parties are preparing for a competitive race that could tip the state's political balance.
SALEM AREA EVENTS October 23
CHECK OUT: A zombie walk, Celtic new year or some junk
It’s spooky season, Salem. Now’s the time to throw on a costume and go hunting for some candy.
OREGON POLITICS October 23
Petition drive to restrict Oregon licenses derailed by state ruling
Proponents who want to repeal an Oregon law granting driver's licenses to those without proven citizenship didn't follow legal requirements, state officials ruled. Petitioners say the secretary of state got it wrong.
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION October 22
School board unanimous in buying West Salem land despite community equity concerns
The 1.3-acre property next to West Salem High School would be used to expand parking and could be a site for other school programs in the future. About 20 community members urged the board to spend the money elsewhere.
SALEM COMMUNITY October 22
Salem teens will talk mental health, suicide prevention at free daylong summit
By popular demand from local teens, Salem and Marion County's annual youth summit is focusing on mental health for the second year in a row. Registration for the Nov. 2 event is open now
YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR BUSINESS October 22
AGENDA: Chemeketa board to hear license exam results, approve grants
The Chemeketa Board of Education meets 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 23 at the Salem campus, Building 2, Room 170.
SALEM AREA EVENTS October 22
New exhibit at Oregon State Archives follows the rise and fall of Oregon’s ghost towns
Learn how many calories a lumberjack ate in the 19th century or about the town that fell into the sea.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT October 21
Nordyke appointed to Salem City Council
Vanessa Nordyke won the most votes from Salem City Council members on Monday night to take the open Ward 7 seat.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 21
State still struggling to handle Oregon's child abuse tip calls
An internal state report shows that the state Department of Human Services has seen uneven performance out of a central hotline that was supposed to ease reporting on possible abuse of children. Dropped calls and long wait times on hold persist, the report said.
TRAFFIC October 21
Mission Street closed between Airport Road and 25th Street after fatal car crash
Local school buses will be delayed, and the Oregon Department of Transportation expects the road to remain closed for several hours.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT October 21
Salem City Council finalists share thoughts on homelessness, third bridge, city budget
Salem Reporter sent a short survey to the finalists for the open seat on Salem City Council. Here are their thoughts on some of the city's ongoing concerns.
YOUR GOVERNMENT, YOUR BUSINESS October 21
AGENDA: Salem-Keizer board will vote on West Salem land purchase, discuss policies
Tuesday's school board meeting will be one vote on a land sale followed by a discussion of the board's role in supervising Superintendent Christy Perry.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 21
Record number of Oregonians participate in earthquake drill
In schools, in government offices, and in businesses, people engaged in a drill to get ready for a major earthquake in Oregon. Roughly one out of five Oregonians took part.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT October 21
Heitsch withdraws candidacy for Salem City Council
Bonnie Heitsch, an Oregon Department of Justice attorney and a finalist for Salem City Council's open Ward 7 seat, said she didn't want to divide votes between her and another finalist, Vanessa Nordyke.
COURTS October 21
Seeking to curb ICE courthouse arrests, immigrant advocates push for new court rule
A judicial advisory committee advanced a new rule Friday that will require federal immigration enforcement agents to get a warrant from a judge before making arrests in Oregon courts.

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