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Oct 28 2019 thru Nov 3 2019

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SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES Nov. 2
Adults treated Halloween night to musical legends at Salem event
Elvis was in the house and so were outlandish costumes as Salem got into Halloween festivities with music and art.
OREGON POLITICS Nov. 2
Local constitutional law professor weighs in on Trump impeachment
The impeachment process is political, not criminal, and could hold advantages for the president, according to a Willamette University professor.
ELECTIONS 2020 Nov. 1
Emergency room doctor, real estate broker enter Salem City Council races
Salem Reporter asked Trevor Phillips and Jose Gonzales, who will seek to represent Ward 3 and Ward 5, respectively, where they stand on homelessness, taxes, a third bridge and more.
SALEM TEACHERS Nov. 1
West Salem robotics teacher wins presidential award
Greg Smith has built a powerhouse robotics program that West Salem High School students say keeps them wanting to come to school. The computer science teacher was one of two from Oregon chosen for a national science and technology teaching award.
OREGON GOVERNMENT Nov. 1
Oregon State Hospital gets a break as federal judge decides against contempt finding
Disability Rights Oregon, a Portland group, plans to continue fighting for Oregonians timely access to health care after losing a federal case meant to pressure the state. The organization said criminal defendants needing state care weren't getting it fast enough.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Oct. 31
PHOTOS: Halloween night
Some families trick or treated in school hallways while other participated in an annual Halloween parade.
SALEM SCHOOLS Oct. 31
Salem-Keizer middle schoolers learn lifesaving skills in class
The Salem Fire Foundation has helped teach 15,000 area students how to do CPR in an effort to build a community that is able to respond to medical emergencies.
COURTS Oct. 31
Appeals court denies Bend teacher’s worker compensation claim after parking lot fall
The court’s ruling could have implications for other Oregon workers.
OREGON GOVERNMENT Oct. 30
Democrats renew effort to pass carbon-reduction bill
Fear over denial of quorum sparks murmurs of referring constitutional amendment to voters.
ELECTIONS 2020 Oct. 30
Sam Brentano won't seek re-election in 2020
Sam Brentano plans to endorse Danielle Bethell, who is also a board member for the Salem-Keizer School District, to succeed him on the Marion County Board of Commissioners.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Oct. 30
CHECK OUT: Hocus Pocus, Halloween costume contests or orchestra concerts
Halloween has arrived along with the some *very* chilly weather. Break out those costumes and head over to some of these spooky season offerings.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Oct. 30
New city law drafted to clear downtown streets of homeless
The so-called “sit/lie” law may go to the Salem City Council in November, according to a draft document.
OREGON POLITICS Oct. 30
Bentz, key Oregon Senate Republican, announces bid to succeed Walden
The longtime Oregon state lawmaker said Tuesday he intends to run for Rep. Greg Walden's (R-Hood River) position to represent the 2nd Congressional District. Bentz currently serves in the Oregon Senate.
SALEM SCHOOLS Oct. 29
At Hoover Elementary, fourth-grade students launch all-digital newspaper
Students doing well in reading and writing can now join a school newspaper, covering everything from Hoover's healthy snack program to opinions about school toilet paper.
OREGON POLITICS Oct. 29
Second attempt filed to repeal Oregon's law easing driver's license requirements
Deciding against a courtroom battle, petitioners are taking a different tack in going after Oregon law that that allows undocumented immigrants to get licenses. An earlier try for the ballot was deemed unconstitutional.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Oct. 29
Bootlegger's Ball brings prohibition-themed fun to Willamette Heritage Center
Fans of local history came together to sip mocktails, learn about Salem's 1920s history and raise money for the Willamette Heritage Center over the weekend.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Oct. 28
Museum exhibit relays intimacy of artists’ work
Hallie Ford Museum’s latest exhibit, “What Needs to Be Said,” displays the work of 13 Oregon artists awarded grants through the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts.
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION Oct. 28
AGENDA: Hear the latest on Salem-Keizer school construction
Tuesday night is your chance to hear updates on more than $620 million worth of school construction projects. (Don't worry if you can't make it - we'll be there too.)
ART EDUCATION Oct. 28
With more state money on the horizon, some push for art in local schools
Research shows art classes can improve attendance, behavior and academic performance. In Salem-Keizer, there are no elementary school art teachers.

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