SALEM COMMUNITY Dec. 7
Caesar the Llama promoting blood drives in memory of teenage friend who died of cancer
Over 100 people will donate blood Dec. 10 as part of Caesar's Heroes, a new effort from Caesar the No-Drama Llama's human team to promote community service.
Courts Dec. 6
Court finds that police coerced murder confession
But a dissent argues that the suspect voluntarily approached the police with his admission. A further appeal is possible.
Unions Dec. 6
Lawsuit alleges Hillsboro union won't let teachers opt out
Backed by the Freedom Foundation, the lawsuit seeks to uphold a landmark Supreme Court ruling.
HOMELESSNESS Dec. 6
Salem official eyes organized camping for people who live in vehicles
Eugene has such a program already in place. The city will pay a nonprofit $163,000 this year to oversee 53 sites that offer more than 70 overnight parking spaces combined.
SALEM AREA COMMUNITY Dec. 5
Did you have a good year? Help those who didn't...
Give toys for kids. Provide food for the hungry. Brighten the season for someone who has been abused. Here is a quick guide to ways you can donate and make a difference.
PUBLIC SAFETY Dec. 5
October crime, fire service data for Salem now available
Salem Reporter is continuing to compile and publish monthly crime and fire data from the various public safety agencies in the area.
PUBLIC SAFETY Dec. 5
Police identify pedestrian killed near Riverfront Park
Rodric Kenyon Drolshagen, 72, was crossing the street with his dog when a turning car hit him.
Police Dec. 4
Appeals court throws out protective order against cop-watcher
Court finds that concerned citizens can question public officials.
HOMELESSNESS Dec. 4
Tents around The ARCHES Project may stand until camping ban starts
Salem's code enforcer said the camp "had improved," by Tuesday. Some campers had left and others helped haul away more than 1,000 pounds of trash, he said.
SALEM COMMUNITY Dec. 4
Five years ago, this Salem mom lost her son to the state. Now, they're buying a home.
In five years, Ellisha Pepper has gone from living on the streets with a drug addiction to working to help other struggling parents. Now, her family is moving into a Habitat for Humanity-built home.
PUBLIC SAFETY Dec. 4
Pedestrian killed while crossing Front Street near Riverfront Park
UPDATE: Northbound Northeast Front and Commercial Streets are open following the crash.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Dec. 4
PHOTOS: Christmas tree lighting at the Capitol
The holiday season is in full swing and a crowd of people took advantage of some Christmas cheer at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday.
STATE GOVERNMENT Dec. 4
Federal watchdog finds shortcomings in DHS treatment of parents with disabilities
In response, Oregon's Department of Human Services has agreed to comply with laws that protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
Attorney General Dec. 4
Attorney General sues Johnson & Johnson over surgical implants
The lawsuit alleges that the company engaged in deceptive practices that harmed thousands of women.
SALEM COMMUNITY Dec. 3
For years she’s been trying to get on Jeopardy! Her episode airs Wednesday.
Venti’s Café is hosting a watch party for Davita Curtis’ game show performance on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
SALEM AREA EVENTS Dec. 3
CHECK OUT: Tree lightings, a holiday concert or grab coffee with Salem Reporter
It's that time of year. A chill is in the air, holiday music is on the radio and hot cocoa is abundant.
SALEM GOVERNMENT Dec. 3
Salem bans open camping and now seeks a place to host it
The Salem City Council approved a camping ban on Monday, but also set in motion a plan to quickly find a place for downtown campers to go. Meanwhile, health concerns may spur the break up of a large camp near The ARCHES Project downtown.
Profiling Dec. 2
With some limitations, a new state report finds evidence of police profiling
The landmark report paints a complex picture while calling out one city for its disparities. Advocates remain concerned.