SALEM AREA NONPROFITS December 27
The bubbles are coming back to Gilbert House Children's Museum
For 30 years, a historic home next to Riverfront Park has been a place for kids to play, imagine and learn. Now, museum leaders are bringing back a bubble exhibit that was a family favorite for years.
TRANSPORTATION December 27
Ride Salem leaders optimistic about bike sharing despite tepid start
Six months after launching Ride Salem, the bike share's co-founder says it's still finding its groove. It recently notched its 1,000th ride. Other cities' bike share programs have had more success.
LOCAL SCHOOLS December 26
Dice, dragons and dinosaurs bring Salem kids together after school
Calling all adventurers: Highland Elementary students are getting ready for a second year of roleplaying game club, and they could use some adult help.
SALEM COMMUNITY December 26
For Salem’s seniors, “fix it” man always there to help
Bill Stortzum worked at Center 50+ for more than 20 years, and now volunteers in the woodshop extending his help to home repair and carving workshops.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT December 26
Clarno finds flaws in renewable energy measures, rejects petitions
Oregon's secretary of state has stopped two petition efforts that would put the state on an aggressive path to renewable energy. The measures didn't pass constitutional muster, she rules.
SALEM COMMUNITY December 24
Refugee youth choir brings joyful songs, dances to Salem
The Uhuru Youth Choir was formed earlier this year and has been performing at events around Salem.
SALEM ART December 24
PHOTOS: Watch workers use liquid foam to preserve Salem's Peace Mosaic
Salem's YMCA and Court Street Apartments are nearly reduced to rubble, but a final piece - the removal of the Salem Peace Mosaic - is still underway.
HOMELESSNESS December 23
Homeless campers cleared from Oregon Capitol Mall
State parks staff and Oregon State Police troopers told campers they cannot stay at State Capitol State Park after it closed at 10 p.m. every night. Salem leaders, meanwhile, search to lease a building as a low-barrier shelter.
HEALTH December 23
Wash your hands! Flu season has officially hit Salem.
Bad news: flu season is in full swing in Oregon. Good news: the most common types are covered by this year's flu shot.
NONPROFITS December 23
How one Salem nonprofit feeds hungry people and cuts down on food waste
Over the last decade, Salem Harvest has connected area farmers with volunteers willing to pick excess produce.