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May. 14
Weigh in on Salem-Keizer School District's proposed budget
SALEM EVENTS May. 14
On cross-country totem pole journey, carvers pay respect to children buried at Chemawa Cemetery
The House of Tears carvers from the Lummi Nation stopped at Chemawa Cemetery Friday as part of a journey raising awareness about sacred tribal lands and waters under threat across the U.S. The cemetery is the resting place of many indigenous children who died while attending Chemawa Indian School during the U.S. government’s period of forced assimilation.
SALEM HISTORY May. 14
SALEM HISTORY: Salem's alley names provide a glimpse into the past
As part of Salem Reporter’s local history series, Jacqueline Heavey, chair of the design committee for the Salem Main Street Association, explains the reason for an alleyway naming project and delves into the history of Electric Alley.
SALEM ECONOMY May. 14
City adds grant money to help downtown Salem businesses with security
On Monday, the city's Urban Renewal Agency added $100,000 to a program that helps businesses located in downtown with security costs. The city has reported high demand for the program.
May. 14
Salem Multicultural Institute receives $10,000 national arts grant
LOCAL SPORTS May. 14
PHOTOS: Baseball returns to Keizer with Volcanoes' first game of 2021
The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes kicked off the 2021 season Thursday night in their first game as part of the new, independent Mavericks League. The Portland Mavericks took home a 4-2 win.
May. 14
Oregon Farm Bureau rolls out new guide to state's agricultural bounty
ON THE AIR May. 14
ON THE AIR: Reporter Saphara Harrell discusses mobile help in town, generosity in the canyon
Listen for local news weekday mornings on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter." One of our reporters joins radio station manager Lisa Walz to discuss a story of two of the day.
Free May. 13
Governor says vaccinated Oregonians can drop masks in most settings
May. 13
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Bill seeking accountability for violence targeting LGBTQ+ Oregonians passes Legislature
PUBLIC SAFETY May. 13
Documents shed new light on crash that left three farmworkers dead and triggered a federal investigation
On the evening Nov. 29, 2019, 16 laborers working on a Christmas tree farm picked up their paychecks and piled into a van to return home. In north Salem, their van collided with a truck, leaving three migrant farmworkers dead and eight injured. Attention to the crash was renewed last month when the U.S. Department of Labor announced penalties against a Salem labor contractor. Documents obtained by Salem Reporter present new details on what happened that night.
ON THE AIR May. 13
ON THE AIR: Reporter Jake Thomas discussed the frustrations of local businesses who deal with shifting Covid rules
Listen for local news weekday mornings on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter." One of our reporters joins radio station manager Lisa Walz to discuss a story of two of the day.
Free May. 13
Oregon teens age 12-15 now eligible for Covid vaccine; Salem Health offering shots at fairgrounds
AROUND OREGON May. 13
AROUND OREGON: For the first time, Klamath Project will receive no irrigation water from Klamath Lake
“Our people have far too much experience with being cut off from our means of subsistence, and we wish that pain on no one,” said Klamath Tribal Council Member Clay Dumont.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 13
Salem-Keizer custodians say understaffing is at a "crisis level"
Members of the Association of Salem-Keizer Education Support Professionals said district custodians are being asked to work double shifts almost daily and that "workplace bullying" has led to high turnover in the department. District administrators said complaints about mismanagement were "totally unsubstantiated."
May. 13
UPDATE: Woman injured in shooting after police exchange gunfire with kidnapping suspect near Silverton
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES May. 13
PHOTOS: Playtime at Gilbert House
Kids are back to playing with bubbles and driving tractors at Gilbert House Children's Museum, which recently reopened indoor exhibits after a closure of over a year.
May. 12
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Bill aimed at helping Santiam Canyon property owners clears Legislature
COVID IN OREGON May. 12
As vaccinations pick up, Marion County sees Covid cases again falling
It's not clear whether Marion County will hit a target of 65% of adults vaccinated against Covid before Oregon lifts most pandemic restrictions, but county health officials see an end in sight.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 12
Protesters with Latinos Unidos Siempre want a clear statement that hate groups aren't welcome in local schools
Salem-Keizer School Board meetings are now partially in-person, but members of the public can only submit written comments or watch an online livestream. That policy led to dozens of people protesting outside a school board meeting Tuesday, banging on windows as a meeting got underway.
May. 12
YMCA's Camp Silver Creek, Camp Greider are back for 2021
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT May. 12
Parks board to weigh in on park usage as permitting resumes in a few weeks
The Salem City Council on Monday voted to have the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board review best practices for parks usage after a controversial event in Riverfront Park on May 1 raised permitting questions. City staff said permits won’t fix those concerns, but the practice should resume at the end of this month.
May. 12
Dress as your favorite Schitts Creek character to support Family Building Blocks
ON THE AIR May. 12
ON THE AIR: Rachel Alexander goes behind developments in the Salem-Keizer School District
Listen to local news weekday mornings on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter." One of our reporters joins radio station manager Lisa Walz to discuss a story of two of the day.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT May. 12
PHOTOS: Geren Island ozone treatment upgrades
The city of Salem completed work on a $46 million ozone treatment plant at Geren Island this spring to attack microbes in the water in the event of another algal bloom.
May. 11
One week left to drop off ballots for May 18 school board, fire district election
May. 11
AGENDA: Marion County commissioners meet to approve contracts, extend east Salem patrols
May. 11
Salem's emergency manager helps residents prepare for disaster in virtual talks
SALEM COURTS May. 11
PHOTOS: Supporters rally as Nearman arraigned on charges stemming from December attack on Oregon Capitol
A lawyer for state Rep. Mike Nearman, R-Independence, appeared in court Monday on the lawmaker's behalf. Nearman faces two criminal misdemeanor charges for opening a door to the Oregon Capitol during a violent December demonstration, allowing protestors inside the building.
FreeCOVID IN OREGON May. 11
Brown sets 70% vaccination target to lift most Covid restrictions
Oregon can resume something resembling normal life once 70% of people 16 and older have received at least one dose of Covid vaccine, Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday. Health officials expect to hit that target in June, and several counties, including Polk, are on track to see some restrictions lifted earlier based on vaccination rates.
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT May. 11
To increase diversity in the city’s workforce, Salem will create new position, committee
The Salem Budget Committee recommended the city set aside $150,000 for a new position that would do diversity, equity and inclusion work in the city for the next two years. That coincides with an internal committee looking at how to make its workforce more representative of the city.
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES May. 11
For Salem kids, these bikers stand guard against abuse
The Willamette Valley chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse has been attending court with kids and helping them feel safe confronting abusers since 2014. As daily life slowly returns to normal, the group’s leaders say they’re once again seeing more referrals.
May. 11
Two dogs killed in east Salem shooting
AROUND OREGON May. 11
AROUND OREGON: Embattled state forester, Peter Daugherty, submits resignation
Daugherty has led the agency since 2016, and his tenure has been marked by deep financial problems within the department, a dysfunctional relationship with the Board of Forestry and the loss of state lawmakers’ confidence, even as the agency is looking for a massive infusion of new resources to better respond to the state’s increasingly severe wildfire seasons.
May. 10
FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year-olds, but Oregon teens will have to wait a few days for shots
SALEM ECONOMY May. 10
Throughout the pandemic, the Latino Business Alliance in Salem kept its focus on connections
Formed over a decade ago during the last economic downturn, the alliance has been focused on the unique business needs of many Latino-owned businesses. Helping these businesses has meant more than translating from Spanish to English. Now, it’s preparing to bring back Café y Pan Dulce, one of its signature networking events.
May. 10
Western Oregon University will require Covid vaccination for students, employees
May. 10
Participate in survey gauging discrimination in Salem
May. 10
AGENDA: Salem-Keizer School Board to vote on property sale, hear update on hybrid school
COVID IN SALEM May. 10
A Salem community health worker quietly helps an overlooked community navigate the pandemic
Salem’s Pacific Islander community has been hard-hit by the pandemic, as well as misinformation on the virus. Kapiolani Micky has been there to help connect the community with resources and information.
SALEM ECONOMY May. 10
COLUMN: Do official numbers really reflect the Salem area's economic recovery?
A recent state report provides a look at how the area's economy has fared a year into the pandemic. While it provides some good news, the numbers used for it might not tell the whole story.

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