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Feb 21 2022 thru Feb 27 2022

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Feb. 25
Salem weekly Covid report for Feb. 25: cases, hospitalizations falling
LEGISLATURE Feb. 25
Legislature says Salem can use state land for micro shelters
HB 4037 will allow the city to use underutilized state land to try to site micro shelter villages after a year of struggling to find new locations. It was proposed by Rep. Chris Hoy, who’s also a Salem city councilor, and now awaits the governor’s signature.
Feb. 25
DEQ fines Marion County garbage burner over $15,000
Feb. 25
Help pull ivy in Englewood Park Saturday
Feb. 25
Three convicted for roles in 2021 west Salem Safeway shooting
SALEM CRIME Feb. 25
Interstate moving fraud scheme hauled belongings to Oregon warehouses, feds say
Federal and local authorities say a moving fraud scheme led by Miami-based East Freight Logistics dropped off the belongings of at least 300 people at a dozen storage sites, with the largest share hauled to a Salem warehouse.
ON THE AIR Feb. 25
ON THE AIR: Details emerge on fatal police shooting of a troubled homeless man
INSIDE SCOOP: Catch the back story on the latest local news with reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter."
BIRDS IN SALEM Feb. 25
COLUMN: A duck rescue ends well for all involved
Local birder and natural history author Harry Fuller shares what birds are up to in the Salem area in his "Some Fascinating Things About Birds" column.
SALEM EVENTS Feb. 25
McKay strings take center stage with Saturday “Four Seasons” fundraiser concert
Rather than sell chocolate bars or collect cans, the high school’s most advanced orchestra is staging a one-night-only performance of one of the most difficult pieces in the classical canon, with a guest soloist from the University of Oregon.
FreeNATIONAL NEWS Feb. 24
Oregon’s Congressional leaders back sanctions on Russia, condemn attack on Ukraine
Oregonians are told to brace for economic impacts while Russians warn against any interference as Vladimir Putin presses ahead with his military invasion into Ukraine.
Feb. 24
Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Feb. 24, 2022
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Feb. 24
City Council lays out what they’d like to see in Salem’s next city manager
The council met Tuesday to voice what qualities they’d prefer to see in the next head of the city. Final interviews for the position are slated for June. 
FreeOREGON POLITICS Feb. 24
Lawmakers poised to spend $400 million on housing projects
The Oregon Legislature is likely to spend $50 million on creating more transitional housing as part of Project Turnkey
Feb. 24
Registration open for Salem's 2022 adult softball and kickball leagues
COVID IN OREGON Feb. 24
UPDATED: Oregon to lift indoor mask mandate March 19, including in schools
State officials said Thursday that rapidly declining Covid-related hospitalizations and new infections allowed them to act sooner than an original target of March 31. Gov. Kate Brown is also lifting the pandemic emergency declaration, which means an end to vaccination mandates for many state employees.
Feb. 24
Trucker convoy at State Capitol Thursday morning, possible traffic nearby
ON THE AIR Feb. 24
ON THE AIR: A Salem city councilor resigns suddenly - what happened?
INSIDE SCOOP: Catch the back story on the latest local news with reporter Saphara Harrell on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter."
SALEM CRIME Feb. 23
UPDATED: Father and son sentenced after pleading guilty to macing officers in 2020 Oregon Capitol riot
Chandler Pappas was sentenced Friday to a year and one month in prison, three years of probation and two years of post-prison supervision. His father, Alexander Pappas was sentenced two days prior to two weeks in jail and three years of bench probation. Chandler Pappas' sentencing is scheduled for Friday.
Feb. 23
Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Feb. 23, 2022
Feb. 23
Learn about online safety for students at district-sponsored panel
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Feb. 23
Unpermitted Oregon white oak cutting cost owners, developer $2,000 per tree in fines, city documents show
Documents obtained by Salem Reporter provide more detail on how property owners, a local developer and tree service were fined for cutting more than 100 trees on a southeast Salem property in December.
PUBLIC SAFETY Feb. 23
Plane climbed sharply, nosedived to ground in fatal Salem crash
A preliminary federal report into the fatal Jan. 29 single-engine plane crash at Salem Municipal Airport provides more details on the moments before impact as the pilot was attempting to land, but no insights into the cause.
ON THE AIR Feb. 23
ON THE AIR: The story behind the Salem YMCA's drive to raise millions in 90 days
INSIDE SCOOP: Catch the back story on the latest local news with Managing Editor Rachel Alexander on community radio station KMWV (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter."
Feb. 23
Salem man found guilty of manslaughter in 2019 fatal shootings
LOCAL SCHOOLS Feb. 23
Salem’s first electric school bus is on the road
Bus #427 looks identical to its diesel-powered siblings and can run about 80 miles on a charge. It was purchased thanks to a grant from Portland General Electric, which has also awarded the Salem-Keizer School District funds for a second, larger electric bus to be delivered next year.
Feb. 22
Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Feb. 22, 2022
SALEM COMMUNITY Feb. 22
City park reservations point to a more exciting summer in Salem
Small gatherings, music festivals and other events are on the books after two relatively quiet years at Salem’s parks.
Feb. 22
AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider contracts for public health, HIV intervention services
Feb. 22
Teaching civics? There's a new Oregon grant for that
SALEM SPORTS Feb. 22
Salem Capitals kick off debut basketball season
The team, formed last year, is a member of The Basketball League and will play its first game March 4 at the Salem Armory.
FreeOREGON NEWS Feb. 22
Legislative plans could repair roads in rural Oregon, promote energy efficiency, help the homeless
The Democratic majority has identified seven priorities and brought Republicans to the table to spend $100 million in rural Oregon.
SALEM COMMUNITY Feb. 22
With tow yards full, Salem could see more abandoned RVs on its streets
The city is struggling to find a place to tow and dispose of abandoned RVs. It's a problem that has worsened along with the homelessness crisis, putting tow companies in a pinch.
LOCAL SCHOOLS Feb. 21
School board directors join protesters at rally against school mask mandates
Salem-Keizer school board directors Marty Heyen and Danielle Bethell joined protesters on Feb. 18 at a rally against school mask mandates. Bethell said she believed Superintendent Christy Perry needs to remove the school mask mandate prior to March 31, when the statewide mandate is set to end.
Feb. 21
Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Feb. 21, 2022
SALEM COMMUNITY Feb. 21
Salem couple in Ukraine prepares to take in families as Russian troops mass near border
In 2013, Jed and Kim Johnson went to Ukraine in hopes of helping kids with disabilities. Now, they fear they'll be forced from the country because of military invasion.
Feb. 21
Warming shelters opening as Salem's balmy weather gives way to cold snap
Feb. 21
Salem City Council to consider qualities desired in next city manager
OREGON PEOPLE Feb. 21
Malheur County auctioneer gavels final event in life lived with honor
Roger Nakashima, as cancer closes in, talks about his auction career, community works and always doing "the best you can." The longtime auctioneer hopes to make an appearance at a final auction this Saturday.
MEDICARE Feb. 21
COLUMN: How a little research can help Medicare recipients save on prescription drugs
Jim Sellers, former Oregon journalist and state agency employee, writes a regular column to help thousands in Salem deal with the confusing world of Medicare and federal benefits. He's available to answer your questions.
HEALTH CARE IN SALEM Feb. 21
Longer pandemic hospital stays, higher labor costs post financial challenges for Salem-area hospitals
For the first time in over a decade, Salem Hospital posted losses of nearly $3 million over the first nine months of 2021, according to recently released Oregon hospital financial data. The hospital has substantial reserves, but officials said they expect to see losses continue at least through 2022.

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