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FreeOREGON NEWS Mar. 12
Pandemic reaches ‘watershed’ moment, with end of mask mandate
Oregon will maintain a stockpile of vaccines and tests and shift to focusing on low-income communities that have been the hardest hit.
Mar. 11
Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting, killing two in 2019
Mar. 11
Salem weekly Covid report for March 11: cases, hospitalizations continue falling
Mar. 11
Salem man charged with shooting man found in car Feb. 25
ON THE AIR Mar. 11
ON THE AIR: Get the latest on how a Salem family is faring in war-torn Ukraine
LISTEN IN: 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."
Mar. 11
AGENDA: Salem City Council meets to consider reopening record on Meyer Farm subdivision
Mar. 11
Salem man dies after Wednesday shooting, still no arrests
SALEM SCHOOLS Mar. 11
Unified climbing club helps South students build confidence
A weekly meetup at Salem's bouldering gym is helping disabled and nondisabled students build fine motor skills, strength and problem-solve together.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT Mar. 11
At annual address, Marion County commissioners revisit wildfire recovery efforts, talk plans for behavioral health services
At the annual State of the County Address Wednesday, Marion County commissioners said building more housing was essential to helping people transition out of homelessness.
FreeSTATE NEWS Mar. 11
Oregon’s $5 billion agriculture industry struggles amid high gas prices
Energy costs already are straining Oregon's agricultural producers, and some fear the war in Ukraine could make matters worse. The challenge comes after two tough pandemic years and amid a continuing drought.
Mar. 10
Salem hosts first AKC Dog Show in a decade this weekend
Mar. 10
Annual contest seeks photos that capture Salem’s history
SALEM COMMUNITY Mar. 10
Expansion of free libraries for kids proves popular in east Salem
Salem's two city libraries leave most of north and east Salem without a nearby branch. The East Salem Rotary Club decided to bridge the gap with nine free libraries at schools, community centers and other places catering to kids, stocking more than 6,000 books.
SALEM COMMUNITY Mar. 10
Homegrown stages Steel Magnolias in March
Originally scheduled for 2020 and pushed back due to the pandemic, Keizer Homegrown Theater begins its run of Steel Magnolias this month.
Mar. 10
No arrests, one hospitalized after shooting Wednesday in east Salem, deputies say
SALEM COMMUNITY Mar. 10
A central Salem warehouse offers hope - and groceries - to families
Since 2008, Hope Station has helped families just shy of qualifying for government assistance who still need help to keep groceries and household staples supplied. Donations soared during the pandemic, enabling them to serve more people.
Mar. 9
City of Salem collecting memories from 1972 ahead of anniversary
LEGISLATURE Mar. 9
Short legislative session proves fruitful for Salem’s homelessness efforts
Legislators give Salem millions to fund shelter and an affordable housing project.
PHOTO GALLERY Mar. 9
PHOTOS: Dragon boat paddlers practice on the Willamette River
The Peace Dragon Warriors racing team was out practicing on the Willamette River, trying to move the 44-foot boat through the water in tandem.
Mar. 9
Englewood Forest Festival slated for August after two-year hiatus
Mar. 9
Salem Symphonic Winds return Sunday for first live concert in two years
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Mar. 9
Salem City Council to see fresh faces as newcomers run for four seats, three vie for mayor
Only one of the four seats on the council is uncontested. Three want to succeed Chuck Bennett as mayor. The election is on May 17.
ON THE AIR Mar. 9
ON THE AIR: The reasoning behind clearing Marion Square Park - again
LISTEN IN: 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."
COLUMN Mar. 9
SALEM HISTORY: Fats Domino, other stars drew teen crowd in Salem
Were you in attendance at this star-studded 1957 concert at South Salem High School? Willamette Heritage Center curator Kylie Pine shares a bit about a memorable night.
FreeOREGON NEWS Mar. 9
Oregon primary elections for governor, Congress, other races are set
Nearly 400 candidates filed to run for state or district races ahead of the May 17 election. Governor's race draws more than 30 candidates.
Mar. 8
Man charged with breaking into downtown Salem church, starting fire
FreeOREGON NEWS Mar. 8
Largest solar energy facility in Oregon gets final approval after legal battles
Lake Oswego-based Obsidian Renewables received a permit to build a solar energy facility in the high desert of Christmas Valley. It will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
SALEM PARENTS Mar. 8
Neighborhood strengthening effort expands to free kindergarten prep for parents
A collaborative effort by local education, nonprofit and business groups to empower families in low-income Salem neighborhoods now include online courses focused on early literacy skills in both English and Spanish.
Mar. 8
Bush Barn Art Center opens four new art exhibits
PHOTO GALLERY Mar. 8
PHOTOS: Strong man and woman competition at Oregon State Fairgrounds
More than 65 people came to Salem to compete for the title of Oregon's strongest woman and man through squatting and tossing a sandbag.
Mar. 8
AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider funding for wildfire recovery, expunging juvenile records
ON THE AIR Mar. 8
ON THE AIR: Untangling mask mandates and other rules in Oregon
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."
SALEM COMMUNITY Mar. 8
Salem family in Ukraine en route to Germany as civilian attacks soar
After more than eight years in Ukraine helping kids with disabilities, mounting Russian airstrikes and fighting near Jed and Kim Johnsons’ village left them no choice but to leave their home.
Mar. 7
$1.5 million grant will help chronically homeless in Salem move into housing
Mar. 7
Wednesday protest will demand accountability from Kroger in employee's suicide
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Mar. 7
Federal grant will help renovate new, free preschool in west Salem
Head Start is planning to open an early learning center on Wallace Road in September that will double the number of children they’re able to serve.
Mar. 7
Willamette Valley Hospice changes name, now Willamette Vital Health
Mar. 7
AGENDA: Salem-Keizer School Board to appoint two new Budget Committee members
PHOTO GALLERY Mar. 7
PHOTOS: New basketball team debuts in Salem with win
The Salem Capitals got on the court for the first time Friday, March 4, to open play after part of a national professional basketball league. The Capitals finished the weekend 2-0.
PUBLIC SAFETY Mar. 7
Driving with influence: The death of three and the driving of one
Andrew Modine faced up to 10 years in prison in 2015 following a drunk driving incident during which his brother died. Modine never spent time in prison, however, accepting a plea deal from the district attorney's office. He is now accused of being drunk and driving through the side of a Keizer home on Jan. 22, 2022, killing a couple inside.
PHOTO GALLERY Mar. 7
PHOTOS: As war rages in Ukraine, Salem residents show solidarity
A handful of Salem-area residents demonstrated against the war in Ukraine on Sunday, March 6, in downtown Salem.

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