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Apr 4 2022 thru Apr 10 2022

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SALEM CRIME Apr. 9
Confrontation leads to shooting on I-5 in Salem Friday morning, police say
Oregon State Police released little information about the shooting on the freeway in Salem and did not identify anyone involved.
Apr. 8
West Salem artist creates shareable painting in support of Ukraine
SALEM HISTORY Apr. 8
Now underway, mission school excavation yielding more questions
An open house Sunday at Willamette Heritage Center provides an up-close look at an archaeological dig underway. Archaeologists hope to locate the site of a former mission school from the 1840s which burned to the ground, and better understand the period before local Indigenous people were forced onto reservations.
Apr. 8
Submit local images to help celebrate Salem's history
Apr. 8
Salem weekly Covid report for April 8: New cases, regional hospitalizations rise slightly
FreeOREGON SCHOOLS Apr. 8
Despite more money than ever for summer school, teacher shortages limit possibilities
Districts have access to more state and federal funding than ever, but ambitious plans for summer school programs could be stymied by lack of staff.
HOMELESSNESS Apr. 8
Federal grant will help Salem transitional housing project get veterans into single rooms
The grant will pay for a remodel of Tanner Project, a transitional shelter for unhoused veterans, that will give each resident a private room with a restroom.
ON THE AIR Apr. 8
ON THE AIR: As pandemic fades, Salem Hospital is facing new challenges
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."
Apr. 7
City, state clear RVs from Wallace Road Park and Ride a week after park sweep
FreeOREGON LABOR Apr. 7
Study says state failed farmworkers during Covid; OSHA denies findings
A report published Wednesday involving in-depth interviews with farmworkers around the state calls for stepped up support for these essential workers.
Apr. 7
Awesome 3000 won't happen in 2022, future uncertain
SALEM PEOPLE AND PLACES Apr. 7
Salem artist renders pandemic wishes in oil
As the world shut down, Dago Benavidez turned to his painting to capture the turmoils of 2020 and illustrate places he hoped to visit.
ADDICTION Apr. 7
Teen drug counselors concerned as fentanyl more prevalent in Salem
Drug overdoses have climbed in Salem in recent years as police say they’re finding more fentanyl in the city’s drug supply. While teens rarely seek out opioids, addiction treatment providers said they’re vulnerable to accidentally taking the drug in counterfeit pills.
Apr. 7
Sheriff's office starts new online reporting system for some crimes
FreeOREGON GOVERNMENT Apr. 7
Thousands of low-income residents seeking state aid wait longer than they should
The state has failed to keep up with “unprecedented” demand by people seeking health insurance, food aid, case and child care assistance during the pandemic, though about half of applications are processed in a day.
Apr. 6
Get a boost on gardening, fitness, nutrition with free library workshops
SALEM CRIME Apr. 6
Man charged with robbing three at northeast Salem hotel, assaulting one
Salem police said in an affidavit that Jaime Callaway was arrested three days after the robbery in Reno, Nevada on an unrelated warrant. He awaits extradition to Marion County on the charges.
FreeOREGON ECONOMY Apr. 6
Brown signs $200M ‘Future Ready Oregon’ workforce training plan
The plan targets jobs in health care, manufacturing and construction.
LOCAL COLUMN Apr. 6
COLUMN: Older Oregonians working more as cost of living outpaces Social Security
As the state faces a significant labor shortage, employers should know that Oregonians 55 and older are the only age group with increasing participation in the labor force.
Apr. 6
Man who robbed northeast Salem Subway at knifepoint still at large, police say
Apr. 6
Lineup announced for Salem's punk, ska MIG Fest
Apr. 6
Salem student chefs prep pastries, colorful drinks at new café
A student-run café at Salem's Career Technical Education Center is giving high school seniors a chance to practice menu planning, inventory, pastry and food preparation and customer service skills.
FreeENVIRONMENT Apr. 6
More flooding, mudslides in Oregon as extreme fires to be followed by extreme rains
Landscapes destabilized by fire are more prone to flooding as a loss of vegetation means less water absorption. Oregon is posed to be most affected by the trend, according to a new study.
FreeOREGON VOTING Apr. 5
Rise in nonaffiliated voters spurs push to open Oregon primaries
Nonaffiliated voters are the largest bloc in the state, but they can’t pick candidates in most primary elections.
Apr. 5
Philanthropists, former police chief to be honored at Salem First Citizen awards
Apr. 5
AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider grant funds for rebuilding wildfire-impacted structures
Apr. 5
Flu shots now offered at state fairgrounds Covid vaccine site
HOMELESSNESS Apr. 5
City not seeking new micro shelter village sites as court reviews approval of Center Street location
A Marion County judge’s order blocks the city of Salem from taking action to site an approved micro shelter village as planned after a neighboring apartment owner raised concerns. Meanwhile, “Village of Hope” will get a 90-day extension to stay open until Aug. 31.
SALEM AGRICULTURE Apr. 5
Salem-area farmers wary as forecasts call for dry growing season
The combination of intense drought and the heat dome in 2021 proved disastrous for many signature Willamette Valley crops. Growers are hopeful the summer heat was an anomaly, but berries, grass seed and Christmas trees remain vulnerable to a changing climate.
ON THE AIR Apr. 5
ON THE AIR: Fatal crash awakens more determination to address Salem homelessness
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."
Apr. 4
Salem Health taking community investment grant applications starting Monday
SALEM CITY GOVERNMENT Apr. 4
Salem’s mayoral candidates agree on key issues during debate
Candidates Chane Griggs and Chris Hoy shared similar views on housing, infrastructure and a climate action plan for Salem, though each said their experience makes them the right fit for the job.
Apr. 4
South Salem power outage causes early dismissal at Schirle Elementary
HEALTH CARE IN SALEM Apr. 4
Mental health, delayed care pose issues for local hospitals, federal health official says
Ingrid Ulrey, the Pacific Northwest’s top federal health official spoke in Salem last week during a visit to Salem Hospital.
Apr. 4
State parks ranger helps Just Walk Salem Keizer get back in motion
ON THE AIR Apr. 4
ON THE AIR: With more refugees on the way, Salem organization seeks help to expand
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."

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