A second year of expanded summer programs ahead for Salem schools
Salem's Epilogue graffitied with swastikas, anti-Black Lives Matter messaging
Salem weekly Covid report for June 3: Local hospitalizations flat, cases falling
SALEM COMMUNITY Jun. 3
13th Street Nursery celebrates 100th anniversary on Sunday
13th Street Nursery in Salem has been in business for over 100 years. Scott King, who took over with his wife Dianna in 2018, said the keys to its longevity has been the quality of its plants, staff who are knowledgeable about them and treatment of customers.
COLUMN Jun. 3
LOCAL HISTORY: Oregon's first state park, in Polk County, anchors centennial celebration
Sarah Helmick State Park, located south of Monmouth, is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend. The land was donated to the state by the Helmick family in 1922 and helped usher in the era of state parks acquisition in Oregon.
FreeHEALTH CARE Jun. 3
State ‘back on track’ in creating network of addiction treatment, prevention services, audit says
The system, part of Measure 110 which was approved in 2020, has been delayed in part by missteps by the Oregon Health Authority, an audit finds.
Salem businesses recognized for economic impact from travel
LOCAL SCHOOLS Jun. 2
Assessing threats key to Salem’s school shooting prevention
In the wake of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, some have called for a return to stationing police officers in local schools. But Salem’s police chief said he thinks proactive threat assessment is a better approach.
Pick up a Gerry Frank memento at estate sale starting Friday
Salem trade show returns Saturday, first since 2015
ON THE AIR Jun. 2
ON THE AIR: Marion, Polk counties' voter turnout a record for recent non-presidential primaries
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."
FreeENVIRONMENT Jun. 2
Clackamas fuel company hit with state and federal fines for 2020 oil spill into North Santiam River
The spill was ultimately contained before affecting Salem's drinking water supply.
SALEM COMMUNITY Jun. 2
Salem teens invite visitors to “take what you need” from library
A new display in the library’s family bathroom aims to help parents and caregivers who find themselves in need of a diaper or onesie. It’s an expansion of a project the library’s Teen Advisory Board started last fall.
Sprague graduates to celebrate with Saturday car parade
CRIME Jun. 1
Man convicted of murder, sentenced to life in fatal road rage incident
A Marion County jury found Manuel North guilty of murdering Herman Graham III, a Black man, and not guilty on a bias crime charge. Prosecutors in court documents described a road rage incident in which North yelled racist slurs at Graham, tried to run him off the road and fatally shot him.
Free Jun. 1
Oregon Secretary of State looking for translators for election information
ON THE AIR Jun. 1
ON THE AIR: One Salem city race ended up close - a one-vote margin
INSIDE SCOOP: Catch the back story on the latest local news with Managing Editor Rachel Alexander on Capital Community Media (98.3 FM) with "In Case You Missed It - With Salem Reporter."
First amphitheater concert planned Friday following Salem Art Walk
FreeOREGON HEALTH Jun. 1
OHSU researcher leads creation of a Portland-based research center on gun violence
Kathleen Carlson, who works at Oregon Health & Sciences University and the VA Portland Health Care System, has been tracking gun injuries in the state for years.
LABOR Jun. 1
Local Starbucks workers to vote on forming union, first in Salem
Workers for the Starbucks at Southeast Commercial Street and Oakhill Avenue recently announced their intention to unionize over concerns including low staffing and pay.
AGENDA: Marion County commissioners consider federal funds for navigation center, other projects
SALEM EVENTS May. 31
Hundreds of North students protest inaction on school shootings
Students at the central Salem high school endured an agonizing Friday afternoon of lockdown after multiple people reported spotting a man with a gun on campus. Though there was no shooting, many said the incident - just days after a mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas - underscored the need for gun reforms in the U.S.
Dr. Jesse Peters named WOU's next president
"Suspicious" package arrives at state corrections department headquarters in Salem
SALEM EVENTS May. 31
PHOTOS: VFW honors the fallen at City View Cemetery
Veteran of Foreign Wars Marion Post 661 held a Memorial Day ceremony at the south Salem cemetery Monday.
SALEM PEOPLE May. 31
Straub band teacher honored for steering growth, supporting students beyond classroom
Jaimie Hall, who’s taught music in Salem for over two decades, said he loves working with middle schoolers because they’re “fearless.” He was recently named the district’s music teacher of the year.
FreeOREGON NEWS May. 30
Oregon ag officials approve controversial Foster Farms chicken facility
Neighbors have mounted a campaign against the Scio-area operation which will raise 3.5 million birds a year for slaughter.