NEWS ROUNDUP Jun. 25
AROUND THE U.S.: Leaders react, mobilize in states in wake of Supreme Court decision
Read a sampling of reports from around the U.S. chronicling the reaction to the landmark abortion decision.
SALEM EVENTS Jun. 25
Protest in downtown Salem marks response to Supreme Court decision
Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court announced a ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, demonstrators gathered in a quickly-organized protest in downtonw Salem on Friday, June 24.
Abortion right rally planned Friday night in Salem, protesting Roe v. Wade decision
OREGON HEALTH CARE Jun. 24
In Salem, abortion circumstances aren’t likely to change despite Supreme Court case
While local leaders and activists don’t believe the ruling will impact free abortions guaranteed in Oregon’s Constitution, several are concerned that abortion remains financially and geographically accessible to those who choose it.
AGENDA: Salem City Council to consider infrastructure bond package, city budget Monday
Salem weekly Covid report for June 24: Local hospitalizations, cases spike
FreeABORTION Jun. 24
Idaho’s trigger law will abolish abortions 30 days after SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade
Leaders of Planned Parenthood in Oregon say their clinics are prepared for an influx of patients from Idaho.
OREGON NEWS Jun. 24
Supreme Court abortion decision: What happens in Oregon?
Patients are expected to flock to Oregon and other states where abortion remains legal in the wake of Friday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
LOCAL COLUMN Jun. 24
LOCAL HISTORY: Salem's unlikely undertaker-turned-poet
As part of Salem Reporter's local history series, Willamette Heritage Center curator Kylie Pine finds historic photos or documents from around Salem and explores what they say about the past.
Willamette Valley saw highest job growth in Oregon regions over past year
Child care providers will see higher state reimbursements
DOWNTOWN SALEM Jun. 23
After 70 years of sewing machines and vacuums, a new vision on Court Street
The Salem developer who turned a run-down historic building into the Fork Forty Food Hall recently bought the 22,000 square foot space that housed Whitlock’s Vacuum & Sewing Center for decades. He’s planning a similar renovation to preserve the building’s historic features.
BIRDS IN SALEM Jun. 23
COLUMN: The mysterious origin of breeding Canada geese in the Willamette Valley
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.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE Jun. 23
Boy charged with murder first in Marion County to be tried as adult since Measure 11 reform
A Marion County judge recently ordered that a boy charged with murdering a Salem man when he was 16 be prosecuted in adult court. It’s the second time state attorneys have successfully argued that a teen be tried as an adult since the passing of Senate Bill 1008 in 2019, which left that decision in the hands of judges.
Fire officials urge caution as Oregon fireworks sales start Thursday
FreeHEALTH CARE Jun. 23
Health insurers not following Oregon law requiring free reproductive health care, state audit says
The Department of Consumer and Business Services said a review of insurance claims between Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2020 found noncompliance across the board though violations varied among insurers.
Driver's ed instructors needed as Chemeketa faces long waitlist for courses
ENVIRONMENT Jun. 22
Willamette's beautiful landscape, without the chemicals
The university was recently recognized for its efforts since 2007 to promote natural pest control over the use of pesticides on campus.
FreeHEALTH CARE IN OREGON Jun. 22
Oregon’s nursing board faces backlog of applications amid nursing shortage
Temporary licenses for thousands of nurses expire at the end of the month, and several thousand have not applied for permanent licenses.
Salem woman is second indicted in May 18 shooting
City wants your best photos of Civic Center for 50th anniversary party
SALEM EVENTS Jun. 22
PHOTOS: Salem celebrates solstice with music across town
The weather couldn't have cooperated better for Salem's annual Make Music Day event, which featured free performances from about 100 local bands in parks, local businesses, alleys and sidewalks.
SALEM EVENTS Jun. 22
World Beat invites Salem to dance with 2022 return
After a two-year hiatus, the multicultural festival is celebrating all weekend in Riverfront Park with drumming workshops, Mexican folk dancers, the Parade of Nations and plenty of food.
COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jun. 21
Marion County considers budget with focus on wildfire recovery, jail expansion
Commissioners will vote Wednesday on the $672.5 million budget which includes millions for infrastructure projects in the Santiam Canyon more Sheriff’s Office positions to staff a new jail wing and expand a diversion program.
Maps seeking local difference-makers for $1,000 grants
Man who shot at Salem home charged with attempted murder Tuesday, police say
LOCAL COLUMN Jun. 21
COLUMN: Don't skip enrolling in Medicare at 65
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.
State library named to National Register of Historic Places
FreeOREGON POLITICS Jun. 21
Keizer-area Senate nominee’s sudden step down raises eyebrows
Eric Swenson urged local Democrats to support Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon, who ran for Congress.
PHOTO GALLERY Jun. 21
PHOTOS: Cherry City VegFest returns with vendors, talks and education
The volunteer-run Cherry City VegFest in Salem drew a crowd to learn about plant-based living on Saturday, June 18.
Salem's splash pad reopens Tuesday ahead of hot forecasts
SALEM COMMUNITY Jun. 20
Salem’s fair trade shop celebrates 20 years as a market for artisans around the world
For 20 years, One Fair World has provided a place where people from nearly 50 countries can sell their products in Salem. Its founders say their dedication to helping impoverished people build their independence, a regular flow of new items and community support have been key to the organization’s longevity.
SALEM TRANSIT Jun. 20
Cherriots names possible sites for future south Salem transit hub
After a previous effort stalled in 2019, Salem’s mass transit agency hopes to move forward with a new hub in the South Gateway area along Southeast Commercial Street.
Catch free performances Tuesday at Salem's Make Music Day
PHOTO GALLERY Jun. 20
PHOTOS: Weekend event in Salem raises money to help kids
Once again, a good crowd shows up to help raise money for CASA of Marion County, which provides services to help children in a variety of circumstances. The annual superhero runs were held Saturday, June 18.
Two candidates advance in city manager race
FreeOREGON NEWS Jun. 20
For the first time, Juneteenth is a state holiday in Oregon
The tradition of Juneteenth came to Oregon in 1945, with Oklahoma transplant Clara Peoples.