“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” starts Friday, Sept. 29, and runs through Oct. 21 at the Pentacle Theatre.
The Salem City Council unanimously approved a compromise motion to raise building heights in five overlay zones in the South Central Association of Neighbors. The deal was intended to balance climate goals for denser housing with retaining the historic character of the area.
Salem’s events calendar this weekend includes a roller derby bout, an international skateboarding contest and a last opportunity to visit some art shows.
The Cherriots Board of Directors meets Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear a report about security and emergency management, and an update on construction to house electric buses.
The Salem City Council meets Monday, Sept. 25, to consider a project that would remove an invasive plant from the Oxbow Slough in Minto-Brown Island Park, and revisit an ordinance that would allow for taller buildings in the South Central Association of Neighbors.
Jim Arnold died Sunday night after being struck by a heavy tree branch that fell on a parked food truck on Aug. 29. His sisters described him as a loving father and grandfather.
Oregon saw a record number of book challenges in 2022-23, with complaints taken to boards and some books thrown in the trash. Salem, which saw one such challenge, said it’s seeing more community support for a well-rounded library collection than against.
The budget committee recommended the payroll tax be imposed without voter approval back in May. Salem Reporter caught up with citizen members for their thoughts on the vote, proposed cuts and alternative measures.
Salem councilors discussed alternatives to deep cuts should voters reject a wage tax, hoping to preserve the west Salem library, city jobs and maintain parks.
Gov. Tina Kotek’s latest appointment nominations for state boards and commissions includes 11 Salem residents, who would oversee statewide drug policy, education and issues including home care and social work.