Researchers combed through Salem Police Department reports and statistics to produce a picture of shootings in the city.
During their Monday, Nov. 13, meeting, the Salem City Council approved higher garbage collection rates as requested by the Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association. They also opted to postpone their vote on state lobbying priorities and approved a police settlement.
With a commercial kitchen planned to open next fall, Church at the Park hopes to bring its food services in-house and provide young shelter residents with commercial food training to bolster their resumes.
82% of Salem voters rejected the city’s payroll tax Tuesday night. Salem city councilors address two questions: What is the message from Salem citizens you see in the results? And, how will you act on that understanding?
In the first meeting of its kind, south Salem city councilors addressed questions from constituents about affordable housing, codes and city spending.
Salem voters have decisively rejected a payroll tax that would have taken 0.814% from paychecks citywide to fund city services, with 30,403 votes counted as of 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency will be able to hire staff to run emergency shelters on freezing nights throughout the winter after six months of pushing for more money.
“Fear of Falling Stars” is the seventh album from Salem band Kristen Grainger & True North, releasing on Nov. 10, and features more original music than previous albums. Grainger wrote much of it during Covid isolation.
New gallery shows and several artist events are coming to Salem this month, including a wildlife stamp competition and celebrations of Japanese culture.
Election day is Nov. 7, and with less than a week to go, most registered voters in Salem have not cast their ballots. Here’s a guide to election deadlines, dropbox locations and what’s in the voter’s pamphlet.