Natalie Bean arrived to fireworks and celebration at 12:03 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Statewide unemployment rose to 4.4% in November, up from 4.1% in October, according to recent data from the Oregon Employment Department.
Data shows that in the months after Cherriots launched its Youth Zero Pass program, young people took thousands more trips than in the months prior.
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports two newly identified deaths of local residents with Covid.
A number of utility rate increases take effect Jan. 1, making trash disposal, heating and water more expensive for most Salem residents.
General manager Allan Pollock will also donate his accumulated rewards as a penalty for applying his personal airline and hotel membership rewards accounts to Cherriots-funded business trips.
Reporter Abbey McDonald looks back on her stories with Salem Reporter this year.
Salem is under a high wind warning until 4 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 27 as gusts up to 65 mph cause widespread power outages.
In the past week, the Oregon Health Authority reports three newly identified deaths of local residents with Covid.
Light Up Salem, hosted by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, gathered community members downtown Thursday evening to celebrate Hanukkah.