In Salem, long stretches of hot weather broke heat records in 2023. It was the hottest May yet for the city, and August tied for first with 2017, according to the National Weather Service’s year in review.
Gov. Tina Kotek spoke to the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Monday in her first public appearance of the year, reiterating her support for a state payment to support city emergency services.
Galleries in Salem this month are showcasing self-taught artists, expert weavers and neon works by mixed-media artist Willem Volkersz who will give a public lecture at Willamette University on Jan. 20.
Baby Broden Culpepper was born at Salem Hospital 40 seconds after midnight on New Year’s Day, making him likely the first baby born in the state in 2024.
In lawsuit, 911 dispatcher alleges Salem wouldn’t reschedule job exam so she could testify against abuser
An emergency dispatcher is suing the city of Salem and her supervisor, alleging that they would not accommodate her scheduled court testimony against her accused rapist and intimidated her for speaking to coworkers about the issue.
Community Reporter Abbey McDonald shares her favorite Salem stories from this year.
Jessica Warren was 25 weeks pregnant in October when abdominal pain sent her to the emergency room at Salem Hospital. She ended up on a helicopter to OHSU, and later welcomed her son into the world weighing just over 2 pounds.
A kids’ balloon drop, a whodunit mystery dinner and comedy shows are among the Salem New Year’s Eve festivities this weekend.
The City of Salem hopes to eliminate pedestrian and road deaths in the next decade. Its goal to lower speed limits and develop a “Vision Zero” plan was recently awarded $2.8 million by the federal government.
Renovations continue four months after arson burned the roof and caused extensive smoke damage to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Christmas Mass will meet in a gymnasium.