This month, Salem’s art scene offers a trip into surreal landscapes and a chance to see depictions of local parks before the paint dries.
The city has been awarded $6 million from the state to connect the Salem Civic Center to a network of paths reaching Riverfront Park, Willamette University and Wallace Marine Park. Construction is still years away.
Over a week before the deadline to submit signatures to the city, petition organizers seeking to refer a payroll tax to Salem voters say they have submitted over 10,000 signatures. The campaign needs 3,986 verified signatures to get it on the ballot.
Willamette Valley Vineyards has filed an $8.1 million lawsuit against Pacific Power, saying that the utility company’s decision to leave power on during high winds sparked additional fires and damaged vineyards during the 2020 Labor Day fires.
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The governor on Friday said she was considering vetoing two budget items to fund projects in Salem, alongside a handful of other items passed by legislators during the 2023 session.
Starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, Cherriots will launch its e-fare program letting riders pay for fare using a phone app or tap card. The move – which will accompany, not replace, the fare box option – will help riders save money and board with ease, the district said.
The Great Oregon Steam-Up festival returns this weekend with demonstrations of historic workmanship and a parade of steam engines and other vehicles. Other events this weekend include a movie at Riverfront Park, Hoopla and a Blues performance.
During its Thursday, July 27, meeting, the Cherriots board of directors will hear a summary of the outcomes of statewide transit bills during the 2023 legislative session. They will also hear a preliminary financial report for the fiscal year that just ended.
The city council agenda for Monday, July 24, includes new appointments to the Salem Public Library advisory board, plans for a west Salem apartment development and road improvements on South Salem Heights Avenue.